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According to the nineteenth-century schema of a "well-made play," all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, and when they follow from it in a series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters.

    all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, and when they follow from it in a series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters

    all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, and by the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follows from it

    all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, as well as the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follows from it

    a single discovery, such as that of a letter, drives all of the happenings on stage, and also the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follow from it

    the discovery of a single item such a letter drives all of the happenings on stage, as well as the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follow from it

Hi, I found this question in Gmatfree and I am unclear with the interpretation the author has given. Can someone please help me?

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New post 11 Jun 2017, 09:02
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According to the nineteenth-century schema of a "well-made play," all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, and when they follow from it in a series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters.

    all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, and when they follow from it in a series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters

    all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, and by the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follows from it

    all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, as well as the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follows from it

    a single discovery, such as that of a letter, drives all of the happenings on stage, and also the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follow from it

    the discovery of a single item such a letter drives all of the happenings on stage, as well as the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follow from it

Hi, I found this question in Gmatfree and I am unclear with the interpretation the author has given. Can someone please help me?

Thank you


Very Tough question indeed, Would try to solve it again tomorrow morning in fresh mood...........Keep up with such good questions
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New post 11 Jun 2017, 09:42
Hello,

Can someone also explain what "that" and "it" refer to at the end of the sentence in each the options.
I will really appreciate, if someone solve this problem by eliminating fluff. I tried it in that way and I am stuck.

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New post 11 Jun 2017, 10:15
IMO D
A - no proper SVA
B - the phrase "that follows from it". Series of events is plural
C- same reason as B
D- proper compound sentence construction
E - such a letter

Am confused between D and E but I'd go with D coz E had this phrase "such a letter " which doesn't make any sense

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1. If B were the OA, it is an awful blunder.
2. Read E; the sentence is abnormal; it should read as a single item such as a letter drives and not such a letter drives. Either poorly transcribed or written.


A. All of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, and when they follow from it in a series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters ----- the second part is unparallel and a fragment.

B. all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, and by the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follows from it

-- Assuming that 'it' represents the single discovery, the only singular noun, it is not clear what the relative pronoun 'that' stands for. There is no other singular noun that can be marked with any eligible singular noun. All are plurals such as misinterpretations or characters.

C. all of the happenings on stage are driven by a single discovery, such as that of a letter, as well as the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follows from it - same mistake as in B

D. a single discovery, such as that of a letter, drives all of the happenings on stage, and also the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follow from it ----may be the only choice that is good enough. Even still, when it has been already marked as ' drives all the events, again saying 'and also the series of events' makes it somewhat redundant. Alternatively, it must mean that the series of events do not happen on the stage in the given play.

E. the discovery of a single item such a letter drives all of the happenings on stage, as well as the series of events, often involving misinterpretations by the characters, that follow from it --- the discovery of a single item --is wordier than the single discovery

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