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In 1021, Murasaki Shikibu completed The Tale of Genji, a work that,

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In 1021, Murasaki Shikibu completed The Tale of Genji, a work that, spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters, and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider the first novel.


(A) The Tale of Genji, a work that, spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters, and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider

(B) The Tale of Genji, a work that spans over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider

(C) The Tale of Genji, a work that had spanned over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it as

(D) her crafting of The Tale of Genji, a work spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it as

(E) her crafting of The Tale of Genji, a work spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it


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Re: In 1021, Murasaki Shikibu completed The Tale of Genji, a work that,  [#permalink]

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Is the option B right because the usage of 'which' refers to the novel and hence 'consider the first novel' is correct instead of using'consider it as' which leads to redundancy.

Please correct me if I am wrong here.
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Choice E is wrong because of the use of "it".

Hence, B is best.

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Re: In 1021, Murasaki Shikibu completed The Tale of Genji, a work that,  [#permalink]

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Verb-ing is used to modify the clause before the comma here in option 'B'how judging is modifying 'a work that spans over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars' .
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Re: In 1021, Murasaki Shikibu completed The Tale of Genji, a work that,  [#permalink]

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Can anyone explain the meaning of the sentence?

MS completed something, after that "judging its psychological complexity, consider" does it tell about the MS or the The Tale of Genji
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In 1021, Murasaki Shikibu completed The Tale of Genji, a work that, spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters, and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider the first novel.


(A) The Tale of Genji, a work that, spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters, and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider

(B) The Tale of Genji, a work that spans over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider

(C) The Tale of Genji, a work that had spanned over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it as

(D) her crafting of The Tale of Genji, a work spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it as

(E) her crafting of The Tale of Genji, a work spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it


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Why D is wrong??
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Re: In 1021, Murasaki Shikibu completed The Tale of Genji, a work that,  [#permalink]

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In 1021, Murasaki Shikibu completed The Tale of Genji, a work that, spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters, and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider the first novel.


(A) The Tale of Genji, a work that, spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters, and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider

(B) The Tale of Genji, a work that spans over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider

(C) The Tale of Genji, a work that had spanned over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it as

(D) her crafting of The Tale of Genji, a work spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it as

(E) her crafting of The Tale of Genji, a work spanning over 50 chapters and 400 characters and which many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it


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Why D is wrong??



Because of "it" ambiguity.
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Re: In 1021, Murasaki Shikibu completed The Tale of Genji, a work that,  [#permalink]

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The problem with D is not the word "it" in itself--that's clear enough, and we see it in the credited answer, as well. The main problem is really one of structure/usage. We can say "Many scholars consider this book the first novel" or we can say "She wrote this book, which many scholars consider the first novel." Notice that the first option is a complete clause just about scholars' opinion of the book, while the second option uses "which" to form a modifier. What D provides is "She wrote this book, which many scholars consider it as the first novel." Aside from the unneeded "as," we can see that this choice mixes our two options. It follows "which" with a complete clause ("Many scholars consider it . . . "). We need to do one or the other.
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Why D is wrong??


..........which(the book) many scholars, judging its psychological complexity, consider it (the book)
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