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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

B)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

C)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

E) The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
B)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting
C)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of
D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
E) The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

Understand the logic of the sentence.
Georgian poetry was named after the new king George in order to give the impression that the contents of the poetry were ascontemporary as the new king, but because of the selection of conventional poets, the motive was not fulfilled.

E is not a sentence because there is no verb.

D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
In this answer choice, it implies that the contents were as contemporary as the contents of the newly installed king. Illogical.
Also, there is a SVA issue because "contents" has to be referred with "those".
"but the selection of" doesn't makes complete sense. "Because" is lacking.

"but by selecting rather conventional poets" must be followed by the "noun" which actually does the task of "selecting rather conventional poets". In A and B, the usage implies that "the term Georgian" does this task. Illogical. Eliminate A and B.

C seems the best.

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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
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Even though I marked option C, I am not sure why each option was wrong. Can anyone please explain?
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vishu1414 wrote:
The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
B)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting
C)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of
D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
E) The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

Understand the logic of the sentence.
Georgian poetry was named after the new king George in order to give the impression that the contents of the poetry were ascontemporary as the new king, but because of the selection of conventional poets, the motive was not fulfilled.

E is not a sentence because there is no verb.

D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
In this answer choice, it implies that the contents were as contemporary as the contents of the newly installed king. Illogical.
Also, there is a SVA issue because "contents" has to be referred with "those".
"but the selection of" doesn't makes complete sense. "Because" is lacking.

"but by selecting rather conventional poets" must be followed by the "noun" which actually does the task of "selecting rather conventional poets". In A and B, the usage implies that "the term Georgian" does this task. Illogical. Eliminate A and B.

C seems the best.

Hope that helps.
I have a question....

in C, contents are being compared to Henry himself... How can you compare a thing to a person?
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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

Option A and B are grammatically and meaning wise same, no difference;
D and E have error selection of rather conventional poets>>, the term Georgian comparison error.

C is left, just go for it.

A) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
B)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting
C)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of
D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
E) The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
B)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting
C)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of
D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
E) The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

No, I don't like your explanation. Here's another attempt

First of all, check the last parts of the sentences in the answer choices. 'but by selecting'...the term. The term cannot select so A,B,E are out. Now between C and D that the contents were as contemporary as that of. 'That of', should be 'Those of' if we're referring to contents so D is out.

C stands

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Even though I marked option C, I am not sure why each option was wrong. Can anyone please explain?

Q : The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

B. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

C. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

D. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

E. The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

There is parallel error and verb usage error in the question - named and selecting

Both has to be in the same tense and should be named and selection. This eliminated options A, B and E.

' The term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation' event is the result of selection of selection of conventional poets, so because is needed. Also in 'were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king' (Option C) - that of makes it too wordy.

This makes C to be the right option.
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that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V,

can somebody explain further what entities are being compared?
comparing a person with contents in terms of their contemporaneity? :O

a very valid question, request if someone from the source of question throw some light on it..
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(A), (B), & (E) all use the modifier "by selecting." Who is doing the selecting? We're never told, so we can't use this modifier. It would be like saying "By leaving out food, the cat was won over." Wait--did the cat leave out food for itself? (Compare this to SC82 in the OG.)

(D) is a fragment. It says "but the selection . . . the term Georgian came to have" and never gives us a verb for "selection."
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A, B, and E: by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.
Here, by selecting seems to refer to the term Georgian, implying that THE TERM GEORGIAN was SELECTING rather conventional poets.
Not the intended meaning.
Eliminate A, B and E.

D: that of the newly installed king
Here, that lacks a clear antecedent.
Eliminate D.

C: to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king
Here, contemporary serves to mean modern.
It is possible for the CONTENTS of an anthology to be considered modern.
It is possible for a KING to be considered modern.
Thus, the comparison here seems logical:
What impression did the name try to give?
That the contents were as modern as the king was modern.

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(A), (B), & (E) all use the modifier "by selecting." Who is doing the selecting? We're never told, so we can't use this modifier. It would be like saying "By leaving out food, the cat was won over." Wait--did the cat leave out food for itself? (Compare this to SC82 in the OG.)

(D) is a fragment. It says "but the selection . . . the term Georgian came to have" and never gives us a verb for "selection."

Dmitry, what about the fact that the correct answer places George V in commas, making it an additional piece of information, where as his name is very important to the sentence (the anthology is based on his name).
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Well, there's a difference between something being an important element in real life and its being an important grammatical element of the sentence. The name of the king might be important, and as you say it does shed light on the reason for the name of the anthology, but it has absolutely no bearing on the overall grammatical structure of the sentence: "The anthology was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the king, but because of the selection, the term came to have the impression." Does that sentence make sense all by itself? Not exactly, but it's the skeleton on which the rest of the content is hung. It's absolutely fine for those additional modifiers to provide some of the most important ideas of the sentence. In fact, I'd say the most important word I omitted is the adjective "opposite." Add that in and you have a perfectly sensible, albeit vague, sentence.
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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

Only option C;
Try to understand the meaning of the sentence.
"But "is used to connect two clauses .
if we read the sentence carefully , we will note that the part 'by selecting[/u] rather conventional poets' seems to modify 'the term Georgian'. The original sentence illogically tells us that the term Georgian did the selection.

C corrects the above error.

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Even though I marked option C, I am not sure why each option was wrong. Can anyone please explain?

Q : The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

B. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

C. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

D. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

E. The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

There is parallel error and verb usage error in the question - named and selecting

Both has to be in the same tense and should be named and selection. This eliminated options A, B and E.

' The term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation' event is the result of selection of selection of conventional poets, so because is needed. Also in 'were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king' (Option C) - that of makes it too wordy.

This makes C to be the right option.

I do not see how "named" and "selecting" can be in parallel.
The main verb of the clause following coordinating conjunction "but" is "came", as appeared in the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.
This is is rather a modification error problem, I'd like to argue. By the way the original sentence is written, the doer of the selecting is the term Georgian.
This is what makes the original sentence questionable.
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mjhoon1004, I don't know what you mean about "named" and "selecting" being parallel. I don't think anyone proposed that, and there's no parallel marker that requires those two words to match up.

In any case, you're right that in A, the modifier "by selecting" refers to "the term Georgian."
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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A.The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
B. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting
C. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of
D.The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
E. The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
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A, B, and E have serious modifier problems. After the participle ‘selecting’, whoever selected the poets should appear immediately.
D is a fragment with no verb for the subject ‘selection’
C is the correct choice
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Option D also has a comparison error :
D. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
"that" is not required as it does not have a proper antecedent.

Also, option E has a missing verb problem :
With option E the sentence goes like :
The anthology Georgian Poetry, <...modifier...>, but by selecting rather....
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Hi,

The colon can also be used as a logical extension of the preceding clause.It need not be a clause per se.

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