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In the climax of the film Braveheart, Mel Gibson’s In the climax

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In the climax of the film Braveheart, Mel Gibson’s character William Wallace defiantly exclaims “Freedom!” as they sharpen the axe intended to be used to execute him.

A - as they sharpen the axe intended to be used to execute him

B - as an axe, which is intended to be used to execute him, was being sharpened

C - while the axe intended to be used to execute him is being sharpened

D - as an axe intended to be used to execute him was being sharpened

E - while they sharpened an axe that was intended to be used to execute him
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In the climax of the film Braveheart, Mel Gibson’s character William Wallace defiantly exclaims “Freedom!” as they sharpen the axe intended to be used to execute him.

A - as they sharpen the axe intended to be used to execute him

B - as an axe, which is intended to be used to execute him, was being sharpened

C - while the axe intended to be used to execute him is being sharpened

D - as an axe intended to be used to execute him was being sharpened

E - while they sharpened an axe that was intended to be used to execute him



In the original sentence, that is A, there is no antecedent of pronoun THEY, so eliminate. So does goes choice E.
To remove THEY, we have to convert the second clause in passive voice.

Now both AS and WHILE are correctly used as conjunctions to talk of two events that are happening together.
From the above word ' happening together' comes the reason to eliminate the wrong choices.

The two events exclaiming and sharpening should be in same tense..
Exclaims is parallel in tense to is being sharpened..

So C is the best answer.
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A) No antecedent for they.
B)B says 'Freedom' is function related to axe.
C)Correct answer
D)Same as B.
E)Awkward and wrong use of they
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