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The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.

A. that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered

B. that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered

C. whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered

D. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered

E. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

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Originally posted by ps_dahiya on 27 Jul 2006, 12:41.
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that refers to lifeless things while who refers to people..so A&B are clearly out.
whom is also out of place..so C is out.
out of D&E, E changes the meaning.. and also is wordy..
So IMO its D.
who -- Refers to people
that -- refers to objects
but -- when you have to refer to contrasting things or change of situation in 180degree direction
though -- it is milder than but.... but.. is also used in the opposite of the given situation.

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The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.

A. that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered
B. that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered
C. whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
D. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
E. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

what is the difference between who and that, and but and though?
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OA is D.

Look the OE for choice E. Is "they" ambiguous? Dutch couple is a singular. It means "they" is clearly referring to family.
Also don't we have to show a little contrast here, as shown in E?

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The original sentence uses the relative pronoun "that" where "who" is preferred because the antecedent is a group of people. Also, the prepositional phrase "by a gentile Dutch couple" is placed in such a way as to suggest that the occupation was carried out by the couple. Finally, the pronoun "they" is ambiguous – it could refer to the family or to the couple.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This choice incorrectly uses the relative pronoun "that" to refer to a group of people. Additionally, the pronoun "they" is ambiguous - it could refer to the family or to the couple.

(C) The use of the object pronoun "whom" makes "a girl and her family" the object of the clause "a gentile Dutch couple hid;" however "a girl and her family" are the subject of the next clause "were eventually discovered." This is a mismatch.

(D) CORRECT. It correctly uses the pronoun "who" to refer to a girl and her family. Additionally, the phrase "by a gentile Dutch couple" is placed immediately after "who were hidden" to clarify the meaning. Finally, the ambiguous pronoun issue is avoided altogether.

(E) The pronoun "they" is ambiguous - it could refer to the family or to the couple.
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New post 30 Jul 2006, 08:17
Was just feeling uneasy on this.

Looks like "couple" can take a singular verb or a plural verb, it depends how you are using it. If you consider it as a single unit it needs singular verb otherwise it needs plural verb.

Here are some reference links:
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/couple --> Read complete page, especially the "Usage Note"
http://www.asne.org/index.cfm?ID=6001
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/edu/ ... 090204.htm

Goes straight into my log file. Very good SC Parmender :good
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A) that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered

Pronoun Reference Issue

B) that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered
Pronoun Reference Issue

C) whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
Construction is not parallel

D) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
Must be the answer, though indirect speech makes it wordy.


E) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered
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The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.

(A) that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered
(B) that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered
(C) whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(D) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(E) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

what is the difference between who and that, and but and though?
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The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.

A. that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered
B. that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered
C. whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
D. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
E. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

what is the difference between who and that, and but and though?


I will go with D.

Who refers to people. That refer to groups or things.

in E, "they" is amgibous.. it can refer to "young girl and family " or Dutch couple.
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C.

Anne frank and her family is the object of the sentence and hence "whom" should be used. "that" is used to refer non person nouns.
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"young girl and her family" is the object of the the sentence, but for the modifier in the later part of the sentence, "young girl and her family" is the subject ; since "they were discovered". so for the modifier part "whom" cant be correct.

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The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.

(A) that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered
(B) that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered
(C) whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(D) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
(E) who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

what is the difference between who and that, and but and though?


"that" cannot refer to human like "family and young girl"

In choice E, "they" is ambiguous pronoun. Although or even though are wrong usage here because we need the chronological events, and "but" is necessary for chronological events.

choice D is correct.
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47. The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.

A. that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered
B. that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered
C. whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
D. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered
E. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

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What is wrong with option (C). (E).



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Can someone please explain why E is incorrect.
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Hi Veenu,

Few issues with E.

who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered

I've highlighted a couple of words that are an issue.

even - this is inferior to the 'but were eventually' in the correct answer as it gives no sense of chronology. x happened then y happened

they - as people have pointed out before it is not gramatically clear who this refers to.

Hope this makes sense.

