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In order to discourage debtors from defaulting on payments

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In order to discourage debtors from defaulting on payments, Parliament in 18th-century England passed severe bankruptcy laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even be put to death.

A. laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even be
B. laws including a debtor having his ear cut off or being
C. laws in which a debtor could have his ear cut off or even be
D. laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even being
E. laws so that a debtor could have his ear cut off or even be
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In order to discourage debtors from defaulting on payments, Parliament in 18th-century England passed severe bankruptcy laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even be put to death.

A. laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even be -- correct choice
B. laws including a debtor having his ear cut off or being --- says that the laws include a debtor with cut ears and so on.
C. laws in which a debtor could have his ear cut off or even be ---implies that the laws include a debtor
D. laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even being --- a fragment
E. laws so that a debtor could have his ear cut off or even be-- so that implies cause and effect as if the laws were made not to warn but to cut off the ears or to put people to death.
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In order to discourage debtors from defaulting on payments, Parliament in 18th-century England passed severe bankruptcy laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even be put to death.

A. laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even be
B. laws including a debtor having his ear cut off or being
C. laws in which a debtor could have his ear cut off or even be
D. laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even being
E. laws so that a debtor could have his ear cut off or even be


A is correct semicolon is followed by an independent clause .
B being is wrong , the sentence is suggesting ear cutting is in addition to the laws passed rather than it is a provision in the law.
C wrong "in which " is wrong
D use being is wrong
E changes meaning .
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Apart from use of being, b changes meaning, b says that laws include a debtor having his ear cut off

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Can someone explain why C is wrong? Where is it appropriate to use 'in which'?
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Can someone explain why C is wrong? Where is it appropriate to use 'in which'?


laws "in which" changes meaning.
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In order to discourage debtors from defaulting on payments, Parliament in 18th-century England passed severe bankruptcy laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even be put to death.

A. laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even be -- correct choice
B. laws including a debtor having his ear cut off or being --- says that the laws include a debtor with cut ears and so on.
C. laws in which a debtor could have his ear cut off or even be ---implies that the laws include a debtor
D. laws; a debtor, for example, could have his ear cut off or even being --- a fragment
E. laws so that a debtor could have his ear cut off or even be-- so that implies cause and effect as if the laws were made not to warn but to cut off the ears or to put people to death.



Daagh sir,

In (e), "so that" implies purpose, not cause and effect.

Am I wrong?
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