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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.
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12 Jan 2009, 15:56
IMO A...."that has is more suitable here than that have"
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13 Jan 2009, 05:57
hmmm Gud question! A nd E are final choics. A depicts that progress killed the people. E removes this ambiguity. Hence E is my choice.

vivektripathi 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
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.
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14 Jan 2009, 08:58
agree with ritula ...
E kills the ambiguity ..
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15 Jan 2009, 15:18
compound subject needs plural verb. Hence E

B T W what is it with peoples?? Isnt people good enough?
Re: SC-Christopher Columbus   [#permalink] 15 Jan 2009, 15:18
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