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# Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper that

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Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper that complained of its editorial policy.

Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper that complained of its editorial policy.

Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper which complained of its editorial policy.

Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper complaining of its editorial policy.

The editor of the newspaper received letters that were complaining of the paper's editorial policy.

The editor of the newspaper received letters complaining of the paper's editorial policy.
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29 Jan 2007, 03:47
I had to choose between D and E.

D seems clearer than E. Go with D.
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29 Jan 2007, 07:22
I was debating between D and E but I thought E was a little bit more concise instead of D. D was using that were complaining and E used "complaining".

I thought E was the best answer
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29 Jan 2007, 07:33
A. Bad placement of â€˜thatâ€™. As that seems to be modifying newspapers.
B. We need a comma prior to which but even then it is bad.
C. â€˜Itsâ€™ can refer to editors or to letters.
D. Fine. May be.
E. May be.

D & E both look good but E seems clearer and concise.
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29 Jan 2007, 08:08
E is my answer. D is out ..letters were complaining.. doesn't make sense

gmacvik wrote:
Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper that complained of its editorial policy.

Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper that complained of its editorial policy.

Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper which complained of its editorial policy.

Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper complaining of its editorial policy.

The editor of the newspaper received letters that were complaining of the paper's editorial policy.

The editor of the newspaper received letters complaining of the paper's editorial policy.
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29 Jan 2007, 13:50
It has to be the letters complaining, the editor can't complain.
Don't you guys think that --'that were complaining" in D makes the sentence more clear
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29 Jan 2007, 18:21
I go for C. Please see reasons below

gmacvik wrote:
Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper that complained of its editorial policy. - NO. 'that' refers to its immediate preceding noun - newspaper

Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper that complained of its editorial policy.

Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper which complained of its editorial policy. - NO. which refers to newspaper.

Letters were received by the editors of the newspaper complaining of its editorial policy. - CORRECT. I chose this as A,B,D,E are ruled out.

The editor of the newspaper received letters that were complaining of the paper's editorial policy. - NO. meaning is changed as 'editors' is changed to 'editor'

The editor of the newspaper received letters complaining of the paper's editorial policy.
- NO. same reason as D
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29 Jan 2007, 22:32
[quote="trivikram"]E

You can omit â€œthatâ€
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