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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 Iliad 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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In A.D. 391, resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria, later generations lost all but the Iliad 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


1. "resulting from" cannot logically modify "generations", A out
2. "because of the result of " : redundancy, C out
3. B awkward
4. E awkward

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(A) resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria, (Reuslting from - what is resulting?? It's sounding ambiguous)
(B) the destroying of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria resulted and(Resulted -- No verb parallelism)
(C) because of the result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world, (Because of, result of - Redundancy)
(D) as a result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world, --- Error free
(E) Alexandria’s largest library of the ancient world was destroyed, and the result was(result was, later generations lost.....doesn't sound correct)

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Yes OA is D
jahnaviyeruva wrote:
(A) resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria, (Reuslting from - what is resulting?? It's sounding ambiguous)
(B) the destroying of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria resulted and(Resulted -- No verb parallelism)
(C) because of the result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world, (Because of, result of - Redundancy)
(D) as a result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world, --- Error free
(E) Alexandria’s largest library of the ancient world was destroyed, and the result was(result was, later generations lost.....doesn't sound correct)

Hence the answer is D

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A- out- because,resulting.. the cause is still not resulting. It happened just once and the result is causing the effect.
B - there are no two sentences.. the first clause is the cause and the second is the effect.. usage of and is awkward
C -because & result of... redundancy
D - Correct
E - there are 3 mistakes in it
1. Changes the meaning of the sentence..
2. wrong usage of and.. and
3. the verb "was" is wrong. the effect is still continuing

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New post 13 Sep 2010, 06:49
I agree the best answer is d) but isn't the use of - "of the" twice in the sentence considered awkward?

d) as a result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,

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