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

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I have a question regarding the non-underlined part of this sentence. Assuming the sentence is corrected by replacing the underlined sentence with option C, can we make administration parallel to teaching?

domains of administration || domains of teaching ? Isn't administration a noun and teaching (if this case used as a noun) a gerund.

Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, but except in the domains of administration and teaching, the English language was never really spoken on the island.
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New post 13 Jan 2018, 12:08
egmat wrote:
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


Regarding to this part of the sentence "excepting for the domains of administration and teaching", is this sependent clause ? or
phrase ? why we need FANBOYS since this part between 2 independent clauses ?
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