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**Some buildings that were destroyed and heavily damaged in the earthquake last year were** constructed in violation of the city’s building code.
A) Some buildings that were destroyed and heavily damaged in the earthquake last year were
B) Some buildings that were destroyed or heavily damaged in the earthquake last year had been
C) Some buildings that the earthquake destroyed and heavily damaged last year have been
D) Last year the earthquake destroyed or heavily damaged some buildings that have been
E) Last year some of the buildings that were destroyed or heavily damaged in the earthquake had been

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The problem with choice E is that the wrong placement of "last year" seems to nonsensically suggest that those buildings were constructed in violation last year only and also there is no clarity on when the earth quake actually happened. Choice B on the other hand clarifies that the earth quake and the related destruction happened last year itself and those illegal building had been built some time prior to that.
answered Jun 10, 2016 by Beginner (1 point)
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Or E? In a way, B is seeming like the earthquake had been constructed in violation of building code, not the buildings.. so E can also be the answer.. what is OA? B or E?
answered Jun 10, 2016 by Beginner (1 point)
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