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# In A.D. 391. resulting from the destruction of the largest

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263. In A.D. 391. resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria, later generations lost all but the lliad and Odyssey among Greek epics, most of the poetry of Pindar and Sappho, and dozens of plays by Aeschylus and Euripides.
(A) resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria,
(B) the destroying of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria resulted and
(C) because of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,
(D) as a result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,
(E) Alexandria's largest library of the ancient world was destroyed, and the result was
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05 Oct 2004, 12:38
C

There is something wrong with the sentence I cannot find out. C or D?
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05 Oct 2004, 13:51
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Boksana, can u explain your choice for D. Bhai C and D are both correct. Can anybody explain me why A is not correct.
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05 Oct 2004, 14:02
In A.D. 391. resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria, later generations lost all but the lliad and Odyssey among Greek epics, most of the poetry of Pindar and Sappho, and dozens of plays by Aeschylus and Euripides.

(A) resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria,

misplaced modifier
(A) modifies later generation, instead of the library
(B) the destroying of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria resulted and

the same error as in A

(C) because of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,
?
(D) as a result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,

sounds much better than C

(E) Alexandria's largest library of the ancient world was destroyed, and the result was

obviously wrong
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