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975.Puritan fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose that some writers have though inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it.
(A) but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(B) but which were in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(C) but which were in fact natural outgrowths of it
(D) but it was in fact a natural outgrowth of them
(E) which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it

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New post 15 Jul 2008, 04:52
riks200 wrote:
975.Puritan fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose that some writers have though inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it.
(A) but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(B) but which were in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(C) but which were in fact natural outgrowths of it
(D) but it was in fact a natural outgrowth of them
(E) which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it


(A) a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose...was (incorrect -- noun-verb agreement)
(B) a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose...were...a natural outgrowth (incorrect -- should be plural)
(C) a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose...were...natural outgrowths ((correct -- noun-verb agree and plural is correct)
(D) a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose...it was (incorrect -- pronoun agreement)
(E) a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose...was (incorrect -- noun-verb agreement)

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Re: SC 1000: Puritan fanatics [#permalink]

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riks200 wrote:
975.Puritan fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose that some writers have though inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it.
(A) but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(B) but which were in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(C) but which were in fact natural outgrowths of it
(D) but it was in fact a natural outgrowth of them
(E) which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it <-wrong because which refers to zeal


Original sentence:
coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose were in fact natural outgrowths of it(religious zeal)

Very frankly I don't like the use of "which" in C, as "which" on GMAT refers to the word preceding it.
I came to C by POE

What is the source of the question?

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Re: SC 1000: Puritan fanatics [#permalink]

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riks200 wrote:
QA is C....Can someone explain?


Yes it is C and to me it was pretty obvious. Here's why.

975.Puritan fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose that some writers have though inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it.
(A) but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(B) but which were in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(C) but which were in fact natural outgrowths of it
(D) but it was in fact a natural outgrowth of them
(E) which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it

We need a plural verb to refer to 'a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose' .

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New post 05 Dec 2016, 00:31
Here instead of 'outgrowth'(singular) we 'outgrowths'(plural) to refer to ‘coolness of judgement and mutability of purpose’(plural).
Also, the pronoun ‘it’ used at the end of answer choices refers to the noun ‘zeal’
alpha_plus_gamma wrote:
riks200 wrote:
975.Puritan fanatics brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose that some writers have though inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it.
(A) but which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(B) but which were in fact a natural outgrowth of it
(C) but which were in fact natural outgrowths of it
(D) but it was in fact a natural outgrowth of them
(E) which was in fact a natural outgrowth of it <-wrong because which refers to zeal


Original sentence:
coolness of judgment and mutability of purpose were in fact natural outgrowths of it(religious zeal)

Very frankly I don't like the use of "which" in C, as "which" on GMAT refers to the word preceding it.
I came to C by POE

What is the source of the question?


As for the use of 'which' here is correct as which only refers to the word preceding it if there is a comma in between.
So C it is

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