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Public enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel, still in its infancy, when Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, diminished for a while; however, today fear of flying is rare.


A. Public enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel, still in its infancy, when Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, diminished for a while

B. Public enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel, still in its infancy when Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, diminished for a while

C. Growing public enthusiasm for airline travel, still in its infancy, diminished after a while after Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s

D. When Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, growing public enthusiasm for airline travel, still in its infancy, diminished for a while

E. After Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, the enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel in its infancy diminished for a while

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construction and meaning in D is distorted , option C stands out as the construction and meaning stays intact.
IMO C


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Public enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel, still in its infancy, when Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, diminished for a while; however, today fear of flying is rare.


A. Public enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel, still in its infancy, when Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, diminished for a while

B. Public enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel, still in its infancy when Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, diminished for a while

C. Growing public enthusiasm for airline travel, still in its infancy, diminished after a while after Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s

D. When Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, growing public enthusiasm for airline travel, still in its infancy, diminished for a while

E. After Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, the enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel in its infancy diminished for a while
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C. Growing public enthusiasm for airline travel, still in its infancy, diminished after a while after Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s

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Bunuel wrote:
Public enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel, still in its infancy, when Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, diminished for a while; however, today fear of flying is rare.


A. Public enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel, still in its infancy, when Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, diminished for a while

B. Public enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel, still in its infancy when Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, diminished for a while

C. Growing public enthusiasm for airline travel, still in its infancy, diminished after a while after Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s

D. When Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, growing public enthusiasm for airline travel, still in its infancy, diminished for a while

E. After Amelia Earhart’s plane disappeared in the 1930s, the enthusiasm that had been growing for airline travel in its infancy diminished for a while


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C. The best choice here arranges the parts of the sentence in the most direct and clear way by keeping the modifiers as close as possible to the words they modify. In addition, choice C replaces when with a more appropriate and logical term, after.
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Bunuel, can you please explain how diminished after a while after Amelia.... is correct?

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"Diminished after a while" does not convey the same meaning as the original " Diminished for a while"
Since Option C changes the meaning, it becomes an unlikely option.

Option D would have been more accurate if "when" were to be replaced by "after", but it still seems to be the best option out of all as it conveys the most consistent meaning in line with the original sentence without committing any grammatical mistakes.
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New post 26 Nov 2019, 12:07
What’s wrong with E? I eliminated C because “diminished after a while after” seemed awkward.

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In option E.

Error 1 : the use of past perfect continuous tense "had been growing" is unwarranted
Error 2 : the prepositional Phrase "in its infancy" incorrectly modifies airline travel instead of growing Public enthusiasm
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