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ID: GMAT-CR-8
Section: Verbal Reasoning - Critical Reasoning
Topic: Complete the Argument
Difficulty level: Hard

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Which of the following most logically completes the passage?

Tomato, an indigenous plant of Central Mexico, was discovered by the Spanish colonists when they invaded the region in the early sixteenth century. The name of the plant was 'tomatl' in Nahuatl, the native language of the region, and was rendered as 'tomate' in Spanish. After the colonists took the plant to Spain, it became popular through trade in other parts of Europe, including England. The English word 'tomato' is indubitably derived from the Spanish 'tomate' and not directly from the Nahuatl 'tomat' because ...

Abefore, during or soon after the Spanish invasion, the English people did not have any direct or indirect access to Central Mexico.
Bthe English language is of a later origin than Nahuatl.
CNahuatl is an extinct language.
DEnglish has many words of Spanish origin but only a few borrowed directly from Nahuatl.
Ethe name of the tomato plant in most European languages is derived from the Spanish 'tomate.'