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# It is called a sea, but the landlocked Caspian is actually

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dentobizz wrote:
pankajjindal25 wrote:
It is called a sea, but the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, which covers more
than four times the surface area of its closest rival in size, North America's Lake Superior.

(A) It is called a sea, but the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, which covers

I have a query here on the option -A.

Can we say "Which" used in option A is referring the "the Largest lake". In some scenario,I have seen like which refers to a little bit far noun followed by a prepositional phrase. In this case also can we treat like that. If not in which scenarios can we treat like the above one mentioned. Thanks in advance. [Note: The question here is about the usage of which. Other errors in Option A have been ignored. Completely agree with OA C]
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24 Jan 2016, 03:49
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dentobizz wrote:
pankajjindal25 wrote:
It is called a sea, but the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, which covers more
than four times the surface area of its closest rival in size, North America's Lake Superior.

(A) It is called a sea, but the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, which covers

I have a query here on the option -A.

Can we say "Which" used in option A is referring the "the Largest lake". In some scenario,I have seen like which refers to a little bit far noun followed by a prepositional phrase. In this case also can we treat like that. If not in which scenarios can we treat like the above one mentioned. Thanks in advance. [Note: The question here is about the usage of which. Other errors in Option A have been ignored. Completely agree with OA C]

Yes, we can say that per the meaning the relative pronoun modifier "Which" is refering to "Lake". However, it is not the "Lake" but landlocked caspian that covers more than four times the surface area....

You need to check the meaning of the sentence and the sentence structure (typically if we have a prepositional phrase between noun and relative pronoun modifier, then the modifier - based on the meaning - can refer the noun slighly far away). Always remember, the menaing of the sentenece based on the reference should not be ambiguous.

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30 Jun 2016, 03:29
D is a "run on" also called a "comma splice"

Look at D again.
Lets make a sentence using D as the option .. ok ??

Though called a sea but it actually is the largest lake on Earth, the landlocked Caspian covers more than four times the surface area of its closest rival in size, North America's Lake Superior. IS it right ==> NO. Now look if we remove the coma and introduce a full stop.

Though called a sea but it actually is the largest lake on Earth. The landlocked Caspian covers more than four times the surface area of its closest rival in size, North America's Lake Superior. Perfect. SO you see how in option see, using a comma was actually merging two separate sentences.

THEREFORE D IS WRONG

pankajjindal25 wrote:
It is called a sea, but the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, which covers more
than four times the surface area of its closest rival in size, North America's Lake Superior.

(A) It is called a sea, but the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, which covers
(B) Although it is called a sea, actually the landlocked Caspian is the largest lake on Earth,which covers
(C) Though called a sea, the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth, covering
(D) Though called a sea but it actually is the largest lake on Earth, the landlocked Caspian covers
(E) Despite being called a sea, the largest lake on Earth is actually the landlocked Caspian, covering

( This option D cannot find an error with it ...)

Though called a sea but it actually is the largest lake on Earth, the landlocked Caspian covers more than four times the surface area of its closest rival in size, North America's Lake Superior.

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