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# A controversial figure throughout most of his public life,

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05 Jul 2013, 14:19
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In A, is it alright to use comma right after 'that'?

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

Hi rakp

As far as I know, there is a rule that requires you Not to put a comma before "that" between essential modifiers and their nouns .

**But there is also an exception rule: if there is a short and non-essential phrase intervenes ==> the comma before "that" is acceptable.
For example: I love eating fruit, such as orange, that has plenty of vitamin C.
Because "such as orange" is short and non-essential phrase ==> you could put it between noun "fruit" and "that".

However, I do not know any rule that requires "no comma" after "that". So A is correct.

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06 Jul 2013, 00:51
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
after eliminating other option
there is a that that parallel - hmm good
Africa, the land right modifier so choose A

(B) that some Blacks return to the African land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him
what is African land?? so wrong

(C) that some Blacks return to Africa which was the land which symbolized the possibility of freedom to him
" , " is used before which-so wrong

(D) some Black’s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
wrong which
(E) some Black’s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa
, Africa ?? disaster option
Now i will go for A once again

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20 Jun 2014, 12:35
Can some one explain Subjunctive thing in detail?
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21 Jun 2014, 02:02
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Can some one explain Subjunctive thing in detail?

I hope you know everything that is explained in MGMAT SC guide chapter 7, Page 112.

Term advocate is setting command subjunctive mood in this sentence. and there is a proper structure and format to write a command subjunctive sentence.

Please refer MGMAT SC guide to understand this format further.
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Demand/Request/Recommend word +THAT + Subject+ Subjunctive Verb

1. Demand
2. dictate
3. Insist
4. Mandate
5. Propose
6. Recommend
7. Request
8. Stipulate
9. Suggest

Subjunctive Exceptions (to form is used)

2. Allow
3. Forbid
5. Want

Subjunctive or to verb both

2. Beg
3. Desire
4. Intend
5. Order
6. Prefer
7. Require
8. Urge
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5. 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 Black’s returning to Africa which was the land that to him symbolized the possibility of freedom
(E) some Black’s return to the land symbolizing the possibility of freedom to him, Africa

Can anyone please help me to explain what's the role of " A controversial figure throughout most of his public life"? To which does it complement? I get confused with this noun phrase!
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19 Aug 2015, 20:44
daagh Can you explain how C alters the meaning and why is it wrong? I went with A but had difficulty eliminating C.

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22 Sep 2017, 12:22
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Can anyone please help me to explain what's the role of " A controversial figure throughout most of his public life"? To which does it complement? I get confused with this noun phrase!

In this case "A controversial figure" is acting as an adjective (modifier), which is providing more information about (modifying) the noun "Marcus Garvey"

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22 Sep 2017, 12:26
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daagh Can you explain how C alters the meaning and why is it wrong? I went with A but had difficulty eliminating C.

There are two reasons which I can think of:

1. Usage of "freedom to him" - is incorrect as - Africa symbolized the possibility of freedom

2. Sentence is wordy
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