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The plot of The Bostonians centers on the rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom, when they find themselves drawn to the same radiant young woman whose talent for public speaking has won her an ardent following.

(A) rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(B) rivals Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, against her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(C) rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(D) developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(E) active feminist, Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom
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22 Oct 2010, 06:35
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Idiom - Between X and Y (not X with Y) - exclude A, D.

B. Rivalry - not rivals. The phrase is about the rivalry.
E. The plot concerns the rivalry not the feminist.

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(A) rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist,with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom, - Incorrect Idiom

(B)rivals Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, against her charming and cynical cousin, - Incorrect Idiom

C) rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin, - Correct

(D) developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin, - Incorrect Idiom

(E) active feminist, Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom - change in meaning. This option incorrectly links Olive Chancellor and rivalry, making the usage of "they" suspect

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22 Aug 2013, 11:34
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The plot of The Bostonians centers on the rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin. Basil Ransom, when they find themselves drawn to the same radiant young woman whose talent for public speaking has won her an ardent following.

(A) rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(B) rivals Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, against her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(C) rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(D) developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(E) active feminist. Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom

In option
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C
can some one please explain me her is referring to whom.. isn't it leading to pronoun ambiguity.?

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The plot of The Bostonians centers on the rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin. Basil Ransom, when they find themselves drawn to the same radiant young woman whose talent for public speaking has won her an ardent following.

(A) rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(B) rivals Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, against her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(C) rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(D) developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(E) active feminist. Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom

In option
[Reveal] Spoiler:
C
can some one please explain me her is referring to whom.. isn't it leading to pronoun ambiguity.?

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Concept Tested: Idioms -> Between X and Y

A: rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom
B: distorts meaning
C: rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin
Just remove the additional info and focus on the main X (Olive Chancellor) and Y (Basil Ransom). her is followed by a comma and is correctly referring to the closest noun Basil Ransom.
D: developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom,her charming and cynical cousin
E: active feminist Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom => distorts meaning

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07 Nov 2014, 04:25
Answer is C correct idiom usage between X Y
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11 Mar 2015, 02:00
It is about meaning and idioms. Between and is the right idiom.
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15 Oct 2015, 03:14
Hi,

In option C the usage of "her" made me to opt A. Can anyone explain the use of pronoun her in option C?

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In option C the usage of "her" made me to opt A. Can anyone explain the use of pronoun her in option C?

the correct idiom is "between x and y" where x and y have to be parallel ... this is the reason why A is incorrect --- "between x with y"

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The plot of The Bostonians centers on the rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin. Basil Ransom, when they find themselves drawn to the same radiant young woman whose talent for public speaking has won her an ardent following.

(A) rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(B) rivals Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, against her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(C) rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(D) developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(E) active feminist. Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom

I didn't know this idiom... used other ways to determine a right anwer: ....When they find etc. is a subordinate clause
(A) rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom --> is a SENTENCE FRAGMENT as it lacks a main verb
(B) rivals Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, against her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom --> is a SENTENCE FRAGMENT as it lacks a main verb
(C) rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin --> has a main verb
(D) developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin--> is a SENTENCE FRAGMENT as it lacks a main verb
(E) active feminist. Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ranso--> is a SENTENCE FRAGMENT as it lacks a main verbm
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Bostonian means people from Boston; Olive Chancellor is a woman and Basil Ransom is a man. So 'her' can't refer to Basil Ransom
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19 May 2017, 08:51
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The plot of The Bostonians centers on the rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom, when they find themselves drawn to the same radiant young woman whose talent for public speaking has won her an ardent following.

(A) rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(B) rivals Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, against her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(C) rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(D) developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(E) active feminist, Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom

A "Rivalry... with" is not idiomatic.
B "Rivals... against" is not idiomatic.
C Correct
D "Rivals... between...with" is not idiomatic.
E "Rivalry... with" is not idiomatic.

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pzazz12 wrote:
The plot of The Bostonians centers on the rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom, when they find themselves drawn to the same radiant young woman whose talent for public speaking has won her an ardent following.

(A) rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(B) rivals Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, against her charming and cynical cousin, Basil Ransom

(C) rivalry that develops between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, and Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(D) developing rivalry between Olive Chancellor, an active feminist, with Basil Ransom, her charming and cynical cousin

(E) active feminist, Olive Chancellor, and the rivalry with her charming and cynical cousin Basil Ransom

The correct idiom is "between x and y"

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09 Sep 2017, 02:01
The usage should be: rivalry between x and y or rivals x and y

A - "with" incorrect - Correct Idiom - "between x and y"

B - "Against" is incorrect - Correct Idiom - "rivals x and y"

C - Correct - Using Idiom - "between x and y"

D - "with" incorrect - Correct Idiom - "between x and y"

E - Changes the meaning
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