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Although his early critics had viewed Christopher Marlowe as a talented and brilliant writer and had often compared his plays to those of Shakespeare, until almost 1950, modern critics and biographers did not begin seriously to consider the literary merits of his works.


(A) until almost 1950, modern critics and biographers did not begin seriously to consider

(B) not until almost 1950 were modern critics and biographers to begin seriously to consider

(C) it was not until almost 1950 that modern critics and biographers seriously began considering

(D) until almost 1950 modern critics and biographers had not begun seriously considering

(E) it was not almost until 1950 when modern critics and biographers began to seriously consider
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Re: Although his early critics had viewed Christopher Marlowe as [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2013, 08:32
--Not an expert on grammar

C,

Because the first half uses although it requires a change of mood in the later half of the sentence. Also until is a preposition and you require a independent clause for the second half.

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Not A, because of the reasons already stated
Not B, Ungrammatical

C is correct
D for reasons already stated and tense mismatch
E changes the meaning

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Re: Although his early critics had viewed Christopher Marlowe as [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2013, 08:38
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The sentence requires "not until", to convey the contrast that "although" introduced.

1. Wrong meaning. It somehow conveys that the comparison of his plays to that of Shakespeare's plays happened until 1950. The meaning is: while that comparison happened much earlier, Christopher's work was not taken seriously until 1950.

2. "were" introduced a passive tense. "to begin" is wrong. "were ... to begin ...to consider" is awkward.

3. seems okay. lets see if we get something better.

4. usage of past perfect is wrong as this is the latter event. Also, "not" should precede "until".

5. Usage of "when" is wrong. It has to be "not until .. that"

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Although his early critics had viewed Christopher Marlowe as [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2015, 01:51
Although his early critics had viewed Christopher Marlowe as a talented and brilliant writer and had often compared his plays to those of Shakespeare, until almost 1950, modern critics and biographers did not begin seriously to consider the literary merits of his works.


(A) until almost 1950, modern critics and biographers did not begin seriously to consider. > Although is used therefore Contrast needed ie not until that

(B) not until almost 1950 were modern critics and biographers to begin seriously to consider > awkward usage

(C) it was not until almost 1950 that modern critics and biographers seriously began considering. Bingo...!!! Everything is at place.

(D) until almost 1950 modern critics and biographers had not begun seriously considering > Although is used therefore Contrast needed ie not until that


(E) it was not almost until 1950 when modern critics and biographers began to seriously consider. > Until then less preferred over until that in this sentence because if the meaning conveyed(ALSO QUESTION SAYS SERIOUSLY BEGAN TO CONSIDER NOT BEGIN TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER) this is my view
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