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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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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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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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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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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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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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Great!

Thanks for information!
 
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