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New post 17 Jun 2004, 13:57
Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made him a great anthropologist and that makes his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.
(A) makes his letters as a group the rival of
(B, C) wrong
(D) make his letters as a group the rival of
(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of

Confused between D and E

Plz explain

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New post 17 Jun 2004, 14:19
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Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made him a great anthropologist and that makes his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.
(A) makes his letters as a group the rival of
(B, C) wrong
(D) make his letters as a group the rival of
(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of

Confused between D and E

Plz explain

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D. Byron’s powers of observation make his letters as a group (= taken collectively) the rival of the best novels of the time.

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New post 17 Jun 2004, 14:31
Couldn't agree with you more, ob.

Should be D.
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agree with D

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New post 17 Jun 2004, 22:45
D for me too

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New post 17 Jun 2004, 23:28
singh_satya wrote:
Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made him a great anthropologist and that makes his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.
(A) makes his letters as a group the rival of
(B, C) wrong
(D) make his letters as a group the rival of
(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of

Confused between D and E

Plz explain

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Apart from what ob said... remember that .. in non-restrictive clauses , use of relative pronoun "which" is not the best usage. "that" would be a better choice

satya, if you need explanation of restrictive and non-restrictive , please tell us. i can write a lesson on that.

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New post 18 Jun 2004, 01:00
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I would prefer to differ on this ...

D- states ''that his letters AS a group'' ,which means some thing like'' byron's letters ONLY AS a group rival the best novels of the time ...'' which changes the intended meaniing of the sentence...

that shows that byrons letters may not rival when NOT A GROUP... guess this sounds like carzy asking but I don't understand how els can this be understood as .. enlighten me!

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D is my FA.

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New post 18 Jun 2004, 09:26
make is not followed by as. So E is correct.
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New post 18 Jun 2004, 10:42
I will go with E

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New post 11 Oct 2006, 21:39
This is bit confusing.

E sounds correct.

The answer from SC1000 is D. Not sure why...

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New post 11 Oct 2006, 22:22
D is better. E is not clear and wordy.

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New post 11 Oct 2006, 22:28
One more for D.

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Clear D.

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New post 12 Oct 2006, 23:49
i'll go with choice d.

that make his letters the rival of the best novels.this statement is right because letters and novels are compared which is fare enough.
"as a group" defines letters and is inserted in the statement.



quote="singh_satya"]Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made him a great anthropologist and that makes his letters as a group the rival of the best novels of the time.
(A) makes his letters as a group the rival of
(B, C) wrong
(D) make his letters as a group the rival of
(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of

Confused between D and E

Plz explain

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