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A controversial figure throughout most of his public life, the Black leader Marcus Garvey advocated that Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized freedom.

A.that Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized freedom.
B.that Blacks return to the Africa land symbolizing freedom to him.
C. that Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized freedom to him
D Black's returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized freedom
E. Black's return to the land symbolizing freedom to him, Africa.
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New post 03 Nov 2005, 17:18
A seems fine as is.
not sure but advocate that seems correct idiom.
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duttsit wrote:
A seems fine as is.
not sure but advocate that seems correct idiom.

thats correct. needs "that" here because it is a case of subjunctive...............
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A. Sounds good
B. "symbolizing" wrongly modifies the black leader.
C."which was the land which symbolized ..." sounds ridiculous
D "Black's returning" is a prime error example of ETS
E. "Black's return" is not good

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gamjatang wrote:
A. Sounds good
B. "symbolizing" wrongly modifies the black leader.
C."which was the land which symbolized ..." sounds ridiculous
D "Black's returning" is a prime error example of ETS
E. "Black's return" is not good

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New post 03 Nov 2005, 20:52
A is the only answer which is close rest all can be eliminated qutie easily.
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New post 03 Nov 2005, 20:56
Answer A - original seems find although I find it to be somewhat wordy. However, we are talking about the 'best' possible answer and not necessarily the 'perfect' answer.
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Need "that" to start a restrictive clause. Eliminate D and E.

Eliminate B becuase "Africa Land" is just wrong... should be "African Land." Eliminate C because it introduces two non-restrictive clauses in a row, which is unneccessary.

The best answer is A.
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New post 05 Nov 2005, 03:02
<b>A</b> it is!

A - best choice out of the five. Definitely better than B.
B - doesn't flow properly
C - an "," usually comes before "which"
D & E - both incorrectly use the possesive
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New post 05 Nov 2005, 05:06
I agree. A should be. All the others change the meaning in some some. A, though not very concise, is my choice.
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New post 05 Nov 2005, 09:34
first we see a 3/2 split.
the correct idiom is advocate that, thus D and E are out
left with A, B, and C, A is the best choice as B and C seem to distort the intended meaning of the sentence.
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New post 05 Nov 2005, 09:41
Advocate is a demand verb that needs subjuctive rules to be applied.

So the structure should be X + advocate + that+ verb word.


based on that rule we can eliminate D and E.

C uses which for a restrictive clause.
B is awkward, needed that for proper modification.

A is using the modifiers properly.
So A it is.
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Titleist wrote:
Answer A - original seems find although I find it to be somewhat wordy. However, we are talking about the 'best' possible answer and not necessarily the 'perfect' answer.


Well, well..that is not necessarily true.
Gamjatang is not necessarily for drunken people. :-D
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:-D :lol: :-D :lol:
"Titleist "and "gamjatang"---you are....:lol:
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"Titleist "---in my country, "ong" do not mean any "stew"
If you want to know, Do not ask any korean coz i didn't came form korea. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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the answer is A
"nakib77" your explanation is exceptional :-D
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