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Just unable to understand this sentence: Regarded by [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2011, 23:36
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Just unable to understand this sentence:
Regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached the zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A Regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached the zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like
B The spy novel, regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be
C Regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
D Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
E Regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
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Re: sales of the spy novel [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2011, 00:36
I chose E based on correct idiom and Modifier's concepts.

I know you are not interested in the answer.

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Just unable to understand this sentence:

Simplest form of the sentence can be
Regarded by X as Y, sales of novel reached XXXX in 1960s, when AAA perceived BBB as CCC
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Re: sales of the spy novel [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2011, 04:03
+1 E

"Regard as" is the idiom.

The sales increase, not the novel. This is a modifier problem.
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Re: sales of the spy novel [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2011, 05:58
I am horrible in SC questions.

A and B are out , Incorrect idiom.
C and D are out, modifier error.


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Just unable to understand this sentence:
Regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached the zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A Regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached the zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like
B The spy novel, regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be
C Regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
D Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
E Regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
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Re: sales of the spy novel [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2011, 08:30
Clever question. The trick here is to make sure that "increased" modifies "sales" and not "novel".
Re: sales of the spy novel   [#permalink] 05 Nov 2011, 08:30
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