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

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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

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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

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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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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

Answer should be C

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C is the best answer. What is the OA?

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Agree with C.

In D, "it" does not have a clear antecedent.

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oa is
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New post 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.

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