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Puritan fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose that writers have thought inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it.

A. but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
B. but which were in fact a natural outgrowth of it
C. but which were in fact a natural outgrowths of it
D. but it was in fact a natural outgrowth of them
E. which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it

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05 Aug 2004, 07:46
A, D, E are out because they use "was" while referring to "coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose"

C is out because of "a natural outgrowths"

B is good
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05 Aug 2004, 14:26
Geethu wrote:
Puritan fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose that writers have thought inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it.

A. but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
B. but which were in fact a natural outgrowth of it
C. but which were in fact a natural outgrowths of it
D. but it was in fact a natural outgrowth of them
E. which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it

B it is. "which" is referring to "coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose ". So plural aux. verb needed. Only B and C gives plural verb.

Between B and C, it is B,

outgrowths sounds wrong
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05 Aug 2004, 16:11
B is my pick.
step 1. eliminated sentences with 'was'
step 2. outgrowth vs outgrowths...

B is my pick
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05 Aug 2004, 16:35
I am with B.
which were refers to judgment and mutability
"it" refers to religious zeal.
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05 Aug 2004, 20:03
IMO, it is D.

"it" refers to "Puritan fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose" and "them" refers to "Puritan fanatics".

The use of "which" in other choices is very confusing.
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05 Aug 2004, 22:03
Geethu,
I remember the third option is this -
but which were in fact natural outgrowths of it.
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05 Aug 2004, 22:10
since it's the past tense (highlighted by the words 'brought' and 'thought') so the answer should be (B) since it uses 'were' and outgrowths in (C) is wrong.
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06 Aug 2004, 06:34
OA is C.

I couldn't understand the given explanation. Anyway, I will paste the same here. If you can explain it in a better way, you are welcome to do so.

The original contains an error of subject-verb agreement. "Which" refers to "coolness" and "to mutability", and so requires plural verb. Additionally original sets up an equivalence between those two elements and natural outgrowth. Only the third choice corrects both the errors.

C. but which were in fact natural outgrowths of it
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08 Aug 2004, 23:34
But in choice C you put an indefinite article "a" in front of "outgrowths"!
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09 Aug 2004, 16:59
OlegC wrote:
But in choice C you put an indefinite article "a" in front of "outgrowths"!

true. "a natural outgrowths" contradicts with itself. "a" can't precede a plural noun.
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