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Like the play that came before it, Shakespeare’s Othello is the inspir

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Like the play that came before it, Shakespeare’s Othello is the inspiration for the new play.


(A) Shakespeare’s Othello is the inspiration for the new play

(B) the inspiration for the new play is Shakespeare’s Othello

(C) Shakespeare’s Othello is the new play’s inspiration

(D) the new play has been inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello

(E) the new play has an inspiration of Shakespeare’s Othello

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IMO D

(A) Shakespeare’s Othello is the inspiration for the new play

(B) the inspiration for the new play is Shakespeare’s Othello

(C) Shakespeare’s Othello is the new play’s inspiration

(D) the new play has been inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello

(E) the new play has an inspiration of Shakespeare’s Othello

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Just like the earlier play, Othello is the inspiration for new play!

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Like the play that came before it, Shakespeare???s Othello is the inspiration for the new play.


(A) Shakespeare???s Othello is the inspiration for the new play

(B) the inspiration for the new play is Shakespeare???s Othello

(C) Shakespeare???s Othello is the new play???s inspiration

(D) the new play has been inspired by Shakespeare???s Othello

(E) the new play has an inspiration of Shakespeare???s Othello

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Bunuel wrote:
Like the play that came before it, Shakespeare’s Othello is the inspiration for the new play.


(A) Shakespeare’s Othello is the inspiration for the new play

(B) the inspiration for the new play is Shakespeare’s Othello

(C) Shakespeare’s Othello is the new play’s inspiration

(D) the new play has been inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello

(E) the new play has an inspiration of Shakespeare’s Othello



imo answer should be D

what is the meaning of the sentence-

Shakespeare's Othello has inspired two plays- the new play and the play that took place earlier.

Only D conveys the above meaning.

Like the play that came before it - MODIFIER- should be placed close to the new play because we are talking about a similarity between the two plays - both plays are inspired by Othello.

Hence, I can see two mistakes-
Misplaced modifier
Meaning

in the original option.
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Confused between A and D.
In D is the usage of present perfect correct?
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Bunuel wrote:
Like the play that came before it, Shakespeare’s Othello is the inspiration for the new play.


(A) Shakespeare’s Othello is the inspiration for the new play

(B) the inspiration for the new play is Shakespeare’s Othello

(C) Shakespeare’s Othello is the new play’s inspiration

(D) the new play has been inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello

(E) the new play has an inspiration of Shakespeare’s Othello


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This question has to do with a dangling modifier and a comparison. What is being compared in this sentence? The old play and the new play. Therefore, the order of words should reflect that comparison. Only choices D and E are possible answers. Choice E has an incorrect structure, ‘has an inspiration of’. Choice D is the correct answer.
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