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# Because the city's files covered only the years 1934 through 2002

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Because the city's files covered only the years 1934 through 2002, so the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally construction.

(A) 2002, so the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally

(B) 2002, and the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally

(C) 2002, the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of original

(D) 2002, therefore the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally

(E) 2002; therefore, the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of original

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13 Mar 2017, 09:21
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HKD1710 wrote:
Because the city's files covered only the years 1934 through 2002, so the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally construction.

Because starts the subordinate clause. We don't need coordinating conjunction after a comma.
It's either Subordinate clause + , + main clause or Main clause + subordinate clause (without a comma)

(A) 2002, so the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally

(B) 2002, and the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally

(C) 2002, the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of original
CORRECT
(D) 2002, therefore the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally
We don't need conjunctive adverb here.
(E) 2002; therefore, the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of original
Used in this way therefore can only connect two main clauses.
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02 Jan 2019, 12:11
Because the city's files covered only the years 1934 through 2002, so the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally construction.

a) 2002, so the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally
b) 2002, and the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally
c) 2002, the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of original
d) 2002, therefore the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally
e) 2002; therefore, the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of original

Will go with choice C

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HKD1710 wrote:
Because the city's files covered only the years 1934 through 2002, so the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally construction.

(A) 2002, so the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally

(B) 2002, and the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally

(C) 2002, the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of original

(D) 2002, therefore the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of originally

(E) 2002; therefore, the potential buyers were unable to determine the year of original

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

C

The first problem here is that the use of so to connect the second part of the sentence to the first is unnecessary and incorrect. Since the first part of the sentence (Because...2002,) is a dependent clause indicating causation, no further transition is needed between it and the main clause, beginning with the potential buyers. The second problem is that originally is an adverb, which cannot be used to modify the noun construction; it must become the adjective original. Only (C) corrects both problems.

(B) needlessly replaces so with the conjunction and, and retains originally. In (D) and (E), therefore is redundant since the sentence already begins with the word Because, which indicates the causation.
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