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Re: Robert Louis Stevenson when he wrote Treasure Island had no idea of [#permalink]
(E) is the answer IMO


A) Robert Louis Stevenson, when he wrote Treasure Island, had no idea of the huge influence it will have on popular culture.

"When" refers to time not logical to place a modifier next to noun which is a person -Eliminate
"It" may refer to "Treasure Island"
Will is not a right form of verb while looking into the future from past- Would is appropriate

B) Treasure island with no idea ?? - Illogical -eliminate

C) Meaning changed

D) Meaning changed and meaning that this sentence presents is illogical

E) Correct
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Robert Louis Stevenson, when he wrote Treasure Island, had no idea of the huge influence it will have on popular culture.


A) Robert Louis Stevenson, when he wrote Treasure Island, had no idea of the huge influence it will have on popular culture. Meaning error, It says that RL has no idea even today.

B) With no idea of the huge influence it would have on popular culture, Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson . Modifier error

C) Having a surprisingly huge influence on popular culture, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island. Meaning error.

D) Treasure Island, when written by Robert Louis Stevenson, had no idea it would have such a huge influence on popular culture Meaning error. -> Treasure Island had no idea ?? Really :roll:

E) When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island, he had no idea of the huge influence it would have on popular culture. Perfect choice, First sentence perfectly modifies the second sentence

IMO E

Originally posted by HarshaBujji on 11 Jul 2021, 23:21.
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Re: Robert Louis Stevenson when he wrote Treasure Island had no idea of [#permalink]
Robert Louis Stevenson, when he wrote Treasure Island, had no idea of the huge influence it will have on popular culture.

A) Robert Louis Stevenson, when he wrote Treasure Island, had no idea of the huge influence it will have on popular culture. -> "it would" is better to indicate a possibility. Incorrect

B) With no idea of the huge influence it would have on popular culture, Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson . -> Has Treasure Island no idea. Modifier error. Incorrect.

C) Having a surprisingly huge influence on popular culture, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island. -> Robert Louis Stevenson doesn't have a surprisingly huge influence. It was his book. Incorrect.

D) Treasure Island, when written by Robert Louis Stevenson, had no idea it would have such a huge influence on popular culture -> Treasure Island had no idea...It is same error as B. Incorrect.

E) When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island, he had no idea of the huge influence it would have on popular culture. -> It is better.

So, I think E. :)
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Re: Robert Louis Stevenson when he wrote Treasure Island had no idea of [#permalink]
Robert Louis Stevenson, when he wrote Treasure Island, had no idea of the huge influence it will have on popular culture.

IMO E


A) Robert Louis Stevenson, when he wrote Treasure Island, had no idea of the huge influence it will have on popular culture.

B) With no idea of the huge influence it would have on popular culture, Treasure Island was written by Robert Louis Stevenson .

C) Having a surprisingly huge influence on popular culture, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island.

D) Treasure Island, when written by Robert Louis Stevenson, had no idea it would have such a huge influence on popular culture

E) When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island, he had no idea of the huge influence it would have on popular culture.

Reasoning
1. Use of had and will... makes the verb wrong.
Something else feels wrong about A but I can't put my finger to it exactly. :?
2. B, C and D changes the meaning of the given statement.
C- RLS had a huge influence on pop culture instead of Treasure Island
D- Treasure Island had no idea....huge influence.

E gets everything right.
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