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# A controversial figure throughout most of his public life,

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A controversial figure throughout most of his public life, the Black leader Marcus Garvey advocated that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom.

(A) that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom

(B) that some Blacks return to the African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him

(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him

(D) some Blackâ€™s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom

(E) some Blackâ€™s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa
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11 Apr 2005, 18:11
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(A) for me.

A controversial figure throughout most of his public life, the Black leader Marcus Garvey advocated that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom.

the land that... Absolute Phrase (Noun + Modifier)
, to him, : paranthetical element - additional info.

(D)(E): lack that
(C): wrong usage of which
(B): to him: awkward construction
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11 Apr 2005, 18:33
Why does C have wrong usage of which?

Can somebody please explain?
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11 Apr 2005, 18:35
Is the usage of "which" wrong in C because there is no comma?

I read on the forums that which is nomally used to introduce a parenthetical element.

Please correct me if I am wrong
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11 Apr 2005, 18:36
(A) Correct.
(B) symbolizing and to him are not idiomatic. it is verboose.
(C) use of which is improper.
(D) same as C.
(E) him, Africa... unidimatic.
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11 Apr 2005, 18:40
dvs112 wrote:
Is the usage of "which" wrong in C because there is no comma? I read on the forums that which is nomally used to introduce a parenthetical element. Please correct me if I am wrong

yes, coma is not there. But more than this, C is in passive and unnecesarily wordy too.
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11 Apr 2005, 18:48
MA wrote:
C is in passive.

Sorry, I disagree with u on this.

"which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him " Same thing appears in the choices (A) also.
Correct me if I am wrong.

dvs112: Another point : "Africa which was.." changes the tense, which is wrong I guess.
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11 Apr 2005, 18:54
(A) that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom
- A is the best. 'that some blacks return ot africa' is what Marcus Garvey advocated and 'that, to him symbolized possibility of freedom' modifies the land appropriately.

(B) that some Blacks return to the African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him
- Afican land is redundant and a bad way to phrase returning to Africa

(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him
- 'which' should not be used to introduce the modifying phrase for 'land'. The possibility of freedom is an essential piece of information and should not therefore not be introduced by which.

(D) some Blackâ€™s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
- disjointed and awkward sentence. Passive voice not preferable.

(E) some Blackâ€™s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa
- Same as E. E changes the meaning of the sentence as well.

A is best.
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12 Apr 2005, 04:44
A) I choose this

(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him
redundant (which..which) and doesnâ€™t make any sense

(D) some Blackâ€™s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
wrong use of â€œBlackâ€™sâ€
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12 Apr 2005, 07:35
jpv, pls note the colored which and was in C (there are two whichs), probably you are pointing second which but i am talking first which:

(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him

jpv wrote:
MA wrote:
C is in passive.
Sorry, I disagree with u on this.
"which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him " Same thing appears in the choices (A) also. Correct me if I am wrong.
dvs112: Another point : "Africa which was.." changes the tense, which is wrong I guess.
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25 Apr 2005, 11:24
yes A should be it.
here appositive = absolute phrase.
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01 May 2005, 00:07
A. Advocate that... is idiomatic. The other answer choices are all run-on sentences anyway. BTW: OA please
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12 Jun 2007, 17:36
GMATT73 wrote:
A. Advocate that... is idiomatic. The other answer choices are all run-on sentences anyway. BTW: OA please

can u give an example of advocated that as an idiom?
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30 Jun 2007, 18:40
bmwhype2 wrote:
GMATT73 wrote:
A. Advocate that... is idiomatic. The other answer choices are all run-on sentences anyway. BTW: OA please

can u give an example of advocated that as an idiom?

advocate that is idiomatic, not an idiom. that is used as to start a restrictive clause here.
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29 Jan 2012, 00:08
A very good conceptual question .
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29 Jan 2012, 01:55
dvs112 wrote:
A controversial figure throughout most of his public life, the Black leader Marcus Garvey advocated that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom.

(A) that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom

(B) that some Blacks return to the African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him

(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him

(D) some Blackâ€™s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom

(E) some Blackâ€™s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa

IMO A.
E an D are out. C awkward.
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29 Jan 2012, 01:56
dvs112 wrote:
A controversial figure throughout most of his public life, the Black leader Marcus Garvey advocated that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom.

(A) that some Blacks return to Africa, the land that, to him, symbolized the possibility of freedom

(B) that some Blacks return to the African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him

(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him

(D) some Blackâ€™s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom

(E) some Blackâ€™s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa

IMO A.
E an D are out. C awkward.
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