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Despite Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time, the prolonged peace during the Tokugawa shogunate produced an almost
explosive expansion commence.

A) Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time, the prolonged peace during the Tokugawa shogunate
B) the relative isolation of japan from world trade at the time and the Tokugawa shogunate’s prolonged peace, it
C) being relatively isolated from world trade at the time, the prolonged peace during Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate
D) Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time during the Tokugawa shogunate, prolonged peace
E) its relative isolation from world trade then, prolonged peace in Japan during the Tokugawa shogunate

Please explain the logic behind the correct answer. TIA

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A) Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time, the prolonged peace during the Tokugawa shogunate - Correct

B) the relative isolation of japan from world trade at the time and the Tokugawa shogunate’s prolonged peace, it - Incorrect. Pronoun error. 'it' may refer to isolation or peace

C) being relatively isolated from world trade at the time, the prolonged pace during Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate - Incorrect - Meaning error. 'being' suggests that the action is still in progress

D) Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time during the Tokugawa shogunate, prolonged peace - Incorrect - Changes the meaning

E) its relative isolation from world trade then, prolonged peace in Japan during the Tokugawa shogunate - Incorrect - Pronoun error. It is better to introduce the noun first and the pronoun later.

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A) Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time, the prolonged peace during the Tokugawa shogunate
In this sentence, the time clearly refers to during the Tokugawa shogunate. It's clear that the peace during Tokugawa shogunate, not other periods, produce the expansion --> Correct.
B) the relative isolation of Japan from world trade at the time and the Tokugawa shogunate’s prolonged peace, it
What is the antecedent of "it"? the isolation or the peace. Also the prolonged peace did not hinder or prevent the expansion of commerce, hence we cannot write: Despite the Tokugawa shogunate’s prolonged peace, it produced...
C) being relatively isolated from world trade at the time, the prolonged pace during Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate
What does being modify? It supposes to modify Japan, but here it modifies the subject after comma, which is "the prolonged pace during Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate". This doesn't make sense.
D) Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time during the Tokugawa shogunate, prolonged peace
The confuse here is between A & D, which one is better? Clearly A. In D, we don't know the prolonged peace is BEFORE, DURING, or AFTER the Tokugawa shogunate, while in A, it's clearly stated "the peace during the Tokugawa shogunate".
E) its relative isolation from world trade then, prolonged peace in Japan during the Tokugawa shogunate
"its" refers to the whole noun phrase "prolonged peace in Japan during the Tokugawa shogunate", which doesn't make sense.
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Is this question correct? In A we have "peace" and in C "pace" Is this intended meaning?
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Is this question correct? In A we have "peace" and in C "pace" Is this intended meaning?


Hello Mate..Option C is: "being relatively isolated from world trade at the time, the prolonged peace during Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate"
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had A and D after the first look,

A has prpoer contrasr w.r.t D if you have a double look.

the first part in D before the comma is confusing.
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daagh,

Please help why E is incorrect.



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Despite Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time, the prolonged peace during the Tokugawa shogunate produced an almost
explosive expansion commence.

A) Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time, the prolonged peace during the Tokugawa shogunate
B) the relative isolation of japan from world trade at the time and the Tokugawa shogunate’s prolonged peace, it
C) being relatively isolated from world trade at the time, the prolonged peace during Japan’s Tokugawa shogunate
D) Japan’s relative isolation from world trade at the time during the Tokugawa shogunate, prolonged peace
E) its relative isolation from world trade then, prolonged peace in Japan during the Tokugawa shogunate

Please explain the logic behind the correct answer. TIA

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A
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Please help why E is incorrect.

Hi 1988achilles, a handy thing to remember is that when a pronoun appears as part of the introductory modifier, that pronoun refers to the noun immediately after the introductory modifier.

Hence, in E, its would erroneously refer to prolonged peace (whereas it should actually have referred to Japan).

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