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02 Dec 2007, 07:35
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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02 Dec 2007, 11:33
I would say C ?
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02 Dec 2007, 15:39
Skewed wrote:
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

Cant find anything wrong in A

powers of observation is singular hence "makes" make more sense.

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02 Dec 2007, 16:59
Skewed wrote:
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

D?
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02 Dec 2007, 22:22

The OA i have is D.

make is the verb to be used w/ powers - powers that make his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.
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02 Dec 2007, 22:26
Skewed wrote:
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

Between A,B & C - it should be makes and not make , hence ignore D & E

we require as a group - as we compare collective group of letters with best novels of the time..

by which it is between (A) & (B) ...

For me both are not correct...but I would go for 'B' one functions as a modifier to the object 'group'
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02 Dec 2007, 22:33
Do you think the use of 'that' calls for a singular verb?
If it had been 'those' instead of 'that', make his letters.. instead of makes his letters.. been correct!
I would chose B!
Skewed wrote:

The OA i have is D.

make is the verb to be used w/ powers - powers that make his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.
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02 Dec 2007, 23:03
Artemov wrote:
Do you think the use of 'that' calls for a singular verb?
If it had been 'those' instead of 'that', make his letters.. instead of makes his letters.. been correct!
I would chose B!
Skewed wrote:

The OA i have is D.

make is the verb to be used w/ powers - powers that make his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.

Yep agree with Artemov.. ...That is what I thought...

Are we missing anything from the original stem like comma.. ..
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03 Dec 2007, 00:09
Artemov wrote:
Do you think the use of 'that' calls for a singular verb?
If it had been 'those' instead of 'that', make his letters.. instead of makes his letters.. been correct!
I would chose B!
Skewed wrote:

The OA i have is D.

make is the verb to be used w/ powers - powers that make his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.

make is plural here. He makes/ They make...powers make

Is this what you're saying?? a bit confused.
Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made him a great anthropologist and those make his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.

makes no sense to me, but then again i'm no grammarian.
03 Dec 2007, 00:09
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