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The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local

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The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local times which was determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differing from city to city and to the establishment of regional times.

(A) which was determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differing
(B) which was determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and which differed
(C) which were determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differing
(D) determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differed
(E) determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differing

can u explain the ans ?
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We did this earlier!

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New post 23 Sep 2005, 01:25
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The growth of the railroads led to the abolition of local times which was determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differing from city to city and to the establishment of regional times.

(A) which was determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differing
(B) which was determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and which differed
(C) which were determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differing
(D) determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differed
(E) determined by when the sun reached the observer’s meridian and differing

can u explain the ans ?


I go with (D). It's unclear what "which" is referring to. Is it local times or the abolition of local times... In addition, choices A,B, or C violate parallel construction. (A) has "was determined... differing"; (B) has "which was determined... which differed"; and (C) has "were determined... differing". (D) has the best parallel construction.
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