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Question No.: SC 805
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Although she was considered among her contemporaries to be the better poet than her husband, later Elizabeth Barrett Browning was overshadowed by his success.

(A) Although she was considered among her contemporaries to be the better poet than her husband, later Elizabeth Barrett Browning was overshadowed by his success.



(B) Although Elizabeth Barrett Brwoning was considered among her contemporaries as a better poet than her husband, she was later overshadowed by his success.


(C) Later overshadowed by the success of her husband, Elizabeth Barrett Brwoning's poetry had been considered among her contemporaries to be better than that of her husband.


(D) Although Elizabeth Barrett Browning's success was later overshadowed by that of her husband, among her contemporaries she was considered the better poet.

(E) Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poetry was considered among her contemporaries as better than her husband, but her success was later overshadowed by his.



A)A BETTER THAN IS CORRCT WORD
EG SACHIN TENDULKAR IS A BETTER BATSMAN THAN RICKY PONTING
ITS NOT LIKE
SACHIN TENDULKAR IS THE BETTER BATSMAN THAN ---- OUT

B)HOW CAN ELIZABETH OVERSHADOWED BY HIS (HUSBANDS) SUCCESS


C)HOW CAN ELIZABETH'S POETRY BE OVERSHADOWED BY HUSBAND'S SUCCESS?
OUT

D)CORRECT ANSWER CHOICE NO ERRORS


E)POETRY ILLOGICALLY COMPARED WITH HUSBAND -OUT



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A: Incorrect comparison - Elizabeth Browning is being compared to her husband's success
Elizabeth Browning's success is comparable to her husband's success
Elizabeth Browning is comparable to her husband

B: Incorrect. Same reason as A

C: Incorrect. Similar to A; Success of her husband is being compared to Elizabeth's poetry

D: Correct

E: Incorrect: Considered .... to be is the correct idiom not consider...as
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Hi all,

I chose D after "consider X Y" split.

But I have question for choice D, what is the antecedent for pronoun "she", the possesive pronoun has antecendent "Elizabeth Barrett Browning's success"

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Hi all,

I chose D after "consider X Y" split.

But I have question for choice D, what is the antecedent for pronoun "she", the possesive pronoun has antecendent "Elizabeth Barrett Browning's success"

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'She' refers to Elizabeth Browning. While the antecedent is not explicitly stated, it unambiguously refers to Elizabeth Browning. Ultimately Sentence Correction is about picking the best answer among the choices. The best answer choice is not always perfect.
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Yeah, the GMAT seems to have abandoned the rather uptight "possessive poison" rule. As long as the meaning is clear, we can use a regular pronoun to refer back to a possessive noun.
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DmitryFarber wrote:
Yeah, the GMAT seems to have abandoned the rather uptight "possessive poison" rule. As long as the meaning is clear, we can use a regular pronoun to refer back to a possessive noun.


Here is another instance when the GMAT abandoned that rule from (EP1):

Although women's wages are improving, Department of Labor statistics show that the ratio of their earnings with that of men have been roughly static since 1960.

A. with that of men have been
B. to that of men are
C. to those of men have been
D. with those of men is
E. to those of men has been

Their has no antecedent.
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zvazviri Actually, the rule never would have applied here in the first place. It was always okay to use a possessive pronoun (e.g. "their") to refer to a possessive noun.
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hellosanthosh2k2 wrote:
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I chose D after "consider X Y" split.

But I have question for choice D, what is the antecedent for pronoun "she", the possesive pronoun has antecendent "Elizabeth Barrett Browning's success"

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Hello hellosanthosh2k2,


Yes, you are correct in saying that she in the correct answer choice does not seem to have a grammatical antecedent because this non-possessive pronoun seems to refer to the possessive noun Elizabeth Barrett Browning's.

However, I would treat this one as an atypical usage of a non-possessive pronoun. I would take this usage as an exception rather than the rule. I would still look for a non-possessive noun as a grammatical antecedent of a non-possessive pronoun.


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