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The two-week hunting trip undertaken by twelve-year-old Inuit boys

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The two-week hunting trip undertaken by twelve-year-old Inuit boys on North Baffin Island is not necessary to the community's survival, but they are still considered important rites of passage by the Inuits, who have extended the tradition to include young girls.


A) they are still considered important rites of passage
B) they are still considered an important rite of passage
C) it is still considered an important rite of passage
D) it is considered as being important rites of passage
E) being still considered a rite of passage
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I think C is correct the subject is The trip. So it should be used instead of they

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The two-week hunting trip undertaken by twelve-year-old Inuit boys on North Baffin Island is not necessary to the community's survival, but they are still considered important rites of passage by the Inuits, who have extended the tradition to include young girls.


A) they are still considered important rites of passage
B) they are still considered an important rite of passage
C) it is still considered an important rite of passage
D) it is considered as being important rites of passage
E) being still considered a rite of passage


"consider as" is wrong. Eliminate D.

"they" wrongly refers to "The two-week hunting trip". "They" should be "it". Eliminate A and B.

Choice E makes the sentence awkward. Answer C.
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The two-week hunting trip undertaken by twelve-year-old Inuit boys on North Baffin Island is not necessary to the community's survival, but they are still considered important rites of passage by the Inuits, who have extended the tradition to include young girls.
A) they are still considered important rites of passage - Antecedent of THEY is Ambiguous. Is THEY referring to BOYS or TRIPS? Hence Incorrect.
B) they are still considered an important rite of passage - Antecedent of THEY is Ambiguous. Is THEY referring to BOYS or TRIPS? Hence Incorrect.
C) it is still considered an important rite of passage - CORRECT
D) it is considered as being important rites of passage - Considered AS is Idiomatically Incorrect.
E) being still considered a rite of passage - Use of BEINGS leads to a FRAGMENT error. Hence Incorrect.
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