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The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai and therefore, had they faced firearms in combat, would most likely have reacted in a similar manner to the Japanese samurai of the Meiji Revolution.
A. The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai
B. Medieval knights upheld a combat code that resembled the combat codes of Japanese samurai
C. Medieval knights upheld a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai
D. Medieval knights’ upholding of a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai,
E. The medieval knight’s combat code resembled that of Japanese samurai

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Upholding or rejecting is not part of the intent of the original text. Therefore, any choice that says uphold is serious distortion of original meaning. B, C and D all fall into this pit (OA, therefore is not agreeable). One must say ‘adopted’ rather than upheld.

Between A and E, the singular Knight does not go in tandem with the plural pronoun ‘they’ in the non-underlined part.
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The subject in OP is combat code.

Where as -- as per the later half of sentence the subject should be “knights,
A, D, and E are out.

Between B and C.

Its C.
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The subject in OP is combat code.

Where as -- as per the later half of sentence the subject should be “knights,
A, D, and E are out.

Between B and C.

Its C.


Thanks. Can you elaborate on how you chose between B and C?

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The combat code of medieval knights
resembled that of Japanese samurai
and
therefore, had they faced firearms in combat,
would most likely have reacted in a similar
manner to the Japanese samurai of the Meiji
Revolution.
A. The combat code of medieval knights
resembled that of Japanese samurai
B. Medieval knights upheld a combat code
that resembled the combat codes
of
Japanese samurai
C. Medieval knights upheld a combat code
resembling that of Japanese samurai
D. Medieval knights’ upholding of a combat
code resembling that of Japanese samurai,
E. The medieval knight’s combat code
resembled that of Japanese samurai

Interesting question. :)
Reading beyond the underlined portion we realize that Something "Have reacted" which can not be codes or a passive subject. So lets start with eliminating A ,D and E.

Look at B- It matches one to Many. Its incorrect usage.
While C correctly compares - a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai

That of - Is singular.

Above all - most important is to re-read the statement with choice B.

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perfect c.
good explanation.

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The subject in OP is combat code.

Where as -- as per the later half of sentence the subject should be “knights,
A, D, and E are out.

Between B and C.

Its C.

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Can anyone please elaborate on A vs. C?

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If you look at the second part of the sentence "would most likely have reacted in a similar manner to the Japanese samurai of the Meiji Revolution.", This should modify the subject "Medieval Knights". Hence option A, D, E are out.
It comes down to Option B and E. I too fall for the trap in B. which states that "Medieval knights upheld a combat code that resembled the combat codes of Japanese samurai"
Here the combat code of Medieval Knights is getting compared to combat CODES of Japanese samurai. Hence incorrect comparison code vs codes. In C, this comparison error is corrected by comparing combat code vs combat code i.e. "a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai ".
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Why would the knights have reacted in a similar manner? Because they used or upheld a similar code. C says this unambiguously. A implies that the (coincidental) resemblance of the two combat codes leads them to react similarly. Also, in A, the antecedent of "they" is not clear.


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The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai and therefore, had they faced firearms in combat, would most likely have reacted in a similar manner to the Japanese samurai of the Meiji Revolution.


my first advise, read the whole sentence!!!
let's analyse the question:

the CC of MK resembled that (CC) of JS
and therefore,
had they faced firearms in combat
continuation of the second clause -> would most likely have reacted in a similar manner bla bla bla..

who is they? probably medieval knights...thus, the opening clause should be modified so that to emphasize MK.


A. The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai
structure error.

B. Medieval knights upheld a combat code that resembled the combat codes of Japanese samurai
ok, so the combat code of Medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai -> the comparison is combat code of MK and combat code of JS. Since codes is written for samurais, we cannot select this as a correct answer.

C. Medieval knights upheld a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai
resembling that - refers to combat code - looks good, MK are now the head subject of the sentence, and the verbs following the underlined portion make sense with it.

D. Medieval knights’ upholding of a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai,
this is a catastrophe! the subject now is upholding of a combat code - which is totally illogical.

E. The medieval knight’s combat code resembled that of Japanese samurai
as in D, this answer choice makes combat code the head subject of the sentence.

C for me.
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The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai and therefore, had they faced firearms in combat, would most likely have reacted in a similar manner to the Japanese samurai of the Meiji Revolution.
A. The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai
B. Medieval knights upheld a combat code that resembled the combat codes of Japanese samurai
C. Medieval knights upheld a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai
D. Medieval knights’ upholding of a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai,
E. The medieval knight’s combat code resembled that of Japanese samurai

Please explain ur ans !

It's not difficult, we just need to check the minimum details (and read ALL the sentence)

If we continue to read we have the sentence with a pronoun "they faced firearms in combat".

We have to check what "they" is referring to.

A. What is they? the sentence is talking about the combat code, therefore there is a modifier error
B. It's referring back to "Combat Codes", therefore is wrong, combat codes cannot face firearms in combat.
C. Correct, it clear referees back to Medieval knights
D. Same error that we have in A
E. Same error that we have in A

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"They" in the non-underlined part must be referring to Medieval Knights and the second arm on the right hand of AND must be parallel to left arm, so Medieval Knights should be the subject of the left arm as well. So A, D and E are out.

Between B and C, B is using a relative pronoun That for combat code and then again uses a apostrophes modifier for the same thing, whereas C is more straight forward with essential modifier.

C is the answer.

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The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai and therefore, had they faced firearms in combat, would most likely have reacted in a similar manner to the Japanese samurai of the Meiji Revolution.
A. The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai
B. Medieval knights upheld a combat code that resembled the combat codes of Japanese samurai
C. Medieval knights upheld a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai
D. Medieval knights’ upholding of a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai,
E. The medieval knight’s combat code resembled that of Japanese samurai

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The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai and therefore, had they faced firearms in combat, would most likely have reacted in a similar manner to the Japanese samurai of the Meiji Revolution.

A. The combat code of medieval knights resembled that of Japanese samurai
B. Medieval knights upheld a combat code that resembled the combat codes of Japanese samurai
C. Medieval knights upheld a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai
D. Medieval knights’ upholding of a combat code resembling that of Japanese samurai,
E. The medieval knight’s combat code resembled that of Japanese samurai

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Upholding or rejecting is not part of the intent of the original text. Therefore, any choice that says uphold is serious distortion of original meaning. B, C and D all fall into this pit (OA, therefore is not agreeable). One must say ‘adopted’ rather than upheld.

Between A and E, the singular Knight does not go in tandem with the plural pronoun ‘they’ in the non-underlined part.


Not necessarily- there's an obvious logical issue in this sentence, the modifying clause illogically describes the code of medieval knights in the original sentence when it should be describing the knights themselves.

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