i think its (D)..is that right? I dont think its (a) or (b) because habits is repeated twice which is redundant and could be replaced with a pronoun?
Many writers of modern English have acquired careless habits that damage the clarity of their prose, but these habits can be broken if they are willing to take the necessary trouble.
(A) but these habits can be broken
(B) but these habits are breakable
(C) but they can break these habits
(D) which can be broken
(E) except that can be broken
Why not A?
In D, "which" illogically refers to "prose".
E makes no sense, and in any case the conjunction "except that" would need to be followed by a clause with a subject and verb, not just a verb.
The answer is C.
Hey Bob, I didn't get this:
Though the police ate pies, they are not good. (can't think of fancy examples)
Here Subject - Police
Object = Pies
Here, the antecedent of they is pies or police?
I always thought the pronoun refers to the closest noun in the previous clause, but apropos your suggestion, they only refers to the subject of the previous clause. Therefore, they refers to POLICE and NOT PIES?
Hey Harvard, I am right here!!
rep me if I made some sense
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