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# Published during the late eighteenth century, Diderot’s factual Encycl

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Published during the late eighteenth century, Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of such a sensational scandal, and both men prudently chose to embark on extended vacations in nearby Austria.

(A) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of such a sensational scandal, and
(B) Diderot and his friend Voltaire’s caused such a sensational scandal with their factual Encyclopedia and fictional Candide, respectively, that
(C) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of a scandal so sensational that
(D) the scandal caused by Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide was so sensational
(E) a factual Encyclopedia by Diderot and the fictional Candide, by his friend Voltaire, caused a sensational scandal, which

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09 Aug 2019, 08:02
It's a easy one

(A) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of such a sensational scandal, and
,and is not connecting the two phrases correctly

(B) Diderot and his friend Voltaire’s caused such a sensational scandal with their factual Encyclopedia and fictional Candide, respectively, that
Diderot cannot be published

(C) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of a scandal so sensational that
Correct one, seems all good

(D) the scandal caused by Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide was so sensational
scandal was not published

(E) a factual Encyclopedia by Diderot and the fictional Candide, by his friend Voltaire, caused a sensational scandal, which
does not connect with the rest of the sentence correctly

IMO C
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09 Aug 2019, 12:53
Published during the late eighteenth century, Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of such a sensational scandal, and both men prudently chose to embark on extended vacations in nearby Austria.

(A) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of such a sensational scandal, and ----- the later part o the underlined portion seems to be off; and distorts the meaning

(B) Diderot and his friend Voltaire’s caused such a sensational scandal with their factual Encyclopedia and fictional Candide, respectively, that ---- modifier error

(C) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of a scandal so sensational that
---- gives the reason why the two dudes embarked on that journey.

(D) the scandal caused by Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide was so sensational-- ---- modifier error

(E) a factual Encyclopedia by Diderot and the fictional Candide, by his friend Voltaire, caused a sensational scandal, which
--- which in the end of the underlined portion causes the problem in this sentence.

IMO C
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09 Aug 2019, 17:47
E vs C? Because of the placement of "factual"?
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09 Aug 2019, 23:28
Hi Bunuel
How come the OA is E?
E). a factual Encyclopedia by Diderot and the fictional Candide, by his friend Voltaire, caused a sensational scandal, which

Here, which refers to the scandal and the following statement " which both men prudently chose to embark on extended vacations in nearby Austria" makes zero sense!

Either the word "led" is missing between 'which' and 'both' or this is possibly wrong.

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11 Aug 2019, 22:07
Karmesh wrote:
Hi Bunuel
How come the OA is E?
E). a factual Encyclopedia by Diderot and the fictional Candide, by his friend Voltaire, caused a sensational scandal, which

Here, which refers to the scandal and the following statement " which both men prudently chose to embark on extended vacations in nearby Austria" makes zero sense!

Either the word "led" is missing between 'which' and 'both' or this is possibly wrong.

Thanks
I see "C" on clicking "OA". Maybe the OA was updated?
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11 Aug 2019, 23:06
AjiteshArun wrote:
Karmesh wrote:
Hi Bunuel
How come the OA is E?
E). a factual Encyclopedia by Diderot and the fictional Candide, by his friend Voltaire, caused a sensational scandal, which

Here, which refers to the scandal and the following statement " which both men prudently chose to embark on extended vacations in nearby Austria" makes zero sense!

Either the word "led" is missing between 'which' and 'both' or this is possibly wrong.

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I see "C" on clicking "OA". Maybe the OA was updated?

Yes, it was
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12 Aug 2019, 05:59
Shouldn't the asnwer be E? In C "his" has no referant. So doesn't "both men" make any sense. Plus "his friend Voltaire’s" isn't a hot mess?
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17 Aug 2019, 04:20
Gruzin wrote:
Shouldn't the asnwer be E? In C "his" has no referant. So doesn't "both men" make any sense. Plus "his friend Voltaire’s" isn't a hot mess?

(E) a factual Encyclopedia by Diderot and the fictional Candide, by his friend Voltaire, caused a sensational scandal, which.

although I choose C, in E we do not see problem!!!! "maybe that part incorrect"
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06 Dec 2019, 21:17
This question popped up on our Ask Me Anything About SC thread. Reposting here in case it helps somebody:

Aviral1995 wrote:
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I am confused b/w C and E
i rejected C beause in C we donot have a clear reference for his friend in "his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide"

Bunuel wrote:
Published during the late eighteenth century, Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of such a sensational scandal, and both men prudently chose to embark on extended vacations in nearby Austria.

(A) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of such a sensational scandal, and
(B) Diderot and his friend Voltaire’s caused such a sensational scandal with their factual Encyclopedia and fictional Candide, respectively, that
(C) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of a scandal so sensational that
(D) the scandal caused by Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide was so sensational
(E) a factual Encyclopedia by Diderot and the fictional Candide, by his friend Voltaire, caused a sensational scandal, which

I'm not 100% sure that this question is really from an official source -- the "1000 Series" questions are pretty dodgy.

But for whatever it's worth: in (C), we have "Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide..." I'm assuming that your doubt is about the pronoun "his"? There's no problem there at all: "his" clearly refers back to "Diderot's", so that gives us "Diderot's factual Encyclopedia and Diderot's friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide..." Granted, that's a mouthful since there are two possessive nouns in the same phrase, but there's nothing wrong with it: Diderot had a friend named Voltaire, and that guy wrote a work of fiction called Candide.

(I think somebody made me read Candide in high school. I have absolutely zero memory of it. )

So there's nothing to worry about, but let me know if I'm misinterpreting your question. I hope this helps!
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Published during the late eighteenth century, Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of such a sensational scandal, and both men prudently chose to embark on extended vacations in nearby Austria.

(A) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of such a sensational scandal, and, use of and is incorrect, ditsorting the intended meaning
(B) Diderot and his friend Voltaire’s caused such a sensational scandal with their factual Encyclopedia and fictional Candide, respectively, that -illogical comparison
(C) Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide were the cause of a scandal so sensational that -correct
(D) the scandal caused by Diderot’s factual Encyclopedia and his friend Voltaire’s fictional Candide was so sensational modifier error
(E) a factual Encyclopedia by Diderot and the fictional Candide, by his friend Voltaire, caused a sensational scandal, which
Spoiler: modifier error
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