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Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never applied,Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it by the legislatures of two-thirds of the states.

(A) was never applied,Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it

(B) was never applied,there has been a requirement that Congress call a convention for consideration of possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(C) was never applied,whereby Congress is required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(D) has never been applied,whereby Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

(E) has never been applied,Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

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Because you cannot find a suitable referent for the pronoun it, choices A, B, and C are gone. Between D and E, D is a fragment without a working verb. The conjunction whereby spoils the show for D. E survives
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Hi,

was never applied, has been - incorrect tense match. A, B and C are out
preposition + noun should be the correct form.
Under...., congress.. is the right choice. Hence E

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Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never applied,Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it by the legislatures of two-thirds of the states.

(A) was never applied,Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it

(B) was never applied,there has been a requirement that Congress call a convention for consideration of possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(C) was never applied,whereby Congress is required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(D) has never been applied,whereby Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

(E) has never been applied,Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

Please explain.


A, B and C are out because it should be "has never been applied". Between D and E, D is out because "whereby" is awkward. That leaves E.
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Agreeing with the explanation, also chose E
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+1 E

We don't have a specific date in the past. We need present perfect.
"whereby" subordinates the clause. We wouldn't have a main clause in D.
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Q. Under a provision of the Constitution that was never applied,Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it by the legislatures of two-thirds of the states.

(A) was never applied,Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it

(B) was never applied,there has been a requirement that Congress call a convention for consideration of possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(C) was never applied,whereby Congress is required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally

(D) has never been applied,whereby Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

(E) has never been applied,Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so

Please explain.


A, B and C are out because it should be "has never been applied". Between D and E, D is out because "whereby" is awkward. That leaves E.


D is eliminated not because it is awkward (when there is no better alternative available, in terms of grammar, completeness, etc., awkwardness is acceptable). The thing is D, by using 'whereby', makes the whole sentence incomplete and E makes a complete sentence.
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A,B, and C: wrong tense uses. Between D and E, E sounds lot better.
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Has been is the wrong tense,hence chose E.
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