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Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established the Library of Congress.

A. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
B. The act of Congress, which was approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
C. The act of Congress approved April 24, 1800, which made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., and established
D. Approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., the act of Congress also established
E. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also establishing
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14 Jul 2009, 10:46
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Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established the Library of Congress.

A. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
B. The act of Congress, which was approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
C. The act of Congress approved April 24, 1800, which made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., and established
D. Approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., the act of Congress also established
E. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also establishing

A sounds good. no modifier issue and verbs, 'approved' and 'established', are also parallel
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16 Jul 2009, 04:39
I think A is the ans.What is the OA?
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16 Jul 2009, 23:10
sudeep wrote:
IMO A

pm4553 wrote:
IMO A - parallel

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I think A is the ans.What is the OA?

I'll post the OA soon.
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Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established the Library of Congress.

A. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
B. The act of Congress, which was approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
C. The act of Congress approved April 24, 1800, which made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., and established
D. Approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., the act of Congress also established
E. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also establishing

Could you please throw some light on why "making provision" is incorrect ?
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Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established the Library of Congress.

A. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
B. The act of Congress, which was approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established--wrong case of principal and subordinate action
C. The act of Congress approved April 24, 1800, which made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., and established--changes the meaning by replacing 'also' with 'and'
D. Approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., the act of Congress also established--misplaced modifier
E. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also establishing
--wrong case of principal and subordinate action
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Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established the Library of Congress.

A. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
B. The act of Congress, which was approved April 24, 1800, making provision >> Act was approved at the time of making a provision, no, the act was approved and then it made a provision, continuous tense is not apt here for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
C. The act of Congress approved April 24, 1800, which made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., and established
D. Approved April 24, 1800, making provision > reasoning same as B for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., the act of Congress also established
E. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also establishing

Could you please throw some light on why "making provision" is incorrect ?

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17 Jul 2009, 03:43
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So I assume I am wrong, what is the OA
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17 Jul 2009, 03:56
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So I assume I am wrong, what is the OA

Thanks for the explanation. The OA is indeed A.

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Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established the Library of Congress.

A. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
B. The act of Congress, which was approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
C. The act of Congress approved April 24, 1800, which made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., and established
D. Approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., the act of Congress also established
E. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also establishing

I also chose A as my answer. Here's how:
A) Looks good. "Approved April 24, 1800" modifies "the act." Essentially, this sentence is saying "the act of congress also established the Library of Congress." This clause is complete.

B) The act of congress approved April 24, 1800??? Isn't that a bit too late for the act of congress to approve how the calender year is set up??? calender year was established YEARS before the U.S. even existed. get my point?

C) Same issue as B, but also it suggests that April 24, 1800 made provision for the removal of the government??? you must be high on drugs if you think that a date can actually do such a thing

D) "Approved" is a past participle acting as an adjective, so it MUST refer to noun attached to the next word after the comma. In this case, we have "making provision". So "making provision" approved April 24, 1800??? SINCE WHEN?? Are you kidding me?? lol

E) We have an issue with parallelism. We have "the act of congress MADE.....also ESTABLISHING." One is in the past and another one is in the present participle.

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30 Nov 2009, 07:31
A is perfect

Others do not satisfy either parallelism or tenses.
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30 Nov 2009, 09:03
A is indeed the right choice here.

B has a problem with parallelism. C illogically states a date was approved. D puts two modifiers ahead of the subject: act of Congress. The result is a sentence that is wordy, confusing, and ungrammatical. E contains faulty parallelism; "made provision" and "also establishing" are not parallel.
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01 Dec 2009, 22:42
A for me as well

All the others have modifier issues. A has correct usage of past participle.
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A. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established <correcto>
B. The act of Congress, which was approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
C. The act of Congress approved April 24, 1800, which made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., and established
D. Approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., the act of Congress also established
E. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also establishing
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Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established the Library of Congress.

A. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established - CORRECT
B. The act of Congress, which was approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
C. The act of Congress approved April 24, 1800, which made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., and established
D. Approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., the act of Congress also established
E. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also establishing
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A by any way
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19 Aug 2010, 05:42
IMO A...
Friends, even if we concentrate on Verb form, we can eliminate all options but A. The act : Made...also Established. Right !!
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Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established the Library of Congress.

A. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
B. The act of Congress, which was approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also established
C. The act of Congress approved April 24, 1800, which made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., and established
D. Approved April 24, 1800, making provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., the act of Congress also established
E. Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington, D.C., also establishing

Does anyone have a more user friendly explanations for this using POE??? Why is B,C,D,E wrong?? PLEASE EXPLAIN IN DETAIL....
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Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established the Library of Congress.

Hi All,

I think first part of A is sentence fragment. Please advise how can be "made" parallel to "establish" ?
Approved April 24, 1800, the act of Congress that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city, Washington. D.C., also established[/u] the Library of Congress.

Approved April 24, 1800 = Modifier
that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city = Essential Modifier

Washington. D.C.= Modifier modifying federal city.

also established= Everyone who says A is correct answer assuming "established" parallel to "made" so we can remove it, still sentence should make sense. You can remove second part of any parallel structure still first part will make sense.

Remaining sentence :
[strike]Approved April 24, 1800,[/strike] the act [strike]of Congress[/strike] [strike]that made provision for the removal of the government of the United States to the new federal city[/strike], [strike]Washington. D.C.[/strike].

Please advise where is verb for subject "The Act" in first part of sentence.

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