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Question

The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.


 

Option A:

what they now commonly call

Option B:

a plant that they now commonly call

Option C:

now commonly called

Option D:

and is now commonly called

Option E:

which it is now commonly called

Difficulty Level

Easy

Solution

Option C is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Pronouns, clauses, and connectors.

 

A) Inappropriate usage of the pronoun “They” – Cannot refer to Anasazi, which is singular.

B) Inappropriate usage of the pronoun “They” – Cannot refer to Anasazi, which is singular.

C) Correct Answer

D) Inappropriate usage of the conjunction “and”. This makes it seem as though the Anasazi is now commonly called wild spinach.

E) Inappropriate usage of 2 pronouns “which” and “it”. Anyone would suffice.


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