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# By the year 2000, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens'

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08 Dec 2009, 21:02
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By the year 2000, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens' gripping book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print, making it more than that of almost any other English book ever written.
A) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print, making it more than
B) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print, which is more than
C) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy, had around 200 million copies in print, more than
D) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy, had around 200 million copies in print, making it more than
E) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print and is more than

pls help in finding errors
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08 Dec 2009, 21:16
xcusemeplz2009 wrote:
By the year 2000, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens' gripping book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print, making it more than that of almost any other English book ever written.
A) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print, making it more than
B) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print, which is more than
C) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy, had around 200 million copies in print, more than
D) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy, had around 200 million copies in print, making it more than
E) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print and is more than

pls help in finding errors

first thing that stands out is "book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy" is a modifying phrase modifying A tale of two cities thus must be set off by commas

that leaves C and D

it in d does not have a clear antecedent
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08 Dec 2009, 23:10
A) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print, making it more than
Before “had” a comma is required else the sentence would become a Run on sentence. Hence Incorrect
B) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print, which is more than
Before “had” a comma is required else the sentence would become a Run on sentence. Hence Incorrect
C) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy, had around 200 million copies in print, more than
Correct
D) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy, had around 200 million copies in print, making it more than
“it” cannot be books. The comparison would be incorrect.Hence Incorrect
E) book portraying the suffering of the proletariat under the brutal subjugation of the French aristocracy had around 200 million copies in print and is more than
Before “had” a comma is required else the sentence would become a Run on sentence. Hence Incorrect

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09 Dec 2009, 07:58
C is the best answer. What is the OA?
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09 Dec 2009, 09:56
Agree with C.

In D, "it" does not have a clear antecedent.
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Re: By the year 2000, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens'  [#permalink]

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02 Sep 2017, 04:21
Hello expert,

If answer is c, than phrase starting with "more than" can modify copies ?

For me..
Independent clause, more than ...
is not a correct sentence structure.
Re: By the year 2000, A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens'   [#permalink] 02 Sep 2017, 04:21
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