Mr. Kindle’s dog was hit by a car, and this is the reason
he was so sad in class today.
a) and this is the reason
b) and this being a good reason why
c) which is the reason why
d) because that is the reason why
e) and it is the well known reason
doesn't "which" 'touch' the noun, car --- should it not be A?
I will throw my two cent into the discussion.
OPTION B,D,E are absolutely rubbish. That's for sure
Option A and C are the only possible answers.
C is the absolute CORRECT ANSWER as per my thinking which relies on the use of comma + conjunction "AND" when dealing with two clauses.
I am sure sayantanc2k daagh
will be able to confirm it after reading my answer
A is almost correct but WRONG for the presence of "Comma". This sentence has one independent clauses "Mr. Kindle’s dog was hit by a car"
and another dependent clause "this is the reason he was so sad in class today"
.These are joined by the conjunction "AND"Mr. Kindle’s dog was hit by a car, AND this is the reason he was so sad in class today.
Mr. Kindle’s dog was hit by a car=INDEPENDENT CLAUSE
AND = Conjunction
This is the reason[/u] he was so sad in class today = DEPENDENT CLAUSE
As you can see that both clauses has two different subjects (also called compound subjects) :- DOG and HE (Mr. Kindle)
NOW THERE IS A LESSER KNOWN RULE ABOUT COMMAS :- "Comma" cannot be used with the conjunction "AND" when "AND" is used to connect two clauses with compound subjects or single subjects.
OPTION A is using a COMMA as well as the conjunction "AND". Thus it is incorrect.
For example this is incorrect:- Julia slipped on the banana peel, and her books fell in the nearby drain. ---> INCORRECT
OPTION C tackles this problem by removing comma as well as "AND". Option C rather uses "WHICH"
"Mr. Kindle’s dog was hit by a car WHICH is the reason why he was so sad in the class today
"Mr. Kindle’s dog was hit by a car" can also be seen as an adjective phrase that describes a dog
Who ? = Dog
Whose dog ? --> Mr Kindle's Dog,
What dog: ? --> The one that got hit by car
Thus "WHICH" can modify the adjective phrase easily as is the case in Option C.
I am sure Option C is pretty much the correct answer for the above mentioned reasons. I would like daagh
inputs, just to make sure I am remembering the rule correctly.
Posting an answer without an explanation is "GOD COMPLEX". The world doesn't need any more gods. Please explain you answers properly.
FINAL GOODBYE :- 17th SEPTEMBER 2016.