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# The "international subject," as Henry james called it,

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The "international subject," as Henry james called it, consists of the bringing together, in intimate situations, persons of various nationalisties.
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B.the bringing together, in intimate situations, of persons
C.bringing people together in intimate situations who are
D. the bringing intimately together of people
E. bringing together intimately persons
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07 Nov 2005, 11:06
A.

C is tempting but "bringing people together" is an action not noun(international subject)
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07 Nov 2005, 11:32
ong wrote:
The "international subject," as Henry james called it, consists of the bringing together, in intimate situations, persons of various nationalisties.
A.
B.the bringing together, in intimate situations, of persons
C.bringing people together in intimate situations who are
D. the bringing intimately together of people
E. bringing together intimately persons
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I choose C.

I would immediately erase D and E since they alter the meaning of the sentence. B is too wordy. The choice between A and C is difficult. I choose C because I eschew -ing forms as much as possible and C sounds more plain.
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07 Nov 2005, 11:46
C is wrong because the relative pronoun who is misplaced. The underlined part of the sentence must be an action, something expressing what the internations subject does. The only answer that reflects this is E, my choice.

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07 Nov 2005, 12:10
hÃ¤Ã¤?? B) ...i mean it cant be E) b/c the situation is intimate and not the person, is it...
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07 Nov 2005, 20:43
IMO - its b/w A and B.

B has alliteration of "of" so I choose A.
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07 Nov 2005, 20:51
B. - awkard phrasing
C. - modifier misplaced
D. - awkward phrasing
E. - awkward, and the use of 'persons' is wrong

A is the best choice.
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07 Nov 2005, 22:52
A is the only correct answer.
Rest all are changing the meaning or wordy.
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08 Nov 2005, 03:28
can someone please explain why "who" in C is misplaced?
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08 Nov 2005, 04:01
I vote for A

I was stuck between A and C for a while.

now C has few problelms. First of all pronoun who in C is misplaced. Who is modifying people, it should have been right after people.
Another problem is Bringing people together is a verb phrase. we need a noun phrase after consist of.

so C is not correct.

B is using misplaced modifier
D and E are awkward.

So A wins.
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08 Nov 2005, 13:23
tobiastt wrote:
can someone please explain why "who" in C is misplaced?

Because it is modifying situations. BTW, what's the OA?
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09 Nov 2005, 08:55
the choice is between A and C, in C the 'who' is misplaced- it refers to the situations. my vote is for A.
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09 Nov 2005, 09:28
guys i am still confused between A and E.

A has "the bringing" after consists of .
C has "who" misplaced modifier .....

What is the OA here and the correct explanation for that........
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15 Nov 2005, 13:27
OA is B
I don't understand why it answer B, so I posted it.
Untill now, I think it 's time to leave this question
thank you for everybody to fix it out.
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15 Nov 2005, 19:20
Bhai wrote:
B.

the bringing together of

Good catch Bhai. This is exactly the explanation.
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15 Nov 2005, 19:20
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