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

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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 result 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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12 Dec 2011, 14:02
D is the answer. not sure if this 700 level. It was easy to narrow down the choices due to run on sentences or blantant errors. Good practice question.
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I think we should not miss the fine point of the text. Please read the underlined portion yet again and you will find that this is testing a style error i.e. wrong word order.
The question is: where was the library? : It was in Alexandria; it was the largest library of the ancient world; we should not take to think that the ancient world was at Alexandria, giving an absurd meaning

That is the reason A and B are thrown out.
C is wrong because of redundancy, as all have pointed out
D is the right choice
E tends to distort that meaning that there were many libraries in Alexandria and the one that was the largest was destroyed , leaving smaller ones without destruction, This meaning is not what the text intends to convey.

Incidentally, is a B run-on? A run-on is one where the conjugation is wrong. Either a comma is simply used where a conjunction or a different punctuation such as a period or semicolon is required. B is amply conjuncted with a coordinate conjunctiuon ‘and’. The first portion is a full sentence with a subject (the destroying of) and a full verb (resulted) and the second part is a full clause. So how is B a run-on?
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