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# Byron possessed powers of observation that would have made

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193.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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20 Apr 2006, 11:19
I go with E

powers (plural) needs plural verb make
and ofcourse a group instead of as a group
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20 Apr 2006, 11:28
I think D is right. we can eliminate A,B,C because of "powers".

D is better than E:

D: make his letters (as a group) the rival of
better than E: make his letters a group - which is the rival of
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20 Apr 2006, 14:52
^ D ^

1) we need a plural verb

2) D is better and more conceise than E
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20 Apr 2006, 14:58
D for me too . ... make is required because of " powers "

and between D and E ... D is better make his letter as a group ... is better
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20 Apr 2006, 20:16
Between D and E, (D) is much more concise and reads smoother.
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21 Apr 2006, 05:34
Can anyone please explain me what is wrong with E?

make his letters a group which is the rival of

as in D can we say "make letters as a group"??
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21 Apr 2006, 06:35
gmatacer wrote:
Can anyone please explain me what is wrong with E?

make his letters a group which is the rival of

as in D can we say "make letters as a group"??

(E) make his letters a group which is the rival of

Here it says, the group is the rival. That is not the case. It is actually the letters that are formed into a group that is the rival.
Hope this makes sense.

Hence D

Last edited by remgeo on 21 Apr 2006, 07:18, edited 1 time in total.
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21 Apr 2006, 08:20
OA is D...
21 Apr 2006, 08:20
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