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Puritan fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose that writers have thought inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it.

A. but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
B. but which were in fact a natural outgrowth of it
C. but which were in fact a natural outgrowths of it
D. but it was in fact a natural outgrowth of them
E. which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it

Please provide explanation

I dont quite follow the OA and OE....hopefully someone can provide a judicious answer...

BTW this was posted before by GETHU...
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2005, 16:33
It needs to be B...

Lot of people will say it is outgrowths, but hey.... I will stick with B.

A. but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
- wrong verb was, need were...
B. but which were in fact a natural outgrowth of it
- this is correct
C. but which were in fact a natural outgrowths of it
- is wrong too. outgrowths is wrong...
D. but it was in fact a natural outgrowth of them
- wrong pronoun it to refer to compound subject...
E. which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
- again wrong verb was, need were...
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2005, 05:42
I agree. It`s B because judgment and mutability are plural.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2005, 07:42
OA is C....

I cannot understand...the question is from cambridge testing...
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