Q: In 1836, the first waves of the great tide of European immigration had reached the shores of America with a population still more than 90 percent rural.
(A) of American with a population
(B) of an America whose population was
(C) in America populated by Americans
(D) in America that had a population
(E) of the America where a population was
Curiosity: Why B? Why not E??
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the problem is not so much about the article "the" as it is about usage
(E) of the America where a population
the correct usage is "the" population.
where did you find this SC? i wonder if this is a GMAT quality question.