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# Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that

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Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty is concerned primarily with the accoutrements of wealth and power.

A. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty

B. Today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, it is maintained by historians,

C. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain today's royalty

D.Historians maintain that today's royalty, much like the nobility of old,

E.Historians maintain, today's royalty, much like the nobility of old,
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11 Apr 2013, 01:05
One cue in some choices here is the use of the connector ‘that” proper comparison; ‘Historians maintain that today's royalty’ is vastly different from historians maintain today's royalty’. Now case by case

A. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty ----- faulty comparison, nobility compared with historians

B. Today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, it is maintained by historians, ---- the pronoun it is grammatically redundant; also distorted meaning the royalty is maintained by the historians

C. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain today's royalty: the absence of connector implies that the historians maintain the royalty: Comparison too is faulty with nobility compared with historians

D.Historians maintain that today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, --- The best choice.

E. Historians maintain, today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, --- The phrase today’s royalty offset within commas renders it inessential; At best, the comma after maintain should have been dropped.
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11 Apr 2013, 01:57

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11 Apr 2013, 02:51
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Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty is concerned primarily with the accoutrements of wealth and power.

A. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty

B. Today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, it is maintained by historians,

C. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain today's royalty

D.Historians maintain that today's royalty, much like the nobility of old,

E.Historians maintain, today's royalty, much like the nobility of old,

A. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty ---- Faulty comparison

B. Today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, it is maintained by historians, --- 'it' pronoun is redundant

C. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain today's royalty ----- Faulty comparison again

D.Historians maintain that today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, --- Right comparison

E.Historians maintain, today's royalty, much like the nobility of old --- That is needed here
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12 Apr 2013, 14:00
rajatr wrote:
Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty is concerned primarily with the accoutrements of wealth and power.

A. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty

B. Today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, it is maintained by historians,

C. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain today's royalty

D.Historians maintain that today's royalty, much like the nobility of old,

E.Historians maintain, today's royalty, much like the nobility of old,

Because the clause "is concerned primarily......................" is a report, thus "that" is necessary. Down to A & D.
A is wrong because it compares "the nobility of old" and "historians"
D is the best.
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13 Mar 2017, 09:35
Confusion should be between A and D.

A is incorrect because nobility of old is compared to historians

D is correct because royalty is compared logically to nobility.
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Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty is concerned primarily with the accoutrements of wealth and power.

A. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain that today's royalty wrong comparison.

B. Today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, it is maintained by historians, 'it' is redundantly used.

C. Much like the nobility of old, historians maintain today's royalty wrong comparison.

D.Historians maintain that today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, Correct answer choice.

E.Historians maintain, today's royalty, much like the nobility of old, redundnat useage of the comma,as it is not required after the maintain.
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