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Nothing quite like this Broadway production has ever been made before, and it proved to be a huge hit, broadcast in 20 different countries and around the world.

A Nothing quite like this Broadway production has ever been made before, and it proved to be a huge hit, broadcast in 20 different countries and around the world.

B This Broadway production, something which has never been made before, proved to be a huge hit, broadcast around the world in 20 different countries.

C Unlike anything that had ever been made before, this Broadway production proved to be a huge hit, broadcasting in 20 different countries and around the world.

D Nothing quite like this Broadway show had ever been made before, and it proved to be a huge hit, broadcast in 20 different countries around the world.

E Nothing quite like this Broadway show was made before, and it had proved to be a huge hit, broadcast in 20 different countries around the world.


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This question is primarily testing tense and proper timelines. An initial scan of the answer choices shows a choice between “has been”, “had been”, and “was” - a clear hint that tense is in play. In A, you have an illogical timeline of the present perfect “has been” combined with the past tense “proved”. Also it is illogical to say broadcast in “20 different countries” AND “around the world”. It should be simply “20 different countries around the world.” (B) contains the same tense error and also gets the order wrong in the expression at the end. It was not broadcast “around the world in 20 countries”. In (C), the comparison is confusing and illogical. The present participle “broadcasting” is also illogical because it suggests that the production was doing the broadcasting. “Broadcast” is essential because it shows that someone else broadcast the production in other countries. (C) also contains the error at the end referenced previously. In (E), the timeline is illogical as it gets the order of events backwards. Only (D) gets the timeline correct and uses the logical and correct “broadcast in 20 different countries around the world” at the end. Answer is (D).
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In Option 'D', is the phrase "broadcast in 20 different countries around the world" an absolute phrase?

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