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Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this "California nation" might have become the wealthiest nation in North America.

(A) Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this "California nation" might have become

(B) With the United States annexing the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt instead of allowing it to remain independent, this "California nation" didn't become

(C) The United States annexed the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt and didn't allow it to remain independent, to prevent it to become

(D) The United States didn't allow the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt, it annexed it with military force instead, and this "California nation" didn't become

(E) The United States, by not allowing the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt and, instead, by annexing it, it prevented this "California nation" from becoming

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Re: Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain indepe [#permalink]

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(A) Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this "California nation" might have become --- the best

(B) With the United States annexing the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt instead of allowing it to remain independent, this "California nation" didn't become --- ‘instead of’ meaning ‘in the place of” is a wrong idiom; rather than should have used

(C) The United States annexed the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt and didn't allow it to remain independent, to prevent it to become --- to prevent--- no such intent is involved in the text

(D) The United States didn't allow the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt, it annexed it with military force instead, and this "California nation" didn't become ---The first part is a comma splice.

(E) The United States, by not allowing the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt and, instead, by annexing it, it prevented this "California nation" from becoming--- there seems to be no proper referent for ‘it’; in the first place it refers to California and in the second place, it seems to refer to the US. It is also is redundant, since there is already a subject namely the US languishing without a verb
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rather than annexing
is not grammatical in choice A
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Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this "California nation" might have become the wealthiest nation in North America.

(A) Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this "California nation" might have become

(B) With the United States annexing the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt instead of allowing it to remain independent, this "California nation" didn't become

(C) The United States annexed the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt and didn't allow it to remain independent, to prevent it to become

(D) The United States didn't allow the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt, it annexed it with military force instead, and this "California nation" didn't become

(E) The United States, by not allowing the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt and, instead, by annexing it, it prevented this "California nation" from becoming



Hi mikemcgarry

could you please provide your comments for option A?

rather than is a parallel marker so here annexing is parallel to what?

please clarify

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Can somebody explain why answer A correct ?
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gmatFalcon, what specific trouble are you having? daagh has already done a general rundown of the question.
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Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this “California nation” might have become the wealthiest nation in North America.

(A) Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this “California nation” might have become
(B) With the United States annexing the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt instead of allowing it to remain independent, this “California nation” didn’t become
(C) The United States annexed the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt and didn’t allow it to remain independent, to prevent it to become
(D) The United States didn’t allow the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt, it annexed it with military force instead, and this “California nation” didn’t become
(E) The United States, by not allowing the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt and, instead, by annexing it, it prevented this “California nation” from becoming


Please someone clarify the use of the "annexing", would "to annex" be wrong?

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Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this “California nation” might have become the wealthiest nation in North America.

(A) Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this “California nation” might have become
(B) With the United States annexing the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt instead of allowing it to remain independent, this “California nation” didn’t become
(C) The United States annexed the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt and didn’t allow it to remain independent, to prevent it to become
(D) The United States didn’t allow the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt, it annexed it with military force instead, and this “California nation” didn’t become
(E) The United States, by not allowing the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt and, instead, by annexing it, it prevented this “California nation” from becoming


Nothing wrong with the original sentence, correct answer must be (A) , errors in other options highlighted.
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nahid78 wrote:
Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this “California nation” might have become the wealthiest nation in North America.

(A) Had the United States allowed the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt rather than annexing it with military force, this “California nation” might have become
(B) With the United States annexing the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt instead of allowing it to remain independent, this “California nation” didn’t become
(C) The United States annexed the California Republic after the Bear Flag Revolt and didn’t allow it to remain independent, to prevent it to become
(D) The United States didn’t allow the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt, it annexed it with military force instead, and this “California nation” didn’t become
(E) The United States, by not allowing the California Republic to remain independent after the Bear Flag Revolt and, instead, by annexing it, it prevented this “California nation” from becoming


Nothing wrong with the original sentence, correct answer must be (A) , errors in other options highlighted.


Please clarify the use of the "annexing", would "to annex" be wrong?
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