could you explain the comparison issue that you mention?
"depict as " is the correct idiom. Choice is between A and D.
- D seems like a run on sentence. switching of adjective howling and adverb mournfully is second degree murder. its like saying... She slowly walks instead of saying ... She walks slowly.
- C has problems with the idiom. C also goes round and about. A says the same thing much better
What i mean to say is--
A. it gives a feeling that there is a comparison between films and coyotes.
C. the idiom depicted"as" is also used in this choice. I dont understand why is it not C.
Instead in A, the sentence starts off by talking about films and then says " in reality" coyotes"....etc etc. It draws a comparison between films anc coyote (atleast that is what the impression is like).
In choice C, the sentence starts off by talking about the way coyotes are depicted. If first mentions coyotes and then about the films and the second part of the sentence after the "comma" also says " in reality coyotes..." etc etc. Hence the comparison is clearer.
Please correct me if Im wrong. This is just how I depict this SC.
you could be correct here
I am not sure if we can use "depicted as" as the idiom, but i think the error in A is too grave for it to be chosen as the answer.
So, lets tear down A ..
come to think of it, i am not sure if films can depict anything on their own. to say that films depict ... its like saying films have a life and they actually do the depicting
C corrects this error by saying coyotes are depicted as.....
Plus, i think the dependent clause starting with "although ... " should logically lead to the subject of the independent clause. C again corrects the error in A.
Although coyotes....... , in reality these gregarious creatures....
to me , this sounds better than
Although films in the American west.... , in reality these gregarious creatures..
Thanks for the debate ruhi
I agree with you. C should be the correct answer.