The poet Homer composed the epic poem The Illiad and his purpose was recounting the role of Achilles in the Trojan War.Answer should be CMeaning
A) and his purpose was recounting
B) With the purpose to recount
C) to recount
D) therefore recounting
E) he recounted
Poet Homer composed the epic poem The Illiad
. His purpose behind writing this epic was to recount the role of Achiles in the Trojan War.
Lets have look at the answer choices.A)
Incorrect - This choice connects two independent clauses with and
but without comma
. We almost always
need comma before coordinating conjunction while connecting two independent clauses. B)
Incorrect - with the purpose
is redundant because to
itself is sufficient to express purpose or intention.C) Correct - Corrects all the errors mentioned aboveD)
Incorrect - therefore recounting
changes the meaning of sentence. It implies that recounting of roles of Archiles was the outcome of the epic but not necessarily the purpose of writing.E)
Incorrect - Run-on sentence. Two independent clauses poet homer composed epic
and he recounted the roles of Archiles
are running together without using a proper coordinating conjunction.
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