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Scholars have been quarreling over various purported portraits of William Shakespeare for years, and in 2009 the Cobbe portrait was unveiled by Stanley Wells, who claimed that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited yet another fuss among the dissenters.

A. who claimed that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited
B. who claimed it was the only authentic likeness painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, which, igniting
C. who, in claiming that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited
D. claiming that it was the only authentic likeness painted in Shakespeare's lifetime and igniting
E. with his claim that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime ignited
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Re: Scholars have been quarreling over various [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2012, 03:20
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Re: Scholars have been quarreling over various [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2012, 03:32
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Scholars have been quarreling over various purported portraits of William Shakespeare for years, and in 2009 the Cobbe portrait was unveiled by Stanley Wells, who claimed that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited yet another fuss among the dissenters.

A. who claimed that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited
B. who claimed it was the only authentic likeness painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, which, igniting
C. who, in claiming that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited
D. claiming that it was the only authentic likeness painted in Shakespeare's lifetime and igniting
E. with his claim that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime ignited


I go with D...
Scholars have been quarreling,.... claiming .... and igniting ..

Please correct me if im wrong

Marcab can u comment on D ?
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Re: Scholars have been quarreling over various [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2012, 03:41
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saxenarahul021 wrote:
Scholars have been quarreling over various purported portraits of William Shakespeare for years, and in 2009 the Cobbe portrait was unveiled by Stanley Wells, who claimed that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited yet another fuss among the dissenters.

A. who claimed that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited
B. who claimed it was the only authentic likeness painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, which, igniting
C. who, in claiming that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited
D. claiming that it was the only authentic likeness painted in Shakespeare's lifetime and igniting
E. with his claim that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime ignited


I go with D...
Scholars have been quarreling,.... claiming .... and igniting ..

Please correct me if im wrong

Marcab can u comment on D ?
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D is wrong because of "igniting". Gerund makes it sound as if Stanley is doing the action. Instead, the intended meaning is that the fact he found Cobbe RESULTED into the fuss. So, S only did one action, which resulted ["ignited"] into the fuss among the dissenters.
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Re: Scholars have been quarreling over various [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2012, 05:32
saxenarahul021 wrote:
Scholars have been quarreling over various purported portraits of William Shakespeare for years, and in 2009 the Cobbe portrait was unveiled by Stanley Wells, who claimed that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited yet another fuss among the dissenters.

A. who claimed that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited
B. who claimed it was the only authentic likeness painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, which, igniting
C. who, in claiming that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited
D. claiming that it was the only authentic likeness painted in Shakespeare's lifetime and igniting
E. with his claim that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime ignited


Scholars have been quarreling over various purported portraits of William Shakespeare for years, and in 2009 the Cobbe portrait was unveiled by Stanley Wells, who claimed that it was the only authentic likeness to have been painted in Shakespeare's lifetime, ignited yet another fuss among the dissenters.

Here's how I see it,
1. Scholars have been quarreling over X
2. AND in 2009 the portrait was unveiled by Y, WHO (referring back to Y) blah blah blah IGNITED yet another fuss among Z

Potential Errors
No need to use the verb+ing form "igniting" since we don't really need to show any progressive action.
Y ignited the debate among the supporters - this must be made clear by using "who"

D & E are out, because we need to refer back to Stanley Wells from the previous clause.
B is out because it unnecessarily uses "which" and uses the -ing form.

A is incorrect because the sentence looks like "the portrait was unveiled by Stanley wells ignited" vs "the portrait was unveiled by Stanley wells who ignited", which is what C fixes
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