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The audience for the new opera, an inventive rendition of Wagner's Tri

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The audience for the new opera, an inventive rendition of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, was clearly enthralled by the show for the attendees paused for some moments before applauding vigorously at its conclusion.

(A) was clearly enthralled by the show, for the attendees

(B) were clearly enthralled by the show, for they

(C) were clearly enthralled by the show, as they

(D) was clearly enthralled by the show, for they

(E) was clearly enthralled by the show, as is clear since its attendees
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Correct Option: A

The audience for the new opera, an inventive rendition of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, was clearly enthralled by the show ,for the attendees paused for some moments before applauding vigorously at its conclusion.

(A) was clearly enthralled by the show, for the attendees -- Correct.

(B) were clearly enthralled by the show, for they -- Wrong. Audience is singular, "were" cannot be used and pronoun ambiguity

(C) were clearly enthralled by the show, as they -- Wrong. Same as Option B

(D) was clearly enthralled by the show, for they -- Wrong. Although "was" correctly used, "they" plural pronoun does not have a proper antecedent.

(E) was clearly enthralled by the show, as is clear since its attendees -- Wrong. The latter part is wordy and "its" is ambiguous.
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The audience for the new opera, an inventive rendition of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, was clearly enthralled by the show for the attendees paused for some moments before applauding vigorously at its conclusion.

(A) was clearly enthralled by the show, for the attendees

(B) were clearly enthralled by the show, for they

(C) were clearly enthralled by the show, as they

(D) was clearly enthralled by the show, for they

(E) was clearly enthralled by the show, as is clear since its attendees


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Audience is what's called a collective noun because, like jury or family it describes a group of people that functions as a singular subject; one says the family is rather than the family are. Therefore, the singular was is the correct verb for audience and you can eliminate (B) and (C). Next, you have to decide among/or the attendees, for they, and as is clear since its attendees. (D) has a pronoun error since they has no clear referent. The singular audience wouldn't work as the referent, and the sentence doesn't provide us with any other options. Its attendees in (E) is fine, however wordy, but that wordiness when combined with the clumsy phrase as is clear since makes (A) the best option.
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In Option A "for the attendees" is followed by "paused" in the sentence. is it correct? " for the attendees to pause makes much more sense

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In Option A "for the attendees" is followed by "paused" in the sentence. is it correct? " for the attendees to pause makes much more sense
Read this for as because. A quick example:

1. She was confident, for she had prepared well.

This is the same (in terms of meaning) as saying

2. She was confident, because she had prepared well.
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The audience for the new opera, an inventive rendition of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, was clearly enthralled by the show for the attendees paused for some moments before applauding vigorously at its conclusion.

(A) was clearly enthralled by the show, for the attendees --> correct

(B) were clearly enthralled by the show, for they --> audience is singular

(C) were clearly enthralled by the show, as they --> same as A

(D) was clearly enthralled by the show, for they --> same as A

(E) was clearly enthralled by the show, as is clear since its attendees --> meaning not clear i.e. what is clear?
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AjiteshArun wrote:
hem007 wrote:
In Option A "for the attendees" is followed by "paused" in the sentence. is it correct? " for the attendees to pause makes much more sense
Read this for as because. A quick example:

1. She was confident, for she had prepared well.

This is the same (in terms of meaning) as saying

2. She was confident, because she had prepared well.



Doesn't the use of because establish a causal relationship?
If we use because/for then the sentence would mean that The audience was enthralled because something. This is not the intended meaning.

This was the reason I chose E

Kindly correct me if I am wrong
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