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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.
(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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20 Dec 2008, 13:28
not quite sure but D looks clear and precise.
what is the OA
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20 Dec 2008, 15:36
I was down to A & E and I picked A uncomfortably. How ever, E turns out to be the correct one . I googled this and found it in NY Times. Here is why E is correct

We do not have two past events in a chronological sequence. Hence B & C are out

If we look at D it says more wealthy, educated, and polished people than him. So D is comparing the number of people to the man in Q and not their qualities to the man in Q. D is out

A & E compare the qualities wealthier, better-educated and more polished. I felt that the he is awkward but again in hindsight , the comparison needs to be parallel. was is not explicitly written after he but is understood making it the correct choice.
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21 Dec 2008, 00:05
Yeah it is E.

Subject pronoun usage. "he" is the subject of this sentence.

http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/pronoun.asp
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22 Dec 2008, 10:34
billyjeans wrote:
Yeah it is E.

Subject pronoun usage. "he" is the subject of this sentence.

http://www.grammarbook.com/grammar/pronoun.asp
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OA is E
Re: SC-Midwesterner   [#permalink] 22 Dec 2008, 10:34
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