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One of the earliest novels to deal with sexually explicit content and the tabooed relationship between a working-class man and an aristocratic woman, the publisher of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover was banned from publication under the Obscene Publications Act of 1959.

(A) the publisher of D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover

(B) it was D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover that

(C) D. H. Lawrence, the author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

(D) Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

(E) Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D. H. Lawrence’s novel that

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One of the earliest novels to deal with sexually explicit content and the tabooed relationship between a working-class man and an aristocratic woman, the publisher of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover was banned from publication under the Obscene Publications Act of 1959.

(A) the publisher of D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover

(B) it was D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover that

(C) D. H. Lawrence, the author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

(D) Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

(E) Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D. H. Lawrence’s novel that


Correct answer: D

(A): Incorrect. Incorrect modifier. "One of the earliest novels ..." needs to modify the novel, not "the publisher."
(B): Incorrect. Incorrect modifier as in (A). Additionally, "it" has no antecedent.
(C): Incorrect. Incorrect modifier as in (A) and (B). Also, the appositive is improperly formed: (C) lacks a comma after "Lover" to bracket off the nonessential clause.
(D): Correct. The first clause correctly modifies the novel (Lady Chatterley's Lover).
(E): Incorrect. (E) lacks a verb: The first clause correctly modifies Lady Chatterly's Lover, but the inclusion of "that" has the effect of creating a sentence fragment.
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