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Mr. King, an individual of considerable influence, created a personal

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Mr. King, an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave back to the community.

A. an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave back
B. an individual of considerable influence, he created a personal fortune and gave back
C. an individual of considerable influence created a personal fortune and gave back
D. an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave it back
E. an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and then he gave it back

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New post 06 Aug 2019, 00:36
D seems to be the answer. The pronoun it refers to the fortune.

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New post 09 Aug 2019, 01:01
why the pronoun 'it' in D is not necessary? can anyone help
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In my opinion "Give back" means "to support" or "make donations". If you add "it" then it means that MrKing took the fortune from the community.
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New post 10 Aug 2019, 11:08
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Mr. King, an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave back to the community.

A. an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave back
B. an individual of considerable influence, he created a personal fortune and gave back
C. an individual of considerable influence created a personal fortune and gave back
D. an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave it back
E. an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and then he gave it back

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A. an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave back - Correct
B. an individual of considerable influence, he created a personal fortune and gave back - "he" is not needed
C. an individual of considerable influence created a personal fortune and gave back - missing comma
D. an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and gave it back - a personal fortune cannot be given back
E. an individual of considerable influence, created a personal fortune and then he gave it back - same as B and D
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Generally, SC answers should make the original sentence correct without changing the meaning if possible. The addition of 'it' in D changes the meaning to say that he gave his entire fortune back to the community (gave it back v. gave part of it back), which is a change in meaning which we cannot infer, as maybe he gave an amount equal to 1/4 or 1/2 back. Thus, A is the best answer.
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