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R L Stevenson, whose Treasure Island, a gripping tale of pirates and

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R L Stevenson, whose Treasure Island, a gripping tale of pirates and buried gold, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.


A. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.

B. demonstrated conflict between the advanced civilization's virtue and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage and inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than those in the book.

C. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own.

D. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, and also inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own.

E. inspiring to generations of authors who wrote in significantly different times than his own, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage.

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R L Stevenson, whose Treasure Island, a gripping tale of pirates and buried gold, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.


A. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.

B. demonstrated conflict between the advanced civilization's virtue and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage and inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than those in the book.

C. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own.

D. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, and also inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own.

E. inspiring to generations of authors who wrote in significantly different times than his own, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage.

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A is the best option...others used inspired instead of inspiring...which modifies the entire clause..

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IMO E
A,B,D quickly eliminated
Between C and E, I think it's the island inspired those authors, not the person himself.
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R L Stevenson, whose Treasure Island, a gripping tale of pirates and buried gold, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.


A. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.

B. demonstrated conflict between the advanced civilization's virtue and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage and inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than those in the book.

C. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own.

D. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, and also inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own.

E. inspiring to generations of authors who wrote in significantly different times than his own, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage.

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IMO C.
demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage refers to Treasure island.
inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own refers to R.L. Stevenson.
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Explanation: main sentence/clause: RLS inspired generation... Dependent clause: whose Treasure Island demonstrated...

R L Stevenson, whose Treasure Island, a gripping tale of pirates and buried gold, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.




A. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him. --> not a sentence

B. demonstrated conflict between the advanced civilization's virtue and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage and inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than those in the book. --> dependent clause before "and"

C. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own. --> correct

D. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, and also inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own. --> same as B

E. inspiring to generations of authors who wrote in significantly different times than his own, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage. --> verb of the dependent clause should be "inspired"
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A. C is not a complete sentence.

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I kinda went with D, A and C have bigger problems than D.
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R L Stevenson, whose Treasure Island, a gripping tale of pirates and buried gold, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.


A. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.

B. demonstrated conflict between the advanced civilization's virtue and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage and inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than those in the book.

C. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own.

D. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, and also inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own.

E. inspiring to generations of authors who wrote in significantly different times than his own, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage.

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Only C and D make the correct comparison-significantly times than his own.C is the better choice
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D shows correct usage of parallelism -demonstrated ----- and also inspired.
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Is there any error when posting the words "significantly times" in options A,B,C,D. If not then option E (though ambiguous) would be better for me
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Is there any error when posting the words "significantly times" in options A,B,C,D. If not then option E (though ambiguous) would be better for me


Option E is not an answer since it is a run-on sentence. You need a verb that goes to R.L Stevenson, not to Treasure Island. And this is why A,B,D and E are run-on sentences. Option C is the only correct choice. I doubt that this is 700+ level
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D shows correct usage of parallelism -demonstrated ----- and also inspired.


No way. Read again. Treasure Island "demonstarated" right. But who insipred? I think Stevenson. If this is the case then "and also" is a wrong element because you need a verb before. For example, "R.L Stevenson, whose...demostarted..., motivated and also inspired" would be correct. Also would be correct option D but without "and also". Remember you always need a subject and a verb in a sentence. Option D has no verb for Stevenson.
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R L Stevenson, whose Treasure Island, a gripping tale of pirates and buried gold, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspiring generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than him.

C. demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stage, inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly different times than his own.

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It makes sense, as R L Stevenson .... inspired.. and whose treasure island.... demonstrated....

However, I do feel like we are missing the word different here in option A-D.
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A good question in understanding the meaning.
The correct answer choice is C. Let break down the structure:
R L Stevenson, whose Treasure Island, a gripping tale of pirates and buried gold, demonstrated conflict between the virtue of advanced civilization and the indiscipline of man in his savage stag, inspired generations of authors who wrote in significantly times than his own.

R L stevenson is the main subject, inspire is main the verb.
The underlined part is a clause that modify R L Stevenson.
So demonstrated and inspired is not parallel at all. They are 2 verbs of 2 different clauses, that's why there is no connector 'and' between them.
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IMO E
A,B,D quickly eliminated
Between C and E, I think it's the island inspired those authors, not the person himself.


Yes, I think on the same lines and have chosen E, only to found it incorrect.
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what does even what does even "who wrote in significantly times than his own"mean?? shouldnt it be significantly different times than his own................roy
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what does even what does even "who wrote in significantly times than his own"mean?? shouldnt it be significantly different times than his own................roy


Roy, completely agreed. None of the options are correct—significantly is an adverb, which can only modify verbs, adjectives, adverbs, or whole sentences. It cannot modify 'times', a noun.

I suspect the word 'different' was omitted, which is quite frustrating because this question is unanswerable if we aren't able to identify the true error. Somehow it seems quite a few were able to get it right, but I'm not sure how!
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