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# It is characteristic of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as

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It is characteristic of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as of virtually every great American museum the taste of local collectors has played at least as large a part in the formation of their collections as has the judgments of the art historian.
(A) of virtually every great American museum, the taste of local collectors has
played at least as large a part in the formation of their collections as has
(B) of virtually every great American museum, that the taste of local collectors has
played at least as large a part in the formation of their collections as has
(C) it is of virtually every great American museum, that the taste of local collectors
has played at least as large a part in the formation of its collections as have
(D) it is of virtually every great American museum, that the taste of local collectors
have played at least as large a part in the formation of its collections as have
(E) it is of virtually every great American museum, the taste of local collectors has
played at least as large a part in the formation of its collections as has
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03 Mar 2004, 06:56
D...........am confused between has & have usage.......
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03 Mar 2004, 08:57
Another vote for (C) among given choices!

But a small concern,

expression "it is of" won't it be an ambiguous one? as "it" here is not clearly implying to "it" in the first clause!

Any explanation would help.
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04 Mar 2004, 02:21
This is a it-cleft. The it in "as it is of ..." refers back to the the subject of main clause, it. In any case, it = noun clause, that the taste ...
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