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# A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The

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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.
(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
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Re: SC: Is the idiom correct in the right answer choice? [#permalink]

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01 Sep 2005, 08:08
A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.
(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

I don't get your question about whether the idiom is correct? Can you elaborate?

C is the right answer by the way. A letter by Mark Twain is modified by written in the same year ... and was published is correct as the book is singular.
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01 Sep 2005, 08:36
same year that

OR

same year as?

Which is the right one to use and why?
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01 Sep 2005, 08:41
A is wrong because it uses 'were' and "The adeventures of Hukleberry Finn" is singular. I think 'that' is more appropriate than 'as'.
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01 Sep 2005, 08:47
C.

Written in the same year that X was published

were published in A is not correct since "The Adventures......." is one book.
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Re: SC: Is the idiom correct in the right answer choice? [#permalink]

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01 Jan 2011, 07:04
(C)

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
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Re: SC: Is the idiom correct in the right answer choice?   [#permalink] 01 Jan 2011, 07:04
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