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Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 15:10
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Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made him a great anthropologist and that makes his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.

(A) makes his letters as a group the rival of
(B) makes his letters as a group one to rival
(C) makes his letters a group rivaling
(D) make his letters as a group the rival of
(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 15:53
We need make here as powers is plural. Between D and E, I feel D is good
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Re: 1000SC [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 16:24
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Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made him a great anthropologist and that makes his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.

(A) makes his letters as a group the rival of
(B) makes his letters as a group one to rival
(C) makes his letters a group rivaling
(D) make his letters as a group the rival of
(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of

I know OA...Need explanation. PLS EXPLAIN your answer


D.

A, B, and C are elimintated because the powers is plural- makes must be make. In E, there seem to be a few things wrong. The powers don't make his letters a group literally. Instead, they make his letters as a group the rival of... Moreover, the "which" makes that last phrase following it an unessential part of the sentence. The last phrase is indeed an important part of what the sentence is trying to say.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 17:08
Between D and E. I chose the concise D as a rule of thumb.

My best answer would have been "a group that rivals the best of blah blah"
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 19:10
Folks,
Please help me to understand the usage of "THAT"..

THAT is a relative pronoun that should refer to the nearest NOUN..In this case the nearest NOUN is "Observation "....So by that rational we need SINGULAR verb (say, makes)...

The OA is D but how you all are saying that THAT refers to "Powers" INSTEAD of "Observation"..

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 19:16
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Folks,
Please help me to understand the usage of "THAT"..

THAT is a relative pronoun that should refer to the nearest NOUN..In this case the nearest NOUN is "Observation "....So by that rational we need SINGULAR verb (say, makes)...

The OA is D but how you all are saying that THAT refers to "Powers" INSTEAD of "Observation"..

Please explain..Appreciate it


There is another rule that says "strip out anything that follows "of"". Once you take that into account it will all make sense I guess.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 19:26
Thanks for the reply..So which rule to follow? Whether to strip out the "OF" part or to consider the NOUN touching the relative pronoun (i.e. THAT)..

Please calrify
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 19:34
Your guess is as good as mine.

But I guess, in this case.... I possessed "powers" and not an "observation". I would take all these rules with a pinch of salt.

If it was all about rules and equations... English would be as boring as Organic Chemistry.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 20:12
Thanks a bunch..As an Engineer I am trying to take away the uncertainty by trying to come up with some rules with which I can play..

NO LUCK ;-(
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 20:42
r0m3416 wrote:
Thanks a bunch..As an Engineer I am trying to take away the uncertainty by trying to come up with some rules with which I can play..

NO LUCK ;-(


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1000 sc [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2007, 21:08
can you please tell me the link for 10000 sc.

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