When Mary Webb died at the age of forty-six, literature lost a voice the promised to speak for Shropshire with the poignancy that Thomas Hardy had spoken for Wessex and Emily Bronte did
b) with poignancy like that with which Thomas Hardy had spoken for Wessex and Emily Bronte had
c) as poignantly as Thomas hardy for Wessex, and Emily Bronte spoke
d) as poignantly as Thomas Hardy had spoken for Wessex, and Emily Bronte
e) poignantly, as did Thomas Hardy for Wessex, and Emily Bronte had spoken
Initially, I picked b.
After checking OA, I looked over the question again and tried to find errors in each choices.
This is my reasoning, and I'd like you to tell me your opinion about my reasoning.
< My reasoning >
a) tense problem : Thomas had spoken, Emily did
c) spoke should have been had spoke because it happened earlier than main clause.
e) tense problem : did , had spoken