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# Marcus Junius Brutus (85 – 42 BCE) became

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Marcus Junius Brutus (85 – 42 BCE) became friends with Julius Caesar, but he was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rose and fell according to the tides of various interpretations — as a treacherous villain in Dante and noble hero in Shakespeare.

A. he was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rose and fell
B. he was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rising and falling
C. was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries his reputation rose and fell
D. was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries his reputation rising and falling
E. was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rose and fell

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19 Feb 2015, 09:16
FANBOYS ....

Structure of the scentence IC , but IC .

In first IC , Marcus Junius Brutus (85 – 42 BCE) became friends with Julius Caesar : Subject : Brutus Verb : Became .

Now the Second IC after the but is incline more towards its meaning ... Brutus who is the he in this case cannot rise and fall , something else has to Example : reputation , A , B and E are out .

What remains is C and D ? C uses 'rose and fell' which is correct hence the answer is C
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19 Feb 2015, 11:50
I think the comma before but is incorrect
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similar question, https://gmatclub.com/forum/marcus-juniu ... 52343.html

Marcus Junius Brutus (85 – 42 BCE) became friends with Julius Caesar, but he was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rose and fell according to the tides of various interpretations — as a treacherous villain in Dante and noble hero in Shakespeare.

A he was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rose and fell
B he was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rising and falling
C was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries his reputation rose and fell
D was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries his reputation rising and falling
E was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rose and fell
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11 Jan 2018, 07:55
Between A and C, preferably C.
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11 Jan 2018, 08:09
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Option C.

We can get a 3:2 split based on "he was". the presence of but requires subordinate clause. option A and B ruled out.

Again based on the reputation we can choose C and D, because E doesnt make sense without the word reputation. it distorts the meaning because what rose and fell of MJB??

between C and D, D has tense error. only C fits
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Marcus Junius Brutus (85 – 42 BCE) became friends with Julius Caesar, but he was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rose and fell according to the tides of various interpretations — as a treacherous villain in Dante and noble hero in Shakespeare.

A he was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rose and fell --> Meaning Error. rose and fell seems to depict that Marcus Brutus himself rose and fell. Seems vague and gives wrong meaning. Reputation can rise and fall. Not person himself.
B he was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rising and falling. --> Same as A. Also, wrong tense usage 'rising and falling
C was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries his reputation rose and fell --> Correct use of verb. Word reputation gives correct meaning. Right Answer.
D was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries his reputation rising and falling. --> Again, wrong tense as in B.
E was one of the conspirators who assassinated Caesar, and in subsequent centuries rose and fell. Same meaning error as A and B.
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