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When Nigeria achieved full independence in 1960, they had already established a federal political structure consisting of three regions based on the three major population clusters that were in its borders.

(A) they had already established a federal political structure consisting of three regions based on the three major population clusters that were in

(B) they already had established a federal political structure consisting of three regions that was based on the three major population clusters inside

(C) they already had established a federal political structure that consisted of three regions based on the three major population clusters in

(D) it had already established a federal political structure that consisted of three regions based on the three major population clusters within

(E) it already had established a federal political structure consisting of three regions being based on the three major population clusters it had within

I couldn't see the difference between 'They' vs 'it' split.

I can rule out E, because of 'being' and 'it', but the others I have no idea.
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Originally posted by uledssul on 06 May 2012, 00:34.
Last edited by hazelnut on 29 Aug 2017, 23:33, edited 1 time in total.
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Nigeria is the singular subject and it cannot be referred to as they. That leaves D and E and E is out because of the clumsy being ,as you have pointed out. Therefore, D is the answer. A simple exercise but do you have any difficulty in seeing that Nigeria is third person singular and that singular subjects need singular pronouns such as it or he or she
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When Nigeria achieved full independence in 1960, they had already established a federal political structure consisting of three regions based on the three major population clusters that were in its borders.
I couldn't see the difference between 'They' vs 'it' split.

I can rule out E, because of 'being' and 'it', but the others I have no idea.
Please help.
Thanks.


you could have picked the correct one from they vs it split from the non-underlined part its borders. Hence we require a singular subject it to refer to Nigeria.

(A) they had already established a federal political structure consisting of three regions based on the three major population clusters that were in
(B) they already had established a federal political structure consisting of three regions that was based on the three major population clusters inside
(C) they already had established a federal political structure that consisted of three regions based on the three major population clusters in
(D) it had already established a federal political structure that consisted of three regions based on the three major population clusters within
(E) it already had established a federal political structure consisting of three regions being based on the three major population clusters it had within

E is wrong for incorrect construction "already had" and for wrong tense in "it had within" . it has within changes the meaning.
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When Nigeria achieved full independence in 1960, they had already established a federal political structure consisting of three regions based on the three major population clusters that were in its borders.


I know it's minor and maybe nitpicky, but doesn't 'in' need to be underlined as well? It throws off all of the answers.
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When Nigeria achieved full independence in 1960, they had already established a federal political structure consisting of three regions based on the three major population clusters that were in its borders.

(A) they had already established a federal political structure consisting of three regions based on the three major population clusters that were in - Nigeria is singular and usage of the pronoun 'they' is incorrect

(B) they already had established a federal political structure consisting of three regions that was based on the three major population clusters inside - same as A

(C) they already had established a federal political structure that consisted of three regions based on the three major population clusters in - same as A

(D) it had already established a federal political structure that consisted of three regions based on the three major population clusters within

(E) it already had established a federal political structure consisting of three regions being based on the three major population clusters it had within - usage of being

Answer D
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(E) it already had established a federal political structure consisting of three regions being based on the three major population clusters it had within


1. Are both usage of 'it' correct? I believe it refers back to Nigeria.
2. Usage of modifier - consisting - modifying political structure is correct where as usage of being is incorrect
3. The clause - it had within - is connected properly.
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I have a doubt
In option, E, it already had correct?
Is it had already OR it already had the same meaning?
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'already had established' and ' had already established ' have no material difference as far as I see.
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When Nigeria achieved full independence in 1960, they had already established a federal political structure consisting of three regions based on the three major population clusters that were in its borders.

(A) they had already established a federal political structure consisting of three regions based on the three major population clusters that were in

(B) they already had established a federal political structure consisting of three regions that was based on the three major population clusters inside

(C) they already had established a federal political structure that consisted of three regions based on the three major population clusters in

(D) it had already established a federal political structure that consisted of three regions based on the three major population clusters within

(E) it already had established a federal political structure consisting of three regions being based on the three major population clusters it had within

I couldn't see the difference between 'They' vs 'it' split.

I can rule out E, because of 'being' and 'it', but the others I have no idea.
Please help.
Thanks.



Answer is D.
Here, in the subject, Nigeria is a singular noun, so 'they' is incorrect.
This gives us options D & E. Option E has 'consisting' and 'being' along with the past perfect tense whereas option D has correct form.
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