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Dostoevsky, whose novels plumbed highly philosophical themes

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Dostoevsky, whose novels plumbed highly philosophical themes, Nietzsche had a background in classical philology that gave him a unique perspective toward the Western Philosophical tradition, and the Danish Christian writer Kierkegaard were considered the founders of Existentialism.
(A) Nietzsche had a background in classical philology that gave him a unique perspective toward the Western Philosophical tradition, and the Danish Christian writer Kierkegaard were considered the founders
(B) Nietzsche had a background in classical philology giving him a unique perspective toward the Western Philosophical tradition, and the Danish Christian writer Kierkegaard was considered the founder
(C) Nietzsche, whose background in classical philology gave him a unique perspective on the Western Philosophical tradition, and the Danish Christian writer Kierkegaard was considered the founder
(D) Nietzsche, whose background in classical philology gave him a unique perspective on the Western Philosophical tradition, and the Danish Christian writer Kierkegaard were considered the founders
(E) Nietzsche, who had had a background in classical philology that was giving him a unique perspective with the Western Philosophical tradition, and the Danish Christian writer Kierkegaard was considered the founder


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New post 08 Aug 2013, 09:35
Between A and D since others are easy out because of "was"..

in A "classical philology that gave" seems to put emphasis on classical philology where in D it put emphasis on background...which seems to be intended meaning...
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New post 08 Aug 2013, 10:04
IMO D and the explanation goes as follows:

Original sentence has "Dostoevsky, whose...". So to maintain parallelism, options C & D qualify.

D emerges the winner clearly because of "were"(C uses "was" incorrectly for the plural case in hand).



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