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# A controversial figure throughout most of his public life,

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A controversial figure throughout most of his public life, the Black leader Marcus Garvey advocated [u]that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom.[/u]
(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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27 Jun 2006, 06:40
I guess its C.

Hema, I suggest you move this question to the verbal Forum, thats the place where we discuss SC questions.
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27 Jun 2006, 07:41
(B), (C) and (E) imply that Africa symbolized the posibility for his own freedom. And that is definitely not what author meant to say. The construction advocated some Blackâ€™s returning in (D) is clearly awkward. So only (A) survives.
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27 Jun 2006, 08:20
hemamalinidr wrote:
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

(A) correct.
(B) incomplete sub clause.
(C) incorrect use of which.
(D) same as C. some blacks or some Blackâ€™s? some black.
(E) similar to D.
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27 Jun 2006, 20:22
will go with A.

B - african land is incorrect
C/D - which is incorrect
E - awkward
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27 Jun 2006, 21:56
[quote="shahnandan"]I guess its C.

Hema, I suggest you move this question to the verbal Forum, thats the place where we discuss SC questions.[/quote]

Shanandan,
I dont know how to move this question to the verbal forum. I thought it is already in the verbal forum.
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