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# A creative and intellectual presence of the first order, Jack Kerouac

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A creative and intellectual presence of the first order, Jack Kerouac was acclaimed as a literary innovator soon after the release of his experimental novel On the Road.

A. Jack Kerouac was acclaimed as
B. Jack Kerouac was acclaimed to being as
C. Jack Kerouac is acclaimed as
D. Jack Kerouac’s acclaim was in being
E. Jack Kerouac’s acclaim is as

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16 Sep 2017, 02:35
A creative and intellectual presence of the first order, Jack Kerouac was acclaimed as a literary innovator soon after the release of his experimental novel On the Road.

A. Jack Kerouac was acclaimed as - CORRECT
B. Jack Kerouac was acclaimed to being as - Usage of BEING is incorrect. Hence Incorrect.
C. Jack Kerouac is acclaimed as - Past Tense should be used since the author is talking about an event that happened in past. Hence Incorrect.
D. Jack Kerouac’s acclaim was in being - Modified Subject "Jeck Kerouac" should be used after comma. Moreover, this option changes the original intent altogether. Hence Incorrect.
E. Jack Kerouac’s acclaim is as - Modified Subject "Jeck Kerouac" should be used after comma. Moreover, this option changes the original intent altogether. Hence Incorrect.
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17 Sep 2017, 00:13
ydmuley wrote:
A creative and intellectual presence of the first order, Jack Kerouac was acclaimed as a literary innovator soon after the release of his experimental novel On the Road.

A. Jack Kerouac was acclaimed as - the verb WAS correct states the later event "after the release of his experimental novel On the Road" (Correct)
B. Jack Kerouac was acclaimed to being as - Incorrect as it uses "acclaimed to being as"
C. Jack Kerouac is acclaimed as - it uses IS, which is wrong
D. Jack Kerouac’s acclaim was in being - Incorrect, as "A creative and intellectual presence of the first order" cannot refer to a possessive noun
E. Jack Kerouac’s acclaim is as
- Incorrect, same as D

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