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Rupert Brooke's poetry turned him into a symbol of an entire generation when it reflected patriotically on the experiences of World War I.

A) generation when it reflected patriotically on the experiences of World War I
B) generation in that it reflected patriotically on the experiences of World War I
C) generation, reflecting patriotically on the experiences of World War I
D) generation, for it reflected patriotically on the experiences of World War I --correct
E) generation, which reflected patriotically on World War I experiences

But look at the non-underlined portion. can an objective pronoun refer to possessive noun? I don't think so; only possessive pronoun can refer to possessive noun.
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Hello experts , what is wrong with option C. It conveys the same meaning. Also, in OA we have the word IT which can be ambigous. What it reflects to - Poetry or generation?
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Hello experts , what is wrong with option C. It conveys the same meaning. Also, in OA we have the word IT which can be ambigous. What it reflects to - Poetry or generation?


There is no solid reason to eliminate C. Nonetheless "it" in option D is not ambiguous. If a pronoun is the subject of a clause, it unambiguosly refers to the subject (noun) of another clause by virtue of parallelism.

Note the pronoun error in the non-underlined part. An object pronoun (him) cannot refer to a possessive ("Rupert Brooke's") - this seems to be a flawed question.
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rakaisraka wrote:
Hello experts , what is wrong with option C. It conveys the same meaning. Also, in OA we have the word IT which can be ambigous. What it reflects to - Poetry or generation?


There is no solid reason to eliminate C. Nonetheless "it" in option D is not ambiguous. If a pronoun is the subject of a clause, it unambiguosly refers to the subject (noun) of another clause by virtue of parallelism.

Note the pronoun error in the non-underlined part. An object pronoun (him) cannot refer to a possessive ("Rupert Brooke's") - this seems to be a flawed question.


I agree with your explanation. I also got confused when I saw him but no antecedent.

Shouldn't we remove such questions from the forum as these are meant just to confuse us?
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Rupert Brooke's poetry turned him into a symbol of an entire generation when it reflected patriotically on the experiences of World War I.

A) generation when it reflected patriotically on the experiences of World War I - incorrect usage of "when" as the intended meaning is his poetry turned him so because it reflected.. and not when it reflected

B) generation in that it reflected patriotically on the experiences of World War I - incorrect - in that it reflected looks awkward

C) generation, reflecting patriotically on the experiences of World War I - incorrect -> change in meaning => it means when his poetry turned him into a symbol, it reflected patriotically. BUT THIS OPTION 100% GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT

D) generation, for it reflected patriotically on the experiences of World War I - correct - correctly mentions why his peotry turned him so, with " for it reflected patriotically on the experiences of World War I "

E) generation, which reflected patriotically on World War I experiences - incorrect - which incorrectly modifies => generation reflected patriotically

Experts please correct me anytime for any issues you find above

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