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# The century plant, Agave americana , is an example

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The century plant, Agave americana , is an example of a variety of agave that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies ; and leaves a long seed stalk.

A. that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies
B. using most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies
C. that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; and then dying
D. that, after it uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; it then dies
E. that as it uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; then dies

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Originally posted by VyshakhR1995 on 23 Apr 2017, 00:52.
Last edited by broall on 14 May 2017, 02:25, edited 1 time in total.
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23 Apr 2017, 01:35
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
The century plant, Agave americana , is an example of a variety of agave that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies ; and leaves a long seed stalk.

that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies
using most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies
that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; and then dying
that, after it uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; it then dies
that as it uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; then dies

if i have to select one answer , i will select A ..but none looks correct to me...
we can use semicolon between two clauses or when providing a list of info ..
But here i am confused with the usage ..
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23 Apr 2017, 01:50
sobby wrote:
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
The century plant, Agave americana , is an example of a variety of agave that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies ; and leaves a long seed stalk.

that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies
using most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies
that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; and then dying
that, after it uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; it then dies
that as it uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; then dies

if i have to select one answer , i will select A ..but none looks correct to me...
we can use semicolon between two clauses or when providing a list of info ..
But here i am confused with the usage ..

I think "uses,dies and leaves" forms a list which are separated by semicolon...Three actions done by agave
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13 May 2017, 02:23
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
sobby wrote:
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
The century plant, Agave americana , is an example of a variety of agave that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies ; and leaves a long seed stalk.

that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies
using most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; dies
that uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; and then dying
that, after it uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; it then dies
that as it uses most of its energy to produce a single, large, fast-growing flower; then dies

if i have to select one answer , i will select A ..but none looks correct to me...
we can use semicolon between two clauses or when providing a list of info ..
But here i am confused with the usage ..

I think "uses,dies and leaves" forms a list which are separated by semicolon...Three actions done by agave

why these are separated by semicolon , they would have separated well just by using commas only ,and also we use semicolon to separate two Independent clauses , carrying subject and verb .

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13 May 2017, 22:56
Semicolons can also be used to present a list.I think semicolons are used when elements are wordy,complicated or when there is a list within a list.They Removes ambiguity.
I think the usage of semicolon is justified------> first element of the list.
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