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18. The players were often punished by the
referee’s lack of alertness who penalized
all those who were involved in fighting,
regardless of who had instigated it.
(A) The players were often punished by
the referee’s lack of alertness who
penalized
(B) The referee’s lack of alertness often
caused him to penalize
(C) The players were punished by the
lack of alertness of the referee who
penalized often
(D) Lacking alertness, the referee’s choice
was to penalize often
(E) His lack of alertness to brutality often
caused the referee to penalize
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The players were often punished by the referee’s lack of alertness who penalized all those who were involved in fighting, regardless of who had instigated it.

(A) The players were often punished by the referee’s lack of alertness who penalized ---> 'who' is pointing to 'lack of alertness'; it should rather point to the 'refree'.

(B) The referee’s lack of alertness often caused him to penalize ---> Correct

(C) The players were punished by the lack of alertness of the referee who penalized often ---> Players were often punished; refree didn't penalized often. Changes the original meaning of the sentence.

(D) Lacking alertness, the referee’s choice was to penalize often ---> Changes meaning of the original sentence.

(E) His lack of alertness to brutality often caused the referee to penalize ---> Word 'brutality' not present in main sentence.


I'll go with option B.

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The players were often punished by the referee’s lack of alertness who penalized all those who were involved in fighting, regardless of who had instigated it.

(A) The players were often punished by the referee’s lack of alertness who penalized ---> 'who' is pointing to 'lack of alertness'; it should rather point to the 'refree'.

(B) The referee’s lack of alertness often caused him to penalize ---> Correct

(C) The players were punished by the lack of alertness of the referee who penalized often ---> Players were often punished; refree didn't penalized often. Changes the original meaning of the sentence.

(D) Lacking alertness, the referee’s choice was to penalize often ---> Changes meaning of the original sentence.

(E) His lack of alertness to brutality often caused the referee to penalize ---> Word 'brutality' not present in main sentence.


I'll go with option B.

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But how does 'him' in B refer to the referee. B states 'referee's lack of alertness', not 'referee'.

Please explain
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New post 13 Feb 2009, 04:11
Hi rampuria,


Let us take it this way.

I guess you're missing the term 'caused him'. What caused whom to do something? The answer is: 'Lack of alertness' caused the 'refree' to 'penalize the players'.

Did you get my point? If you see the structure in option A, it's not the same as that of option B. They are different.

Does it make some sense now?


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rampuria wrote:
18. The players were often punished by the
referee’s lack of alertness who penalized
all those who were involved in fighting,
regardless of who had instigated it.
(A) The players were often punished by
the referee’s lack of alertness who
penalized
(B) The referee’s lack of alertness often
caused him to penalize
(C) The players were punished by the
lack of alertness of the referee who
penalized often
(D) Lacking alertness, the referee’s choice
was to penalize often
(E) His lack of alertness to brutality often
caused the referee to penalize


I don't get it yet. If 'who' in is incorrect why is 'him' in B correct. Also, in both A and B the same term 'the referee’s lack of alertness ' is used. Where am I going wrong?
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I felt that option A is written in passive voice whereas option B is in active voice.

Hence (B). I might be wrong too but that is how I looked at it.

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New post 13 Feb 2009, 09:11
Actually found the below explanation on some other site.....

The original confuses two sources of punishment, the "referee's lack" and the referee himself, resulting in awkward use of 'who' and needless use of both 'punished' and 'penalized'. (C) better manages to link 'referee' and 'who', but it still has both 'punished' and 'penalized'. (D) and (E) change the meaning.

Hence (B).

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New post 13 Feb 2009, 10:03
Also, A is incorrect because it means 'lack of alertness' is punishing the players

B modifies the sentence to mean that 'because of lack of alertness' the coach penalized the players

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