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I was actually expecting one of the choices to "isolate" London as the primary subject. I got the answer by process of elimination. Looking at the choices though, there are no choices that isolate "London" as the subject.

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Btw, where did you get these questions? Just curious.
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What is the Blitz? :?
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The blitz is the continuous bombing. The refusal to surrender even after such a horrendous attack is mythical. There is no mythical significance about the Blitz per se; at best, it can be called brutal.

The introductory sentence is a subordinate clause and not an adjectival moodier. So the city need not explicitly be referred by the proper noun of London. For the text to have the name of London to reflect, the introductory clause should be rephrased as: Though bombed for fifty-seven nights in a row, the city of London ………
Only D and E can contend and E is gone for using the wrong idiom -took up -
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The blitz is the continuous bombing. The refusal to surrender even after such a horrendous attack is mythical. There is no mythical significance about the Blitz per se; at best, it can be called brutal.

The introductory sentence is a subordinate clause and not an adjectival moodier. So the city need not explicitly be referred by the proper noun of London. For the text to have the name of London to reflect, the introductory clause should be rephrased as: Though bombed for fifty-seven nights in a row, the city of London ………
Only D and E can contend and E is gone for using the wrong idiom -took up -


I picked C. :(

Can u please suggest me where I can read more about subordinate clauses?
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Good Source..Was really helpful..
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took on = assumed; in the absence of the MD, it was his secretary who took on the job
took up = physically took up ; such as taking up something from the ground; or took up new responsibilities- undertook new tasks
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what is the difference between took on and took up , who decides on this kind of absurdity ?
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Hmm..took me a couple of seconds to figure out what the Blitz is and why it couldn't be the evidence of resistance against Hitler. As for took up/took on-take up a position and take on certain quality/air
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The first half of the sentence is a modifier that has to modify city London, and only"took on" is correct , D fits the bill, and hence is the answer.
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