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    A question

    What is the correct choice? Why?

    The first explorer _________ California by land was Jededish Strong Smith, a trapper who crossed the southwestern deserts of the United States in 1826.

    A-that he reached
    B-reached
    C-to reach
    D-reaching it
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    Re: A question

    Wat is the correct choice? Why?

    The first explorer _________ California by land was Jededish Strong Smith, a trapper who crossed the southwestern deserts of the United States in 1826.

    A-that he reached
    B-reached
    C-to reach
    D-reaching it

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    who reached OR to reach..

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    Re: A question

    Quote Originally Posted by paochai01 View Post
    Wat is the correct choice? Why?

    The first explorer _________ California by land was Jededish Strong Smith, a trapper who crossed the southwestern deserts of the United States in 1826.

    A-that he reached
    B-reached
    C-to reach
    D-reaching it

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    who reached OR to reach..

    So we conclude the answer is 3. Now What kind of sentence does it notify in the English structure?

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    Smile Re: A question

    Quote Originally Posted by proof.beh View Post
    So we conclude the answer is 3. Now What kind of sentence does it notify in the English structure?
    It's postmodification - postmodification is used for describing any words, phrases, or constructions which appear after the main (head) noun in the noun phrase (in this case, the first explorer). And to reach is the non-finite clause here.

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    Re: A question

    I see.. so what should be the best answer and what are other possible answers?
    And can you tell me when I should use 'TO REACH'?

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    Re: A question

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    It's postmodification - postmodification is used for describing any words, phrases, or constructions which appear after the main (head) noun in the noun phrase (in this case, the first explorer). And to reach is the non-finite clause here.

    Great!

    Thanks for information!

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