A. James Joyce is Max's SUPPOSEDLY Irish ancestor.
B. James Joyce is Max's SUPPOSED Irish ancestor.
Can we say which one of above is correct without knowing the intent of Author ?
MGMAT says second statement is correct because James Joyce may or may not be Max's ancestor, but James Joyce was certainly Irish. Thus,we want the adjective supposed, so that we can modify the noun ancestor.
My questions is how do we know the author's intent ? For all that matter James Joyce could be certainly Max's ancestor but he may or may not be Irish.
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