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Despite being as popular, if not more popular, in his time than his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, nowadays Ambrose Bierce is largely surpassed by the fame of the former.

A. Despite being as popular, if not more popular, in his time than his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, nowadays Ambrose Bierce is largely surpassed by the fame of the former.

B. Despite the fact of Ambrose Bierce being as popular, if not more popular, in his time than his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, nowadays he is largely surpassed by the fame of the latter.

C. Nowadays largely surpassed by the fame of his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce's writing was as popular in his own time as the former's was, if not more so.

D. Although nowadays, Ambrose Bierce's fame is largely surpassed by that of his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, in his own time, he was as popular as the latter, if not more so.

E. Ambrose Bierce's writing was as popular in his time as his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, if not more so, but nowadays his fame is largely surpassed by that of the latter.



 


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A. Despite being as popular, if not more popular, in his time than his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, nowadays Ambrose Bierce is largely surpassed by the fame of the former. - The correct construction is 'as X as y'

B. Despite the fact of Ambrose Bierce being as popular, if not more popular, in his time than his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, nowadays he is largely surpassed by the fame of the latter. - The correct construction is 'as X as y'

C. Nowadays largely surpassed by the fame of his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, Ambrose Bierce's writing was as popular in his own time as the former's was, if not more so. - The word that follows after the dependent clause can not be possessive - Bierce's writing!

D. Although nowadays, Ambrose Bierce's fame is largely surpassed by that of his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, in his own time, he was as popular as the latter, if not more so. - Correct, fixes all the errors highlighted above!

E. Ambrose Bierce's writing was as popular in his time as his friend and contemporary Mark Twain, if not more so, but nowadays his fame is largely surpassed by that of the latter. - Ambrose's writing can not be popular than his friend, nonsensical meaning!

IMO, (D)!
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I understand that the correct answer is D.
can someone please explain the usage of 'although' in option D. 'Although' should followed by the clause or although+adjective+noun. I am not able to understand usage of what Although follows here
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I understand that D is correct from meaning perspective, but doesn't it have the pronoun reference error?. "He" refers to a processive pronoun "Ambrose Bierce's" that was incorrect as I recall per GMATNinja?

Can experts please confirm? Thanks so much!
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