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Each of Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha

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Each of Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were strong and interesting women, very different from the often pallid women who populate his novels.


(A) Each of Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were strong and interesting women,

(B) Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—each of them Hemingway’s wives—were strong and interesting women,

(C) Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were all strong and interesting women,

(D) Strong and interesting women—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—each a wife of Hemingway, was

(E) Strong and interesting women—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—every one of Hemingway’s wives were

Originally posted by empty_spaces on 30 Jul 2007, 20:37.
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The most important clue here is that the four wives of Hemingway are collectively grouped under the plural noun women for a proper comparison with the pallid women of his novels. Therefore, we cannot entertain singular noun or pronoun such as each or every one in any of the choices, even though we might assign the right verbs for those nouns that. You may see, Choice A, B, D, and E are all alluding to the singular woman in some part or other. We can dump all of them as irrelevant in one go and choose C as the right choice. C is perfect in SV agreement and comparison
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Re: Each of Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha  [#permalink]

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i am glad you posted this question again.

hypens act as commas.

Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were all strong and interesting women, very different from the often pallid women who populate his novels.

Hemingway’s wives, Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh, were all strong and interesting women, very different from the often pallid women who populate his novels.

Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh is an appositive clause.

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Hemingway’s wives were all strong and interesting women, very different from the often pallid women who populate his novels.

can someone elaborate on the structure of the latter half of the sentence above? it does not seem to be an absolute phrase because it does not modify the entire preceding clause. it modifies wives.






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270.Each of Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were strong and interesting women, very different from the often pallid women who populate his novels.

(A) Each of Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were strong and interesting women,
each ...are

(B) Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—each of them Hemingway’s wives—were strong and interesting women,

(C) Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were all strong and interesting women,

(D) Strong and interesting women—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—each a wife of Hemingway, was

(E) Strong and interesting women—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—every one of Hemingway’s wives were
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270.Each of Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were strong and interesting women, very different from the often pallid women who populate his novels.

(A) Each of Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were strong and interesting women,

(B) Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—each of them Hemingway’s wives—were strong and interesting women,

(C) Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were all strong and interesting women,

(D) Strong and interesting women—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—each a wife of Hemingway, was

(E) Strong and interesting women—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—every one of Hemingway’s wives were



Please EXPLAIN your answers.

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Each is a singular for eg : "each apple from the basket was tasty and fresh"
or "each one has to face the ordeal called GMAT"
similarly each of his wives was an interesting woman..

So going by this logic . A and B out.
D and E are grammatically ill-formed and awkward.
C is correct..
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Hai Badgerboy

In option B, "Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh" is the subject of the sentence

"--each of them Hemingway's wives-- " could not be the subject of the sentnece becuse it is in hypen, so the subject should be plural.

In option C the subject " Hemingway's wives" is also in plural farm

I couldnt find any error in B &C. please provide your valuable explanation

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Quick question - what does "he" modify here in C? hemingway's wives? hemingway as a subject is not mentioned separately in the sentence, so what can he modify?

Isn't this a rule?
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C) Hemingway’s wives—Hadley Richardson, Pauline Pfeiffer, Martha Gelhorn, and Mary Welsh—were all strong and interesting women, very different from the often pallid women who populate his novels.


Which "he' is being referred here? Probably you mean 'his'. His and Hemingway's are both possessives and hence isn't it oK?
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