English Structure





Example-5




Question


Mary Lyon, who……………..from 1797 to 1849 founded Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

(A) she lived

(B) living

(C) did she live

(D) lived


Analysis


This is a question on the use of appropriate predicate. The subordinate clause in the sentence has the subject who, but does not have a predicate.

Choice (A) would give the version:

Mary Lyon, who she lived from 1797 to 1849, founded Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

Since this sentence is meaningless, choice (A) is a wrong one.

Choice (B) would give the version:

Mary Lyon, who living from 1797 to 1849, founded Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

Since this sentence is also meaningless, choice (B) is also a wrong one.

Choice (C) would give the version:

Mary Lyon, who did she live from 1797 to 1849, founded Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

Since this sentence is also meaningless, choice (C) is also discarded.

Choice (D) would give the version:

Mary Lyon, who lived from 1797 to 1849, founded Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

This sentence is a grammatically correct and meaningful sentence.

So, we can choose this (D) as the answer.

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