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

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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 who is performing an action "by selecting"? It lacks a subject/verb to modify and what it refers to is not clear

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 same

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 correct

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" has no clear antecedent, "contents" is plural and would anyway not make any sense in this context (the contents of a king?)

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 this is a fragment as it does not have any verb
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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
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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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28 Feb 2015, 03:27
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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dhruvd wrote:
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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