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

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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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expanse that seemed empty
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empty expanse , latter changes the meaning. B,C,D OUT

E is wordy ..

Ans should be A

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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
The correct answer.

B. As he looked out on an empty expanse of gods and goddesses
This changes the meaning of the given sentence. The Expanse is of gods and goddesses and it is empty. But the true meaning was an expanse that was empty of gods and goddesses.

C. With no gods or goddesses as he looked out on the empty expanse
This also has a different connotation. With no gods and goddesses nearby, he looked out on the empty expanse.

D. Facing the empty expanse of gods and goddesses
Like B, this also has a different meaning

E. As he looked on an expanse that seemed empty of either a god or a goddess
This is close to A but with a different meaning. Empty of either a god or a goddess - restricts the limit to a god or a goddess. Odysseus would not be satisfied by one god or a goddess. The meaning changes again.
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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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A. The sentence refers to an expanse that is empty of gods, not an empty expanse of gods, so choices B and D are incorrect. Choice E is needlessly wordy, and C distorts the meaning.
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