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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.
(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, ("The adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is singular(a book) and the verb should be WAS instead of WERE. Out of the game. )
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, (Awkward sentence formation - Out of the game.)
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published, - My Pick
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that (Not clear to what THAT is refering to. Also Awkward construction - that reveals that.... Out of the game. )
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that(Not clear to what THAT is refering to. Also Awkward construction - that reveals that.... Out of the game. )

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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.
(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

IMO C !

A is wrong because of the usage of were (plural but letter is singular)
B is wrong because of usage of as. (As compares two verbs and not nouns)
C is correct !
D is awkward in construction.
E uses wrong usage of as and is also structurally awkward .

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Tired of seeing everyone answering C, would appreciate if some one can tell why "that" and not "in which" is appropriate in C .

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel . Therefore were published is wrong!!! Eliminate A
In D that,reveals that is awkard

As is for comprassions we need that in the sentence. B and E . In B and E it is also understood that there is a specific year . M.T wrote a letter in the same year as the novel. Which year is that _?
But in C a letter ,written in the same year that the novel was published.
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WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.
(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

I understand all but C are wrong. But ... the same year that
Can anyone please explain the use of this "That"?

It is alright to refer to an year with the pronoun "that".

I played for Bengal cricket team in the the same year that Saurav Ganguly played.... correct. ("that" refers to "year")

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sayantanc2k wrote:

It is alright to refer to an year with the pronoun "that".
("that" refers to "year")

You mean a year?
Anyway, can we really dismiss A for the use of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published'? Are we supposed to have prior knowledge of the book? For a layman, The Adventures of Huck could be a series of multiple short stories.
Would A be okay if it said 'A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published'?
Or is that indispensible, as in C?

"As" without "that" would be correct if there were a clause before "as" - then the comparison would be between two clauses:
X was written in the same year as Y was published..........correct.
I drove to the store AT THE SAME TIME AS you [did].............. correct ( example from Manhattan SC guide)

But:
X, written in the same year as THAT Y was published, reveals Z...... correct. (comparison is now between the noun year and the pronoun that).

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07 Jul 2009, 13:57
WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.
(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

me thinks C....

A: Uses were instead of was (letter is singular)
B: sounds weird...
C: The construction seems good, no confusion on the publication date and it IS the letter doing the revealing.
D: with this structure reveals would have to be revealed.
E: I think reveals has to be revealed to stay within same tense without commas...
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07 Jul 2009, 14:14
C as well.

a) "The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin" is singular so we need "was" rather than "were"
b) "year of publication" sounds awkward.
d) "that" makes the entire sentence chunky - "that reveals that..." awkward and chunky.
e) "that" makes the entire sentence chunky - "that reveals that..." awkward and chunky.

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07 Jul 2009, 14:16
Also WhyabloodyMBA, please underline the sentence when you post these questions. It makes it a hell of a lot easy to answer them:)

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C as well.

a) "The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin" is singular so we need "was" rather than "were"
b) "year of publication" sounds awkward.
d) "that" makes the entire sentence chunky - "that reveals that..." awkward and chunky.
e) "that" makes the entire sentence chunky - "that reveals that..." awkward and chunky.

i too found C to be most suitable, but was lill uncomfy with 'that' present in d sentence, can u explain its relevance..?

OA is defntly C.

will defntly underline from next time...i just kinda missed tht...

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08 Jul 2009, 20:24
A is wrong because it uses were while it has to use was...
Hence C...
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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

Why is B or D incorrect?

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A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.
(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

A : Its single novel so were is wrong
B: "as" instead of "of" is wrong
D: reveals not modifying letter
E: reveals not modifying letter

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C it is.

A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

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(C)

(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
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WhyabloodyMBA wrote:
A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published, reveals that Twain provided financial assistance to one of the first Black students at Yale Law School.
(A) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were published,
(B) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year of publication as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
(C) A letter by Mark Twain, written in the same year that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published,
(D) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year as he published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that
(E) Mark Twain wrote a letter in the same year of publication asThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that

A : Its single novel so were is wrong
B: "as" instead of "of" is wrong
D: reveals not modifying letter
E: reveals not modifying letter

C sounds good

Hi,
I agree that "was" had to be replaced with "were", in the statement.
But, I think C has an undue "that" in the statement, that spoils the comparison.
Written in the same year, in which the novel was published, was understandable.
"That" is so awkward there, and I feel the usage of "were" is not as worse as this.
At least, In Gmat, the better of the answers go in place, so i think A.
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C is the clearest and concisest meaning here.
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28 Dec 2011, 07:59
I Think I agree with Raghupara here that "think C has an undue "that" in the statement, that spoils the comparison.
Written in the same year, "

i went for B..but can someone explain why c and isnt "that" in answer choice a bit awkward?
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28 Dec 2011, 12:46
use of as sound weird in B,D, E. Was is required. C sounds better.

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