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The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

(A)
(B) that are their
(C) which are his
(D) being their
(E) of his


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I think it is E.

It should be 'his'. So, C & E are in and the rest, out.

'the wealth and position' should be treated as singular whereas 'the wealth and the position', as plural. So, C is out.

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The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

(A)
(B) that are their
(C) which are his
(D) being their
(E) of his


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New post 21 Jul 2004, 07:24
True, E or C.

I am not sure if wealth and position is singular. I would go with E.
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New post 21 Jul 2004, 08:00
I agree with Bhai. Anyway, I think E is better. It's really precise and concise.
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E is good :)
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mallelac wrote:
I think it is E.

It should be 'his'. So, C & E are in and the rest, out.

'the wealth and position' should be treated as singular whereas 'the wealth and the position', as plural. So, C is out.

What is OA?

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The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

(A)
(B) that are their
(C) which are his
(D) being their
(E) of his


Please explain :-)


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Could you please elobate what you mean with the wealth and position' should be treated as singular whereas 'the wealth and the position', as plural. " ?
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New post 21 Jul 2004, 22:57
If we say "The wealth and postion is important for anybody to survive in a better way", then we are treating both of them as a necessary tool required for a better survival.

If we say "The wealth and the postion are important for anybody to survive in a better way", then we treating the wealth and the postion as two tools required for a better survival.

The key here, is 'the'. 'The' before a noun indicates an entity. Thus, multiple 'the's make multiple enities(plural). A single 'the' followed by a list of nouns refer to a single entity(singular).

Please note that I am not an expert on Engilsh grammar. Thus, the above explanation is more colloquial than authentic and is fallible too. Please donot hesitate to correct me.




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mallelac wrote:
I think it is E.

It should be 'his'. So, C & E are in and the rest, out.

'the wealth and position' should be treated as singular whereas 'the wealth and the position', as plural. So, C is out.

What is OA?

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The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

(A)
(B) that are their
(C) which are his
(D) being their
(E) of his


Please explain :-)


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Could you please elobate what you mean with the wealth and position' should be treated as singular whereas 'the wealth and the position', as plural. " ?

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QA :"C" :-( why not "E". Anyone can explain?
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New post 23 Jul 2004, 13:17
I chose C before reading all responses (1 min). My idea:
1. 'their' is wrong, sd be 'his'. So ans is either C or E.
2. To choose b/w "Which are his" and "of his" - sorry, I cannot explain clearly/authoritatively, but it has to do with the original meaning of what birthright means to the child.
My guess: birthright is a possession and u can use "=of= their birthright" to give a feeling that it is taken away (eg: deprived of their birthright, ripped of their money, etc).
"resotred to the wealth and position of his natural birthright" doesn't seem just right. It also has awkward structure "restored to X of his Y". 'of' just doesn't fit in.
"resotred to the wealth and position, which are his natural birthright" feels right.
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'their' is the wrong pronoun. "person", "child" are singular

(A), (B), (D) are out
(E) of his is idiomatic in this sentece.

E it is.
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I think it is rather a toefl question.
I chose none because all are flawed. A, B and D are easily ruled out. Bet C and E, i also choose E. i would go with C, if it were "that are his/her".....
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I think the key is

(C) (wealth and position) which are his natural birthright

or

(E) wealth and (position of his natural birthright)

maybe choice E offended the original meaning.
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How can be C? which has to be always after a comma (except cases such as "in which", bla bla bla).
Im with E.

Please clarify.
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what is the source of this question? Does not seem gmat type sentence correction.
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New post 26 Jul 2010, 11:20
I picked C here, without any confusion..
I don't really know why was it so, but I guess C sounded much better than E to my ears.. ;)

the wealth and position are his natural birthright.. doesn't that sound correct..
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Nobody is going to clarify this?
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How can be C? which has to be always after a comma (except cases such as "in which", bla bla bla).
Im with E.

Please clarify.
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noboru wrote:
Nobody is going to clarify this?
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noboru wrote:
How can be C? which has to be always after a comma (except cases such as "in which", bla bla bla).
Im with E.

Please clarify.
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I picked E going by the same logic used by Noboru. Could any expert please resolve the issue?
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The standard Frances Hodgson Burnett plot is one in which a disadvantaged person, often a child, is resotred to the wealth and position which is their natural birthright.

(A)
(B) that are their
(C) which are his
(D) being their
(E) of his


Please explain :-)


It's clear

all that with THEIR lack of coherence: singular VS plural; so A B D out

between C and E: which are his : verb plural , his singular......wrong

Answer is E
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