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writing help !!!!

ahmed97ahmed97 Posts: 169User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
Q: The time and the place for such a large event is subject to approving from the mayor's office.

choices:
a) The time and the place for such a large event is subject to approving from the mayor's office.
b) For such a large event, the time and the place are subject to the mayor's office's approving them.
c) The time and the place for such a large event are subject to the approval of the mayor's office
d) The time and place for such a large event are subject to be approved by the office of the mayor.
e) Subject to the approval of the mayor's office are the time and place for such a large event taking place.
i answered it (B) but the right answer was (C) but what is wrong with (C)


(Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States), its adobe architecture, spectacular setting, and clear, radiant light have long made it a magnet for artists.
A.) Santa Fe, is one of the oldest cities in the United States, its
B.) Santa Fe, which is one of the oldest cities in the United States, its
C.) Santa Fe, which is one of the oldest cities in the United States, has
D.) Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the United States; its
E.) Santa Fe, one of the oldest cities in the United States, and its
i answered it (C) but the right answer was (D)

Please put an explanation. thank you
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Replies to: writing help !!!!

  • eligarareligarar Posts: 125Registered User Junior Member
    1) Nothing is wrong with C because it is the right answer.
    2) There is a semicolon there because two sentence which are closely related are combined. The other options are grammatically incorrect. Read them out loud. Do they not sound awkward and wrong? Your answer
  • rsye94rsye94 Posts: 28Registered User New Member
    in the first one:
    a is wrong because the phrase should be "subject to approval."
    b is wrong because the end part is way too complicated. they're looking for the simplest sentence. and it should be "subject to approval"
    d is wrong just like a. "subject to approval"
    e is wrong because the first part is too complicated and long to be the subject of the sentence

    in the second one:
    a is wrong because the commas are in the wrong place. usually when you sandwich a part like that, it is to give a side note and then continue the sentence (i.e. John, the man crossing the street, was wearing a black jacket.)
    b, c, and e are all wrong for the same reason
    don't be afraid to choose an answer with a semicolon in it. it doesn't necessarily mean that it is wrong. it is much like a period, to separate the two parts of the sentence because it'd be too long otherwise.
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