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The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.

(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was

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The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.

(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was

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Sasindran wrote:
The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.
(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was



OA is D.
B,C,E is out because they violate paralell.
If we want to use 'had+p.p', this sentence needs some event, which happened after 'had+p.p event'.
So OA is D.

Originally posted by HG0815 on 18 Jan 2018, 15:42.
Last edited by HG0815 on 19 Jan 2018, 05:20, edited 1 time in total.
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I answered correctly. but still I need detailed explanation
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I answered correctly. but still I need detailed explanation


A/B/C/E - Run-on sentences
D - Appositives
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I answered correctly. but still I need detailed explanation


Hello,

Looking at the stem, it seems like in the sentence "first Broadway musical" should be modified by adjectival modifiers, which answer C provides:

- written by a large group of composers AND
- the inspiration for

if you went a different way and used verbs (I'm not sure whether this would be correct or not), you'd have something like this

- was (or had been) written by a large group of composers AND
- was the inspiration for

However, even if you're not sure whether this is acceptable, the other answers are still wrong because they're either not consistent or the verbs are not parallel:

(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and - (VERB + MODIFIER)
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was - (MODIFIER + VERB)
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was (INF VERB + PAST TENSE VERB, "to be" and "was" are not parallel)
(D) written by a large group of composers and - (MODIFIER + MODIFIER)
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was (PRES PART VERB + PAST TENSE VERB, "to have been" and "was" are not parallel)

hope this helps. let me know if you disagree
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IMO
the first Broadway musical [noun] written[past participle] by a large group of composers and the inspiration[noun] for a plethora of similar works that crowded[past participle] Broadway for years after.
Hence it is of the form
Noun+modifier AND noun+ modifier
what does "that" refer to ? similar works ??
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Sasindran wrote:
The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.
(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was


Imo D
The subject in this sentence is Meet Pauline and what follows it is a modifier .
The modifier has two clauses that have to parallel .
A is wrong as we do not have to use had as there is not timeline in the sentence
B which was is used wrongly here we do not was here here the parallelism is between two clauses not verbs so we need full clause .
C to be written is wrong as it the play had been written already , so there is no intent of action and again the use which was is wrong .
D Correct
E Again wrong for using to be written and incorrect parallelism .
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Can anyone please post an OE for this question or explain how A/B/C/E are run on sentences?
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IMO D

Simple modifiers statement.

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Sasindran wrote:
The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.
(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was



In original sentence past perfect tense is incorrect as it presents a fact so it should be ideally in present tense.

A. incorrect, because of above reason
B. incorrect, Uses of which is incorrect. Also clause and phrase is not parallel out there on later half of sentence
C. incorrect, for same reason as that of B. Also to verb is not correct as there are no purpose which is being conveyed out here.
D. correct, its noun+noun modifier which correctly modified Meet Pauline. Its in parallel.
E. incorrect, phrase and clause are not parallel.
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Sasindran wrote:
The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.

(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and - we don't need a had as there are no two events happening
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was - and which was is referring to broadway Musical but should modify Meet Pauline
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was - same as B
(D) written by a large group of composers and - CORRECT
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was


IMO D
The part after comma modifies Meet Pauline.
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