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Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the

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anandch1994 wrote:
egmat and mikemcgarry
Can you please help me splitting up the sentences into clauses. According to the og solution the two clauses here are
1) Mauritius was a British.......200 years
2) expecting...island
Why cant i split it into two clauses this way:
1)Mauritius was...teaching ( being the first clause)
2)the english....island




Hello anandch1994,

Thank you for the query. I will be glad to help you with this one. :-)

Let's take a good look at the sentence:

Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching,

the English language was never really spoken on the island
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(subjects = blue, verbs = green)

As you can see, the sentence has above-mentioned two clauses. Both the clauses are Independent clauses (ICs) as the phrase excepting for... just acts as a modifier for the second IC. These two ICs are connected by just a comma. This structure is not correct as two ICs need comma + FANBOYS or a semicolon or a dash in between for grammatical connection.

On the basis of this connection in the sentence, we can eliminate Choice A, B, and E.

Now between Choice C and D, C is the correct answer as it uses the correct idiom except in.



Hope this helps. :-)
Thanks.
Shraddha


1) I was always thinking that if an......... independent clause.......... is followed by a "comma"..... modifier........ "comma" ......another independent clause...... then you don't need FANBOYS to connect
please help me on this
2) how except in domains of administration and teaching is an independent clause?
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"except in the domains of administration and teaching" , I want to have clarity on the subject and verb of this clause





Hello kunalkhanna,

This is in response to your PM. I apologize for getting back to this one a bit late.


In the phrase except in the domains of administration and teaching, there is no SV pair. Hence, it is not a clause. This phrase is the modifier for the clause that follows it: the English language (subject) was never really spoken (verb) on the island.


Hope this helps. :-)
Thanks.
Shraddha
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