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In addition to being China’s first administrators, in the sense that they developed a coherent bureaucracy for their empire, the first literate culture in East Asia were the Shang, and they were well known for crafting ornate bronze ritual vessels.

A. the first literate culture in East Asia were the Shang, and they were well known for crafting
B. the first literate culture in East Asia were the Shang, well known as the crafters of
C. the Shang, as the first literate culture in East Asia, is well known for its crafting
D. the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and are well known as the crafters of
E. the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and well known for its crafted
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consider SV agreement and "known for" vs "known as".

I'm not sure this one is retired or not!
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can we say "known as someone"?

"known for something", but "known TO BE someone"... so D's construction is wrong in that case...

thanks for the :idea:

D or E... "its" in E isn't that clear, so I will stick with D despite "known" part

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consider SV agreement and "known for" vs "known as".

I'm not sure this one is retired or not!


D. i guess both work. but what "it" stands for in E? if it is for shang, which is used as plural, its wrong...
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Picking D.
Correct S-V agreement.
' its ' in E seems wrong.

In addition to being China’s first administrators, in the sense that they developed a coherent bureaucracy for their empire, the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and are well known as the crafters of ornate bronze ritual vessels.
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I think E has two errors.
1. verb tense
2. pronoun
the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and (were) well known for its crafted

What if this sentence revised as follow

the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and are well known for their crafted

still D stands??
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Will go with D.

Only D maintains the subject verb agreement. From the non-underlined part, the use of "they" makes it clear the Shanq will be plural.

A. the first literate culture in East Asia were the Shang, and they were well known for crafting Modifier problem
B. the first literate culture in East Asia were the Shang, well known as the crafters of Modifier problem
C. the Shang, as the first literate culture in East Asia, is well known for its crafting S-V disagreement
D. the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and are well known as the crafters of
E. the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and well known for its crafted S-V disagreement
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can we say "known as someone"?

"known for something", but "known TO BE someone"... so D's construction is wrong in that case...

thanks for the :idea:

D or E... "its" in E isn't that clear, so I will stick with D despite "known" part


"known as" perfectly alright to use.. "its" in E refers to Shang. But Shang is pluaral as suggested by first part of the sentence - " the sense that they developed "
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In addition to being China’s first administrators, in the sense that they developed a coherent bureaucracy for their empire, the first literate culture in East Asia were the Shang, and they were well known for crafting ornate bronze ritual vessels.

A. the first literate culture in East Asia were the Shang, and they were well known for crafting
B. the first literate culture in East Asia were the Shang, well known as the crafters of
C. the Shang, as the first literate culture in East Asia, is well known for its crafting
D. the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and are well known as the crafters of
E. the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and well known for its crafted


D for me
The Shang were, not the Shang was. C is out.
A, B out, because introductory phrase must be followed by that which it modifies.
E "for its crafted" is incorrect, since Shang is plural
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u2lover wrote:
can we say "known as someone"?

"known for something", but "known TO BE someone"... so D's construction is wrong in that case...

thanks for the :idea:

D or E... "its" in E isn't that clear, so I will stick with D despite "known" part


It's perfectly alright.

"Sherlock Holmes is known as one of the greatest detectives."

D is clear winner here.

Underlined portion should start with the name of "China’s first administrators".

So A,B and C are out.

In E, "its" is incorrect pronoun. It should be plural.

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D. the Shang were the first literate culture in East Asia and are well known as the crafters of


"China's first administrators" cannot modify "literate". It has to be "the Shang".

Norrow choices: C, D, E

C is wrong due to "is" should be plural are/were

E does not have any reference for "well known for its crafted"

Answer: D
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I WAS CONFUSED BETWEEN D &E , BUT IN E ITS REFER TO SUBJECT .AND AS SUBJECT IS PLURAL ,ACCORDING TO S-V AGREEMENT ,IT SHOULD BE LEFT REPLACED BY THEIR ..SO D IS RULED OUT.
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D is correct answer, wrong usages of its and it in C and E.
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