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

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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

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19 Jul 2019, 09:22
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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.

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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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

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19 Jul 2019, 08:15
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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.

This is an easy question. It tests your ability for modifiers.
Let's get down to POE.

A. a period when
This is incorrect because When is modifying Period, which is not correct. When is used to refer to the exact time!

B. in which
In which means Wherein, which is incorrect because 1920 - 1940 does not answer the where.

C. during which
This is incorrect because which is referring to 1920 -1940, hence it is incorrect.

D. when
When is used to refer to the exact time, 1920 - 1940 is a period.

E. a period during which
This is correct. a period is modifying 1920 -1940 and during which is modifying the period.

Hence the correct choice is E.
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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

second part states " many successful light-hearted whodunits were written " this clearly implies the sentence is talking about time.
Hence sinc first part talks about agaths's novels, this transition should be clear in second part
thus " a period" is mandatory
This leaves us with A and E
when should to a very specific time event
during which is used to specify range
hence E is better
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We have to modify "between 1920 and 1940”.

A. a period when
“when” cannot modify "between 1920 and 1940”, thus it is not preferred here.

B. in which
“in” cannot modify “between 1920 and 1940”.

C. during which
“during” can modify various things. We cannot be precisely sure what it is modifying here.

D. when
“when” cannot modify "between 1920 and 1940”, this is not preferred here.

E. a period during which
“a period” acts as an appositive. This correctly modifies "between 1920 and 1940”.

Originally posted by Sayon on 19 Jul 2019, 08:19.
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19 Jul 2019, 08:24
IMO answer is C:

A,B and D are incomplete sentences as far as I can see.
out of C and E, E has redundancy, a period during which is same as during which
so C imo

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
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19 Jul 2019, 08:29
Here Modifier has to modify between 1920&1940. So using noun phrase Modifier should be good. So 'period' to refer it. B/w A &E, since we're discussing abt works published during that period, 'during which' is the right idiom.

Hence E

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19 Jul 2019, 08:31
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IMO : E

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
'a period when' is wrong because the when is only for a specific time and 'period' here acts as a noun.
B. in which
in which makes the meaning of the sentence different because the main clause is agatha.... 1940 and not 'a period....written'.
C. during which
between.... during which is incorrect.
D. when
when can be used for a specific time only but not for between an interval
E. a period during which
The time between 1920 to 1940 is a period and this 'period' is the object and during which points to the object when the whodunits were written.
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19 Jul 2019, 08:33
A. a period when

B. in which

C. during which

D. when

E. a period during which. Correct

E is correct.
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19 Jul 2019, 08:38
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: appositive phrase a period (refer to "between 1920 and 1940")& it is modified by "when"
B. in which --> meaning change: looks like "which" modifying 1940, also it's better to use "when" to modify time not "which"
C. during which --> same as B
D. when --> same as B: looks like "when" modifying 1940
E. a period during which --> it's better to use "when" to modify time not "which": A is better than E
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19 Jul 2019, 08:45
between 1920 and 1940, a period when (a period correctly refers to the years between 1920 and 1940 which is modified correctly by when)

A. a period when - Correct option
B. in which - 1940, in which - the modifier wrongly refers to only 1940 rather than the period
C. during which - ",During when" is required
D. when Incorrectly modifies 1940
E. a period during which "A period + during" is redundant AND "which" is incorrect as in option C
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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: same as an above sentence, it should be used as "a period of time when...."
B. in which: We are talking about time duration, so cannot use in which.
C. during which: This is a proper use of the phrase, during refers to a time window and which refers to the subject/object which is used here.
D. when: Not suitable for a time window or duration of time.
E. a period during which: This is a wrong use of the phrase, it should be like "a period of time during which".

IMO the answer is C.

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IMO correct answer is D

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 - a period when is too wordy usage, already "between 1920 and 1940" is mentioned in the non-underlined portion.
B. in which - Which cannot modify a time period
C. during which - Same as B
D. when - Simple & concise with proper meaning, when is perfectly modifying the time period "between 1920 and 1940"
E. a period during which - same as B & C
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19 Jul 2019, 08:54
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E IMO

Following are my reasons to eliminate other options:

A. a period when
Wrong. I think "a period during which" or "a period in which" is a better phrase than "a period when". "when" is normally used for a phrase that connects two events happening at the same time.

B. in which
Incorrect, A noun is required for "in which" to refer to.

C. during which

Incorrect. Same as B, "period" is missing.

D. when

Incorrect. "period" is missing.

E. a period during which

Correct.
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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.

Error analysis

we must refer to the span of time between 1920 and 1940, so we need some expression that conveys that meaning, when is an indicative of a particular moment in time, so it is incorrect usage.

A. a period when - Incorrect as error analysis
B. in which - not clearly antecedent, so incorrect
C. during which - not clearly antecedent, so incorrect
D. when - referring to 1940 not the period between 1920 and 1940, so incorrect
E. a period during which - A period during which is a correct expression to refer a span of time., correct

So (E) is our answer.

Originally posted by Mizar18 on 19 Jul 2019, 08:57.
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Usauge of when is very awkward , it can't refer to a time between years or a period

We can't say that ,"Ghazi ruled the world when between 1800 and 1900"

A and D gone

B can refer to a particular year , we want to refer to between two year

B gone

Similarly D gone too

E is the best , refers to period perfectly

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19 Jul 2019, 08:59
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IMO E

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 - ”A period when” something happened is awkward, correct version is “a period during which” something happened

B. in which - ”in which” cannot refer to whole time frame between 1920 and 1940, it only points to the closest one, i.e., 1940

C. during which - ”during which” cannot refer to whole time frame between 1920 and 1940, it only points to the closest one, i.e., 1940

D. when - ”when” is incorrect, as it only points to 1940 instead of the whole time frame between 1920 and 1940

E. a period during which - Correct, properly referring to a period during which something happend
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19 Jul 2019, 09:02
this option define clearly when work is done , period is next to year 1920-1940, so modifying the time :
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19 Jul 2019, 09:03
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A. a period when
B. in which
C. during which
D. when
E. a period during which

B,C,D incorrect because in, during, when can not modify 1940. a period during which (during which is a modifier modifying period) correct. So, E

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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.

Now analysing the options;

A. a period when (This commits the same error with E, it looks like repetition - INCORRECT)
B. in which (This sounds awkward therefore - INCORRECT)
C. during which (This also doesn't sound good - INCORRECT)
D. when (This looks good because it modifies the period - CORRECT)
E. a period during which (This looks like repetition of the period which was already given in the first clause - INCORRECT)

Hence answer choice D.

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