BB Writing Question?

<p>I got this wrong, but I relied on my ear. I want to know the real reason behind the answer (this is from the first BB, so I have no explanations online): </p>

<p>Conflicts between land developers and conservationists have repeatedly A AROSE, B CAUSING Congress to reconsider legislation C THAT PROHIBITS building D WITHIN HABITATS of endangered species. E NO ERROR.</p>

<p>A. should be arisen i believe.</p>

<p>the error is A. arose</p>

<p>the word "have" signifies the present perfect, thus the main verb must also be conjugated in the present perfect form</p>

<p>have aris*en* instead of have arose</p>

<p>Thanks thrill3nit3, I get it now ;)</p>

<p>Wait- I have another question on the same test.
A CONTRASTING WITH B MOST OTHER fifteenth-century rulers, Portuguese kings C COULD COUNT ON the support of the aristocracy D IN ANY overseas ventures. E NO ERROR.</p>

<p>A Should be compared not contrasting.</p>

<p>Nspired, is that a diction error then?</p>

<p>im pretty sure it is. Comparisons are between similarities and contrasting are the differences i believe? im not very good at writing either lol but im fairly sure im right</p>

<p>NSpired, that kinda doesn't make sense to me- could you perhaps explain it more?
ANOTHER QUESTION. Sorry, last one ;)
[Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern urban life, and] his celebrated painting Forward presents a rural scene from the life of abolitionist Harriet Tuban.
The other choices were stupid. The 2 I wasn't sure was b/w:
1. Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern urban life, however
2. Although Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern urban life </p>

<p>How do you pick b/w the 2?</p>

<p>the first one is wrong</p>

<p>When however is used to separate two independent clauses (clauses that can stand on their own as sentences), a semicolon must be used, not a comma.</p>

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the first one is wrong</p>

<p>When however is used to separate two independent clauses (clauses that can stand on their own as sentences), a semicolon must be used, not a comma.

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<p>Thanks so much thrill3rnite3, but how are the clauses independent? aren't they dependent (and thus you can use comma?)</p>

<p>An independent clause is a clause that can stand on its own. In other words, it has a subject and predicate, and it can stand as a complete sentence.</p>

<p>[Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern urban life] is a complete sentence and therefore an independent clause in your example.</p>

<p>Same with [his celebrated painting Forward presents a rural scene from the life of abolitionist Harriet Tuban.].</p>

<p>Thanks! I get it now</p>