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    #1

    one of the ...... was introduced

    "One of the earliest plants domesticated in the Western Hemisphere, manioc was introduced to Europe by Spaniards returning from the New World."

    In the statement above, mentioned in a test series, it is claimed that the underlined part is incorrect. I couldn't guess what the problem was. I just guessed that there should be a comma after manioc, but the punctuation is not a must. Is there any other issue in it?

    If there is no problem and the test is not valid I'll be grateful if you inform me.

    Thanks in advance,

    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Jul-2016 at 21:37. Reason: mistake of comma by OP (then mod removed unnecessary line break)

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    #2

    Re: one of the ...... was introduced

    An apostrophe isn't possible there. The test-writer may think "manioc" should be followed by a comma. That's possible but changes the sentence's meaning slightly.
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    #3

    Re: one of the ...... was introduced

    I'm not sure why GoesStation mentioned an apostrophe.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: one of the ...... was introduced

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm not sure why GoesStation mentioned an apostrophe.
    When I replied, the OP said "apostrophe". It has now been corrected to "comma".
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    #5

    Re: one of the ...... was introduced

    Atabitaraf, please don't edit the contents of a post after it has received responses. It causes confusion as you can see from posts #3 and #4.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: one of the ...... was introduced

    Sure thing,

    After #2, I've corrected #1 and I mentioned the reason underneath.

    Then a mod edited furthermore.

    That's why a confusion happened.

    I've gotten your message though. I shouldn't have edited #1. You're right.

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