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360. In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.

(A) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of
(B) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of
(C) two upstate New York counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of
(D) on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized
(E) on the restitution that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of
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(A) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

(B) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of
- 'their' does not have a clear referent

(C) two upstate New York counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of
- ruled two NY counties to owe restitution is wrong.

(D) on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized
- wrong. suggests indians unlawfully seized their own lands.

(E) on the restitution that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of
- ruled on the restitution is wrong

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15 Jun 2005, 16:46
A for me also.

C, D and E does not start with that and B does not end correctly.
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The clause has to start with a proper subordinating coujunction - that. so C, D and E or out.

It is either A or B. ' X owed Y to Z for some reason ' is the idiomatic usage.

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18 Jun 2005, 21:20
The OA is A.
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In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.

a)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Onedida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

b)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of

c)two upstate NewYork counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of

d)on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three triubes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized

e)on the restituition that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

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16 Mar 2008, 05:24
I go for A

In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.

a)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Onedida Indians for the unlawful seizure of-> sounds good, hold it

b)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure -> their points Indians and this changes the meaning,eliminate it

c)two upstate NewYork counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of-> awkward usage, eliminate it

d)on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three triubes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized->awkward construction, they points to Indians and changes the meaning to Indians seizing the lands

e)on the restituition that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of->awkward construction
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I'll go A.

C and D have modification issues.
E is to wordy.
B has "their" which is ambigious
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17 Mar 2008, 11:22
Ill go for A here. Nothing wrong with the sentence. B uses "their" is ambiguous. C,D,E change the meaning.
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29 Mar 2008, 05:17
I go for A

remember the idiom - "ruled that" (ruled on is incorrect) This leaves A and B. B has some ambiguous pronouns.
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30 Mar 2008, 23:17
Definitely it is A .
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aMante wrote:
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.

a)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Onedida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

b)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of

c)two upstate NewYork counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of

d)on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three triubes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized

e)on the restituition that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

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Hi,
Is this not a case of subjunctive verb "rule"?
Then why the idiom "owed restitution to X for Y" has been used?
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24 Sep 2011, 23:51
aMante wrote:
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.

a)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Onedida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

b)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of

c)two upstate NewYork counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of

d)on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three triubes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized

e)on the restituition that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

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Thanks so much!!!

There is nothing wrong in answer choice 'A'
B, C, and D - they/their is ambiguous.
E - "rules on" changes the meaning. "owed to" also changes the meaning.
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aMante wrote:
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.

a)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Onedida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

b)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of

c)two upstate NewYork counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of

d)on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three triubes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized

e)on the restituition that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

OA will be right here soon.

Thanks so much!!!

There is nothing wrong in answer choice 'A'
B, C, and D - they/their is ambiguous.
E - "rules on" changes the meaning. "owed to" also changes the meaning.

As per the subjunctive structure-
]In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owe[strike]d[/strike] restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.
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aMante wrote:
In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.

a)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Onedida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

b)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of

c)two upstate NewYork counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of

d)on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three triubes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized

e)on the restituition that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of

OA will be right here soon.

Thanks so much!!!

There is nothing wrong in answer choice 'A'
B, C, and D - they/their is ambiguous.
E - "rules on" changes the meaning. "owed to" also changes the meaning.

As per the subjunctive structure-
]In a 5-to-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that two upstate New York counties owe[strike]d[/strike] restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of their ancestral lands in the eighteenth century.

@akbism, I am not sure whether "rule that" is command subjunctive
Can any expert comment on it?
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30 Sep 2011, 22:44
Although the main verb ‘ruled that’ may perfectly entail a subjunctive verb ‘owe’ in the subordinate clause, that choice is not there in the lot. Therefore, the author intends to exclude it from the purview of testing the subjunctive mood. On the contrary, this seems to be primarily a test of pronoun reference and idiom.

A) that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of -------- 1. the unlawful seizure safely dodges the pronoun ambiguity by using the definite article 'the' rather that the more specific pronoun 'their', which seems to be all at sundry as for as its reference is concerned . 1. ‘ruled that’ is the correct idiom – correct choice

b)that two upstate New York counties owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because of their unlawful seizure of ----pronoun error; the ununderlined 'their' refers to the Indians while the underlined 'their' refers to counties, a weird case of the same pronoun referring two different referents. Grammatically wrong

c)two upstate New York counties to owe restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians for their unlawful seizure of --- same as in B

d)on two upstate New York counties that owed restitution to three tribes of Oneida Indians because they unlawfully seized --- 1.The pronoun they is in a fix. Whether it refers to the nearby Indians or the distant Counties is not clear. 2. ‘[color=#0000FF]ruled on’ is wrong idiom
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e) On the restitution that two upstate New York counties owed to three tribes of Oneida Indians for the unlawful seizure of. ----- ‘Ruled on’ is wrong idiom
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Oh, the comparative value of the choices.
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21 Mar 2012, 22:10
another correct use of idiom should also be noted here.

owed restitution to x for y
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22 Mar 2012, 02:04
Definitely A

subjunctive mood should be used here , only A and B qualify for that.
B is weird with a null reference for theirs.
So A...

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