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As he looked out on an expanse that seemed empty of gods or

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As he looked out on an expanse that seemed empty of gods or goddesses,
Odysseus must certainly have felt abandoned by the rulers on Olympus.

A. As he looked out on an expanse that seemed empty of gods or goddesses

B. As he looked out on an empty expanse of gods and goddesses

C. With no gods or goddesses as he looked out on the empty expanse

D. Facing the empty expanse of gods and goddesses

E. As he looked on an expanse that seemed empty of either a god or a goddess

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New post 20 May 2007, 18:38
a ? this seemed worser than RC english :)

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New post 21 May 2007, 20:26
kumarajeet06 wrote:
what is wrong with E?


The original sentence states: abandoned by the rulers on Olympus.

'Rulers' is plural, therefore, it requires 'gods or goddesses.'

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New post 21 May 2007, 22:10
My take on this is E.
As he looked on an expanse that seemed empty of either a god or a goddess

"he looked" is a singular....

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New post 21 May 2007, 22:56
Im liking A.

B: Looked out on an empty expanse of Gods or Goddesses... This implies an empty expanse with Gods or Goddesses

C: Very awkward.

D: "Facing" goes against the tense, which in this case is past tense or "-ed."

E: While I struggled with this one too, I selected A because the last part of the sentence says, "rulers." To me, this implies the plural form Gods or Goddesses. "Odyssues is singular", so why would "he" be plural???

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New post 25 May 2007, 06:04
A. As he looked out on an expanse that seemed empty of gods or goddesses

B. As he looked out on an empty expanse of gods and goddesses – empty expanse of gods?? What is he trying to say???

C. With no gods or goddesses as he looked out on the empty expanse – Were they there??

D. Facing the empty expanse of gods and goddesses - empty expanse of gods??

E. As he looked on an expanse that seemed empty of either a god or a goddess – Subject Verb Agreement.


B,D - Wrong context. Sentence is confusing!!!!

left with A, C & E
C - Wrong context. Were the gods there???
E - Elimnate. Subject-Verb.

Hence A is the answer.

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