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# Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband

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08 Jun 2012, 23:22
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Can anyone explain the difference between A and E

Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband inspired her to write several mystery
novels; travelers to Egypt can still stay at the Old Cataract Hotel, the model for the hotel in
one of Christie's most famous books.

Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband inspired her to write several mystery
novels
Agatha Christie used her travels with her archaeologist husband to inspire several mystery
novels
Because her husband was an archaeologist, Agatha Christie was able to use their travels as
inspiration for several of her mystery novels
Together with her archaeologist husband, Agatha Christie was inspired to incorporate their
travel into several of her mystery novels
Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband served as inspiration for several of her
mystery novels
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08 Jun 2012, 23:29
venmic wrote:
Can anyone explain the difference between A and E

Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband inspired her to write several mystery
novels; travelers to Egypt can still stay at the Old Cataract Hotel, the model for the hotel in
one of Christie's most famous books.

Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband inspired her to write several mystery
novels
Agatha Christie used her travels with her archaeologist husband to inspire several mystery
novels
Because her husband was an archaeologist, Agatha Christie was able to use their travels as
inspiration for several of her mystery novels
Together with her archaeologist husband, Agatha Christie was inspired to incorporate their
travel into several of her mystery novels
Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband served as inspiration for several of her
mystery novels

Ahh, the difference between A and E is meaning.

A's meaning is unclear. Which did really inspire Agatha Christie? Husband or travels?

E is airtight.
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09 Jun 2012, 03:24
how could "her" refer to Agatha Christie , if it is in possessive form. as per rule antecedent be in noun form . and both A& E have same reference error i think .....
pls correct me ....
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09 Jun 2012, 09:49
venmic wrote:
Can anyone explain the difference between A and E

Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband inspired her to write several mystery
novels; travelers to Egypt can still stay at the Old Cataract Hotel, the model for the hotel in
one of Christie's most famous books.

Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband inspired her to write several mystery
novels
Agatha Christie used her travels with her archaeologist husband to inspire several mystery
novels
Because her husband was an archaeologist, Agatha Christie was able to use their travels as
inspiration for several of her mystery novels
Together with her archaeologist husband, Agatha Christie was inspired to incorporate their
travel into several of her mystery novels
Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband served as inspiration for several of her
mystery novels

Between the choices A and E, E is more meaningful and my answer choice.

And about 's form not going well with A and E, actually it seems correct to me.
In E, Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband served as inspiration seems logical.
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Re: Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband [#permalink]

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04 Oct 2012, 16:30
the pronoun "her" in E doesn't have a referent.

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Re: Agatha Christie's travels with her archaeologist husband   [#permalink] 04 Oct 2012, 16:30
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