SAT Writing Question

<p>Born of Ibuza parents in Nigeria, novelist Buchi Emecheta moved to England in (1962, since which she has lived in North London).
A) Same as above
B)1962 and has lived since then in North London.
C)1962, since then she has lived in North London.
D)1962 and lived since then in North London.
E)1962, and living in North London since that time.</p>

<p>For this question, what is wrong which answer C. What is wrong with just having ", since"? Am I right to say that "since then she has lived in North London" is an independent clause causing a comma splice?</p>

<p>You need a conjunction to tie the two clauses together. Without a conjunction (such as "and") "Since then she has lived in North London." is a complete sentence, as is "Born of Ibuza parents in Nigeria, novelist Buchi Emecheta moved to England in 1962." These two sentences need to separated by a period, so (C), while using the right tense form, is wrong. (B) deals with the need to tie the two clauses together with the conjunction "and", and also correctly uses the present perfect tense.</p>

<p>I thought C doesn't use the correct tense form as "lived" is used as opposed to "has lived"?</p>

<p>EDIT: Never mind, re read it! Thank you, all good!</p>