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Thanks for the explanation. I was stucke between B and D.

Can someone please elaborate on why B is wrong?



Hi,
In option B

The first commercially successful drama to depict Black family life sympathetically and the first play by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway, it was Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun that won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and was later made into both a film and a musical.


B. in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made .

'in 1959' adverbial modifier should modify only verb 'won' and subject of the sentence should be 'A raising in the Sun' . If we place 'in 1959' at the start , it will modify both the verbs 'won' and 'made'. Whereas second action is supposed to happen after 1959.
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Originally posted by anje29 on 11 Aug 2016, 08:47.
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The first commercially successful drama to depict Black family life sympathetically and the first play by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway, it was Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun that won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and was later made into both a film and a musical.

A. it was Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun that won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and was later made - Modifier issue - the sentence starts with a modifier that describes the play and thus the play should automatically follow
B. in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made - same as A
C. Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made - same as A
D. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun won the New York Drama Critics’Circle Award in 1959 and was later made - Correct
E. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it - usage of it - notice the parallelism here. 2 parallel verbs, with no change of subject.
this means that the same noun - namely, "a raisin in the sun, by Lorraine Hansberry" - functions as the subject of both verbs.
that's a problem, because then "it" can't refer to the play (you'd have to use "itself").

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"The first commercially successful drama to depict Black family life sympathetically and the first play by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway...."
The X and The Y construction presented in the non-underlined part appears to be plural but they take singular verb in "WAS" in the correct option.
Kindly help to clear my misunderstanding.
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DinkarDK wrote:
"The first commercially successful drama to depict Black family life sympathetically and the first play by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway...."
The X and The Y construction presented in the non-underlined part appears to be plural but they take singular verb in "WAS" in the correct option.
Kindly help to clear my misunderstanding.
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Hey DinkarDK ,

Looks like you didn't understand the structure of the sentence properly.

The current structure is

Modifier 1 AND Modifier 2, Independent Clause. Here both modifiers are referring to the Subject of the Independent clause.

It is true that Modifier 1 and Modifier 2 should be || but it is wrong to say that the subject of the Independent clause must be followed by a plural verb.

Example:

A male and an Indian, Ramesh is already half screwed for his MBA applications.

Here, both male and Indian are modifiers and are referring to Mr Ramesh.

Similarly, in the question given

Modifier 1 : The first commercially successful drama to depict Black family life sympathetically

AND

Modifier 2: The first play by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway

Both of these are referring to "Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun".

Does that make sense?
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