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Find the best correction for the underlined sentence from the four options give below:

Under a provision of the Constitution that was never applied, Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it by the legislatures of two-thirds of the states.

  1. was never applied, Congress has been required to call a convention for considering possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do it.
  2. was never applied, there has been a requirement that Congress call a convention for consideration of possible amendments to the document when asked to do it formally.
  3. has never applied, whereby Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so.
  4. has never been applied, Congress is required to call a convention to consider possible amendments to the document when formally asked to do so.
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Option D is the right answer.

Options A and B contain tense errors (was never applied … has been required).

Option C is incorrect because of the use of “has” and “whereby” in incorrect tenses (has never applied, whereby Congress is required to call...).

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