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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 asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
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07 Jul 2009, 12:57
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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 asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

me thinks C....

A: Uses were instead of was (letter is singular)
B: sounds weird...
C: The construction seems good, no confusion on the publication date and it IS the letter doing the revealing.
D: with this structure reveals would have to be revealed.
E: I think reveals has to be revealed to stay within same tense without commas...
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07 Jul 2009, 13:14
C as well.

a) "The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin" is singular so we need "was" rather than "were"
b) "year of publication" sounds awkward.
d) "that" makes the entire sentence chunky - "that reveals that..." awkward and chunky.
e) "that" makes the entire sentence chunky - "that reveals that..." awkward and chunky.
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07 Jul 2009, 13:16
Also WhyabloodyMBA, please underline the sentence when you post these questions. It makes it a hell of a lot easy to answer them:)

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08 Jul 2009, 07:37
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C as well.

a) "The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin" is singular so we need "was" rather than "were"
b) "year of publication" sounds awkward.
d) "that" makes the entire sentence chunky - "that reveals that..." awkward and chunky.
e) "that" makes the entire sentence chunky - "that reveals that..." awkward and chunky.

i too found C to be most suitable, but was lill uncomfy with 'that' present in d sentence, can u explain its relevance..?

OA is defntly C.

will defntly underline from next time...i just kinda missed tht...
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08 Jul 2009, 19:24
A is wrong because it uses were while it has to use was...
Hence C...
thanks great explanations...
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21 Aug 2009, 11:24
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

Why is B or D incorrect?

Detailed expl. anyone? Thanks
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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, ("The adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is singular(a book) and the verb should be WAS instead of WERE. Out of the game. )
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, (Awkward sentence formation - Out of the game.)
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published, - My Pick
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that (Not clear to what THAT is refering to. Also Awkward construction - that reveals that.... Out of the game. )
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that(Not clear to what THAT is refering to. Also Awkward construction - that reveals that.... Out of the game. )
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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 asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

A : Its single novel so were is wrong
B: "as" instead of "of" is wrong
D: reveals not modifying letter
E: reveals not modifying letter

C sounds good
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19 May 2010, 06:31
C it is.

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 asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
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01 Jan 2011, 06:49
(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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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 asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

IMO C !

A is wrong because of the usage of were (plural but letter is singular)
B is wrong because of usage of as. (As compares two verbs and not nouns)
C is correct !
D is awkward in construction.
E uses wrong usage of as and is also structurally awkward .

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WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
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 asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

A : Its single novel so were is wrong
B: "as" instead of "of" is wrong
D: reveals not modifying letter
E: reveals not modifying letter

C sounds good

Hi,
I agree that "was" had to be replaced with "were", in the statement.
But, I think C has an undue "that" in the statement, that spoils the comparison.
Written in the same year, in which the novel was published, was understandable.
"That" is so awkward there, and I feel the usage of "were" is not as worse as this.
At least, In Gmat, the better of the answers go in place, so i think A.
Someone, please explain.
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20 Nov 2011, 07:15
C is the clearest and concisest meaning here.
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28 Dec 2011, 06:59
I Think I agree with Raghupara here that "think C has an undue "that" in the statement, that spoils the comparison.
Written in the same year, "

i went for B..but can someone explain why c and isnt "that" in answer choice a bit awkward?
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28 Dec 2011, 11:46
use of as sound weird in B,D, E. Was is required. C sounds better.
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21 Jul 2012, 21:09
Tired of seeing everyone answering C, would appreciate if some one can tell why "that" and not "in which" is appropriate in C .
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15 Dec 2012, 13:10
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel . Therefore were published is wrong!!! Eliminate A
In D that,reveals that is awkard

As is for comprassions we need that in the sentence. B and E . In B and E it is also understood that there is a specific year . M.T wrote a letter in the same year as the novel. Which year is that _?
But in C a letter ,written in the same year that the novel was published.
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21 Dec 2012, 20:15
A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year AS The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.

Is it correct now ? I am trying to crack "as":/
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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 asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

as the adventures ......... that twain is wrong idiom
that the ........that
so C is correct.
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