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The biathlon is one of the world’s most demanding sports, it combines the endurance of cross country skiing with the precision of expert marksmanship.

A) sports, it combines

B) sports; that combines

C) sports; it combines

D) sports, where they combine

E) sports in which they combine
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A) has the comma splice issue - no conjunction to join to 2 sentences just a comma,which alone is inadequate to combine 2 sentences.

B) the semi colon is used to join 2 complete sentences or independent clauses. Here the second part of the sentence {;that... } is not a independent clause

C) is grammatically and logically correct

D and E use pronoun they without and clear antecedent, causing ambiguity. Pronoun error. Also the use of 'where' is incorrect. It is used to refer to a physical/metaphorical place

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Independent Clause + Independent Clause  joined by a semiColon
Independent Clause + Independent Clause  joined by a Comma & FANBOYS
Independent Clause + Dependent Clause  with or without comma
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The biathlon is one of the world’s most demanding sports, it combines the endurance of cross country skiing with the precision of expert marksmanship.

In this question it's quite easy to eliminate a few answer choices in one sweep. Semicolons, not commas, precede independent clauses. Therefore we can eliminate A, D, and E.


B) sports; that combines we could use "that" without the semicolon but that would changing the meaning of the sentence. It would mean that of the world's most demanding sports that combines ..., the biathlon is one.

C) sports; it combines
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I know that the correct answer is C but could somebody explain me what the meaning of the sentence would become if that is used (without a semicolon)
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A semicolon is most commonly used to link (in a single sentence) two independent clauses that are closely related in thought.

If that is used in the second sentence, we do not know what that is referring to and also the sentences are not independent clauses.
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Please help me out.
I had a one doubt regarding the use of semicolons. Actually I also wanted to choose C but instead chose A because in option A we have an antecedent of "it".
Yes ,I agree that we will use a semi colon as here 2 independent clauses are used
But don't we require an antecedent for a pronoun used in the second clause???

Please shed some light on this, regarding the second clause which is related to the first one joined with a semicolon.
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I know that the correct answer is C but could somebody explain me what the meaning of the sentence would become if that is used (without a semicolon)


The usage of semi-colon works just like a period. With a semi-colon, the two clauses can alone form a complete sentence.
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I know that the correct answer is C but could somebody explain me what the meaning of the sentence would become if that is used (without a semicolon)


Perhaps, you want to know whether the following will be correct, right?

The biathlon is one of the world’s most demanding sports that combines the endurance of cross country skiing with the precision of expert marksmanship.

You might see that the phrase 'sports that combines' is an SV error. Perhaps one might argue that the restrictive relative pronoun 'that' may refer to the singular biathlon. But it would not make a valid argument. Firstly because the restrictive pronoun limit its reference to what is in front except in rare cases when there is no proper noun to antecede. Secondly, that argument also implies illogically that biathlon is the only one demanding sport in the whole world.
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