The achaemenid empire

The Achaemenid empire of Persia reached the Indus Valley in the fifth century B.C., bringing the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and southern Indian alphabets.

A. the Aramaic script with it, from which was derived both northern and

B. the Aramaic script with it, and from which deriving both the northern and the

C. with it the Aramaic script, from which derive both the northern and the

D. with it the Aramaic script, from which derives both northern and

E. with it the Aramaic script, and deriving from it both the northern and

My Ques: How to identify the subject?I picked aramaic script.

Expert Asked on March 14, 2018 in Sentence Correction.
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How to identify subject:

Subject is a noun or pronoun, which is talked about in a sentence. It is usually the doer of action. It can appear at the beginning of the sentence or at the end

He works at IBM – He is the subject because we talk about “he” and “he” does the work

Here comes the BMW car – We are talking about BMW car and hence “BMW car” is the subject.

 

The sentence talks about the following:

1) The subject The Achaemenid empire of Persia

2) Two actions performed simultaneously by the above subect:

a) reached the Indus Valley

b) brought with it the Aramaic script

As 2b is happenining simultaneously with 2a, verb + ing (bringing) is used in the sentence

3) Subject Northern and southern Indian alphabets

4) Action performed by the above subject

Derive from Aramaic script

Sentences 3 and 2b are connected using “from which”. Thus “from which” clearly identifies Aramaic script.

 

 

Advanced Answered on March 14, 2018.
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Thank you for that detailed explanation Sandeep 🙂

Expert Answered on March 14, 2018.
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Thank you sandeep!

Expert Answered on March 15, 2018.
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Subject can also appear in the middle:

Unlike men, women have two surnames – women is the subject

Inventor and Electrical engineer, Nikola Tesla invented Alternating Current – Nikola Tesla is the subject

Advanced Answered on March 15, 2018.
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