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# In 1929 relatively small declines in the market ruined many

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In 1929 relatively small declines in the market ruined many speculators having bought on margin; they had to sell, and their selling pushed other investors to the brink.

A. speculators having bought on margin; they had to sell, and

C. speculators who had bought on margin; they had to sell, and

D. speculators, those who had bought on margin; these speculators had to sell, and

E. speculators, who, having bought on margin and having to sell,

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18 Jan 2006, 21:58
(C) seems to use the semicolon most appropriately.
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18 Jan 2006, 22:49
All sounds redundant except for C. But I am a bit hesitant on my answer
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19 Jan 2006, 01:37
Almost sure for C.

All others use eiter awkward construction or redundant words.
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26 Jul 2007, 11:33
cool_jonny009 wrote:
In 1929 relatively small declines in the market ruined many speculators having bought on margin; they had to sell, and their selling pushed other investors to the brink.

A. speculators having bought on margin; they had to sell, and

C. speculators who had bought on margin; they had to sell, and

D. speculators, those who had bought on margin; these speculators had to sell, and

E. speculators, who, having bought on margin and having to sell,

OA must be C.

independent clause ; independent clause

In 1929 relatively small declines in the market ruined many speculators who had bought on margin; they had to sell, and their selling pushed other investors to the brink.
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