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# Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many

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Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

A. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

B. Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.

C. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

D. Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

E. Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

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01 Apr 2009, 07:14
cocopopz wrote:
Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

A. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

B. Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.

C. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

D. Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

E. Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

D and E are out for 'being'.
B is out for not following idiom 'as gifted as'

it is between A and C. I think C sounds better.

IMO C.
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01 Apr 2009, 12:27
His poetry is unpublished because he is modest. Therefore, I will pick C over A as it is more clear.
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01 Apr 2009, 16:15
cocopopz wrote:
Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

A. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

B. Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.

C. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

D. Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

E. Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

IMO C. (I reach C by rules and guess but not 100% sure on this).
Please post OA and if any explanation.

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