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SC - seventeenth-century Dutch documents [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2004, 13:00
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I got the answer right but want to confirm my reasoning.



Scorched by fire, stained by water, and inscribed in cramped handwriting, the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City were long ignored by historians, depending instead on English sources for information.
(A) the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City were long ignored by historians, depending
(B) the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City were long ignored by historians, who depended
(C) historians long ignored the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City, depending
(D) historians long ignored the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City and depended
(E) historians long ignored the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City, they depended
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2004, 15:05
I would go with B. A sounds awkward to me :roll:
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Re: SC - seventeenth-century Dutch documents [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2004, 15:15
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I got the answer right but want to confirm my reasoning.



Scorched by fire, stained by water, and inscribed in cramped handwriting, the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City were long ignored by historians, depending instead on English sources for information.
(A) the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City were long ignored by historians, depending
(B) the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City were long ignored by historians, who depended
(C) historians long ignored the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City, depending
(D) historians long ignored the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City and depended
(E) historians long ignored the seventeenth-century Dutch documents on the beginnings of New York City, they depended

in A, depending refers to the seventeenth-century Dutch documents thanks to by and intonation. B is the only correct
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Re: SC - seventeenth-century Dutch documents [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2004, 15:55
CDE - Misplaced modifier WRONG!
AB - B is correct; who refers to historians (In A depending refers to the docs)
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2004, 18:20
B for me as well. It is not clear what depending is referring to.

Who, however, modifies historians. :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2004, 00:42
(B) it is, 40 sec

C,D,E incorrect because of wrong comparison.

(A), is not parallel, also it is run-on sentence.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2004, 00:42
(B) it is, 40 sec

C,D,E incorrect because of wrong comparison.

(A), is not parallel, also it is run-on sentence.
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