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Sentence Correction 20

    The striking panorama of elegantly-restored Baroque buildings along the Elbe provides evidence of why Dresden, a city all but wiped of the map by Allied bombings in 1945, was called the “Florence on the Elbe” once.

    1. provide evidence of why Dresden, a city all but wiped off the map by Allied bombings in 1945, was once called the “Florence on the Elbe.”
    2. provide evidence of why Dresden, a city all but wiped off the map in 1945 by Allied bombings, was called the “Florence on the Elbe” once.
    3. provides evidence of why Dresden, a city all but wiped of the map in 1945 by Allied bombings, was once called the “Florence on the Elbe”.
    4. provides evidence of why Dresden, a city all but wiped off the map by Allied bombings in 1945, was once called the “Florence on the Elbe”.

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (D)

Detailed Solution

The sentence given has three errors:

1. ‘Panorama’ is singular. So, the verb associated with this is ‘provides’, not ‘provide’.

2. The preposition ‘of’ connects words and is used to show possession or the relationship between two things. The right word in the given context is ‘off’, the equivalent of ‘away’.

3. The adverb ‘once’ should be placed immediately before the word or phrase it modifies. ‘Called …. once’ could mean it was called so one time (instead of at one time). The correct usage is ‘was once called…’.

Correct Answer: D



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