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According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marded with the inscription (in Latin): "Here lies Arthur, The Once and Future King"
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B. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription
C. and the inscription was marked on Arthur's coffin
D. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur
E. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked
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20 Jul 2004, 20:41
C'mon Guys, please explain how you come to the choise. I will delay the OA in a while.
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20 Jul 2004, 21:14

D and E are out as they are wordy (coffin of Arthur instead of Arthur's
coffin). B is out since you expect the sentence to start with something
like "and, "with" .. So, it's either A or C. Since it should end with something which could have something to do with LATIN, it's inscription
not the coffin. So, A is the answer.
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20 Jul 2004, 23:39
This is really tough to explain. IMO, there should be a semicolon right after "1191".

B seems to be the best answer. E comes very close though.

Assuming there is a semicolon,

A -> a semicolon and the conjunction "and" together is not correct.
C -> seems to suggest that the inscription was marked after the remains were found, which is not correct.
D -> i couldnt explain this.
E -> all i can say here is E says the same thing is a lot more words.

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21 Jul 2004, 02:31
Agree with Praet!

This was discussed earlier also! Don't have the link, I believe it's a tough and controversial SC
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21 Jul 2004, 18:02
OA is B
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22 Jul 2004, 00:29
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Did you check out ob's explanation in the link given by bhai. its a very good one.

Sorry i couldnt explain better. i guess this one didnt need a semicolon after all woe is me.
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