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I am just practising some English grammar related questions; here are the questions I am confused about:

Question: Identify the one bold word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.

  1. Charleston, West Virginia, was named for Charles Clendenin who son George acquired land at the junction of tile Elk and Kanawha rivers in 1787.

A) for

B) who

C) acquired

D) rivers

Its correct answer is "B) who". Why?

  1. Eleanor Roosevelt set the standard against which the wives of all United States Presidents since have evaluated.

A) set

B) wives

C) all

D) have evaluated

Its correct answer is "D) have evaluated". Why?

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1) The correct pronoun to describe "belonging to" (in your example the son of Charles Clendenin) is "whose", so "who" would not be correct.

The town was named for Charles, whose son George acquired the land...

2) The wives of United States Presidents have not evaluated (i.e. they are not the subject of the sentence), but they have been evaluated (rather, they are the object of the sentence).

The standard against which the wives of all United States Presidents since have been evaluated...

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