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# The record of the past is always incomplete, and the

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The record of the past is always incomplete, and the historian who writes about it inevitably reflects the preoccupations of their own time.
A. the historian who writes about it inevitably reflects
D. writing about it, it is inevitable for historians to reflect
E. historians in writing about it inevitably reflect

"historians in writing" - doesn't that sound awkward?

Why is E better than D? Or tell me what in D makes the answer choice grammatically incorrect?
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10 Nov 2010, 13:24
The record of the past is always incomplete, and the historian who writes about it inevitably reflects the preoccupations of their own time.
A. the historian who writes about it inevitably reflects
D. writing about it, it is inevitable for historians to reflect
E. historians in writing about it inevitably reflect
"historians in writing" - doesn't that sound awkward?
Why is E better than D? Or tell me what in D makes the answer choice grammatically incorrect?

A. “THE HISTORIAN” - Refers to a specific historian + "Their" needs plural noun + issues with meaning
D. Wordy + run on sentence
E. " Historians ........" modifies how the record of the past is incomplete - Correct

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