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# PS: My grandmother

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24 Dec 2003, 06:32
My grandmother is the most remarkable person of all the persons I have ever met.

A) My grandmother is the most remarkable person of all the persons I have ever met
B) Of all the persons I have ever met, my grandmother is the most remarkable person
C) Of all the persons I have ever met, the most remarkable person is my grandmother
D) Of all the persons I have met, the most remarkable is my grandmother
E) My grandmother, of all the persons I have ever met, is the most remarkable
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24 Dec 2003, 07:14
I go for B.
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24 Dec 2003, 07:19
aspire wrote:
I go for B.

agree. i think, "person" is redundant in A
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24 Dec 2003, 07:28
dj wrote:
aspire wrote:
I go for B.

agree. i think, "person" is redundant in A

If i take your position shouldn't the answer be D. Everything else seems to have redundant "person".
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24 Dec 2003, 07:38
Geethu wrote:
dj wrote:
aspire wrote:
I go for B.

agree. i think, "person" is redundant in A

If i take your position shouldn't the answer be D. Everything else seems to have redundant "person".

D doesn't modifies correctly
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24 Dec 2003, 07:41
i still feel either A or B.
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24 Dec 2003, 08:50
Ok, you may find the answer slightly out of the ordinary...

Explanation: Suspense is created by holding grandmother to the end of the sentence. The word person does not have to be repeated
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24 Dec 2003, 09:01
Paul wrote:
Ok, you may find the answer slightly out of the ordinary...

Explanation: Suspense is created by holding grandmother to the end of the sentence. The word person does not have to be repeated

does D modifies the noun correctly?? I doubt, unless someone clarifies.

I got the idea that "person" is redundant, but D breaks some other rules
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24 Dec 2003, 09:16
True that D seems to not have the modifier at the right place... My grandmother should come after the comma because that's what the first clause is supposed to modify... I did not get this one right too but wonder if there is some better explanation as to how D is better...
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24 Dec 2003, 11:03
Got D.

D is better for two reasons -
1. "person" is redundant
2. "ever" is redundant

"Of all the people I have met" means the same as "Of all the people I have ever met" - ever does nothing to add to the meaning of the clause.
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24 Dec 2003, 11:10
asandeep wrote:
Got D.

D is better for two reasons -
1. "person" is redundant
2. "ever" is redundant

"Of all the people I have met" means the same as "Of all the people I have ever met" - ever does nothing to add to the meaning of the clause.

gotcha..!! ever should 'never' be there in these kinda
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25 Dec 2003, 12:50
D seems to be correct after reading all the posts.

Comment -
This might be one of the few cases where a passive construct is correct.
25 Dec 2003, 12:50
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