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Just unable to understand this sentence:
Regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached the zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A Regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached the zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like
B The spy novel, regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be
C Regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
D Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
E Regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
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05 Nov 2011, 00:36
I chose E based on correct idiom and Modifier's concepts.

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Regarded by X as Y, sales of novel reached XXXX in 1960s, when AAA perceived BBB as CCC
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05 Nov 2011, 04:03
+1 E

"Regard as" is the idiom.

The sales increase, not the novel. This is a modifier problem.
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05 Nov 2011, 05:58
I am horrible in SC questions.

A and B are out , Incorrect idiom.
C and D are out, modifier error.

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Just unable to understand this sentence:
Regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached the zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A Regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached the zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like
B The spy novel, regarded by publishing analysts to be increased by international tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be
C Regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
D Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
E Regarded by publishing analysts as increased by international tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as
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05 Nov 2011, 08:30
Clever question. The trick here is to make sure that "increased" modifies "sales" and not "novel".
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What is *their* representing in the last answer?

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What is *their* representing in the last answer?

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"Their" refers to "sales".

However the modifier before "sales" seems to be severely problematic to me.

Regard X as Y: X should be parallel to Y.

Here X = Sales - noun
Y = increased by international tensions during the Cold War - past participle phrase modifier of X ("sales")

X and Y are not parallel and Y is a modifier of X ! This usage is outright wrong.
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