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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 07:50
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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape
of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and
was also the first Swedish writer to win
the Nobel Prize for Literature.
A. Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape
of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and
was also the first Swedish writer to win
B. She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and
landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as
well as the first Swedish writer that won
C. Selma Lagerlöf was a novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories
about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and in 1909 she became the first
woman in addition to the first Swedish writer winning
D. A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life
and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the
first Swedish writer to win
E. As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about
the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 becoming the first woman and also
the first Swedish writer that won
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Re: A novelist [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 09:55
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A. Problems in the meaning of the sentence. Here, we could understand that she won the Nobel prize because she decided to write romantic stories.
B. Problems in the meaning too. It seems that "she" and Selma lagerlöf are not the same person. Other minor mistake: Usually, a pronoun requieres a previous noun. "She" doesn't have it.
C. "She became the first woman". ¿the first woman of what?
D. Correct.
E. Ackward.
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Re: A novelist [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 20:01
'in 1909' should be closest to 'become' otherwise it seems to convey the sense that she turned away from blah blah in 1909!
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Re: A novelist [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 21:50
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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape
of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and
was also the first Swedish writer to win
the Nobel Prize for Literature.
A. Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape
of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and
was also the first Swedish writer to win
B. She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and
landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as
well as the first Swedish writer that won
C. Selma Lagerlöf was a novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories
about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and in 1909 she became the first
woman in addition to
the first Swedish writer winning
D. A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life
and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the
first Swedish writer to win
E. As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about
the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 becoming the first woman and also
the first Swedish writer that won



between D and E there was a slight confusion, but then 'in 1909...' is a modifier which should modify the novelist woman.
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Re: A novelist [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2011, 22:10
A: I found "Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman" a bit awkward here. "Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist" should have been conveyed in the initial part of the sentence
B: I eliminated it mainly because of wordy arrangement of " as
well as the first Swedish writer that won"
C: Same, wordy "the first woman in addition to"
D: I didn't confirmed it as an answer but choose it by elimination
E: "As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf turned away" arrangement here is also awkward. As a novelist she turned away not in any other sense? I mean she only turned away as a novelist and personally or perhaps professionally didn't??

My explanations could be weird but this is how I choose the answer
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Re: A novelist [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2011, 04:34
Modifier error, the answer is D.
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