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TOEFL - Sentence Correction




Jessica Mitford wrote The American Way of Death, a best-selling book, that led eventually to an official investigation of the funeral industry.

A. that led eventually
B. that had led eventually
C. that eventually led
D. which led eventually
E. who eventually led

My guess is B, but I don't know the real answer. Can you help me? Thank you!

01:09 AM Dec 03 2008 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Hi, Viki!


The correct answer is D, "which led eventually." That's because the clause "Jessica Mitford wrote 'The American Way of Death'" is an independent clause (could be a complete sentence). Therefore, the clause "led eventually to an official investigation of the funeral industry" is NON-essential. Non-essential clauses are attached to sentences with a comma + which.

I hope that helps!

06:53 PM Dec 04 2008 |