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# For many revisionist historians, Christopher Columbus has

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For many revisionist historians, Christopher Columbus has come to
Personify devastation and enslavement in the name of progress that
Has decimated native peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

A. devastation and enslavement in the name of progress that
has decimated native peoples of the Western Hemisphere

B. devastation and enslavement in the name of progress by
which native peoples of the Western Hemisphere have been
decimated

C. devastating and enslaving in the name of progress those native
peoples of the Western Hemisphere that have been decimated

D. devastating and enslaving those native peoples of the Western
hemisphere which in the name of progress are decimated.

E. the devastation and enslavement in the name of progress that
have decimated the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

Let's discuss it guys.

There are 2 diff OA given, so I want just to clarify.

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20 Aug 2006, 06:06
Tougher one, I would go with "E".

It's more to do with the logical meaning of the sentence than usage of restrictive clause 'that', I think.

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20 Aug 2006, 06:34
ultimate choice between A and E...

will go with A for usage of has against have in E.

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20 Aug 2006, 07:11
devastation and enslavement....have.... correct S-V agreement.

(E).

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20 Aug 2006, 12:06
mahesh004 wrote:
ultimate choice between A and E...

You are on the right track.

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20 Aug 2006, 12:16
is there a difference between

'the devastation and enslavement' and 'the devastation and the enslavement'. I thought first one is singular and the second plural...

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20 Aug 2006, 14:01
Very tough - definitely between A and E...I went with E - which means the answer is probably A lol....

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20 Aug 2006, 15:38
E

B,C,D are straight out.

its the "devastation and enslavement" that decimated
progress can not decimated something......
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20 Aug 2006, 15:49
mailtheguru wrote:
M8 wrote:
For many revisionist historians, Christopher Columbus has come to
Personify devastation and enslavement in the name of progress that
Has decimated native peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

A. devastation and enslavement in the name of progress that
has decimated native peoples of the Western Hemisphere

progress that has decimated correct.

B. devastation and enslavement in the name of progress by
which native peoples of the Western Hemisphere have been
decimated

C. devastating and enslaving in the name of progress those native
peoples of the Western Hemisphere that have been decimated

D. devastating and enslaving those native peoples of the Western
hemisphere which in the name of progress are decimated.

E. the devastation and enslavement in the name of progress that
have decimated the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

progress that have decimated

Let's discuss it guys.

There are 2 diff OA given, so I want just to clarify.

A.

The progress hasn't decimated the people! It was the the devastation and enslavement.

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20 Aug 2006, 19:41
chose (A) initially and changed my mind to (E) because devastation and enslavement requires HAVE.
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21 Aug 2006, 10:44
I prefer A guys. My thoughts...

A. For many revisionist historians, Christopher Columbus has come to Personify devastation and enslavement in the name of progress that
has decimated native peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

1. devastation is the synonym for decimate so we are talking about the progress that decimated native peoples.

2. Look at the bold text.. 'native peoples' used without article the (not sure about it).

3. That refers to progress.

E. For many revisionist historians, Christopher Columbus has come to Personify the devastation and enslavement in the name of progress that have decimated the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere.

1. the devastation and enslavement ... to be multiple there must be article the in front of enslavement.

2. the native peoples, I've googled the net and found that article is always used with Native peoples.

For example. Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee - a permanent exhibit at the Frank H. McClung Museum.

So still not sure which answer to choose?

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21 Aug 2006, 15:09
i initially thought it was A..but then it clicke me..it was devastation AND enslavement..so we have 2 subjects that have caused decimation...

we need plural form here...E is correct

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21 Aug 2006, 16:40
Late but will go with A... A & E were the only possibilities...

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