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Taiwanese eat a cuisine unique to the island's history; Taiwan's

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Taiwanese eat a cuisine unique to the island's history; Taiwan's cuisine is basically Chinese to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences.

A) to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences

B) added to which is Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences

C) to which Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added

D) with Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences having been added

E) and, in addition, Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added




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generis please add underline.

Taiwanese eat a cuisine unique to the island's history; Taiwan's cuisine is basically Chinese to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences.

Meaning :- Fact :- Taiwanese eat a cuisine unique to the island's history
& uniqueness about the cuisine.

Evaluate the given sentence

Taiwanese eat a cuisine unique to the island's history;
Taiwan's cuisine is basically Chinese to which has beenadded Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences.
S-V error; required plural verb.





A) to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences
Wrong for above reasons.
B) added to which is Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences
1. are required.
2. meaning error - chinese added to influences.
C) to which Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added
Error Free

D) with Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences having been added
Having been added is unnecessary
E) and, in addition, Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added

and + and = wrong
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generis please add underline.

gvvsnraju@12 , thank you! Edited.
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IMO C

Taiwanese eat a cuisine unique to the island's history; Taiwan's cuisine is basically Chinese to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences.

Ask what to the verb ''added'', the answer is polynesian, portugese and dutch --> hence the subject for the verb added is ''polynesian, portugese and dutch'' ---> plural.

Hence require plural verb.


A) to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences
''has'' is singular, need plural verb
B) added to which is Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences
''is'' is singular, need plural verb
C) to which Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added
Correct
D) with Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences having been added
'''having been'' present perfect continuous tense is wrong
E) and, in addition, Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added
''in addition'' and ''added'' is redundant
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Taiwanese eat a cuisine unique to the island's history; Taiwan's cuisine is basically Chinese to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences.

A) to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences

B) added to which is Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences

C) to which Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added

D) with Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences having been added

E) and, in addition, Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added




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A- has been is singular
B- added to which IS- again subject - verb agreement error
C- CORRECT
D- with x, y and zhaving been added INCORRECT
E- in addition,.....added....- REDUNDANT & incorrect.
Hence C is the winner

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Taiwanese eat a cuisine unique to the island's history; Taiwan's cuisine is basically Chinese to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences.

A) to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences
B) added to which is Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences
C) to which Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added
D) with Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences having been added
E) and, in addition, Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added


OFFICIAL EXPLANATION
My textual insertions, edits, and annotations are in blue typeface

Option A
The verb in the underlined portion is has been added and its subject is influences.

Since influences is plural and has been added is singular, the subject and verb are not in agreement.

Option B has a similar problem. The plural subject influences does not agree with the singular verb is.

Eliminate A and B.

• Choice C correctly conjugates the verb; option C changes has been added to have been added

• Choice D changes the perfect passive verb has been added to a past, passive participle having been added, so D can be eliminated.

• Choice E features redundancy with the words and and in addition. Eliminate E.

The correct answer is C.

ANALYSIS

• Understand meaning, but focus on the second independent clause

Unless it is delineating an otherwise confusing list, a semicolon must come between two complete independent clauses (ICs) (sentences).
-- We can get the meaning from both ICs.

Meaning: The island of Taiwan has a unique history that is reflected in the cuisine that Taiwanese people eat.
Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added to what is basically Chinese cuisine.

You may not need to rearrange the sentence in order to figure out the subject and verb at issue.
If you cannot figure out what the subject and verb are, try rearranging the sentence.

-- focus on the second IC

Taiwan's cuisine is basically Chinese to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences.
The "to which" construction can get confusing.

"to which" refers to the item already mentioned: Chinese cuisine.
to which = cuisine that is basically Chinese

"has been added"? Find the subject.
-- Chinese cuisine has not been added to itself
-- What got added to Chinese cuisine?
-- All that remains is adjective, adjective, and even adjective NOUN
-- The subject is the noun influences.

Structure
-- Subj: A, B, and even C influences
-- Verb: ___ been added TO
-- Object of verb: cuisine
-- Adjective that describes the object: "basically Chinese" = cuisine that is basically Chinese

Rewrite: A, B, and even C influences ___ been added to cuisine that is basically Chinese

• Issues

Split #1: S/V agreement

Influences is plural. Options A and B incorrectly use singular verbs.

Option A uses influences . . . has been added
Option B uses influences . . . is added

Eliminate A and B

Split #2: No working verb

Option D creates a fragment or run-on sentence. It has no working verb in the clause at issue.

A, B, and even C influences . . . having been added to cuisine that is basically Chinese.
A verbING is not a working verb.

Eliminate option D

Split #3: Redundancy

Option E uses redundant words: and, and in addition
Eliminate E.

C is correct.
Check using the rewrite

Rewrite: A, B, and even C influences have been added to cuisine that is basically Chinese (or . . . to basically Chinese cuisine).

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gvvsnraju12 , welcome. :)

All three posters have the correct answers and good to very good reasoning.

gvvsnraju12 and NRJ11090 get smiley faces for very good answers.

Ashokshiva gets kudos for best answer. :)
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New post 17 Feb 2019, 23:07
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IMO C

Taiwanese eat a cuisine unique to the island's history; Taiwan's cuisine is basically Chinese to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences.

Ask what to the verb ''added'', the answer is polynesian, portugese and dutch --> hence the subject for the verb added is ''polynesian, portugese and dutch'' ---> plural.

Hence require plural verb.


A) to which has been added Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences
''has'' is singular, need plural verb
B) added to which is Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences
''is'' is singular, need plural verb
C) to which Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added
Correct
D) with Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences having been added
'''having been'' present perfect continuous tense is wrong
E) and, in addition, Polynesian, Portuguese, and even Dutch influences have been added
''in addition'' and ''added'' is redundant



A is wrong because it is indirect speech
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