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The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opene

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The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892 and then was rebuilt in 1900.

(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being rebuilt in 1900.

(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900.

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(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island
processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.

D is the right answer.

In the first sentence, there is not main verb.

A) is wrong.

B) I feel the sentence does not go in the same way as the first one.

C) the "being rebuilt in 1900" is awkward.

D) Is right, flows well

E) having first opened... is awkward at the end, and it sounds like it modifies the immigrants, and not the Ellis Island station
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monirjewel wrote:
The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900,
processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in
1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century.
(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892
and then was rebuilt in 1900.
(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter
of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being
rebuilt in 1900.
(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island
processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.
(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the
federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first
opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900.


Answers:

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in
1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century. - Wrong, WHICH is wrong here
(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892
and then was rebuilt in 1900. - Having processed is wordy
(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter
of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being
rebuilt in 1900. - Processing is wrong
(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island
processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century. - Correct
(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the
federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first
opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 - To enter is wrong

Answer D

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D it is,

The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900,
processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.
(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in
1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century. Incorrect as which could refer both to ellis island or federal immigration station because both are singular and what follows which is also singular. Hence there is no clear referent.
(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first
quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892
and then was rebuilt in 1900.Having processed has nothing to do with the rebuilding
(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter
of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being
rebuilt in 1900.Again meaning is distorted; and being rebuilt is incorrect.
(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island
processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.Correct, as the sentence clearly separates the non essential modifiers from the main clause
(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the
federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first
opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900.federal immigration station is not an immigrant.
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The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.


(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- This choice is a fragment with no finite verb

(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892 and then was rebuilt in 1900. .. It gives an impression that because it processed so many numbers of immigrants, the office was opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 -- altered intent. In addition, the station was opened and not that the station opened something.

(C) Processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being rebuilt in 1900. -- to enter is an abuse of the infinitive. The station opened is wrong as in B. Being rebuilt in 1900, an adverbial modifier does not gel with the station's opening in 1892

(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- Best choice


(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three-quarters of them, having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900. --- having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 gives a wrong picture of cause and effect


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Originally posted by daagh on 15 Mar 2017, 01:56.
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D.

E has a redundant them pronoun too.

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Hey guys!
I got the correct answer D because I spotted the adjective clause which was first opened in 1892 and then checked the entire sentence and found that D was the less wordy. However, I don´t know if my approach was the best. Please let me know.. Thanks!
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monirjewel wrote:
The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892 and then was rebuilt in 1900.

(C) Processing nearly three quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being rebuilt in 1900.

(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of them, having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900.


look at choice C.
processing happen a little before and continue while "opened". this meaning is convey by grammartical structure . but this meaning make no sense. choice D is gone
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daagh wrote:
The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of
the twentieth century.


(A) The federal immigration station on Ellis Island, which was first opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- This choice is a fragment with no finite verb

(B) Having processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants who enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892 and then was rebuilt in 1900. .. It gives an impression that because it processed so many numbers of immigrants, the office was opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 -- altered intent. In addition, the station was opened and not that the station opened something.

(C) Processing nearly three-quarters of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island first opened in 1892, being rebuilt in 1900. -- to enter is an abuse of the infinitive. The station opened is wrong as in B. Being rebuilt in 1900, an adverbial modifier does not gel with the station's opening in 1892

(D) First opened in 1892, then rebuilt in 1900, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three quarters of all immigrants entering the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century. -- Best choice


(E) Of all immigrants to enter the United States in the first quarter of the twentieth century, the federal immigration station on Ellis Island processed nearly three-quarters of them, having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900. --- having first opened in 1892 and rebuilt in 1900 gives a wrong picture of cause and effect



Is "having + verb_ed" is a bad structure?

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