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On the eve of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, European Banks

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On the eve of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, European banks were the kings of cross-border lending.

A) On the eve of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, European banks were the kings of cross-border lending.
B) On the eve of the collapse by Lehman Brothers for 2008, European banks were the kings in cross-border lending.
C) On the eve of the collapse by brothers of Lehman in 2008, European banks were the kings in cross-border lending.
D) By the collapse, of Lehman Brothers in 2008; European banks were the kings of cross-border lending.
E) On the eve of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, one of the banks in Europe were the kings of cross-border lending.
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A) On the eve of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, European banks were the kings of cross-border lending.(Correcting all fragments, hence the best options)

B) On the eve of the collapse by Lehman Brothers for 2008, European banks were the kings in cross-border lending. (The collapse is of Lehman Brothers not by Lehman Brothers, hence eliminated) (Incorrect)

C) On the eve of the collapse by brothers of Lehman in 2008, European banks were the kings in cross-border lending.(the subject is Lehman Brothers, not brothers of Lehman, changing meaning,) (Incorrect)

D) By the collapse, of Lehman Brothers in 2008; European banks were the kings of cross-border lending.(Subject Verb Disagreement, Verb is alone in the initial sentence is without subject hence fragmented) (Incorrect)

E) On the eve of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, one of the banks in Europe were the kings of cross-border lending.(Which bank of Europe? Not specifically mentioned, hence clause is fragmented) (Incorrect)

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On the eve of the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, European Banks

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