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Now thought to have been an actual historical city, the ruins of which have recently been excavated, Nineveh was long dismissed as Biblical legend by archaeologists, having no physical evidence that it had ever existed.

A. Nineveh was long dismissed as Biblical legend by archaeologists, having

B. Nineveh was long dismissed as Biblical legend by archaeologists, who had

C. archaeologists long dismissed Nineveh as a Biblical legend, having

D. archaeologists long dismissed Nineveh as Biblical legend and had

E. archaeologists long dismissed Nineveh as Biblical legend; they had

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I could eliminate C,D,E . But how do I rule out A.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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please help me how do i rule out A

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Now thought to have been an actual historical city, the ruins of which have recently been excavated, Nineveh was long dismissed as Biblical legend by archaeologists, having no physical evidence that it had ever existed.

A. Nineveh was long dismissed as Biblical legend by archaeologists, having

B. Nineveh was long dismissed as Biblical legend by archaeologists, who had

C. archaeologists long dismissed Nineveh as a Biblical legend, having

D. archaeologists long dismissed Nineveh as Biblical legend and had

E. archaeologists long dismissed Nineveh as Biblical legend; they had

I could eliminate C,D,E . But how do I rule out A.


"Nineveh", not "archaeologists", was the city, so eliminate C, D, E.

In A, "having no physical evidence" incorrectly refers to "Nineveh". It should refer to "archaeologists"

In B, "who" correctly refer to "archaeologists".
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Now thought to have been an actual historical city, the ruins of which have recently been excavated, Nineveh was long dismissed as Biblical legend by archaeologists, having no physical evidence that it had ever existed.

A. Nineveh was long dismissed as Biblical legend by archaeologists, having
According to the meaning of the sentence archaeologists did not have any physical evidence.

B. Nineveh was long dismissed as Biblical legend by archaeologists, who had -- correct

C. archaeologists long dismissed Nineveh as a Biblical legend, having -- Modifier modifies city , not archaeologists

D. archaeologists long dismissed Nineveh as Biblical legend and had-- Modifier modifies city , not archaeologists

E. archaeologists long dismissed Nineveh as Biblical legend; they had-- Modifier modifies city , not archaeologists
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