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Plato believed that boys and girls should be given an equal education. This idea is rarely mentioned in textbooks.

a. Plato believed that boys and girls should be given an equal education, where this idea is rarely mentioned in textbooks.
b. Plato believed that boys and girls should be given an equal education, an idea that is rarely mentioned in textbooks.
c. Believing that boys and girls should be given an equal education, Plato’s idea is rarely mentioned in textbooks.
d. Plato believed that boys and girls should be given an equal education, whereupon this idea is rarely mentioned in textbooks.
  1. b. In this choice, the subordinate clause makes sense. Choice b is also the least wordy of the choices. In choices a and d, the subordinators are illogical. Choice c contains a misplaced modifier (Plato believed; Plato’s idea could not believe).

Test ID: 70
Source: 501 Grammar and Writing Questions