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Good one man. That definitely helps! I don't know whether I will be able to spot these can-only-be-caught-with-eagle's-eye type errors in the real exam considering the pressure due to time


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E. A and B are out as they change the meaning (Britain did not get independence in 1947).
C is out as Britain is not "they".

D and E both seem ok. But E is better because it is shorter and more concise.
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D) Before independence in 1947, India had been ruled as a colony by Britain, which relinquished power- Had been rule as colony is indirect
E) Before independence in 1947, India had been a colony of the British, who relinquished power- "Had been a colony" is direct and Gmat likes direct sentence.

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Before its independence in 1947, Britain ruled India as a colony and they would relinquish power only after a long struggle by the native people.

A Before its independence in 1947, Britain ruled India as a colony and they would relinquish power
B Before independence in 1947, Britain had ruled India as a colony and relinquished power
C Before its independence in 1947, India was ruled by Britain as a colony and they relinquished power
D Before independence in 1947, India had been ruled as a colony by Britain, which relinquished power
E Before independence in 1947, India had been a colony of the British, who relinquished power

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Before its independence in 1947, Britain ruled India as a colony and they would relinquish power only after a long struggle by the native people.

"Before its independence in 1947" is modifying Britain here which is wrong.Also "its" should have a clear antecedent,which should be in possessive form as the pronoun is.

So we have (D) and (E) now.Between (D) and (E) there is no grammatical mistake but (E) is more precise.
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The key to unlocking this question is in the modifier ‘Before its independence in 1947’. Who was independent? India became independent, therefore India needs to be beside the modifier. This eliminates A and B.
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C – ‘they’ has no obvious antecedent.
D – to say ruled as a colony is redundant. It would be more efficient to say ‘was ruled by’ or ‘was a colony’.
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Between choice D and E. Choice E is better because ruled and colony in choice D is redundant.
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Eliminate A,B- Modifier error
C-Pronoun inconsistency- they refers to whom?
D-Rules as acolony is somewhat awkward and also the use of which
E- here who refers to the briish. The modifier is also appropriate

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It is E

D) Before independence in 1947, India had been ruled as a colony by Britain, which relinquished power- Had been rule as colony is indirect
E) Before independence in 1947, India had been a colony of the British, who relinquished power- "Had been a colony" is direct and Gmat likes direct sentence.


Something additional here which cannot refer to people, it can refer to things. So D is incorrect and E is correct.
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why D is wrong?. I think "which" in D is correct.

if we can not explain why D is wrong, we have to accepat that D is correct and this question is not good.
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why D is wrong?. I think "which" in D is correct.

if we can not explain why D is wrong, we have to accepat that D is correct and this question is not good.


I agree with your statement...we need to find ways to eliminate the incorrect answers. Let's talk about D. As was stated, the wording "ruled as a colony by Britain" is indirect/wordy language that the GMAT does not like. Additionally, using that wording creates a potential meaning where India isn't even a colony, just that is was ruled as if it were a colony. Choice E clearly states that India was actually a British colony. Back to meaning issues with choice D, you could also interpret from that wording that India was a colony "next to" Britain.

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It is E

D) Before independence in 1947, India had been ruled as a colony by Britain, which relinquished power- Had been rule as colony is indirect
E) Before independence in 1947, India had been a colony of the British, who relinquished power- "Had been a colony" is direct and Gmat likes direct sentence.


Something additional here which cannot refer to people, it can refer to things. So D is incorrect and E is correct.


Be careful here. Choice D mentions Britain the country, not the people inside the country, so we can correctly use "which". Choice E changes Britain to British, referring now to the people of Britain (use of "who" is now appropriate).

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Before its independence in 1947, Britain ruled India as a colony and they would relinquish power only after a long struggle by the native people.

A) Before its independence in 1947, Britain ruled India as a colony and they would relinquish power
B) Before independence in 1947, Britain had ruled India as a colony and relinquished power
C) Before its independence in 1947, India was ruled by Britain as a colony and they relinquished power
D) Before independence in 1947, India had been ruled as a colony by Britain, which relinquished power
E) Before independence in 1947, India had been a colony of the British, who relinquished power
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Before its independence in 1947, Britain ruled India as a colony and they would relinquish power only after a long struggle by the native people.

Its cannot refer to Britain. So, A, B are out.

A) Before its independence in 1947, Britain ruled India as a colony and they would relinquish power
B) Before independence in 1947, Britain had ruled India as a colony and relinquished power

C) Before its independence in 1947, India was ruled by Britain as a colony and they relinquished power
'ruled as a colony' is wrong usage. 'they' seems to refer to 'India'. Also, a country cannot be ruled by another country. A country can be ruled by people of another country.
D) Before independence in 1947, India had been ruled as a colony by Britain, which relinquished power
India cannot be ruled by Britain (a country). A country cannot relinquish power.
E) Before independence in 1947, India had been a colony of the British, who relinquished power
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Before its independence in 1947, Britain ruled India as a colony and they would relinquish power only after a long struggle by the native people.
a. Before its independence in 1947, Britain ruled India as a colony and they would relinquish power
b. Before independence in 1947, Britain had ruled India as a colony and relinquished power
c. Before its independence in 1947, India was ruled by Britain as a colony and they relinquished power
d. Before independence in 1947, India had been ruled as a colony by Britain, which relinquished power
e. Before independence in 1947, India had been a colony of the British, who relinquished power


(A) ''They'' is clearly wrong. Do Britain and india relinquish power together? NOT.
(B) '' Ruled as a colony '' is wrong.
(C) Same reason as A.
(D) ''Which'' is wrongly used here / Same B
(E) Perfect.
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AS must be followed by a clause construction. From A to D, AS construction is not a clause. So, E must be correct answer.
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