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The Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea. All birds nest on land.

a. Whereupon all birds nest on land, the Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea.
b. The Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea, whereas all birds nest on land.
c. Whenever all birds nest on land, the Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea.
d. The Greeks thought that the halcyon, or kingfisher, nested on the sea, as all birds nest on land.
  1. b. Whereas (in choice b) is the logical subordinator, establishing contrast. The other answer choices make no sense.

Test ID: 77
Source: 501 Grammar and Writing Questions