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1. The man was always aware, sometimes proudly and sometimes resentfully, that he was a small-town Midwesterner <who was thrust into a world that was dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than him.>

(A) who was thrust into a world that was dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than him
(B) who had been thrust into a world that was dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
(C) who had been thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and people more polished than he was
(D) thrust into a world dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
(E) thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more polished people than he

2. <It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years between> 1984 to 1988, occasionally working as a television commentator.
(A) It was because she was plagued by injuries that tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years between
(B) After winning the Italian and U.S. Opens in 1979 at the age of 16, injuries plagued tennis celebrity Tracy Austin and forced her to sit out from
(C) Tracy Austin, the tennis celebrity who, plagued by injuries, won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out from
(D) Plagued by injuries, tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, sat out the years from
(E) Tennis celebrity Tracy Austin, who won the Italian and U.S. Opens at age 16 in 1979, was plagued by injuries when she sat out between
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16 May 2004, 16:29
D and D for me.

however sat out the years from 1984 to 1988 looks redundant
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16 May 2004, 20:02
1) D

2) The correct idiom here is ...'from X to Y'

Idiom for between is ..'between X and Y'

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16 May 2004, 21:12
1. My choice for this question is D as well. but OA is E. i think its a misprint or something.

2. E is the answer as explained.
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17 May 2004, 05:53
2) E ? I am surprised

E has 2 problems -
- between 1984 to 1988 is incorrect. It should be between 1984 and 1988 ( even then it looks awkward )
- I believe she was plagued by injuries and that is why she sat down. The injuries did not plague her when she sat down.

1) I believe E uses subject form of the pronoun as b]"the man"[/b] is the subject.
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17 May 2004, 09:38
I'm surprised that a whole set of people chose D) for 1.

E) is correct (parrallel construction of comparitives and subjective pronoun)
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17 May 2004, 20:45
is the idiom 'between A to B' correct?

shouldn't it be 'between A and B'?
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18 May 2004, 09:47
Version2 wrote:
I'm surprised that a whole set of people chose D) for 1.

E) is correct (parrallel construction of comparitives and subjective pronoun)

1. E is correct

2. E
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20 May 2004, 01:50
mbamantra wrote:
1. My choice for this question is D as well. but OA is E. i think its a misprint or something.

2. E is the answer as explained.

1. D is not appropriate because, the comparitive degree of wealthy is wealthier and not more wealthy. So, the correct one is E.

2.My answer is D. Simple, precise without any grammatical mistakes.
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