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# On June 21st , 1788, the New Hampshire state legislature voted to rati

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On June 21st , 1788, the New Hampshire state legislature voted to ratify the Constitution, raising to 9 the number of states that supported the document and making it the law of the land.
A. raising to 9 the number of states that supported the document and making it
B. becoming the 9th state to support the document and making the Constitution
C. which raised to 9 the number of states supporting the document and making it
D. which raised up to 9 the number of states that supported the document and made the Constitution
E. becoming the 9th state supporting the document and making it

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25 Mar 2017, 02:27
A. raising to 9 the number of states that supported the document and making it - Illogical and 'it' is ambiguous.

B. becoming the 9th state to support the document and making the Constitution - Correct.

C. which raised to 9 the number of states supporting the document and making it - Illogical. Appears as though the constitution did the job.

D. which raised up to 9 the number of states that supported the document and made the Constitution - Same error as in C.

E. becoming the 9th state supporting the document and making it - 'it' is ambiguous.

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25 Mar 2017, 03:38
Hi expert,

I did not find any choice correct. "making" should make sense with the subject.In all chocies, it seems as if New Hampshire state legislature made the constitution the law of the land. However,this is not the case. New Hampshire state legislature just voted in support to ratify the constitution, it did mot make the law.

Correct me if I misunderstood the meaning. Thanks
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26 Mar 2017, 03:47
AR15J wrote:
Hi expert,

I did not find any choice correct. "making" should make sense with the subject.In all chocies, it seems as if New Hampshire state legislature made the constitution the law of the land. However,this is not the case. New Hampshire state legislature just voted in support to ratify the constitution, it did mot make the law.

Correct me if I misunderstood the meaning. Thanks

B is alright - the New Hampshire state legislature became the 9th state and made the Constitution the law.

"Making X Y" does not mean "making Y". "I made him my best friend" does not mean "I made my best friend".
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01 May 2017, 01:24
sayantanc2k wrote:
AR15J wrote:
Hi expert,

I did not find any choice correct. "making" should make sense with the subject.In all chocies, it seems as if New Hampshire state legislature made the constitution the law of the land. However,this is not the case. New Hampshire state legislature just voted in support to ratify the constitution, it did mot make the law.

Correct me if I misunderstood the meaning. Thanks

B is alright - the New Hampshire state legislature became the 9th state and made the Constitution the law.

"Making X Y" does not mean "making Y". "I made him my best friend" does not mean "I made my best friend".

Hi Sayantanc2k,

As per my understanding there is a difference between "New Hampshire state legislature" and "New Hampshire" which is actually a state. Is is OK to ignore this difference in the exam?
Re: On June 21st , 1788, the New Hampshire state legislature voted to rati &nbs [#permalink] 01 May 2017, 01:24
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