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# Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made

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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) makes his letters as a group one to rival
(C) makes his letters a group rivaling
(D) make his letters as a group the rival of
(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of
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09 Jan 2013, 11:20
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A, B, and C are incorrect because "makes" is supposed to modify "powers". The correct modifier is "make", since "powers" is plural. This leaves D and E. E is incorrect because it is wordy and awkward.
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09 Jan 2013, 14:59
too easy...........
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NarentheIndian 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) makes his letters as a group one to rival
(C) makes his letters a group rivaling
(D) make his letters as a group the rival of
(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of

Make/Makes
Make is correct as we are describing powers
Between D and E....
as a group is better than letters a group
So D.
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10 Sep 2013, 06:36
BangOn wrote:
NarentheIndian 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) makes his letters as a group one to rival
(C) makes his letters a group rivaling
(D) make his letters as a group the rival of
(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of

Make/Makes
Make is correct as we are describing powers
Between D and E....
as a group is better than letters a group
So D.[/quote

what is second that in the sentence referring to " is it referring to that the fact that xyz has powers of blah blah or is it referring to powers , how can we be sure.......?
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