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The Bible has traditionally been held in such reverence that until recently few critics have subjected its narratives to the kind of analyses that have been developed for the study of secular literature.

A) kind of analyses that have been developed for the study of secular literature

B) kind of analysis that has been developed for secular literature to be studied

C) kind of analysis that has been developed for the study of secular literature

D) kinds of analysis that has been developed to study of secular literature

E) analyses of a kind developed so that secular literature could be studied

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02 May 2008, 18:27
Straight C - Subject Verb and diction issues on the rest of them.

I deem A incorrect since "the kind" implies the follow up will be singular and analyses is plural.

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The Bible has traditionally been held in such reverence that until recently few critics have subjected its narratives to the kind of analyses that have been developed for the study of secular literature.

A) kind of analyses that have been developed for the study of secular literature

B) kind of analysis that has been developed for secular literature to be studied

C) kind of analysis that has been developed for the study of secular literature

D) kinds of analysis that has been developed to study of secular literature

E) analyses of a kind developed so that secular literature could be studied

Please explain, I will post OA later

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02 May 2008, 18:29
omega17 wrote:
The Bible has traditionally been held in such reverence that until recently few critics have subjected its narratives to the kind of analyses that have been developed for the study of secular literature.

A) kind of analyses that have been developed for the study of secular literature

B) kind of analysis that has been developed for secular literature to be studied

C) kind of analysis that has been developed for the study of secular literature

D) kinds of analysis that has been developed to study of secular literature

E) analyses of a kind developed so that secular literature could be studied

Please explain, I will post OA later

I'm going to choose C.

D and E are just incorrect word placement, verb usage, pronoun usage, etc.
B is too wordy. A is close to me, but analyses didn't seem to make sense here, since I think the critics would conduct analysis that has been developed.....
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03 May 2008, 00:24
It should be A, as kind of analyses implies more than one method of analyzing the bible, hence the plural verb have sounds better. Whats the OA ?
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03 May 2008, 05:53
I am going with C as "the kind of analyses" is singular and should be followed b "has been" (as in C) and not "have been" (as in A).
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03 May 2008, 06:39
I m going with c too.Subject-verb as told by Bsd_lover.
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03 May 2008, 08:33
OA : C

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So, to recap everyone's idea on this, POE is

E) <-- definately out

A) <-- out because "the kind" (singular) doesn't match "analyses" (plural)

B) "to be studied" <-- wordy

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RyanDe680, do you mind explaining why D is incorrect? Can you elaborate more on "word placement, verb usage, pronoun usage, etc." you mentioned?
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