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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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27 Sep 2018, 04:44
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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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02 Oct 2018, 01:55
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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

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

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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27 Sep 2018, 04:53
IMO A
Just like the earlier play, Othello is the inspiration for new play!

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27 Sep 2018, 05:08
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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27 Sep 2018, 05:16
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

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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27 Sep 2018, 06:17
Confused between A and D.
In D is the usage of present perfect correct?
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21 Mar 2019, 10:05
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

The sentence makes a comparison between a play before the new play and the new play, both of them are inspired from Shakespeare's Othello.
"Like the play that came before it" should be followed by the new play to make present the intended meaning correctly.

(A) Shakespeare’s Othello is the inspiration for the new play - wrong for the reasons mentioned above.

(B) the inspiration for the new play is Shakespeare’s Othello - As per the construction the play is compared to the inspiration. Wrong

(C) Shakespeare’s Othello is the new play’s inspiration - same error as A

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

(E) the new play has an inspiration of Shakespeare’s Othello - changes the meaning by using phrase "has an inspiration of" instead of "has been inspired by"
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18 May 2019, 00:23
inspiration of somebody can be correct
the inspiration of the girl comes from her journey
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