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The record of the past is always incomplete, and the [#permalink]
06 Aug 2004, 19:47
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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 inevitable reflect
OA = (E)
I would appreciate it very much if someone can explain the answer to me.
P.S.: I have noticed that it seems some of the questions of the SC885 come from the OG... is that right or is my mind playing tricks on me?
1. "preoccupations of their own time" shows that the subject should be plural; So A, B and C are wrong.
2. D is "The record of the past is always incomplete, and the writing about it, it is inevitable for historians to reflect the preoccupations of their own time."
It would have made sense if we have "and when writing about it" instead of "and the writing about it". Also, D is in passive voice. E seems better of the two.