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Austin, Capital of Texas

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This question presents a sentence, part of which or all of which is underlined. Beneath the sentence, you will find five ways of phrasing the underlined part. The first of these repeats the original; the other four are different. If you think the original is best, choose the first answer; otherwise, choose one of the others.

Austin, the state capital of Texas, and the seat of Texas County, draws attention as Texas’ fourth largest city, it is the 11th largest in the United States, a city first popularized because of its location along the Colorado River.

A

city, it is the 11th largest in the United States, a city first popularized because of its location along the Colorado River

B

city; the 11th largest city in the United States, Austin was first popularized because of its location along the Colorado River.

C

city, which was first popularized because it is located on the Colorado River, it is the 11th largest city in the United States.

D

city; it is popular because of early settlers, these people wanted to live there because it’s located along the Colorado River.

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city; the 11th largest city in the United States; Austin was first popularized because of its location along the Colorado River.