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# London is a city on the move, this makes its airport one of the busies

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London is a city on the move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

(A) London is a city on the move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

(B) London is a city on the move, which makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

(C) London is a city on the move, a fact that makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

(D) Being a city on the move, London has made its airport one of the busiest in the world.

(E) London, a city on the move, makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

Originally posted by Lucky2783 on 26 Feb 2015, 01:23.
Last edited by Bunuel on 20 Sep 2018, 21:18, edited 4 times in total.
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20 Sep 2018, 09:56
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(A) This is a run-on sentence because a comma cannot connect two independent clauses.
(B) Which incorrectly modifies the action of the entire preceding clause.
(C) The correct answer. The phrase a fact acts as an appositive.
(D) The use of being is awkward. It also distorts the meaning by suggesting that London has consciously made its airport one of the busiest in the world.
(E) This sentence again distorts the meaning by suggesting that London has consciously made its airport one of the busiest in the world.
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26 Feb 2015, 03:20
I pick C, because it resolves the run-on sentence problem. Independent clause + comma + Noun ("a fact") + Noun modifier ("that...")
B is wrong, since "which" incorrectly modifies the closest noun "move" and distorts meaning.
D and E also conveys unintended meaning.
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26 Feb 2015, 13:13
Lucky2783 wrote:
London is a city on move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world. this what? incorrect

B) London is a city on move, which makes its airport one of the busiest in the world. hich has nothing preceding it INCORRECT
C) London is a city on move, a fact that makes its airport one of the busiest in the world. CORRECT
D) Being a city on the move, London has made its airport one of the busiest in the world. Illogical. London doesnt make the airport busy, the condition that london is on the move makes it busy INCORRECT
E) London , a city on move, makes its airport one of the busiest in the world. same as D, INCORRECT

"this" or "these" are pronouns, so you have to put what are you refering to (i.e. a noun) right after them.
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London is a city on move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

A)London is a city on move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world - This can't act as an antecedent for a previous clause. Hence Incorrect.
B) London is a city on move, which makes its airport one of the busiest in the world. - This can't act as an antecedent for a previous clause. Hence Incorrect.
C) London is a city on move, a fact that makes its airport one of the busiest in the world. - CORRECT
D) Being a city on the move, London has made its airport one of the busiest in the world. - Changes the original intent. It appears London deliberately made its airport busiest. Hence Incorrect.
E) London , a city on move, makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.- Changes the original intent. It appears London deliberately made its airport busiest. Hence Incorrect.
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19 Mar 2018, 09:32
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London is a city on move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

A)London is a city on move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world - This can't act as an antecedent for a previous clause. Hence Incorrect.
B) London is a city on move, which makes its airport one of the busiest in the world. - This can't act as an antecedent for a previous clause. Hence Incorrect.
C) London is a city on move, a fact that makes its airport one of the busiest in the world. - CORRECT
D) Being a city on the move, London has made its airport one of the busiest in the world. - Changes the original intent. It appears London deliberately made its airport busiest. Hence Incorrect.
E) London , a city on move, makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.- Changes the original intent. It appears London deliberately made its airport busiest. Hence Incorrect.

I agree with you, London is a city, or a thing; it cannot itself makes its airport the busiest place.
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07 Apr 2018, 10:54
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Is this an OG question?

Isn'it it too colloquial that "a fact that makes its airport one of the busiest in the world." modifies "London is a city on move"?
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07 Apr 2018, 11:17
Lucky2783 wrote:
London is a city on move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

A)London is a city on move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world
B) London is a city on move, which makes its airport one of the busiest in the world
C) London is a city on move, a fact that makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.
D) Being a city on the move, London has made its airport one of the busiest in the world.
E) London , a city on move, makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

It's (C). Every other choice has modification error.
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10 Jul 2018, 07:35
Lucky2783 wrote:
London is a city on move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

A)London is a city on move, this makes its airport one of the busiest in the world
B) London is a city on move, which makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.
C) London is a city on move, a fact that makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.
D) Being a city on the move, London has made its airport one of the busiest in the world.
E) London , a city on move, makes its airport one of the busiest in the world.

Hi daagh Sir,

How can a fact makes something.
a fact can be derived from something.
A fact that can be proved by something... But how a fact can contribute in making something ?

I can't get to choose any answer.
Sir, Can you please tell me where am going wrong so that i can rectify my approach.

Thank you in advance.
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Reading in between the line may be futile sometime. Many of these writings seem to be literary and not literal. 'Make' may mean 'prove' or corroborate in the context
Second, in the given text, the word 'move' is used as a noun and it is customary to fix an article before such as 'a move' or 'the move'.
In addition, London has more than one major airport such as Heathrow, London City etc. To refer to only one of the airports is un-factual
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27 Mar 2019, 03:56
The following definition of an appositive will help you understand why C is the correct answer: http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/appositive.htm
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