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Rather like James M.Cain, with whom he shares the distinction of be

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Rather like James M.Cain, with whom he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, Ed McBain's early novels are leaner and more suspenseful than his later works and widely considered as more superior to them.


A. with whom he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, Ed McBain's early novels are learner and more suspenseful than his later works and widely considered as more superior.

B. with who he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, Ed McBain's early novels are leaner and more suspenseful than his later works and widely considered as superior

C. Ed McBain, with whom he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, was more leaner and more suspenseful in his early novels than his later works. which are widely considered superior.

D. with who he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, Ed McBain wrote early novels that are leaner and more suspenseful than his later works and widely considered superior.

E. who shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master with Ed McBain, wrote early novels that are leaner and more suspenseful than his later works and which are widely considered to be superior.

Originally posted by gopalsunny on 04 Nov 2018, 06:27.
Last edited by Bunuel on 04 Nov 2018, 07:30, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Rather like James M.Cain, with whom he shares the distinction of be  [#permalink]

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Rather like James M.Cain, with whom he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, Ed McBain's early novels are leaner and more suspenseful than his later works and widely considered as more superior to them.

A. with whom he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, Ed McBain's early novels are learner and more suspenseful than his later works and widely considered as more superior.

Incorrect: M.Cain compared with McBain's novels ,illogical comparison,
cant compare person with book


B. with who he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, Ed McBain's early novels are leaner and more suspenseful than his later works and widely considered as superior


same error as A


C. Ed McBain, with whom he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, was more leaner and more suspenseful in his early novels than his later works. which are widely considered superior.

No clear antecedent for he , he can refer to Mr. McBain or Mr.James

Also meaning change:
Here original meaning is Mc Bain shares distinction with Cain but c choice means
Cain shares distinction with Mcbain.

D. with who he shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master, Ed McBain wrote early novels that are leaner and more suspenseful than his later works and widely considered superior.

correct comparison and meaning

E. who shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master with Ed McBain, wrote early novels that are leaner and more suspenseful than his later works and which are widely considered to be superior.

no comparison at all,

Unlike Cain,who shares the distinction of being a Mystery Writers of America Master with Ed McBain, wrote ......

no subject for verb wrote.Who wrote?
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New post 04 Nov 2018, 20:36
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for comparison with James Cain we require Ed McBain not his works
A B are OUT

Also Consider is used without any other preposition
E out

C -Keeping Ed in beginning does not make the logical flow of sentence correect

Hence D is correct
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In option D, who should be replaced by WHOM right? As James M Cain is the object of the clause....Correct me if I am wrong ....Thank you in advance @vanam52993
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New post 06 Nov 2018, 00:46
IMO u are right,here subject of verb shares is he i.e Mcbain so whom must be referring to object McCain.
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New post 06 Nov 2018, 00:49
Can u please help with option d? here should who not be whom .

here subject of verb shares is he i.e Mcbain so whom must be referring to object McCain.

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New post 10 Mar 2019, 06:01
A – M.Cain is improperly compared to Ed Mcbain’s novels. Wrong.
B – Same error
C – ‘he’ could refer to either McBain or James. Unclear and wrong.
D – correct
E – Comparision is not being made, missing word.

D is correct

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Re: Rather like James M.Cain, with whom he shares the distinction of be   [#permalink] 10 Mar 2019, 06:01
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