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Re: SC: Though vs But [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2010, 08:48
considering the initial question:

though needs to be used in a hypothetical scenario. Here we know an event happend...but is the correct conjunction.

Now coming to "who" vs "whom"
who can be both singular and plural, here "who" refers to "people" correctly..who was hidden...AF's family was hidden.
"whom" is most of the time singular...(whom did you ask the question. I asked him. whom again?)
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Re: SC: Though vs But [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2011, 07:51
"even though" is the big deterrent in most of the options. Therefore D.

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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2011, 05:11
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The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.

(A) that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered
(B) that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered
(C) whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(D) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(E) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

what is the difference between who and that, and but and though?


"that" cannot refer to human like "family and young girl"

In choice E, "they" is ambiguous pronoun. Although or even though are wrong usage here because we need the chronological events, and "but" is necessary for chronological events.

choice D is correct.

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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2011, 10:07
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The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.

(A) that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered
(B) that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered
(C) whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(D) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(E) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

what is the difference between who and that, and but and though?


"that" cannot refer to human like "family and young girl"

In choice E, "they" is ambiguous pronoun. Although or even though are wrong usage here because we need the chronological events, and "but" is necessary for chronological events.

choice D is correct.


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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 00:42
Clearly D.
'who' modifies people.
However,option E also begins with 'who', but 'even though' alters the intended meaning of the asked question.
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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2011, 23:57
Who refers to people, that refers to lifeless things.

A and B are out. C is also out as young girl and her family is subject of the sentence.

IMO D

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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2011, 07:23
Thanks a lot for explanations.
I also opted for D.
I could clearly remove A, B and E but was not very clear with C.
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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 09:25
D is correct
E changes the meaning

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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 04:18
A – “By an gentile couple” needs to be closer to “they were hidden”. Eliminate
B – Not parallel. Were hidden vs they were discovered. They has a ambiguous reference – family or couple? Eliminate
C – Not parallel.
D – Parallel. Clear. Keep
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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 03:34
Can someone please explain why E is incorrect.
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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2013, 03:57
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Hi Veenu,

Few issues with E.

who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

I've highlighted a couple of words that are an issue.

even - this is inferior to the 'but were eventually' in the correct answer as it gives no sense of chronology. x happened then y happened

they - as people have pointed out before it is not gramatically clear who this refers to.

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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2013, 10:01
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The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.

(A) that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered
(B) that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered
(C) whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(D) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(E) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

what is the difference between who and that, and but and though?


who/whom = must modify people.
that = cannot modify people.
but and though can be used interchangeably.

A - that cannot modify people
B - that cannot modify people
C - hid and discovered are not parallel
D - Perfect parallelism, Best option of all
E - Wordy

The correct answer is
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Re: The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2013, 10:05
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Thanks a lot for explanations.
I also opted for D.
I could clearly remove A, B and E but was not very clear with C.


Hi,

In C, hid and discovered are not parallel. So, C is incorrect.

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