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By 1960, the pilot Rolph held sixteen official international speed

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By 1960, the pilot Rolph held sixteen official international speed records, and he earned them at a time when aviation was still so new for many of the planes he flew to be of dangerously experimental design.

(A) and he earned them at a time when aviation was still so new for many of the planes he flew to be

(B) earning them at a time that aviation was still so new for many of the planes he flew were

(C) earning these at a time where aviation was still so new that many of the planes he flew were

(D) earned at a time in which aviation was still so new such that many of the planes he flew were

(E) earned at a time when aviation was still so new that many of the planes he flew were
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By 1960, the pilot Rolph held sixteen official international speed records, and he earned them at a time when aviation was still so new for many of the planes he flew to be of dangerously experimental design.

A and he earned them at a time when aviation was still so new for many of the planes he flew to be
B earning them at a time that aviation was still so new for many of the planes he flew were
C earning these at a time where aviation was still so new that many of the planes he flew were
D earned at a time in which aviation was still so new such that many of the planes he flew were
E earned at a time when aviation was still so new that many of the planes he flew were


Answer A is incorrect because it includes "so" but does not use the second part of the structure "that." The correct sentence should be"when aviation was still SO new ... THAT..."
Answer B repeats the original mistake and thus we don't need to analyze it further.
Answer C uses the incorrect pronoun "where" to refer to time (so "when" should be used). Moreover, we should not use "earning" because it gives an impression that Rolph was earning speed records and he held them at the same time - illogical.
Answer D is in general very awkward and it uses the incorrect structure "so...such that."
Answer E is the correct choice.
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nechets wrote:
By 1960, the pilot Rolph held sixteen official international speed records, and he earned them at a time when aviation was still so new for many of the planes he flew to be of dangerously experimental design.

A and he earned them at a time when avation was still so new for many of the planes he flew to be
B earning them at a time that aviation was still so new for many of the planes he flew were
C earning these at a time where aviation was still so new that many of the planes he flew were
D earned at a time in which aviation was still so new such that many of the planes he flew were
E earned at a time when aviation was still so new that many of the planes he flew were


"time" requires the pronoun when.
Hence, B,C and D are wrong.
A vs D. "flew to be" vs "flew were"; to be is future and were is past. Moreover, "earned" in E rightly modifies "records" and comes off as an ed-modifier.
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New post 16 Jan 2019, 09:08
" such that" not " such+noun +that" never exist in formal english. D is gone.
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