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Historians have long debated whether the spectacular rise and fall of Napoleon in the decades after the French Revolution was the necessary outcome of the political vacuum having been created by the toppled monarchy.

A. was the necessary outcome of the political vacuum having been created by the toppled monarchy
B. was the necessary outcome of the political vacuum created by toppling the monarchy
C. were the necessary outcome of the political vacuum that the toppled monarchy created
D. was the necessary outcome of the political vacuum created from toppling the monarchy
E. were the necessary outcome of the political vacuum created by the toppling of the monarchy
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06 Jun 2006, 16:57
C. were the necessary outcome of the political vacuum that the toppled monarchy created
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06 Jun 2006, 18:38
C. were the necessary outcome of the political vacuum that the toppled monarchy created
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06 Jun 2006, 20:20
Can somebody give explaination for C.
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06 Jun 2006, 22:27
Don't we require "outcomes" with "were" used in C??

IMO it should be B.

Let's look at B:

Historians have long debated whether the spectacular rise and fall of Napoleon in the decades after the French Revolution was the necessary outcome of the political vacuum created by toppling the monarchy.

- "Spectacular" is an adjective of "rise and fall". So "spectacular rise and fall" should be singular.Therefore we need "was".
- IMO "created by" is correct. "created from" is wrong.

Hence B.

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06 Jun 2006, 23:06
We have just to options to pick from ... C and E ..coz "were" is present in these options only ..as we are talking aboout "rise AND fall" ... Now C scores over E ..coz C correctly used "that", used for restrictive clauses...
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07 Jun 2006, 09:04
B:

"spectacular rise & fall" is singular and so 'was' comes in
"created by" is a fit too.
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07 Jun 2006, 09:16
Doesnt C gives the meaning that the monarchy which was toppled created the vacuum, rather than the action of toppling the monarchy which created the vacuum

Go with B.
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07 Jun 2006, 13:38
I think subject is singular:
"spectacular rise and fall of Napolean"

I think A is fine.. B and D both sound awkward in the last few words
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07 Jun 2006, 18:20
I'm going with A.

Here's my breakdown of the key parts:

...was...
Since "outcome", the predicate nominative, is singular, don't the subject and verb need to be singular? Besides, it seems reasonable to treat "rise and fall" as a singular subject.

...having been created...
I'm uncomfortable with this construction, but here I think it's more correct than "by toppling the monarcy" or "from toppling the monarchy".
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07 Jun 2006, 18:44
I think its E

Its b/w C and E,

C. were the necessary outcome of the political vacuum that the toppled monarchy created

Since "toppled monarchy" can't create political vaccum.

Its the outcome of "toppled monarch", which is clearly explained by E.
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07 Jun 2006, 19:17
'B' shoud be the right one.

'the spectacular rise and fall' is one single event

A - 'having been created by' is not an idiomatic expression.
moreover the toppled monarchy did not create the political vaccum.

D - created from is not idiomatic as well.
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07 Jun 2006, 21:16
I will go with B.

IMO subject is "spectacular rise and fall of Napoleon". so we don't need "were". C and E out.

A seems too wordy.

I think "political vaccum" is created by "toppling..." not the other way. So D is also out.
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08 Jun 2006, 10:27
OA is E.

The original sentence contains a subject-verb problem: "the spectacular rise and fall of Napoleon" is a plural noun, but the corresponding verb "was" is singular. Moreover, "having been created" is unnecessarily complex. "Created by" would have been sufficient. Finally, it is not the "toppled monarchy" that created the vacuum but rather the fact that the monarchy was toppled.
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08 Jun 2006, 15:59
OA is E.

The original sentence contains a subject-verb problem: "the spectacular rise and fall of Napoleon" is a plural noun, but the corresponding verb "was" is singular. Moreover, "having been created" is unnecessarily complex. "Created by" would have been sufficient. Finally, it is not the "toppled monarchy" that created the vacuum but rather the fact that the monarchy was toppled.

If its E then why "outcome" is used instead of "outcomes"

were the necessary outcome of the political vacuum created by the toppling of the monarchy

Whats the source of question???
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08 Jun 2006, 17:10
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OA is E.

The original sentence contains a subject-verb problem: "the spectacular rise and fall of Napoleon" is a plural noun, but the corresponding verb "was" is singular. Moreover, "having been created" is unnecessarily complex. "Created by" would have been sufficient. Finally, it is not the "toppled monarchy" that created the vacuum but rather the fact that the monarchy was toppled.

If its E then why "outcome" is used instead of "outcomes"

were the necessary outcome of the political vacuum created by the toppling of the monarchy

Whats the source of question???

Source is 'Manhattan GMAT online exam'
It is a good point, I don't have the answer. Anyone who can please explain?
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08 Jun 2006, 20:43
OA is E.

The original sentence contains a subject-verb problem: "the spectacular rise and fall of Napoleon" is a plural noun, but the corresponding verb "was" is singular. Moreover, "having been created" is unnecessarily complex. "Created by" would have been sufficient. Finally, it is not the "toppled monarchy" that created the vacuum but rather the fact that the monarchy was toppled.

Don't we require "outcomes" with "were" used in E??

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09 Jun 2006, 20:02
exactly, we need "outcomes" for "were"...can someone explain this or is it one of those wierd questions/answers.
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11 Jun 2006, 20:36
Hi All

I did a check on usage of 'outcomes' and interesting I couldn't find it anywhere used as 'abstract nouns'. It seems to have been used as an intransitive verb or in titles only.

Which means Option 'E' is the right choice. the plural form of outcome will be outcome and not outcomes.

Moreover my initial choice was 'B' which is incorrect as 'created by' should be followed by a noun or noun phrase and not by topplying...

If I am wrong kindly correct me..
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04 Sep 2010, 13:11
Tough one. I got it wrong too. Manhattan question. Fight is between C and E. political vacuum created by the toppling of the monarchy - is better but why? I understand that was not required in C.
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