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The only lucid arguments printed in the
newspaper concerning the new bond
proposal was put forth by the high school
principal who wrote a series of letters to the
newspaper’s editor.

A. The only lucid arguments printed in the
newspaper concerning the new bond
proposal was put forth by the high school
principal in a series of letters to the
newspaper’s editor.
B. The principal of the high school wrote a
series of letters to the newspaper’s editor
that put forth the only lucid argument
concerning the new bond proposal that
was printed in the newspaper.
C. In a series of letters to the newspaper’s
editor, the principal of the high school put
forth the only lucid argument concerning
the new bond proposal to be printed in
the newspaper.
D. The high school’s principal’s series of
letters to the newspaper’s editor lucidly
put forth the only arguments concerning
the new bond proposal to be printed in
the newspaper.
E. Putting forth the only lucid arguments
concerning the new bond proposal to be
printed in the newspaper, the series of
letters to the newspaper’s editor were
written by the high school’s principal.

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New post 21 Dec 2008, 04:55
vivektripathi wrote:
The only lucid arguments printed in the
newspaper concerning the new bond
proposal was put forth by the high school
principal who wrote a series of letters to the
newspaper’s editor.

A. The only lucid arguments printed in the
newspaper concerning the new bond
proposal was put forth by the high school
principal in a series of letters to the
newspaper’s editor.
B. The principal of the high school wrote a
series of letters to the newspaper’s editor
that put forth the only lucid argument
concerning the new bond proposal that
was printed in the newspaper.
C. In a series of letters to the newspaper’s
editor, the principal of the high school put
forth the only lucid argument concerning
the new bond proposal to be printed in
the newspaper.
D. The high school’s principal’s series of
letters to the newspaper’s editor lucidly
put forth the only arguments concerning
the new bond proposal to be printed in
the newspaper.
E. Putting forth the only lucid arguments
concerning the new bond proposal to be
printed in the newspaper, the series of
letters to the newspaper’s editor were
written by the high school’s principal.


1. arguments disagrees with "was", A out
2. "serries of letters" ...put forth": awkward, D out
3. the same errors as D, E out
4. B changes the meaning as the editor rather than the principal put forth

C is the best
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New post 21 Dec 2008, 06:59
In SC where entire sentence is underlined , I look for coherent train of thought & option C fit into it .
IMO :C
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New post 21 Dec 2008, 13:29
This is Dog of a sentence.

How do you figure out to be printed vs printed? Esp, given that the whole sentence is underlined.

Also In C, Isn't there a modifier issue? In a series of letters seem to modify The principal as opposed to the content??

Thoughts??

I picked B. What is the OA & OE?

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New post 22 Dec 2008, 10:11
vivektripathi wrote:
The only lucid arguments printed in the
newspaper concerning the new bond
proposal was put forth by the high school
principal who wrote a series of letters to the
newspaper’s editor.

A. The only lucid arguments printed in the
newspaper concerning the new bond
proposal was put forth by the high school
principal in a series of letters to the
newspaper’s editor.
B. The principal of the high school wrote a
series of letters to the newspaper’s editor
that put forth the only lucid argument
concerning the new bond proposal that
was printed in the newspaper.
C. In a series of letters to the newspaper’s
editor, the principal of the high school put
forth the only lucid argument concerning
the new bond proposal to be printed in
the newspaper.
D. The high school’s principal’s series of
letters to the newspaper’s editor lucidly
put forth the only arguments concerning
the new bond proposal to be printed in
the newspaper.
E. Putting forth the only lucid arguments
concerning the new bond proposal to be
printed in the newspaper, the series of
letters to the newspaper’s editor were
written by the high school’s principal.


OA is C, C presents the most idiomatic and clearest statement of the facts. A contains
a subject-verb disagreement with “arguments . . . was.” B implies that the bond proposal,
rather than the letters, was printed in the newspaper. D also has a subject-verb disagreement, because “series” is a collective noun and technically should take a singular
verb, “series . . . puts forth” instead of “series . . . put forth”; the multiple possessives in D also make it awkward and hard to follow. The organization of information in E is confusing,
and the passive construction leaves the natural subject of the sentence, the principal, as the
object of a preposition at the end of the sentence. C is the best choice

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New post 01 Jan 2009, 03:29
i also picked b but the problem in C is that principal is singular so it shld be puts.....???? put is verb here

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New post 01 Jan 2009, 07:48
Between B and C.
C wins for me as in B it sounds that the proposal was printed and not the agrument.

What is OA?

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(B) is funny and completely messed up

(C) is correct
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