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The record of the past is always incomplete, and the [#permalink] New post 27 May 2009, 20:49
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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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Re: Historian [#permalink] New post 27 May 2009, 22:04
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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



non underlined part is wrong..where did you get this?
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Re: Historian [#permalink] New post 28 May 2009, 18:59
OA is E.

That would work for "their".
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Re: Historian [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2009, 00:20
whats the explaination for E? even D could be the answer ....looking at "their" only A, B, and C can be eliminated.
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Re: Historian [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2009, 03:19
In D

' The record of the past is always incomplete, and the writing about it'
makes the full statement awkward.
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Re: Historian [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2011, 13:32
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whats the explaination for E? even D could be the answer ....looking at "their" only A, B, and C can be eliminated.


I chose E because it (pointing to E :lol: ):
1) Sounds simple (less fragmentation of the sentences)
2) Normally when there is fragmentation there is a a modifying phrase of sentence...however this is not found in D for the first 2 parts

The record of the past is always incomplete, and writing about it, .... these 2 sentences do not stand togeather ..
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Re: Historian [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 15:36
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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


can any one explain the option E? what does "in writing about it" modify? seems a weird structure for me
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Re: Historian [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 17:46
it's between D & E as we need historians. I selected E.

D: and the writing about it: doesn't makes sense to me.

E: makes better sense
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Re: Historian [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 19:33
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

The key for this question is to see "Historian" v/s "their" but "their" is in non underline part so we need to assume that correct.
To satisfy plural pronoun "their" , plural form of Historian means "Historians" should be used.

Option A, B,C can be eliminated for above logic.

Between D and E.
No standard sentence construction involve two pronoun separating with comma. so option is E.
Now lets look at E.
The record of the past is always incomplete, and the historians in writing about it inevitably reflect the preoccupations of their own time.
Here "it" refers to "The record"
"reflect" and "their" match with "historians"


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Re: Historian [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 21:11
+1 for E.

This problem reiterates that it is necessary to read the whole sentence and not just the underlined portion

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