English Structure





Example-2




Question


…………… made after English settlers came to Jamestown was a map of Virginia by John Smith, the famous adventure.

(A) It was the first map

(B) The first map

(C) There was a first map

(D) That the first map


Analysis


Choice (A) will give the version:

It was the first map made after English settlers came to Jamestown was a map of Virginia by John Smith, the famous adventure.

Leaving out the phrase “after English settlers came to Jamestown", we get the sentence: “it was the first map…………was a map of Virginia". Obviously, the presence of two predicates in this sentence makes it grammatically incorrect.

Choice (B) results in the sentence:

The first map made after English settlers came to Jamestown was a map of Virginia by John Smith, the famous adventure.

This is a grammatically correct sentence and this choice can be chosen as the answer.

Choice (C) also results in a sentence with two predicates: There was a first map……was a map of Virginia. This sentence is a wrong one and this choice is also not the answer.

Choice (D) gives the version: That the first map …… was a map of Virginia. This is not a full sentence at all. So, (D) is also wrong.

So, we can choose (B) as the answer.

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