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Although Moliere's satirical play Tartuffe was condemned by his contemporaries, he is now considered the writer of one of the most famous French plays of all time.

A. was condemned by his contemporaries, he is now considered the writer of

B. was condemned by his contemporaries, it is now considered

C. resulted in condemnation by contemporaries, he is now considered to be the writer of

D. resulted in condemnation of him by contemporaries, it is now considered to be

E. condemned him by his contemporaries, it is now considered

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13 Sep 2010, 20:41
vrajesh wrote:
Although Moliere's satirical play Tartuffe was condemned by his contemporaries, he is now considered the writer of one of the most famous French plays of all time.

A. was condemned by his contemporaries, he is now considered the writer of

B. was condemned by his contemporaries, it is now considered

C. resulted in condemnation by contemporaries, he is now considered to be the writer of

D. resulted in condemnation of him by contemporaries, it is now considered to be

E. condemned him by his contemporaries, it is now considered

IMO ans B
reason it here refers to the play in answer choice B which exactly it refers to..
anwer choice A is wrong in second part he refers to one of best plays
answer c resulted in condemption..... sound awkward..

answer D wrong awkward first part
answer E play condemned him is wrong here

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13 Sep 2010, 21:54
vrajesh wrote:
Although Moliere's satirical play Tartuffe was condemned by his contemporaries, he is now considered the writer of one of the most famous French plays of all time.

A. was condemned by his contemporaries, he is now considered the writer of

B. was condemned by his contemporaries, it is now considered

C. resulted in condemnation by contemporaries, he is now considered to be the writer of

D. resulted in condemnation of him by contemporaries, it is now considered to be

E. condemned him by his contemporaries, it is now considered

What is the source of this question??
I have some issues in "B". What is the antecedent of "his" in option B??
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13 Sep 2010, 22:00
Yes, thanks Hussain15 for pointing out the mistake.

Now, I also think "his" has no proper antecedent as Moliere's satirical play Tartuffe is mentioned not the name of author.
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actually "his" has proper antecedent, you can only refer to possessive nouns by using possessive pronouns, so HIS= Moliere
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14 Sep 2010, 05:07
+1 for b, as the play is one of the best

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14 Sep 2010, 07:06
elevinty -- thanks for clearing antecedent of his for me. I was really confused why/how could be correct.

OA: B
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20 Sep 2010, 20:55
B because we are talking of play
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13 Dec 2013, 03:34
IMO, B Changes the meaning of the original sentence. What if 'Tartuffe' is not the play being mentioned in the sentence. Maybe Moliere was the considered to the writer of one of the best plays, which is not 'Tartuffe'. In that case B would change the meaning.
I know this might be a over analysis of things of sort , but this is the line of reasoning I used to not chose B, although it does sound the best option.

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18 Sep 2017, 05:45
The subject of the initial clause is the "play," which must therefore be the subject of the main part of
the sentence (after the comma). The correct pronoun to use to refer to an inanimate thing is "it"
rather than "he."

(A) This answer is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) CORRECT. This choice correctly uses the pronoun "it" to refer to the inanimate thing "play."

(C) This choice incorrectly uses the pronoun "he" to refer to the inanimate thing "play." In addition,
the correct idiom is "considered X" rather than "considered to be X." Finally, the phrase "resulted in
condemnation by contemporaries" is awkward compared with the original sentence, and does not
make clear exactly what or who (is it the play or the person?) is being condemned.

(D) This choice correctly uses the pronoun "it" to refer to the inanimate thing "play" but introduces the
object pronoun "him" which cannot refer to a possessive noun. Logically, the pronoun "him" should
refer to Moliere but Moliere is not in the sentence; only "Moliere's satirical play" is in the sentence. In
addition, the correct idiom is "considered X" rather than "considered to be X." Finally, the phrase
"resulted in condemnation of him by contemporaries" is awkward and wordy compared with the
original sentence, and also changes its meaning by asserting that the person, rather than the play,
was condemned.

(E) This choice correctly uses the pronoun "it" to refer to the inanimate thing "play" but introduces the
object pronoun "him" which cannot refer to a possessive noun. Logically, the pronoun "him" should
refer to Moliere but Moliere is not in the sentence; only "Moliere's satirical play" is in the
sentence. Finally, the sentence seems to suggest that the play did the actual condemning.
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