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In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy by portraying those moments of conflict that defined the West’s romantic heroes.

(A) In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy
(B) In such works as Frederic Remington’s 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, the public’s fancy was caught
(C) Frederic Remington, catching the public’s fancy in such works as the 1889 masterpiece A Dash for the Timber, did it
(D) The fancy of Frederic Remington’s public was caught in his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber,
(E) The public’s fancy was caught by Frederic Remington in such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber,
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New post 22 Jul 2010, 12:35
If you have 5 secs to answer this question then - focus on "was caught" and avoid all choices. B, D and E gone
C is awkward the moment you read it - "catching" the public’s fancy
A ic correct.

Now doing it the hard way :wink:

(A) In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy >> active voice. Frederic Remington caught the fancy
(B) In such works as Frederic Remington’s 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, the public’s fancy was caught >> passive usage "was caught"
(C) Frederic Remington, catching the public’s fancy in such works as the 1889 masterpiece A Dash for the Timber, did it >>> awkward "catching" is wrong
(D) The fancy of Frederic Remington’s public was caught in his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, >> passive usage "was caught". Plus "Frederic Remington’s public" is awful :-)
(E) The public’s fancy was caught by Frederic Remington in such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, >> usage of "by" makes it wrong. It become passive.

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A for me. Agree with the above reasoning.
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nusmavrik wrote:
If you have 5 secs to answer this question then - focus on "was caught" and avoid all choices. B, D and E gone
C is awkward the moment you read it - "catching" the public’s fancy
A ic correct.

Now doing it the hard way :wink:

(A) In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy >> active voice. Frederic Remington caught the fancy
(B) In such works as Frederic Remington’s 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, the public’s fancy was caught >> passive usage "was caught"
(C) Frederic Remington, catching the public’s fancy in such works as the 1889 masterpiece A Dash for the Timber, did it >>> awkward "catching" is wrong
(D) The fancy of Frederic Remington’s public was caught in his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, >> passive usage "was caught". Plus "Frederic Remington’s public" is awful :-)
(E) The public’s fancy was caught by Frederic Remington in such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, >> usage of "by" makes it wrong. It become passive.


Hi NUSMAVRIK....

I would suggest that do not eliminate choices just because they are in passive voice....There are cases where use of passive can be justified,,,,

"by far the most common 'good reason' is that the subject is unknown, forcing the use of the passive voice (because we don't want to use lame words like 'somebody' or 'someone'"
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clean A,modifying clause is correctly modifying the subject here.
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