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# Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940

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20 Jul 2019, 04:41
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Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940, a period when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

As per the meaning, Agatha Christie wrote some on the books between 1920 & 1940, This was the during which many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

A. a period when-Incorrect. This refers to one particular time frame, but we have a range of time frame which is between 1920 & 1940 .
B. in which- Incorrect"in which" is an incorrect modifier, we need a modifier which will modify the entire clause
C. during which -Incorrect. Same as explained in B
D. when- Incorrect. when does not modify the entire period.
E. a period during which- Correct. This gives us additional information about the preceding clause and also specifies the range using "during"

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20 Jul 2019, 05:16
Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940, a period when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

A. a period when. WRONG. What period is? Ambiguity
B. in which. WRONG. There is no sub.
C. during which. WRONG. There is no sub.
D. when. RIGHT
E. a period during which. WRONG. What period is? Ambiguity
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20 Jul 2019, 05:17
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Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940, a period when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

A. a period when-out, when should modify time not period.
B. in which-out, as which doesn't modify time.
C. during which-out, same as B
D. when-out, used as relative pronoun not modifier.
E. a period during which-correct, "which" accurately modify "a period"

So, the correct answer choice is (E)
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20 Jul 2019, 05:17
A. a period when
Since 1920-1940 is a prolonged period of time, "during" makes a reference than "when"

B. in which
Antecedent for "which" is ambiguous

C. during which
Antecedent for "which" is ambiguous

D. when
Same as A

E. a period during which
Antecedent of which is clearly "period" and during is used to refer to the continued time between 1920 and 1940

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20 Jul 2019, 05:58
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Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940, a period when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

A. a period when
B. in which
C. during which
D. when
E. a period during which

Analysis:

Agatha Christie wrote some of her bet work between 1920 and 1950and during this period many successful light hearted whodunits were written.

Now 1920 to 1940 is a time frame hence its a period.n during this period successful light hearted whodnuts were written.

A. a period when.Incorrect.As between 1920 and 1950 is a period ( a stretch ) and not a point of time hence when is wrong.
B. in which.Incorrect. in which is totally irrelevant.
C. during which .Incorrect.during which just denote the time stretch but doesn't specify the period.
D. when.Incorrect .when denotes a particular point of time period.

E. a period during which.Correct .a period correctly refers to the time stretch of 1920 to 1940 and during which defines this duration

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20 Jul 2019, 06:54
Here we need to find the most appropriate modifier for 'between 1920 and 1940'.

A. a period when
correctly modifying '1920 and 1940' which a period and usage of 'when' for time is also correct.

B. in which
'in which' is causing ambiguity(1940 or '1920 and 1940' also which has no antecedent) and lacks meaning clarity.

C. during which
'during which' is used only for vague time periods

D. when
modifies actual meaning of the sentence.

E. a period during which
use of during is redundant and not needed.

Hence option A
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20 Jul 2019, 07:07
IMO C.

Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940, a period when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

Errors with the sentence: -"A period when" is in an incorrect phrase, should be "a period during".
- Also, period becomes redundant when a time frame is already mentioned.

A. a period when [Same as original. Ignore.]
B. in which ["in which" cannot refer to a time frame.
C. during which [Correct.]
D. when ["when" cannot refer to a time frame.
E. a period during which ["period" is redundant.]
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20 Jul 2019, 07:11
Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940, a period when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

A. a period when-Correct
It infers the correct meaning and period is correct antecedent for time between 1920-1940

B. in which-Incorrect
we would need a antecedent for the 1920-1940 period

C. during which - Incorrect
during that period is more proper to use not during which
when compared to A and C , A is better than C
D. when-Incorrect
simple using when doesn't give the inferred meaning , when is more like a question for time
E. a period during which-Incorrect
period and during are redundant
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20 Jul 2019, 07:57
Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940, a period when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

A. a period when
Incorrect. (talking about a period of 20 years. when is not appropriately used.)

B. in which
Incorrect. (Other options are better)

C. during which
Incorrect. (E is better than C.)

D. when
Incorrect. The same as A.

E. a period during which
Correct.

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20 Jul 2019, 08:15
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GKomoku wrote:
Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940, a period when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

Meaning:
1. Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940
2. a period between 1920 and 1940 was when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

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A. a period when

B. in which
(in which cannot modify time period, 1920, 1940)

C. during which
(during is a preposition that modifies time period, but it needs to be placed before the modifying entity, we need a time period)

D. when
'when' is also acceptable here, but we cannot 100% say that 'when' refers to 1920 or 1940, or 1920 and 1940... so in comparison with A, D is out

E. a period during which

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20 Jul 2019, 08:19
I don't get why A PERIOD IN WHICH is preferred over A PERIOD WHEN?

Is there any source for this?
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20 Jul 2019, 08:26
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Prasannathawait wrote:
I don't get why A PERIOD IN WHICH is preferred over A PERIOD WHEN?

Is there any source for this?

In A (a period when) when refers to a period. When should refer to a time frame.
While in E (a period during which) which is correctly used for "a period".

That is why E over A.
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20 Jul 2019, 09:48
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someneha wrote:
GKomoku wrote:
Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940, a period when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

Meaning:
1. Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works between 1920 and 1940
2. a period between 1920 and 1940 was when many successful light-hearted whodunits were written.

Errors:
Attachment:
A.PNG

Attachment:
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POE

A. a period when

B. in which
(in which cannot modify time period, 1920, 1940)

C. during which
(during is a preposition that modifies time period, but it needs to be placed before the modifying entity, we need a time period)

D. when
'when' is also acceptable here, but we cannot 100% say that 'when' refers to 1920 or 1940, or 1920 and 1940... so in comparison with A, D is out

E. a period during which

Attachment:
E.PNG

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20 Jul 2019, 10:26
Do you know any sentence when A PERIOD WHEN could be used.

[quote="someneha"][quote="Prasannathawait"]I don't get why A PERIOD IN WHICH is preferred over A PERIOD WHEN?

Is there any source for this?[/quote]

In A (a period when) when refers to [b]a period[/b]. When should refer to a time frame.
While in E (a period during which) which is correctly used for "a period".

That is why E over A.[/quote]

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21 Jul 2019, 02:17
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Can you please explain why E is preferred w.r.t to A ?
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21 Jul 2019, 05:29
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almost an identical question

people could use those discussion also for clarity. almost both are same .

Tom Bradley was mayor of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1993, an era when the city had
transformed from a collection of suburban neighborhoods to the second-largest city in
the United States
.
A. an era when the city had transformed.
B. an era during which the city was transformed.
C. an era that transformed it.
D. during which era the city transformed.
E. during which the city was transformed

2. my doubt is

whether the following sentence is correct if the sentence is modified as follows,

Agatha Christie wrote some of her best works in 1940, during which many successful light-hearted whodunits were written
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