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Jan Micker’s 1652 masterwork Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam, which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in most other seventeenth-century Dutch paintings.

(A) which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in

(B) painted by the artist long before such a vantage point was to become possible, and featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in

(C) which the artist painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in

(D) painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, with spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in

(E) painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in

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Jan Micker’s 1652 masterwork Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam, which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in most other seventeenth-century Dutch paintings.


1) which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in
2) painted by the artist long before such a vantage point was to become possible, and featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in
3)which the artist painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
4)painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, with spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
5)painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in


Please discuss each answer choice .


Lets go by elimination:

Use of Which is wrong as which modifies noun preceding it. We have to modify "Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam" but using which literally modifies Amsterdam!

Now for 2 and 4- there is no verb! they are both fragments with modifiers.

only E(5) has a verb: features ;therefore E is the Answer
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Hi,

1) which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in

With option A

As per my knowledge,i think comparison is not complete
Spatial relationships has been compared to Dutch paintings.


2) painted by the artist long before such a vantage point was to become possible, and featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in

1)Verb missing for the main subject masterwork Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam
2)Incorrect ||'ism (painted & featuring)
3)Converts the sentence to passive voice (as per my understanding)
4)was to become possible is incorrect

3)which the artist painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in

1)verb is missing for the subject masterwork Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam.Featuring becomes a modifier instead of features

4)painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, with spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in

1)verb is missing for the subject masterwork Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam (Note:painted is acting as modifier here)
2)changes the intended meaning of the sentence with the usage of the prep.modifier with spatial relationships...modifying vantage point

5)painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in
This one is correct
Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam has verb features
Comparison is also correct (note : than those in)

Pls correct me if i'm missing some pt here :)

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ankit0411 wrote:
Jan Micker’s 1652 masterwork Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam, which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in most other seventeenth-century Dutch paintings.


1) which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in
2) painted by the artist long before such a vantage point was to become possible, and featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in
3)which the artist painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
4)painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, with spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
5)painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in


Please discuss each answer choice .


Lets go by elimination:

Use of Which is wrong as which modifies noun preceding it. We have to modify "Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam" but using which literally modifies Amsterdam!

Now for 2 and 4- there is no verb! they are both fragments with modifiers.

only E(5) has a verb: features ;therefore E is the Answer



Perfect, also in 1- the use of had as a past perfect tense is wrong.
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ankit0411 wrote:
Jan Micker’s 1652 masterwork Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam, which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in most other seventeenth-century Dutch paintings.


1) which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in
2) painted by the artist long before such a vantage point was to become possible, and featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in
3)which the artist painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
4)painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, with spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
5)painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in


Please discuss each answer choice .


Lets go by elimination:

Use of Which is wrong as which modifies noun preceding it. We have to modify "Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam" but using which literally modifies Amsterdam!

Now for 2 and 4- there is no verb! they are both fragments with modifiers.

only E(5) has a verb: features ;therefore E is the Answer



Bad on my part to have missed this important point, but "which" modifies Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam and not only Amsterdam.

Anyone else any thoughts on this?
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ankit0411 wrote:
Jan Micker’s 1652 masterwork Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam, which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in most other seventeenth-century Dutch paintings.


1) which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in
2) painted by the artist long before such a vantage point was to become possible, and featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in
3)which the artist painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
4)painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, with spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
5)painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in


Please discuss each answer choice .


Lets go by elimination:

Use of Which is wrong as which modifies noun preceding it. We have to modify "Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam" but using which literally modifies Amsterdam!

Now for 2 and 4- there is no verb! they are both fragments with modifiers.

only E(5) has a verb: features ;therefore E is the Answer



Bad on my part to have missed this important point, but "which" modifies Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam and not only Amsterdam.

Anyone else any thoughts on this?


Yes, i missed it too in hurry!

A relative pronoun "which" can refer to the whole possessive structure given here.

Still, the OE stands as the active voice E is preferable to passive A.

and option C is a fragment
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Which, is referring to Amsterdam when it should refer to the painting. Therefore we eliminate 1 and 3. 2 is using the -ing form , which isnt required therefore we eliminate it as well. 4 refers to the possibility of such a vantage point , whereas 5 is refers to " such a vantage point became possible" , which is correct. Therefore the correct answer is E...
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Jan Micker’s 1652 masterwork Bird’s Eye View of Amsterdam, which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in most other seventeenth-century Dutch paintings.


1) which had been painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in
2) painted by the artist long before such a vantage point was to become possible, and featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in
3)which the artist painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, featuring spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
4)painted long before the possibility of such a vantage point, with spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than the ones in
5)painted long before such a vantage point became possible, features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than those in

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Which, is referring to Amsterdam when it should refer to the painting. Therefore we eliminate 1 and 3. 2 is using the -ing form , which isnt required therefore we eliminate it as well. 4 refers to the possibility of such a vantage point , whereas 5 is refers to " such a vantage point became possible" , which is correct. Therefore the correct answer is E...



I really dont think which is pointing only to Amsterdam, and you cannot eliminate on the basis of which.
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Which, is referring to Amsterdam when it should refer to the painting. Therefore we eliminate 1 and 3. 2 is using the -ing form , which isnt required therefore we eliminate it as well. 4 refers to the possibility of such a vantage point , whereas 5 is refers to " such a vantage point became possible" , which is correct. Therefore the correct answer is E...



I really dont think which is pointing only to Amsterdam, and you cannot eliminate on the basis of which.


Ideally which should modify the noun right before the comma , which in this case is Amsterdam... Moreover " features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in most other seventeenth-century Dutch paintings." seems confusing in the sense that the passage compares spatial relationships to other seventeen century dutch paintings ... when it should compare the spatial relationships in this particular painting to the spatial relationships of other seventeenth century dutch paintings..

We have a 2 : 3 split in the answer choices , with 2 choices beginning with which and 3 with painted. Because the use of which is confusing (as it can be perceived to refer to the country rather than the painting ) we can eliminate all the choices that begin with which , and concentrate our efforts on finding one from the remaining three. Out of the remaining three B uses the ~ing form when it makes the sentence awkward , D suggests that the author is speculating that there was no possibility that there was a vantage point ... where as we know that the passage actually states fact , that the art work was painted " before such a vantage point became possible" , Therefore E retains the original meaning of the vantage point ..
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Which, is referring to Amsterdam when it should refer to the painting. Therefore we eliminate 1 and 3. 2 is using the -ing form , which isnt required therefore we eliminate it as well. 4 refers to the possibility of such a vantage point , whereas 5 is refers to " such a vantage point became possible" , which is correct. Therefore the correct answer is E...



I really dont think which is pointing only to Amsterdam, and you cannot eliminate on the basis of which.


Ideally which should modify the noun right before the comma , which in this case is Amsterdam... Moreover " features spatial relationships that are more subtle and intricate than in most other seventeenth-century Dutch paintings." seems confusing in the sense that the passage compares spatial relationships to other seventeen century dutch paintings ... when it should compare the spatial relationships in this particular painting to the spatial relationships of other seventeenth century dutch paintings..



Which can either refer to the noun just before the comma or the nearest possible noun clause- just as is the case over here.

So it refers to the whole clause over here.

hope that clears some air .

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Which can either refer to the noun just before the comma or the nearest possible noun clause- just as is the case over here.

So it refers to the whole clause over here.

hope that clears some air .

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Thanks for pointing that out. I started on SC about 2 days ago so am not fully versed with the rules as yet. Will go back and review my notes.

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