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# The cardinals remained in the Sistine Chapel for

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The cardinals remained in the Sistine Chapel for far longer than the Vatican reporters expected, which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative.

A. which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative

B. which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope both was spirited and contemplative

C. a situation indicating the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and it was contemplative

D. indicating that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative

E. indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative

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19 Jul 2017, 04:21
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I am between A and D. Could moderator provide this question answer and explanation?

Hi kimrani ,

A cannot be the answer as we have 'which' in A.

This 'which' has no noun to refer to.

As per the rule, which must have a noun before it to modify.

For example:

I bought a car, which was blue in color.

I hope that makes sense.
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18 Jul 2017, 09:37
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The cardinals remained in the Sistine Chapel for far longer than the Vatican reporters expected, which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative.

A. which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative

B. which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope both was spirited and contemplative

C. a situation indicating the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and it was contemplative

D. indicating that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative

E. indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative

A,B, are out because of incorrect usage of ",which" modifier. The cardinals remaining in the chapel for far longer indicates that the deliberation was spirited and contemplative, and not the reporters expectation.
E - indicates is a verb. We need a modifier. Out.
C - 'it was' is unnecessary. Out.
D - Correct Idiom 'Both X and Y' ; Verb+ing modifier correctly modifying the preceding clause.

D is the answer IMO. Waiting for the OA.
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18 Jul 2017, 12:53
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The cardinals remained in the Sistine Chapel for far longer than the Vatican reporters expected, which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative.

A. which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative

B. which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope both was spirited and contemplative

C. a situation indicating the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and it was contemplative

D. indicating that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative

E. indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative

which is used with noun modifiers, whereas the intent is to present the result of the first clause here. Needs an adverbial modifier here. A and B are out.

it was is awkward in the statement

indicates after a clause is incorrect.

D it is
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18 Jul 2017, 19:12
I am between A and D. Could moderator provide this question answer and explanation?
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18 Jul 2017, 19:35
The cardinals remained in the Sistine Chapel for far longer than the Vatican reporters expected, which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative.

A. which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative
It is incorrect to use WHICH to modify an idea presented in previous sentence. Hence Incorrect

B. which indicates that the deliberation over the new pope both was spirited and contemplative
It is incorrect to use WHICH to modify an idea presented in previous sentence. Placement of BOTH is incorrect considering parallelism. Hence Incorrect

C. a situation indicating the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and it was contemplative
Use of "A situation" is correct, but lack of THAT after INDICATING changes the original intent subtly since the option now means that the situation is pointing at deliberation as if deliberation is an object. Use of IT leads to Run-On sentence. Hence Incorrect.

D. indicating that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative
CORRECT

E. indicates that the deliberation over the new pope was both spirited and contemplative
Use of INDICATES leads to a FRAGMENTED sentence since the subject is missing without proper punctuation. Hence Incorrect.
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19 Jul 2017, 06:43
abhimahna wrote:
kimrani wrote:
I am between A and D. Could moderator provide this question answer and explanation?

Hi kimrani ,

A cannot be the answer as we have 'which' in A.

This 'which' has no noun to refer to.

As per the rule, which must have a noun before it to modify.

For example:

I bought a car, which was blue in color.

I hope that makes sense.

abhimahna: Thank you for the explanation!
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