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The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends.

A. The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends
B. Used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play is the word inspired, which is the precise emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descend
C. Precisely describing the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends is the word inspired, often used by numerous critics to describe a great play
D. The word inspired is often used by numerous critics in their descriptions of a great play and describes the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends as well.
E. The word inspired is the precise emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends and is used by numerous critics to describe a great play.
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Good question. I got it wrong though.
Upon second review, I got my mistake.

'Used often' is unidiomatic -> should be 'often used' instead. So options A and B are out.

C is correct as the modifying phrases
1. 'Precisely describing the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends'
2. 'often used by numerous critics to describe a great play'

closely follows what its modifying : the word inspired.

D is not logically parallel.

I would want to hear why E is wrong.
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A/B/D : The word X...............IS Used in their description of a great play

C/E : The word X................IS Used to describe a play ( Guess this sounds much better / concise )

Thus A/B/D : Eliminated

Bxn C & E :

one says : The word X............is the emotion

another says : The word X..........describes emotion

E : The word inspired is the.............. emotion of the audience ( The word cannot be an Emotion............ It can describe / symbolise an Emotion ) : Eliminated

C : Describing the emotion of the audience ...................is the word inspired ( The word Inspired....Describes/ Symbolises the emotion of audience ) : Perfect

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A/B/D : The word X...............IS Used in their description of a great play

C/E : The word X................IS Used to describe a play ( Guess this sounds much better / concise )

Dont know if I would split that way. Apart for sounding better are both or any of them correct?

I would start splitting with

one says : The word X............is the emotion

another says : The word X..........describes emotion

This leaves you with C and D. And in D the use of "As well" imply that "is often used by numerous critics in their descriptions of a great play " and "describes the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends" are at the same level, but they are not. How is used and what describes are not at the same level I think.
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18 May 2015, 22:51
crashVcrush wrote:
A/B/D : The word X...............IS Used in their description of a great play

C/E : The word X................IS Used to describe a play ( Guess this sounds much better / concise )

Thus A/B/D : Eliminated

Bxn C & E :

one says : The word X............is the emotion

another says : The word X..........describes emotion

E : The word inspired is the.............. emotion of the audience ( The word cannot be an Emotion............ It can describe / symbolise an Emotion ) : Eliminated

C : Describing the emotion of the audience ...................is the word inspired ( The word Inspired....Describes/ Symbolises the emotion of audience ) : Perfect

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Can someone pls clarify why option E is wrong? The sentence looks fine and in all other options as well "inspired" is used to represent the emotion.

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19 May 2015, 04:09
Mainly because a word by itself cannot be an emotion, and an emotion cannot be USED to describe something. You use words to describe something.
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The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends.

A. The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends
B. Used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play is the word inspired, which is the precise emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descend
C. Precisely describing the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends is the word inspired, often used by numerous critics to describe a great play
D. The word inspired is often used by numerous critics in their descriptions of a great play and describes the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends as well.
E. The word inspired is the precise emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends and is used by numerous critics to describe a great play.

A. The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descendsWord inspired is not an emotion.Eliminate
B. Used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play is the word inspired, which is the precise emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descendWord inspired is not an emotion.Eliminate
C. Precisely describing the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends is the word inspired, often used by numerous critics to describe a great playCORRECT
D. The word inspired is often used by numerous critics in their descriptions of a great play and describes the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends as well..("as well changes the mesning")Is there any other reason by which we can eliminate this answer choice?
E. The word inspired is the precise emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends and is used by numerous critics to describe a great play.Word inspired is not an emotion.Eliminate
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09 Sep 2016, 04:01
Please evaluate my reasoning. I've highlighted the error and jotted down the explanation after the statement.

A. The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends

The emotion is not precise.

B. Used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play is the word inspired, which is the precise emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descend

Subject Verb Agreement: Curtain descends. Curtains descend.

C. Precisely describing the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends is the word inspired, often used by numerous critics to describe a great play

Correct option

D. The word inspired is often used by numerous critics in their descriptions of a great play and describes the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends as well.

Unnecessary usage of "as well"

E. The word inspired is the precise emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends and is used by numerous critics to describe a great play.

The emotion is not precise.
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10 Sep 2016, 22:41
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Please evaluate my reasoning. I've highlighted the error and jotted down the explanation after the statement.

A. The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends

The emotion is not precise.

B. Used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play is the word inspired, which is the precise emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descend

Subject Verb Agreement: Curtain descends. Curtains descend.

C. Precisely describing the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends is the word inspired, often used by numerous critics to describe a great play

Correct option

D. The word inspired is often used by numerous critics in their descriptions of a great play and describes the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends as well.

Unnecessary usage of "as well"

E. The word inspired is the precise emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends and is used by numerous critics to describe a great play.

The emotion is not precise.

Your reasoning for A and E is not correct. Both says the WORD INSPIRED is an emotion. A word cannot be an emotion. Rather it should describe the emotion.
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The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends.

A. The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends
B. Used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play is the word inspired, which is the precise emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descend
C. Precisely describing the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends is the word inspired, often used by numerous critics to describe a great play
D. The word inspired is often used by numerous critics in their descriptions of a great play and describes the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends as well.
E. The word inspired is the precise emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends and is used by numerous critics to describe a great play.

I hesitated to pick C, as it changes the focus of the usage of the word from a full clause to a modifier.

A. pronoun IT might be ambiguous...is it the word or the great play?
B. THE PRECISE EMOTION - changes the meaning...
E. same error as in B - precise emotion.
between C and D:
i didn't like the "as well" in D...rest doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it...
i picked C because for me both C and D are close...just picked at random.
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06 Nov 2016, 03:48
can anyone explain the use of present continuous tense in D（Precisely describing the emotion ...is the word inspired）to me ? thanks!
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10 Nov 2016, 07:07

A - Descriptions should be used instead of description
B - 2 problems here; descends should be used instead of descend. 'precise emotion' - There is nothing called as precise emotion
D - as well makes sentence wrong
E - 'precise emotion' is wrong. description of emotion is done in a precise way and not the emotion
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