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The National Museum of American History owns Harley-Davidsons of various vintages on account of having evolved into an American touchstone.

A. on account of having
B. on account of their having
C. because they have
D. because of having
E. because it has
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What is getting evolved? Harley Davidsons. Museum owns the Harley davidsons since they have evolved into the touchstone. E changes the meaning of the sentence- museum is evolved. C is correct.
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06 Aug 2010, 14:29
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The National Museum of American History owns Harley-Davidsons of various vintages on account of having evolved into an American touchstone.

A. on account of having - on account of is ackwards for this sentence
B. on account of their having - the same in B
C. because they have - correct. It clearly refers to the Harley-Davidsons
D. because of having - it's not clear. you could understand that the museum has evolved into an American touchstone.
E. because it has - it changes the meaning of the sentence. In this case, the museum has evolved into an American touchstone.

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06 Aug 2010, 19:24
A. on account of having <dont like "on account">
B. on account of their having <dont like "on account">
C. because they have <correct>
D. because of having <what has evolved, this does not make it clear>
E. because it has <it cannot refer to harley davidson>
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07 Aug 2010, 08:39
I did not understand the meaning of the sentence and fell for E...

Agree with C though.
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08 Aug 2010, 10:27
C.. they correctly refers to Harleys
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10 May 2016, 15:43
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