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# A controversial figure throughout most of his public life,

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

(A) that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom
(B) that some Blacks return to the African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him
(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him
(D) some Blackâ€™s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
(E) some Blackâ€™s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa
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20 Jan 2006, 15:54
A - Sentence is good at it is. All modifiers are at their best places.

1. He advocated what?? So we require "that".

2. "Africa" and "the land" should be together.

3. Just remove "to him" and see that sentence makes perfect sense.
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20 Jan 2006, 17:25
I think A it is. Except that the word in between "to him"

Doesn;t it not need according to him? Is the sub clause "to him" right as it is? That was confusing..

But I guess rest all are worst than this.
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20 Jan 2006, 17:33
This is one of those comma pattern SCs testing our knowledge punctuation.

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20 Jan 2006, 21:35
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A for me..

(A) that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom
CORRECT
(B) that some Blacks return to the African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him
Here it looks like the return symbolizes the freedom and not land
(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him
2 which...sounds awkward and moreover the 2nd which "land" symbolizes the freedom and not "Africa"
(D) some Blackâ€™s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
We need "that" to start the sentence
(E) some Blackâ€™s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa
We need "that" to start the sentence
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21 Jan 2006, 14:23
The OA is A
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24 Jul 2011, 11:51
A is the only choice that fits here..
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27 Aug 2015, 06:06
andy_gr8 wrote:
A for me..

(A) that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom
CORRECT
(B) that some Blacks return to the African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him
Here it looks like the return symbolizes the freedom and not land
(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him
2 which...sounds awkward and moreover the 2nd which "land" symbolizes the freedom and not "Africa"
(D) some Blackâ€™s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
We need "that" to start the sentence
(E) some Blackâ€™s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa
We need "that" to start the sentence

some minor correction :
in choice B, from grammatical point of view, "symbolizing" is a present participle (without comma) and due to the touch rule, correctly modifies the closest noun-Land.
this choice is incorrect because it distort the intended meaning.
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