Answer: D. nos
Since “exploratory scope” is the subject in the first half of the sentence (“of each tribe” simply modifies the subject) the pronoun reference “it” grammatically most likely refers to that. So if one wants to make the tribes the subject of the next part of the sentence it …
English pronouns work on real gender where ” he ” and “she” refer only to humans and higher animals depending on their sex; “it” refers to everything else. Spanish pronouns work on grammatical gender for most things: “el” and “ella” refer even to inanimate objects though Spanish also has “lo” for referring to ideas rather than nouns.
A garden-path sentence is a grammatically correct sentence that starts in such a way that a reader’s most likely interpretation will be incorrect; the reader is lured into a parse that turns out to be a dead end or yields a clearly unintended meaning. “Garden path” refers to the saying “to be led down [or up] the garden path” meaning to be deceived tricked or seduced.
This passage in the penultimate paragraph (I broke up the passages into two sentences ) sounds like the quote from a book but it is not in quotes: <