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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 01:54
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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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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 07:36
A B C are al faulty.

D and E are close.

I am picking D.

Took me over 5 minutes and I could still be wrong.
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Re: SC: Selma Lagerlof [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 15:17
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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


A is faulty because 'Selma Lagerlof' should have followed the comma immediately.
In B the usage of the pronoun 'she' is too vague
In C the words 'first woman in addition to first swedish' seems strange
Can't find a fault with D
in E, if you get ride of the part between the commas the sentence 'as a novelist in 1909 becoming...' makes no sense.

Thus my answer is D
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Re: SC: Selma Lagerlof [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2005, 18:36
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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


A is faulty because 'Selma Lagerlof' should have followed the comma immediately.
In B the usage of the pronoun 'she' is too vague
In C the words 'first woman in addition to first swedish' seems strange
Can't find a fault with D
in E, if you get ride of the part between the commas the sentence 'as a novelist in 1909 becoming...' makes no sense.

Thus my answer is D


:wall - this was an easy one! I didn't observe "in addition to" in C :oops

OA is D
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Re: SC: Selma Lagerlof [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2005, 09:18
cloudz9 wrote:
A is faulty because 'Selma Lagerlof' should have followed the comma immediately.
In B the usage of the pronoun 'she' is too vague
In C the words 'first woman in addition to first swedish' seems strange
Can't find a fault with D
in E, if you get ride of the part between the commas the sentence 'as a novelist in 1909 becoming...' makes no sense.

Thus my answer is D


I choose E.

And excuse me, I don't understand why cloudz9 could get rid of that part, the main clause is "Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden," and "in 1909 becoming..." is paraphrased from "and in 1909 she become..."

I think it looks quite OK. Is there any other problem in E?!

But in D, Shouldn't "A" novelist who... be revised to "The" novelist directly modified by adj clause?


Hope someone could help me.
Thank you!!

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Re: SC: Selma Lagerlof [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2005, 10:26
shine822 wrote:
cloudz9 wrote:
A is faulty because 'Selma Lagerlof' should have followed the comma immediately.
In B the usage of the pronoun 'she' is too vague
In C the words 'first woman in addition to first swedish' seems strange
Can't find a fault with D
in E, if you get ride of the part between the commas the sentence 'as a novelist in 1909 becoming...' makes no sense.

Thus my answer is D


I choose E.

And excuse me, I don't understand why cloudz9 could get rid of that part, the main clause is "Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden," and "in 1909 becoming..." is paraphrased from "and in 1909 she become..."

I think it looks quite OK. Is there any other problem in D?!

But in D, Shouldn't "A" novelist who... be revised to "The" novelist directly modified by adj clause?


Hope someone could help me.
Thank you!!



E is wrong... E has atleast 2 problems...

1. You can naver a present participle (becoming) with time... 1909.
2. What is the last phrase modifying.. The neareast noun, which is northern Sweden. Althought it is acceptable to have a phrase at the end of the sentence modify the main subject of the main clause, but only when there is a simple sentence. You can not use a phrase to modify the sentence which is complex, compound or complex compund. Which is the case here.
3. That clause. I think it is good to use who to start a restrictive or non-restrictive clause for living things. Although you can use THAT for people. But the problem is that the clause seem to indicate that She became the first sweedish writer of a type who won the noble prize....


D is a classic sentence in which you have a noun phrase modifying the subject of the main clause. The sequance of events are nice, correctlty places 1909 to indicate what happened at that time...
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Re: SC: Selma Lagerlof [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2005, 19:14
riteshgupta1 wrote:
shine822 wrote:

I choose E.
And excuse me, I don't understand why cloudz9 could get rid of that part, the main clause is "Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden," and "in 1909 becoming..." is paraphrased from "and in 1909 she become..."
I think it looks quite OK. Is there any other problem in E?!
But in D, Shouldn't "A" novelist who... be revised to "The" novelist directly modified by adj clause?



E is wrong... E has atleast 2 problems...
1. You can naver a present participle (becoming) with time... 1909.
2. What is the last phrase modifying.. The neareast noun, which is northern Sweden. Althought it is acceptable to have a phrase at the end of the sentence modify the main subject of the main clause, but only when there is a simple sentence. You can not use a phrase to modify the sentence which is complex, compound or complex compund. Which is the case here.
3. That clause. I think it is good to use who to start a restrictive or non-restrictive clause for living things. Although you can use THAT for people. But the problem is that the clause seem to indicate that She became the first sweedish writer of a type who won the noble prize....


D is a classic sentence in which you have a noun phrase modifying the subject of the main clause. The sequance of events are nice, correctlty places 1909 to indicate what happened at that time...


Thank you very much. :thanks
Very clear!!
Now I'm sure "in 1909" in E is really a two-way modifier.
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