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As Russell Banks suggests, it is a lack of grand ideas that

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As Russell Banks suggests, it is a lack of grand ideas that have only left writers with semiotics, hermeneutics, and deconstruction.

(A) As Russell Banks suggests, it is a lack of grand ideas that have only left writers with

(B) Writers, Russell Banks suggests, who lack of grand ideas and leave only

(C) Russell Banks suggests that a lack of grand ideas has left writers with only

(D) It is Russell Banks’ suggestion that a lack of grand ideas have left writers only with

(E) It is only a lack of grand ideas, Russell Banks suggests, which leave writers with

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Eliminate D – agreement issue
Now adverb “only” modification issue – logically the sentence intended to emphasize only lack of ideas will leave writes with ….

A – Only modifies writers – eliminate it
B – “and” in trying to introduce two thoughts – eliminate it
C - Just as A
E – Hold it

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New post 28 Jul 2008, 22:52
E is wrong. Which needs to touch the word before it. Which cannot refer to suggests.

C is my pick. Clear and direct, uses correct tense and has S V agreement. avoids modifier, which is not needed for this sentence.

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New post 29 Jul 2008, 00:50
Ans is C

(A) As Russell Banks suggests, it is a lack of grand ideas that have only left writers with wordy

(B) Writers, Russell Banks suggests, who lack of grand ideas and leave only should be together, the position of "who" makes it unclear

(C) Russell Banks suggests that a lack of grand ideas has left writers with only precise and clear

(D) It is Russell Banks’ suggestion that a lack of grand ideas have left writers only with wordy

(E) It is only a lack of grand ideas, Russell Banks suggests, which leave writers with confusing
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OA is C. Thanks :-D

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