Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #118 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #118

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Mauritius was a British colony for almost

Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, excepting for the domains of administration and teaching, the English language

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Gravatar Mike McGarry, Magoosh Tutor

May 25, 2013 • Comment

prasadcp parameswaran

If it was IC, IC - I understand that a conjunction is required. But in this question isn't the structure IC, phrase, IC. Do we need conjunction in this case to join an IC with a phrase?

Jul 16, 2016 • Reply

Cydney Seigerman, Magoosh Tutor

Good question! Because the sentence is composed of two independent clauses, yes, there needs to be a conjunction joining the two clauses. The presence of a phrase like the one in the original sentence doesn't change this idea.

Hope this helps :)

Jul 24, 2016 • Reply

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