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Of the people who brought about the Reformation, the religious revolution that grew out of objections to the doctrines of the medieval church, Martin Luther is the best known of them.

(A) Martin Luther is the best known of them
(B) the best known is Martin Luther
(C) the better known of them was Martin Luther
(D) Martin Luther is better known
(E) the best known one was Martin Luther

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New post 22 Aug 2015, 02:03
Can someone please help me break the sentence structure?

Of the people... ,Martin Luther is ...
Of the people... , the best known is..

Which of the above is the right structure. Let us assume that choice (A) be - Martin Luther is (the) best known. What would be the preferable answer between A and B now?
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Is my reasoning correct? daagh
C vs D vs E

(C) the better known of them was Martin Luther
(D) Martin Luther is better known
(E) the best known one was Martin Luther

E - Incorrect usage of was. the statement means Martin Luther is still the best known.
D - Better is the wrong comparative degree. It should be 'best'.
C - same as D

Between A and B, I selected B because it is concise. Any other grammar rule that I'm missing here?

(A) Martin Luther is the best known of them
(B) the best known is Martin Luther

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As per me,

the "better known" in option c and d are wrong as the modifier "Of the people who brought about the Reformation" points to one person who has to be best know for something.
"of them" in option a is not required, seems awkward.
in option e, use of "one" after known seems awkward.
Option b best explains the modifier.

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option B is the correct modifier usage
options C and D completely change the meaning of the sentence
option A is incorrect because of wrong tense usage 'is'

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Option b should be right. It is precise with no grammatical error. Option c and d have better which is not right. Option a is awkward and use of one in option e is not correct.

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The reason for eliminating E is the absence of antecedent of "one"

Am I wrong?

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