After Alexander the Great ascended the throne following his father’s death, he quickly began invading nearby regions, to

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After Alexander the Great ascended the throne following his father’s death, he quickly began invading nearby regions, to spread into lands to be influenced by the Greek culture for thousands of years after the fall of Ancient Greece.

A. began invading nearby regions, to spread into lands to be influenced
B. began, by invading nearby regions, to spread into lands for influence
C. began to invade nearby regions, spreading into lands that were to be influenced
D. began, after invading nearby regions, spreading into lands which are to be influenced
E. would begin to invade, through spreading nearby regions, into lands for influence


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In this question, after the death of Alexander's father, he began to invade neighboring regions which led to spreading to other land.

Option A Incorrect
Explanation - the comma before the prepositional phrase is not necessary. The sentence seem ambiguous and awkward. Is Alexander invading the lands to be influenced or to influenced other land.

Option B Incorrect
Explanation - it changes the meaning of the sentence. It makes it seem like Alexander was trying to be influenced by Greek culture.

Option C correct
Explanation - It is correct because it uses the correct modifier 'spreading ' to modify the preceding clause 'to invade' to explain the sentence.

Option D Incorrect
Explanation - The sentence feels illogical when studied. If we remove 'by invading nearby region'
from this sentence, it doesn't make much sense.

Option E Incorrect
Explanation- Incorrect usage of 'would' and 'begin' for an action that happened in the past. 'Would' is used for the future reference while 'begin' is in the present tense