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# In the williamite era, the Irish catholic population

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In the williamite era, the Irish catholic population were in revolution against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants.

A. were in revolution against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants
B. were in revolution against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants were
C. revolted against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants
D. revolted and were against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants were
E. revolted against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants did

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16 Apr 2018, 04:37
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A,B - plural 'were' does not go with singular 'population' - Incorrect
C - Incorrect comparison - Irish revolt compared with non- Anglican Protestants - Incorrect
D - conjunction 'and' seems to suggest that Irish population revolted and were against the Roman Catholics. We don't know against whom Irish population revolted but we know that they did revolt and were against Roman Catholics - Incorrect
E - Correct - this clearly says that the Irish population revolted against the Roman Catholics. Even the comparison is logical as this sentence says that the Irish revolution was for a longer duration than that of non Anglican Protestants.

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16 Apr 2018, 04:41
Upon analysing the question and options provided, one can quickly eliminate A and B on the grounds of ‘were in revolution ‘ Vs ‘Revolted’ because the sentence need verb ‘revolted’ to be complete. Also among C,D and E , C illogically and humorously compare the revolt with the length of people ( non-Anglian protestents). D changes the meaning as if revolt and being against are two different things. Option E seems to be right answer with verb ‘revolted’ and ‘did’ towards the end removes illogical comparison.

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16 Apr 2018, 07:12
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In the williamite era, the Irish catholic population were in revolution against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants.

A. were in revolution against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants
B. were in revolution against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants were
C. revolted against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants
D. revolted and were against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants were
E. revolted against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants did

Answer must be (E) for the highlighted errors in the other options..
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In the williamite era, the Irish catholic population were in revolution against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants.

A. were in revolution against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants
B. were in revolution against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants were
C. revolted against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants
D. revolted and were against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants were
E. revolted against the Roman Catholics longer than the non-Anglican Protestants did

A and C have faulty comparsion
we don't know what is being compared
act of revolution vs protestants
D changes the meaning by using and
in B as per the meaning of sentence
non -Anglican Protestants revolted before Irish catholic population but usage of were at end suggest that event happening at the same time

E is the best answer
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30 Apr 2018, 05:43
A and b wrong as noun revolution is used which makes sentence wordy
Revolted as verb is correctly used here

D is wordy as well and uses were

C is wrong as did is missing which makes sentence meaning incorrect

E covers flaw of C and is Best choice

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