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In the minds of many scientists, although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the film Blade Runner, which was recently voted the best science fiction film ever in a worldwide poll of scientists.

(A) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard
(B) before he was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard
(C) less memorably Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones than he was Rick Deckard
(D) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role had been Rick Deckard
(E) although he more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the most memorable role played by Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard

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In the minds of many scientists, although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the film Blade Runner, which was recently voted the best science fiction film ever in a worldwide poll of scientists.

(A) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard
(B) before he was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard - Reference for HE is not available.
(C) less memorably Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones than he was Rick Deckard - Awkward construction
(D) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role had been Rick Deckard - No need for HAD
(E) although he more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the most memorable role played by Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard - Reference for HE is not available.

A is the right choice Baby !!!

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In the minds of many scientists, although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the film Blade Runner, which was recently voted the best science fiction film ever in a worldwide poll of scientists.

(A) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard
(B) before he was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard
(C) less memorably Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones than he was Rick Deckard
(D) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role had been Rick Deckard
(E) although he more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the most memorable role played by Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard
IMO A is the correct choice
A and D are contenders here..past perfect tense is not required in D.hence A is the answer

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In the minds of many scientists, although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the film Blade Runner, which was recently voted the best science fiction film ever in a worldwide poll of scientists.


(A) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard - Bingo! played Han Solo and Indiana Jones and role was Rick Deckard is the parallel construction.
(B) before he was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard- he was not Han Solo or Indiana Jones rather he played that role
(C) less memorably Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones than he was Rick Deckard- However the construction is grammatically correct (less..than..) but changes the intended meaning
(D) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role had been Rick Deckard- There isn't any sequencing of events here and therefore the use of "had been" is incorrect
(E) although he more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the most memorable role played by Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard- however the construction is grammatically correct as in we obviously know that "he" refers to "Harrison Ford" but using the Noun at start makes the sentence more clearer than using the PRONOUN
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In the minds of many scientists, although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the film Blade Runner, which was recently voted the best science fiction film ever in a worldwide poll of scientists.

(A) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard
(B) before he was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard
(C) less memorably Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones than he was Rick Deckard
(D) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role had been Rick Deckard
(E) although he more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the most memorable role played by Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard


B -- he never was Han Solo or Indiana Jones
C -- awkward comparison
D -- "had been" not warranted
E -- "he" and passive voice, what is "he" referring to

A is the best answer
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itisSheldon wrote:
In the minds of many scientists, although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard, the protagonist of the film Blade Runner, which was recently voted the best science fiction film ever in a worldwide poll of scientists.


(A) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard - Bingo! played Han Solo and Indiana Jones and role was Rick Deckard is the parallel construction.
(B) before he was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard- he was not Han Solo or Indiana Jones rather he played that role
(C) less memorably Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones than he was Rick Deckard- However the construction is grammatically correct (less..than..) but changes the intended meaning
(D) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role had been Rick Deckard- There isn't any sequencing of events here and therefore the use of "had been" is incorrect
(E) although he more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the most memorable role played by Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard- however the construction is grammatically correct as in we obviously know that "he" refers to "Harrison Ford" but using the Noun at start makes the sentence more clearer than using the PRONOUN


The E is wrong because of 2 times repeating "played" and "played role". The placement of pronoun doesn't metter.
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(E) although he more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the most memorable role played by Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard- however the construction is grammatically correct as in we obviously know that "he" refers to "Harrison Ford" but using the Noun at start makes the sentence more clearer than using the PRONOUN

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The E is wrong because of 2 times repeating "played" and "played role". The placement of pronoun doesn't metter.


Hi, I cant see "played role" in option E, rather I can definitely find "played" and "role played", this leads to finding one more error with option E, which is it using Active voice and then Passive voice construction.
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hi guys

Thanks for the many explanations. Can someone please explain why the usage of 'had been' is wrong here?
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Thanks for the many explanations. Can someone please explain why the usage of 'had been' is wrong here?


Hey MikeHelios ,

The usage of past perfect(had been) is incorrect here.

You need to understand the meaning of the sentence to clearly decipher what is required.

As per the meaning of the sentence, we are saying this guy played a couple of different roles but out of these roles, Rick Deckard role is the most memorable.

Now, in option D we are saying he played a couple of roles later while his Rick Deckard role was played previously(before the other couple of roles) and was most memorable. This is changing the meaning of the sentence. Hence, it is incorrect.

Does that make sense?
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(B) before he was Han Solo or Indiana Jones, Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard --- he was an actor not CIAspy, who can change his identity.
(C) less memorably Harrison Ford was Han Solo or Indiana Jones than he was Rick Deckard --- "memorably" is an adverb. wrong use.
(E) although he more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, the most memorable role played by Harrison Ford was Rick Deckard --- modifier error, "although he more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones," is written for harison ford. that should come just after it.

Left with A and D. Both are different in later part. and tense is a problem. Lets see the meaning. both are past tense but first one is simple past while 2nd

(D) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role had been Rick Deckard ---- This is past perfect. past perfect need a simple past tense to hold on. lets find that in D. That is played. So meaning of this is that first Harrison ford played Han Solo and Indiana Jones but before that his most memorable role was Rick Deckard. Does not make sense.

(A) although Harrison Ford more famously played Han Solo and Indiana Jones, his most memorable role was Rick Deckard --- Same thing just ir is saying that Harrison Ford played Han Solo and Indiana Jones but his most famous role was Rick Deckard. ofcource at the time of the vote.

A is correct.
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Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation, man.
I guess i have to get back to the grammar basics.
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