Sentence Correction: Advanced Pronoun Errors: Ambiguity and Antecedents

The heiress of the late Duke of Gelderland, a world-renowned member of the Dutch nobility and shipping tycoon, has granted her youngest sister 40% of the family business' shares, as she had overwhelming debts.

You are right!

This answer choice clarifies who the **pronoun** *she* refers to and is a more logical sentence.
No, that's not it.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. The pronoun she is ambiguous because it agrees with both heiress and sister

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That's not it.

While this answer choice corrects the original ambiguity mistake, it is grammatically incorrect. Replacing the singular verb has with the plural have creates a Subject Verb Agreement mistake.  

What helps us identify the Subject Verb Agreement mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A long distance between the subject and the verb  

Incorrect.

This answer choice repeats the original mistake. The pronoun she is ambiguous because it agrees with both heiress and sister

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Not exactly.

While this answer choice corrects the original ambiguity mistake, it changes the meaning of the original sentence by omitting the word overwhelming.

has granted her youngest sister 40% of the family business' shares, as she had overwhelming debts

has granted her youngest sister 40% of the family business' shares because the sister had overwhelming debts

have granted her youngest sister 40% of the family business' shares, as the youngest sister had overwhelming debts

has granted her youngest sister 40% of the family business' shares, as she had debts

has granted the youngest of her sisters 40% of the family business' shares, as the sister had debts

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