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The man was always aware, sometimes proudly and sometimes

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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
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(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

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New post 19 Jun 2008, 13:11
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
who is not needed.
(B) who had been thrust into a world that was dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
It is a factual sentence..so past perfect tense is not correct.
(C) who had been thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and people more polished than he was
We are starting a informative sentence with "that" no need for past perfect tense here. It is a fact that is being stated here.

(D) thrust into a world dominated by more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him
seems correct to me.
(E) thrust into a world dominated by wealthier, better-educated, and more
polished people than he
"than he" does not make sense

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New post 19 Jun 2008, 13:31
Its between C and E for subject form. C breaks the parallel form. So IMO E.

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New post 19 Jun 2008, 13:39
E for me

....
Quote:
.he was a small-town Midwesterner
....

A,B,C are straight out. -> he was a small town....[who]-> awkward usage

Between D&E

E for me for the right comparison and wealthier, better-educated, and more
polished people than he [was]


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New post 19 Jun 2008, 15:37
Believe it or not, this sentence appeared for real in a the NYtimes. See if you can spot it here :
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... gewanted=2

If nytimes is grammatically correct, then the answer should be E.

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New post 19 Jun 2008, 15:42
bsd_lover wrote:
Believe it or not, this sentence appeared for real in a the NYtimes. See if you can spot it here :
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.h ... gewanted=2

If nytimes is grammatically correct, then the answer should be E.


Great find...how did u manage this? :shock:

I can see my undoing... :twisted: E it is then...

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New post 19 Jun 2008, 15:46
I just read the newspapers a lot.

Nah kidding. Just google searched the whole sentence.

Sunny143 wrote:
Great find...how did u manage this? :shock:

I can see my undoing... :twisted: E it is then...

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New post 08 Nov 2009, 05:50
so...what is correct here?he or him?
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