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Sentence Correction: Preposition and Idiom Questions - Overview

The reason that the 4th of July is the date chosen to celebrate Independence Day is because on that day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was voted upon and was adopted by the Continental Congress.

This answer is stylistically flawed. Using both the reason and because is redundant.

What helps us identify this question as a Redundancy question as well as identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:  

the reason + because

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by not using both the reason and because in the same sentence, it is grammatically incorrect due to a Preposition error. The correct idiom is adopted by not adopted to.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by not using both the reason and because in the same sentence, it is grammatically incorrect due to a Preposition error. The correct idiom is adopted by not adopted in.

Although this answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by not using both the reason and because in the same sentence, it uses the wordy phrase to hold the Independence Day celebrations. Look for a more concise answer choice.

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This answer choice corrects the original Redundancy by not using both the reason and because in the same sentence while using the correct preposition (by) for the idiom adopted by.

The reason that the 4th of July is the date chosen to celebrate Independence Day is because on that day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was voted upon and was adopted by
The reason that the 4th of July is the date chosen to celebrate Independence Day is that on that day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was voted upon and was adopted to
The 4th of July is the date chosen to celebrate Independence Day because on that day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was voted upon and was adopted by
The 4th of July is the date chosen to hold the Independence Day celebrations because on that day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was voted upon and was adopted by
The 4th of July is the date chosen to celebrate Independence Day because on that day in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was voted upon and was adopted in