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Shouldnt relative pronoun 'who' be repeated in the option D as ......but who were eventually discovered.?
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Shouldnt relative pronoun 'who' be repeated in the option D as ......but who were eventually discovered.?


When two verbs are added, only a conjunction (without a comma) is required.

I read and write.... correct
I read, and write....wrong

When two clauses are added, comma + conjunction is required.

I read, and I write.... correct
I read and I write...wrong

Here notice that two verbs ("were hidden" and " were") are joined by a conjunction ("but") without a comma. Therefore adding a subject "who" before the second verb would make the sentence wrong. If there were a comma before "but",then "who" would be required before the second verb.
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The Diary of Anne Frank tells the true story of a young girl and her family that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered.


A. that were hidden during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands by a gentile Dutch couple, though they were eventually discovered

B. that were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, though they were eventually discovered

C. whom a gentile Dutch couple hid during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered

D. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands but were eventually discovered

E. who were hidden by a gentile Dutch couple during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands even though they were eventually discovered


gentile (noun) = a person who is not Jewish

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The original sentence uses the relative pronoun "that" where "who" is preferred because the antecedent is a group of people. Also, the prepositional phrase "by a gentile Dutch couple" is placed in such a way as to suggest that the occupation was carried out by the couple. Finally, the pronoun "they" is ambiguous – it could refer to the family or to the couple.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) This choice incorrectly uses the relative pronoun "that" to refer to a group of people. Additionally, the pronoun "they" is ambiguous - it could refer to the family or to the couple.

(C) The use of the object pronoun "whom" makes "a girl and her family" the object of the clause "a gentile Dutch couple hid;" however "a girl and her family" are the subject of the next clause "were eventually discovered." This is a mismatch.

(D) CORRECT. It correctly uses the pronoun "who" to refer to a girl and her family. Additionally, the phrase "by a gentile Dutch couple" is placed immediately after "who were hidden" to clarify the meaning. Finally, the ambiguous pronoun issue is avoided altogether.

(E) The pronoun "they" is ambiguous - it could refer to the family or to the couple.
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Shouldnt relative pronoun 'who' be repeated in the option D as ......but who were eventually discovered.?


When two verbs are added, only a conjunction (without a comma) is required.

I read and write.... correct
I read, and write....wrong

When two clauses are added, comma + conjunction is required.

I read, and I write.... correct
I read and I write...wrong

Here notice that two verbs ("were hidden" and " were") are joined by a conjunction ("but") without a comma. Therefore adding a subject "who" before the second verb would make the sentence wrong. If there were a comma before "but",then "who" would be required before the second verb.


The concept makes sense. However in D isnt the part before the parallelism marker 'but' - i.e 'who were hidden...' - a clause? 'who' is a pronoun, 'were hidden' is a verb. The part after marker 'but' is a verb yes. To apply above concept, it should verb and verb, or clause and clause. Or is it that 'who' is ignored because it acts a modifier?
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OreoShake wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
OreoShake wrote:
Shouldnt relative pronoun 'who' be repeated in the option D as ......but who were eventually discovered.?


When two verbs are added, only a conjunction (without a comma) is required.

I read and write.... correct
I read, and write....wrong

When two clauses are added, comma + conjunction is required.

I read, and I write.... correct
I read and I write...wrong

Here notice that two verbs ("were hidden" and " were") are joined by a conjunction ("but") without a comma. Therefore adding a subject "who" before the second verb would make the sentence wrong. If there were a comma before "but",then "who" would be required before the second verb.


The concept makes sense. However in D isnt the part before the parallelism marker 'but' - i.e 'who were hidden...' - a clause? 'who' is a pronoun, 'were hidden' is a verb. The part after marker 'but' is a verb yes. To apply above concept, it should verb and verb, or clause and clause. Or is it that 'who' is ignored because it acts a modifier?


The construction is verb + verb:

.. who were hidden but were discovered.... (Subject "who" has 2 verbs: "were hidden" and "were discovered". These two verbs are joined by the conjucntion "but" - no comma required.)

Alternative construction could be clause + clause:
.. who were hidden, but who were discovered.... (Clauses "who were hidden" and "who were discovered" are joined by Comma + "but")
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