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Re: In May of 1832, The Opening of Waterloo Bridge, John Constable's view [#permalink]
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Is C missing a comma after million?

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I think it does, otherwise option C would be incorrect.
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In May of 1832, The Opening of Waterloo Bridge, John Constable's view [#permalink]
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In May of 1832, The Opening of Waterloo Bridge, John Constable's view of Waterloo Bridge over the Thames sold for £18.5 million and it was the third highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.

A. Thames sold for £18.5 million and it was
B. Thames, which sold for £18.5 million, was
C. Thames, was sold for £18.5 million
D. Thames was sold for £18.5 million, being
E. Thames, sold for £18.5 million, and was



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John Constable's view of Waterloo Bridge over the Thames sold for £18.5 million and it was… It is unclear as to what was sold, the painting or the river.

Option A: Incorrect. It is unclear as to what was sold, the painting or the river.
Option B: Incorrect. Because which modifies the immediately preceding and in this option which wrongly modifies Thames.
Option C: Correct. correctly contains a second comma after the word Thames.
Option D: Incorrect. The subject is stranded behind the first comma and is not connected to the verb. Option D lacks the second comma.
Option E: Incorrect. In E sold incorrectly refers to the immediately preceding noun, Thames. Answer: C
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