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9. In 1791 Robert Carter III, one of the wealthiest plantation owners in Virginia, stunned his family, friends, and neighbors by filing a deed of emancipation, setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered his property.

(A) setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered
(B) setting free more than the 500 slaves legally considered as
(C) and set free more than 500 slaves, who were legally considered as
(D) and set free more than 500 slaves who were legally considered
(E) and he set free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered as

Doesn't the use of "the" before "more than" or "500 slaves" sounds awkward ?
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OA is A I'm guessing?

The use of "the" is correct. "the more than 500 slaves" means he set free around 500 (but slightly more) slaves, all of whom were his property. The number might be something like 510 or 530 or whatever.

If you said, "I set free more than the 500 slaves who were my property," that changes the meaning. That could mean you set free other people's slaves in addition to your own.

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I also think A. Setting should be parallel with Filing before it and A sounds more correct.
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9. In 1791 Robert Carter III, one of the wealthiest plantation owners in Virginia, stunned his family, friends, and neighbors by filing a deed of emancipation, setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered his property.

(A) setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered
(B) setting free more than the 500 slaves legally considered as
(C) and set free more than 500 slaves, who were legally considered as
(D) and set free more than 500 slaves who were legally considered
(E) and he set free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered as

Doesn't the use of "the" before "more than" or "500 slaves" sounds awkward ?


IMO A.

consider X Y is the idiom... 'considered as' is wrong so A and D are left. A's parallelism makes sense.

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New post 07 Jul 2009, 13:17
ans shud b D.

in A n B, if v consider 'setting' to b correct , then a conjunction such as 'and' should cum before setting. it will look like, 'filing and setting'...

and v hv to make d sentence parallel to 'stunned' and not to 'filing'.

and since 'as' after 'consider' is considered to b wrong, i go wid option D.

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What's wrong with B..?
I would go with B.

In 1791 Robert Carter III, one of the wealthiest plantation owners in Virginia, stunned his family, friends, and neighbors by filing a deed of emancipation,_______ property.
'setting free' would be the correct start of the sentence, so we have to choose between A and B.

(A) setting free the more than 500 slaves who were legally considered---- is incorrect
(B) setting free more than the 500 slaves legally considered as----- correct

Well, I have never read a sentence which has 'the more than' in this sequence, so I don't see how is it correct, if it is.
It is always ' more than the..'.
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New post 08 Jul 2009, 07:45
I go with A.

split the sentence "setting free the more than 500 slaves who were..."

"setting free the slaves who were ..." and "setting free more than 500 slaves who were ..."

Something is missing for choice B.

"setting free more than the 500 slaves ..." I will ask myself setting free <SOMETHING?> more than the 500 salves?

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