Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.

  The language of the Navajo people, like their Apache cousins, is classified in the Athabascan language family.

  (A) their

  (B) for their

  (C) that of its

  (D) its

  (E) that of their

  The correct answer is E


  Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by using the pronoun “that” to refer to “The language” so that one thing, “The language of the Navajo people,” is properly compared to another thing, “that [the language] of their Apache cousins.”