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# In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the

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22 Jul 2010, 12:22
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In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy by portraying those moments of conflict that defined the West’s romantic heroes.

(A) In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy
(B) In such works as Frederic Remington’s 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, the public’s fancy was caught
(C) Frederic Remington, catching the public’s fancy in such works as the 1889 masterpiece A Dash for the Timber, did it
(D) The fancy of Frederic Remington’s public was caught in his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber,
(E) The public’s fancy was caught by Frederic Remington in such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber,

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22 Jul 2010, 13:35
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If you have 5 secs to answer this question then - focus on "was caught" and avoid all choices. B, D and E gone
C is awkward the moment you read it - "catching" the public’s fancy
A ic correct.

Now doing it the hard way

(A) In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy >> active voice. Frederic Remington caught the fancy
(B) In such works as Frederic Remington’s 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, the public’s fancy was caught >> passive usage "was caught"
(C) Frederic Remington, catching the public’s fancy in such works as the 1889 masterpiece A Dash for the Timber, did it >>> awkward "catching" is wrong
(D) The fancy of Frederic Remington’s public was caught in his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, >> passive usage "was caught". Plus "Frederic Remington’s public" is awful
(E) The public’s fancy was caught by Frederic Remington in such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, >> usage of "by" makes it wrong. It become passive.
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28 Jul 2010, 00:55
nusmavrik wrote:
If you have 5 secs to answer this question then - focus on "was caught" and avoid all choices. B, D and E gone
C is awkward the moment you read it - "catching" the public’s fancy
A ic correct.

Now doing it the hard way

(A) In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy >> active voice. Frederic Remington caught the fancy
(B) In such works as Frederic Remington’s 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, the public’s fancy was caught >> passive usage "was caught"
(C) Frederic Remington, catching the public’s fancy in such works as the 1889 masterpiece A Dash for the Timber, did it >>> awkward "catching" is wrong
(D) The fancy of Frederic Remington’s public was caught in his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, >> passive usage "was caught". Plus "Frederic Remington’s public" is awful
(E) The public’s fancy was caught by Frederic Remington in such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, >> usage of "by" makes it wrong. It become passive.

Hi NUSMAVRIK....

I would suggest that do not eliminate choices just because they are in passive voice....There are cases where use of passive can be justified,,,,

"by far the most common 'good reason' is that the subject is unknown, forcing the use of the passive voice (because we don't want to use lame words like 'somebody' or 'someone'"
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25 May 2011, 00:49
clean A,modifying clause is correctly modifying the subject here.
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09 May 2018, 09:53
In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy by portraying those moments of conflict that defined the West’s romantic heroes.

(A) In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy
(B) In such works as Frederic Remington’s 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, the public’s fancy was caught --Who caught Public's Fancy ?
(C) Frederic Remington, catching the public’s fancy in such works as the 1889 masterpiece A Dash for the Timber, did it --FR did it what did he do ? 'Catching' is non essential modifier here
(D) The fancy of Frederic Remington’s public was caught in his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, --FR's Public. Wrong. "His" is wrong for FR's
(E) The public’s fancy was caught by Frederic Remington in such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, "Correct but not better than A because A is active and E is Passive"

IMO A
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12 Jul 2018, 05:28
B is wrong …public was caught by his work…is not same as he caught public by this work (A -- original one)

C .. it is confusing

D is very wrong

E is fine but passive

A it is
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14 Aug 2018, 22:55
Hi,

Could you please tell how to differentiate between usage of modifier in Option 1 & Option 2. I find both the usage to be correct.

In one of the above explanation it was mentioned that we should be looking out to answer question starting with who but I don't believe that the modifier always needs to answer the who part.
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11 Apr 2019, 06:05
In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy by portraying those moments of conflict that defined the West’s romantic heroes.

(A) In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy

In this question, the subject is Frederic Remington but there is a rule that subject should be present either at the starting of a sentence or just after the first comma but in the answer, it is not so.
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11 Apr 2019, 06:29
Wonderwoman31 wrote:
Hi,

Could you please tell how to differentiate between usage of modifier in Option 1 & Option 2. I find both the usage to be correct.

In one of the above explanation it was mentioned that we should be looking out to answer question starting with who but I don't believe that the modifier always needs to answer the who part.

Pls note the "by portraying those moments....". Since the public's fancy cannot (actively) portray itself, (B) is incorrect. The correct answer should be (A) written in an active voice
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11 Apr 2019, 20:52
Shubham017 wrote:
In this question, the subject is Frederic Remington but there is a rule that subject should be present either at the starting of a sentence or just after the first comma but in the answer, it is not so.
There is no such "rule" in English.

"A Dash for the Timber" is just the name of "his 1889 masterpiece". You can ignore it if you want.

In such works as his 1889 masterpiece, A Dash for the Timber, Frederic Remington caught the public’s fancy...
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