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    Toefl grammer test

    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first President to understand fully the great force of radio ----------------------- for taking government policies directly to the people.
    (A) and the opportunity it provided
    (B) it provided and the opportunity
    (C) and the opportunity provided it
    (D) provided it the opportunity


    The correct answer is A. Please explain why that in A (and the opportunity that it provided ) was omitted. As I know, we can omit that when two independent clauses share the same subject. However, in this sentence two clauses have different subject.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Toefl grammer test

    Quote Originally Posted by heisazadeh View Post
    Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first President to understand fully the great force of radio ----------------------- for taking government policies directly to the people.
    (A) and the opportunity it provided
    (B) it provided and the opportunity
    (C) and the opportunity provided it
    (D) provided it the opportunity


    The correct answer is A. Please explain why that in A (and the opportunity that it provided ) was omitted. As I know, we can omit that when two independent clauses share the same subject. However, in this sentence two clauses have different subject.
    Thanks in advance.
    (Not a teacher)
    It (the radio:subject) provided (verb) the great force and opportunity (object).
    Grammatically, that can be omitted if it stands for the object as shown in your sentence. (i.e. ...the great force and opportunity(that) it provided)

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