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Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A. Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

C. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

D. Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

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OA is E - I cant reason why D is incorrect.

D. Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat. the novel itself could be a a result of the tensions during the cold war. Eventhough it is less likely than the sales of the novel going up because of the war - one cannot eliminate this possibility
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09 Nov 2009, 20:31
Answer D is grammatically correct, but it doesn't conform to the meaning in the original sentence. Answer choice E remedies the incorrect grammar in A and keeps its meaning whereas answer D has a different meaning.
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"when" should modify the time 1960s, not "cold war" ,hence D is wrong. also note that D is in passive voice

E is right because

"regarded as" is correct idiom
when correctly modifies time
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31 May 2010, 02:25
IMO B
E cant be correct: regarded....the sales of nove reched ...
it seems sales were regrded by the experts...not the novel
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IMO B
E cant be correct: regarded....the sales of nove reched ...
it seems sales were regrded by the experts...not the novel
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31 May 2010, 05:45
Got to be E.

In B, regarded.. to be is unidiomatic.
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03 Jun 2010, 07:10
other than "regarded to be" which is unidiomatic what else is incorrect in option (A)?

Can someone comment on this portion....when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.
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13 Jun 2010, 08:20
tarun wrote:
Got to be E.

In B, regarded.. to be is unidiomatic.

Still not convinced with E , their sales ...( can books be referred as sales ) .. I know the OA is E only but still I reckon B is correct..please explain it again ..
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07 Jul 2010, 02:34
I think the author of the sentence is trying to convey the following -- "What is regarded as a result of tensions?" The answer is "Sales of the book". Hence E is the clear winner.

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tarun wrote:
Got to be E.

In B, regarded.. to be is unidiomatic.

Still not convinced with E , their sales ...( can books be referred as sales ) .. I know the OA is E only but still I reckon B is correct..please explain it again ..
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07 Jul 2010, 07:31
IMO 'E'

"regarded as" is correct idiom and unlike 'D', result of tension of war is the sales and not the spy novel itself.
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Odd why someone didnot mention this already. So am going to put this explanation out there, hope the experts can comment on this assessment.....

"Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War" >> This subordinate clause is really talking about "sales" or in other words is modifying "sales" - not "the spy novel". hence this clause must be next to "sales". E is the only option that corrects this.

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04 Nov 2011, 05:54
Regarded as is correct IDIOM.... past partciple modifer in E correctly modifies the sale....hence E
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04 Nov 2011, 06:41
Ans -E,

Option D is incorrect as "spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions" seems to indicate that the Spy Novel was a result of tensions.
Option E clearly refers that the result of tesion was the Sales increase.

Besides this Option A,B are filtered out due to use of "Regarding to be" which is unidiomatic. The correct form is "Regarded as"
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49. Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

A. Regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

C. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, in the 1960s the spy novel reached the zenith of its sales, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. like a constant threat.

D. Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

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according to me answer should be D

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s ---> as a modifier describes when the novel reached the peak of its sales
while

when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat---> refers to period of cold war
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according to me answer should be D

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, the spy novel was regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Reaching the zenith of its sales in the 1960s ---> as a modifier describes when the novel reached the peak of its sales
while

when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat---> refers to period of cold war

yes i agree...answer should be D
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30 Dec 2012, 10:47
I was stuck between B and E. My logic is that "sales of novel" and "novel" can both be a result from the tensions of war. So both B and E can be correct. Is my understanding correct?

On further reflection i felt that regarded as is a correct idiom. So E

Regarded as is the correct idiom
A – Comparsion of USSR and Constant threat. Wrong. Eliminate.
B – regarded as is correct usage. Eliminate
C – In the 1960s is modified by the first part of the sentence. Eliminate
D – When most Americans needs to modify 1960s. Eliminate
E – Sales is modified by the first part of the sentence. We want to clearly state that sales is a result of the tensions of war. "Regarded as" is correct idiom Keep
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B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Oh y E here?
I went with B.

The spy novel modified by "regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War"
also

The spy novel ,regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

dont u guys think is this correct?
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my basis was "regarded as" is a correct idiom. So B fails!

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B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Oh y E here?
I went with B.

The spy novel modified by "regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War"
also

The spy novel ,regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

dont u guys think is this correct?
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31 Dec 2012, 01:09
So u mean regarded by is wrong idiom?

ketanth wrote:
my basis was "regarded as" is a correct idiom. So B fails!

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B. The spy novel, regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

E. Regarded by analysts as the result of tensions during the Cold War, sales of the spy novel reached their zenith in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. as a constant threat.

Oh y E here?
I went with B.

The spy novel modified by "regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War"
also

The spy novel ,regarded by analysts to be the result of tensions during the Cold War, reached the zenith of its sales in the 1960s, when most Americans perceived the U.S.S.R. to be a constant threat.

dont u guys think is this correct?

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