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# Scientists working on a number of separate projects made

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Scientists working on a number of separate projects made contributions to the invention of the radio, such as Nikola Tesla, who was one of the first to receive a patent in the United States for what was then called “wireless transmission of data.”

(A) radio, such as Nikola Tesla
(B) radio; including as Nikola Tesla
(C) radio, including Nikola Tesla
(D) radio; not least among them being Nikola Tesla
(E) radio; especially Nikola Tesla
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cientists working on a number of separate projects made contributions to the invention of the radio, such as Nikola Tesla, who was one of the first to receive a patent in the United States for what was then called “wireless transmission of data.”

(A) radio, such as Nikola Tesla - read this as "radio, for example Nikola Tesla" funny
(B) radio; including as Nikola Tesla - including as iw wrong, wordy, semicolon is not required, 2nd part is a sentence fragment.
(C) radio, including Nikola Tesla - keep it cool. [highlight]OK[/highlight]
(D) radio; not least among them being Nikola Tesla - extremly wordy, D is out
(E) radio; especially Nikola Tesla - wordy, semicolon is not required, 2nd part is a sentence fragment.
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01 Nov 2010, 01:46
+1 for C
This one is choosing b/n dependent and independent clause
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24 Nov 2015, 07:28
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Yup, C.
If there is a semi-colon, there have to be two separate clauses. None of them can be fragments.
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24 Nov 2015, 07:32
I am trying to start a new thread for this discussion.. not able to figure out how.. please suggest
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09 Dec 2015, 02:30
PTK : My reasoning was that the non underlined sentence states 'who was one of the first'. So a team of scientists worked on the invention of radio. And nikolas tesla was one among them, hence I picked including. Is the reasoning correct.?
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01 Apr 2019, 10:53
Can some explain "including" modifier in the sentence C
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01 Apr 2019, 11:53
Hi,

What is the reason why "especially Nikola Tesla" is wrong?
Is it because we need a verbal form in this?
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Updated on: 02 Apr 2019, 04:04
Isn’t *including* in option C a verb-ing modifier??

Scientists made contributions...., including Nicola Tesla..... <—this doesn’t make any sense?

Also b d & e are gone due to ;

Left with a and c ... c is correct grammatically, but incorrect in terms of meaning( reason mentioned above).. A doesn’t make any sense..

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02 Apr 2019, 03:52
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How is C correct?I dont understand...Can you please explain..
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02 Apr 2019, 04:25
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How is C correct?I dont understand...Can you please explain..

Hi Debashis Roy

radio, such as nikola tesla - "such as" is used to quote the examples. "Scientists" is too far from "such as". hence A is wrong.
if there is a semi colon then what comes after it has to be a sentence. B, D & E are wrong for this reason.

"C" -
Including acts as a preposition and can modify noun or action. Including is an exception to the rules of comma+ing. hence "including nikola tesla" is correct as including points to Scientists.
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04 Apr 2019, 02:24
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Scientists working on a number of separate projects made contributions to the invention of the radio, such as Nikola Tesla, who was one of the first to receive a patent in the United States for what was then called “wireless transmission of data.”

(A) radio, such as Nikola Tesla
(B) radio; including as Nikola Tesla
(C) radio, including Nikola Tesla
(D) radio; not least among them being Nikola Tesla
(E) radio; especially Nikola Tesla

look at choice E.
if we do not have any connection word between the first independent clause and the ending phrase, the second phrase must be a full dependent clause. there is no full dependent clause at the end of the sentence, so, it is wrong

if we use a phrase, not a clause for the idea at the end of sentence, we need a connection word. the phrase at the end of the sentence is not a clause and we do not have a connection word. so, the sentence is wrong

we do not need to care about whether the semi colon is correct or not because the use of the semi colon is varied.
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