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# Despite being thousands of years old, the writing of

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Despite being thousands of years old, the writing of Augustine of Hippo has inspired and captivated countless individuals, fundamentally because it convey the moving inner-journey of man searching for the divine in a lucid and compelling fashion.
A) because it convey the moving inner-journey
B) due to the fact that it conveys the moving inner-journey
C) because of it conveying the moving inner-journey
D) because it conveys the moving inner-journey
E) for the reason that it conveys the moving inner-journey

Originally posted by agdimple333 on 15 Jul 2011, 19:03.
Last edited by generis on 25 Jan 2019, 11:27, edited 1 time in total.
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16 Jun 2012, 02:47
Can somebody please post the OA for this question?

i think the answer is D
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16 Jun 2012, 02:59
IMO : D
Despite being thousands of years old, the writing of Augustine of Hippo has inspired and captivated countless individuals, fundamentally because it convey the moving inner-journey of man searching for the divine in a lucid and compelling fashion.
A) because it convey the moving inner-journey WRONG
B) due to the fact that it conveys the moving inner-journey WRONG
C) because of it conveying the moving inner-journey WRONG
D) because it conveys the moving inner-journey RIGHT
E) for the reason that it conveys the moving inner-journey WRONG
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16 Jun 2012, 22:15
My thoughts here:

- After quick read, obviously "because it convey" needs to be eliminated

Let's POE:
- Eliminate A from "because it convey"
- Keep B for now
- Eliminate C because it's inefficient
- Keep D...seems excellent
- Eliminate E because "for the reason" in reference to the writing inspiring people a) seems rather inefficent b) clearly is not AS correct as "because it conveys"

B or D?

D is cleaner. D it is.

Interestingly, after we're told that this is a sub-600 level question, we know the answer will be obvious, and therefore D.
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17 Jun 2012, 06:29
D

Singular verb Conveys is required. E is wordy....
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25 Jan 2019, 10:45
agdimple333 wrote:
Despite being thousands of years old, the writing of Augustine of Hippo has inspired and captivated countless individuals, fundamentally because it convey the moving inner-journey of man searching for the divine in a lucid and compelling fashion.
A) because it convey the moving inner-journey
B) due to the fact that it conveys the moving inner-journey
C) because of it conveying the moving inner-journey
D) because it conveys the moving inner-journey
E) for the reason that it conveys the moving inner-journey

Since we are giving a reason, we will use because, B and E Eliminated.

the writing is a singular subject, conveys is singular verb

With this reason, we will mark D
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