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

Originally posted by vshaunak@gmail.com on 25 Sep 2007, 03:42.
Last edited by Vyshak on 28 May 2016, 10:31, edited 2 times in total.
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vshaunak@gmail.com 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, 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
B. in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made
C. Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made
D. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun won the New York Drama Critics’Circle Award in 1959 and was later made
E. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it

This sentence has a modifier error.

The modifier: "The first commercially successful drama to depict Black family life sympathetically and the first play by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway" should be followed by what is "the first commercially successful drama"

Only D and E fix this error.

btwn D and E. E is wordy and it appears to be ambiguious and passive. Who made the movie? "and later made it" suggests that someone or something later made it into a movie.

I opt for D.
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01 Oct 2007, 19:15
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clearly D....

the 1st clause in A, B and C, is modifying the wrong thing...

really liked E, but the "it" at the very end made me sick....

so it has to be D....
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04 Jun 2011, 22:08
My elimination was like this:

Option (A) - First considered - Though it fits the bill, I rejected because it is in passive voice
Option (B) - Directly rejected - Subject is not clear
Option (C) - Directly rejected - Modifier error
Option (D) - First considered - Retained as final answer
Option (E) - First considered - Compared with (D) and finally rejected

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05 Jun 2011, 06:45
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Has to be D..
A and C can be eliminated because of modifier issues....
B is incorrect because it seems as if the play's name is 'in 1959 raisin of the sun'...
E has issues with 'it'....

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05 Jun 2011, 23:46
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errors in stimulus : require modification for novel
modification error A,B are out
incorrect modification : clause modified to writer C IS OUT
pronoun error in E : IT has no antecedent

hence IMO D

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
B. in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made
C. Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made
D. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun won the New York Drama Critics’Circle Award in 1959 and was later made
E. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it ( ?? IT refers to novel ??)
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30 May 2013, 16:52
vshaunak@gmail.com 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, 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
B. in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made
C. Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made
D. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun won the New York Drama Critics’Circle Award in 1959 and was later made
E. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it

This question starts with a warm-up. Immediately after warm up , the thing which is discussed should come next. Only D and E do that. Between D and E, D is the answer as in E ambiguous it is used.
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vshaunak@gmail.com 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, 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
B. in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made
C. Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made
D. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun won the New York Drama Critics’Circle Award in 1959 and was later made
E. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it

This question starts with a warm-up. Immediately after warm up , the thing which is discussed should come next. Only D and E do that. Between D and E, D is the answer as in E ambiguous it is used.

Bluelagoon.

Just want to elaborate your post a bit.

E is wrong because "A Raisin in the Sun" cannot make itself into a film and a musical . It should be made into a film (passive voice). We need passive voice here, "was later made" is correct.

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01 Jun 2013, 07:12
+1 D
Introduces the subject immediately and is concise

E is not the answer because;
___A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it___ - raises the question of who 'made it' ? But sentence generally states that the play was made into a film and a musical.
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12 Nov 2013, 12:23
vshaunak@gmail.com 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, 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
B. in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made
C. Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made
D. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun won the New York Drama Critics’Circle Award in 1959 and was later made
E. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it

I could narrow down to D & E . Able to eliminate E for the use of "it". +1 for D...

One question: I have eliminated B since it has a different word connecting Broadway, i mean , it should refer to name of drama not year. somebody plz let me know whether my understanding is rite?
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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 Wrong - dangling modifier because "it" cannot take the opening modifier; "and was later made" is a fragment because a subject is needed.

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

C. Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made Wrong - misplaced modifier in that "Lorraine Hansberry" is not the first commercially successful drama.

D. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun won the New York Drama Critics’Circle Award in 1959 and was later made Best answer choice

E. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it Wrong - ", and" needs a subject or the comma needs to be removed.

IMO D
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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 - Misplace modifier. It ambiguous . No subject for was clause
B. in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made - Misplace modifier
C. Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made -Misplace modifier
D. Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun won the New York Drama Critics’Circle Award in 1959 and was later made
E. A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award in 1959, and later made it - no referent, need a proper subject
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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
B. in 1959 A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry, won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award and was later made
C. Lorraine Hansberry won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for A Raisin in the Sun in 1959, and it was later made

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

The modifier-
The first commercially successful drama to depict Black family life sympathetically and the first play by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway

should clearly modify w/o any ambiguity A Raisin in the Sun.
D and E both qualifies.

E has a meaning issues.
E is breaking the rule
[clause], and [clause]
after and we need a clear subject-verb agreement. it has no clear referent. Infact it is creating meaning issue.

D completely maintains the and marker rule-

[clause], and [clause]
D is a clear winner!!!!
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31 Jul 2015, 00:54
E has a pronoun "it" without an antecedent. Also, since subject is "drama", it should refer to the drama's name and not its author or something else.
Hence, D is the correct answer.
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31 Jul 2016, 21:49
Thanks for the explanation. I was stucke between B and D.

Can someone please elaborate on why B is wrong?
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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.

Originally posted by anje29 on 11 Aug 2016, 07:47.
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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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"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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hey daagh
In D how the active voice is parallel to passive voice?
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