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Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like coronations, but now serve as ambassadors-at-large, charged with bringing poetry to the masses.

(A) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like

(B) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of such significant occasions as

(C) Royal family courtiers once served as poet laureates who composed odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as

(D) Royal families once appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as

(E) Once royal families appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like
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Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like coronations, but now serve as ambassadors-at-large, charged with bringing poetry to the masses.

(A) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like

(B) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of such significant occasions as

(C) Royal family courtiers once served as poet laureates who composed odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as

(D) Royal families once appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as

(E) Once royal families appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like


to give example we use such as, we never use like to give an example.
we can also use the constructon Such noun as......

(A) Incorrect Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like Like is wrongly used as explained above

(B) correct Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of such significant occasions as
This is correct it usessuch noun as construction correctly and the modifer composing .................... is correctly modifyng the preceding clause Poes laureates does the job of composing

(C) Incorrect Royal family courtiers once served as poet laureates who composed odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as
Meaning change: royal family courties does not serve as poet laureates but poet laureats serve royal families at the same time now royal famaly now doesn't serve as ambassador............... bur the poet laureates does................. this change of meaning is unacceptable

(D) Incorrect Royal families once appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as
same as option C modifier composing.............. is also wrongly modifying the previous clause

(E) Incorrect Once royal families appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like
same as C and A
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A and E can be ruled out as both use like for giving an example. Like is use to show similarity. C changes the meaning and is awkward. D has modifier error. Hence B is correct answer.

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Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like coronations, but now serve as ambassadors-at-large, charged with bringing poetry to the masses.

(A) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like

(B) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of such significant occasions as correct

(C) Royal family courtiers once served as poet laureates who composed odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as subject changed, meaning changed

(D) Royal families once appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as same as C

(E) Once royal families appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like Subject changed and meaning changed

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Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like[/u] coronations, but now serve as ambassadors-at-large, charged with bringing poetry to the masses.


(A) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like
Usage of "like" to give an example is incorrect. Hence OUT.

(B) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of such significant occasions as
Error in option A has been rectified by using such as inplace of like

(C) Royal family courtiers once served as poet laureates who composed odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as
Change in meaning ...It was "Poet Laureates" who once served as courtiers to the Royal family. This sentence says it was other way round ...
Rejected..


(D) Royal families once appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as
There is slight difference between this one and option C..
This says "Royal family appointed poet laureates to serve as courtier" which is perfectly fine (unlike Option C).. however, when u go to non-underlined part of the sentence it says "Royal family appointed ....., but now serve as ambassadors...." so it is not clear who now serve as ambassadors ...at the most it gives an impression that Royal families now serve as ambassadors ..whcih is totally unintended..

(E) Once royal families appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like
Usage of "like" to give an example is incorrect. Hence OUT.
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hazelnut wrote:
Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like coronations, but now serve as ambassadors-at-large, charged with bringing poetry to the masses.

(A) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like

(B) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of such significant occasions as

(C) Royal family courtiers once served as poet laureates who composed odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as

(D) Royal families once appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as

(E) Once royal families appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like


We can easily eliminate three asnwer choices by looking at non underlined part ...
but now serve as ambassadors-at-large, charged with bringing poetry to the masses
..it require poet laureates as subject ..so C , D , E gone
A and B --like cannot be used for examples ...
B is fine here by POE..

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hazelnut wrote:
Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like coronations, but now serve as ambassadors-at-large, charged with bringing poetry to the masses.

(A) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like

(B) Poet laureates once served as courtiers to the royal family, composing odes to preserve memories of such significant occasions as

(C) Royal family courtiers once served as poet laureates who composed odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as

(D) Royal families once appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions such as

(E) Once royal families appointed poet laureates to serve as courtiers, composing odes to preserve memories of significant occasions like



This is a bit tricky but the issue with C and d is that is changes the subject to royal family courtiers- poet laureates could be courtiers to the royal family and "now serve as ambassadors" but we can't necessarily make that generalization about royal family courtiers even though they may include poet laureates.

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1. incorrect usage of like - A E gone
2. meaning different - C and D - read non underline portion - Royal family seems to be ambassador, whereas originally poets are
B correct

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New post 11 Sep 2017, 01:16
The answer is B
Split 1
We use such as to given an example
Split 2
The verb-ing clause should modify the preceding clause as it is after comma.


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