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The Golden Gate Bridge, which is built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and called one of the man-made Wonders of the World, remained the largest suspension bridge in the world for almost four decades.

A. which is built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and
B. built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and which is
C. built on the North American strait that connects San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean is
D. built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and
E. built on the North American strait that connects San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and

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06 Aug 2017, 03:02
The Golden Gate Bridge, which is built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and called one of the man-made Wonders of the World, remained the largest suspension bridge in the world for almost four decades.

A. which is built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and - which is not parallel with called
B. built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and which is - built is not parallel with which is called
C. built on the North American strait that connects San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean is
- is called????

Out of D and E

built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean over built on the North American strait that connects San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and

Hence D.
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20 Aug 2017, 10:18
Sorry, but why is E wrong? Can someone explain why 'connecting' is a better choice here over 'connects?'
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23 Aug 2017, 23:33
Can an expert please comment on why option D is preferred to option E.
I would like to know how to eliminate option E.
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24 Aug 2017, 19:23
darn wrote:
Can an expert please comment on why option D is preferred to option E.
I would like to know how to eliminate option E.

I believe both "connecting" and "called" should logically point to the "Golden Gate Bridge".
The pronoun "that" in option E points to the "strait" instead of the "Golden Gate Bridge".

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08 Nov 2017, 05:06
sir i have a doubt that connecting is a modifier according to me and without comma so it must modify preceding noun so why option "d" is correct and why not option "e" because i saw some questions where that doesn't modify just preceding noun but little bit far noun please explain?
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The Golden Gate Bridge, which is built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and called one of the man-made Wonders of the World, remained the largest suspension bridge in the world for almost four decades.

A. which is built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and
B. built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and which is
C. built on the North American strait that connects San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean is
D. built on the North American strait connecting San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and
E. built on the North American strait that connects San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean and

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hi rishabhmishra,

It is a poor question if written correctly....
bridge connects two pieces of land and strait connects two areas of water bodies.
But here you are connecting a piece of land, San francisco, with a water bodt, the pacific ocean.
what on earth does it mean..

so pacific ocean is surely there and San Francisco is San Francisco Bay
Now what is best to connect these two - a strait
so CONNECTING is modifier correctly used so a better choice..
But there is not much wrong with THAT too..

so all in all a doubtful Q
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08 Nov 2017, 08:08
Me too of the same opinion as chetan2u

Don't like the question..
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08 Nov 2017, 08:47
I have locked this topic because of the poor quality of this question.
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