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Freedom [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 19:23
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 Black’s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
(E) some Black’s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa

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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 21:06
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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 Black’s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
(E) some Black’s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa

Please explain your answer.


A? i am no god in explanation.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 21:40
None of the choices sound that great, but A sounds the best to me.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 06:10
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None of the choices sound that great, but A sounds the best to me.


Yep, though bad, 'A' seems the best of the lot..
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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 06:17
yogachgolf 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 Black’s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
(E) some Black’s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa

Please explain your answer.


Pick A.

'advocated that' is correct. Eliminate D E.

'symbolizing' in B does not appear to be in the same tense as the rest of the sentence (past). Eliminate.

C seems to wordy to me. A is saying the same thing in correct grammar and more precisely.

Further, not sure whether 'X symbolizes Y to me' is correct or 'X symbolizes Y for me' is correct. I think the latter.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 07:09
Another A

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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 08:32
yogachgolf 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 Black’s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
(E) some Black’s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa

Please explain your answer.


A by POE...
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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 10:49
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 Black’s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
(E) some Black’s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa

Please explain your answer.[/quote]

B and C are unclear and wordy. D is incorrect since the verb "to advocate" is a magic verb, which requires the subjunctive. E puts Africa in a bad place of the sentence, like to him. A is correct
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 11:06
Whats the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 18:49
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Whats the OA?


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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 19 May 2008, 00:38
Its A. The rest seem to be unidiomatic (or seem to alter intent) on first reading.
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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 27 May 2008, 08:22
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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 27 May 2008, 09:18
IMO A

what is the OA
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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 27 May 2008, 10:50
A

first, by the rule of subjunctive phrase request + "that" + be will eliminate D and E
second, by the rule of modifiers we can eliminated B and C

A is a easy choice.
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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2008, 08:17
yogachgolf 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 Black’s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
(E) some Black’s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa

Please explain your answer.


D, E are staright out-- "that" requires after "advocated"

(B) that some Blacks return to the "African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him"
alters the orginal meaning. this conveys -- return to only "Agrican land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him".. there may be more "African lands that are not symbilizing 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(c)
This sentency looks akward and wordy.
also using "was" changing the meanin of the setence.
"which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him". --> that means now it is not symbolized the possibiliyt for freedom to him (but only in the past)

(A) looks better
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Re: Freedom [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2008, 10:09
i picked A

D and E should be ignored due to the missing "that".

B => the African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him
I think "to him" should not be at the end like this. It could mean ...freedom to him..

C is wordy.
that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him

could be rewritten as

that some Blacks return to Africa which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him

So....the A should be the correct choice
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