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The record of the past is always incomplete, and the historian who writes about it inevitably reflects the preoccupations of their own time.

(A) the historian who writes about it inevitably reflects
(B) the historian writing about it will inevitably reflect
(C) a historian writing about it inevitably reflects
(D) writing about it, it is inevitable for historians to reflect
(E) historians in writing about it inevitably reflect
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2006, 19:40
we need historians --- their

so A, B and C are out.

D is wordy.

Going for E.
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Re: SC: history [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2006, 19:44
Swagatalakshmi wrote:
The record of the past is always incomplete, and the historian who writes about it inevitably reflects the preoccupations of their own time.

(A) the historian who writes about it inevitably reflects
(B) the historian writing about it will inevitably reflect
(C) a historian writing about it inevitably reflects
(D) writing about it, it is inevitable for historians to reflect
(E) historians in writing about it inevitably reflect


Since the sentence ends with :their" the subject should be plural
historians.

Down to D and E.
E is better and less awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2006, 20:27
(E) historians in writing about it inevitably reflect

SV Agreement for "historians" .. "their".

"it" refers to the "past.
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