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This process resulted in a total of 15 new townships: of [#permalink]  24 Jan 2013, 20:54
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This process resulted in a total of 15 new townships: of which, to date, 7 are still in existence.

* of which, to date, 7 are still in existence.
* of which number, 7 of the 15 are still, to date, in existence.
* of the number 15, 7, to date, are still in existence.
* to date of these 15, 7 are still in existence.
* to date, 7 of the 15 are still in existence.

Not found justified explanations for the above question ,so posting the same.The doubt lies in why other options are incorrect.
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Re: This process resulted in a total of 15 new townships [#permalink]  24 Jan 2013, 21:17
In original sentence "of which" is intended to refer to "15 new townships". However the colon is separating two complete sentences. In this case the prepositional phrase "of which" cannot be preceded by ':' separating two sentences, it must be preceded by noun or noun phrase from the same sentence.

(A) of which, to date, 7 are still in existence.
-- Sentence construction error as explained above.
(B) of which number, 7 of the 15 are still, to date, in existence.
-- Sentence construction error as explained above.
(C) of the number 15, 7, to date, are still in existence.
-- "of the number 15" is redundant.
(D) to date of these 15, 7 are still in existence.
-- "to date of these 15" is incorrect. to date is incorrectly modifying 15.
(E) to date, 7 of the 15 are still in existence.
-- this is the correct choice with the errors mentioned above.

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Re: This process resulted in a total of 15 new townships [#permalink]  24 Jan 2013, 21:45
PraPon wrote:
In original sentence "of which" is intended to refer to "15 new townships". However the colon is separating two complete sentences. In this case the prepositional phrase "of which" cannot be preceded by ':' separating two sentences, it must be preceded by noun or noun phrase from the same sentence.

(A) of which, to date, 7 are still in existence.
-- Sentence construction error as explained above.
(B) of which number, 7 of the 15 are still, to date, in existence.
-- Sentence construction error as explained above.
(C) of the number 15, 7, to date, are still in existence.
-- "of the number 15" is redundant.
(D) to date of these 15, 7 are still in existence.
-- "to date of these 15" is incorrect. to date is incorrectly modifying 15.
(E) to date, 7 of the 15 are still in existence.
-- this is the correct choice with the errors mentioned above.

How the colon is separating two complete sentences.IMO the clause after colon is not stand alone and according to rules it is not expected to be stand alone.Moreover,the clause after colon IMO is correctly modifying the number "15".

Meaning = 15 of which ,to date ,7 are still in existence .

What is wrong with that????
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Re: This process resulted in a total of 15 new townships [#permalink]  24 Jan 2013, 22:34
Note that ':' in this specific problem is separating two separate 'clauses.' Hence "of which" which falls in second clause is broken by the use of ':' after the first clause.
Adding comma after 15 would make it correct
Wrong: 15 of which, to date, 7 are still in existence
Correct: 15, of which, to date, 7 are still in existence

Check below article to learn further on distinction between ';' and ':'
https://www.gprc.ab.ca/departments/libr ... 0Usage.pdf
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Re: This process resulted in a total of 15 new townships [#permalink]  25 Jan 2013, 00:19
PraPon wrote:
Note that ':' in this specific problem is separating two separate 'clauses.' Hence "of which" which falls in second clause is broken by the use of ':' after the first clause.
Adding comma after 15 would make it correct
Wrong: 15 of which, to date, 7 are still in existence
Correct: 15, of which, to date, 7 are still in existence

Check below article to learn further on distinction between ';' and ':'
https://www.gprc.ab.ca/departments/libr ... 0Usage.pdf

Although your article was fruitful,I have read somewhere that colon is used for

(1). IC: Something about that IC

FYI: IC is independent clause

And in this questions it is the same case as I quoted above in RED.

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