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In establishing a shorter route to Virginia from England in 1609

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In establishing a shorter route to Virginia from England in 1609, lasting fame was achieved by Samuel Argall, one of Englands maritime pioneers, even though the route had been taken by Bartholomew Gosnold and Martin Pring six years earlier.

A) In establishing a shorter route to Virginia from England in 1609, lasting fame was achieved by Samuel Argall, one of Englands maritime pioneers, even though the route had been taken by Bartholomew Gosnold and Martin Pring six years earlier.

B) One of England's maritime pioneers, Samuel Argall achieved lasting fame by establishing a shorter route to Virginia from England in 1609, although the route had been taken by Bartholomew Gosnold and Martin Pring six years earlier.

C) Lasting fame was achieved by Samuel Argall, who was one of Englands maritime pioneers, in the establishment of a shorter route to Virginia from England in 1609, which had been taken by Bartholomew Gosnold and Martin Pring six years earlier.

D) Although taken by Bartholomew Gosnold and Martin Pring six years earlier, the shorter route established to Virginia from England by Samuel Argall in 1609 achieved lasting fame and became one of Englands maritime pioneers.

E) Despite having been taken by Bartholomew Gosnold and Martin Pring six years earlier, the shorter route to Virginia from England in 1609, which was established by Samuel Argall, one of Englands maritime pioneers, achieved lasting fame.
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Re: In establishing a shorter route to Virginia from England in 1609 [#permalink]

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New post 28 Nov 2017, 22:08
A. In establishing a shorter route to Virginia from England in 1609 is modifying lasting fame. Lasting fame definitely didn't establish anything. We can eliminate this answer

B. Looks good. Samuel is correctly identified as a maritime pioneer and is also the one who achieved lasting fame by establishing a certain route.

C. Grammatically seems...ok? However, it is definitely wordy. It's a passive sentence and has multiple phrases starting with "who" and "which". "In the establishment of" sounds awkward. It is an inferior sentence to B and I would eliminate after seen B as an answer

D. This sentence says the shorter route achieved lasting fame....which doesn't make sense. Eliminate

E. This sentence says the shorter route achieved lasting fame...which doesn't make sense. Eliminate.

I would pick B.

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