Among the objects found in the excavated temple were small terra-cotta effigies left by supplicants who were either asking the goddess Bona Dea's aid in healing physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help.



(A) in healing physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help


(B) in healing physical and mental ills and to thank her for helping


(C) in healing physical and mental ills, and thanking her for helping


(D) to heal physical and mental ills or to thank her for such help


(E) to heal physical and mental ills or thanking her for such help



Doubt- Can a pronoun refer to a possessive entity?


Ideally, a pronoun cannot refer to a possessive noun. But in the given question, there is no option that rectifies the pronoun ambiguity error. Every option uses "her" to refer to Goddess Bona Dea. That's when you move on and look for other errors. 

The given sentence is correct as it is. Option A is correct.