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30 Nov 2008, 04:17
Having been bombed for fifty-seven nights in a row, the Blitz and the refusal to surrender London after it took on almost mythic significance as evidence of British citizens’ ability to resist the will of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

A. the Blitz and the refusal to surrender London after it took on
B. London’s Blitz and the refusal to surrender took after
C. the Blitz and the refusal of the city of London took over
D. London’s refusal to surrender after the Blitz took on
E. London’s refusal to surrender after the Blitz took up
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30 Nov 2008, 05:28
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Having been bombed for fifty-seven nights in a row, the Blitz and the refusal to surrender London after it took on almost mythic significance as evidence of British citizens’ ability to resist the will of Hitler and Nazi Germany.

I can't find any correct answer among given choices, because 'having been bombed' should have a noun that it modifies, in this case London. Am I missing smth?
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30 Nov 2008, 05:30
that is exactly the reason I posted! I hope we can get some comments.
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30 Nov 2008, 18:54
In my opinion (and I got this one right on the practice CAT)

A and C are right out because "the Blitz and the refusal to surrender London" is awkward-sounding and doesn't follow logically from the introductory clause.

B is incorrect because it wasn't London's Blitz, it was the German Blitz.

So between D and E we have to decide whether "took up ... significance" or "took on ... significance" is the correct idiom - took up is incorrect idiom for this sentence, therefore D is the correct answer.
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