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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
(B) the historian writing about it will inevitably reflect
(C) a historian writing about it inevitably reflects
(D) writing about it, it is inevitable for historians to reflect
(E) historians in writing about it inevitably reflect

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31 Dec 2005, 08:33
(E) historians in writing about it inevitably reflect

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31 Dec 2005, 09:13
E.

preoccupations of their own time --> needs plural subject, hence historians is correct
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31 Dec 2005, 18:10
E for me too.

its subj-verb error in A.
Only D and E resolves it, D introduces pronoun errors..So E

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31 Dec 2005, 21:42
Historians is required - so between D and E, E is best as D uses it rather ambiguously.
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04 Jan 2006, 00:12
Sorry, iam late again. E is right thou

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04 Jan 2006, 12:47
OA is E

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05 Jan 2006, 10:40
gmacvik wrote:
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
(B) the historian writing about it will inevitably reflect
(C) a historian writing about it inevitably reflects
(D) writing about it, it is inevitable for historians to reflect
(E) historians in writing about it inevitably reflect

yeah, no choice but E, since you can't change the "their" because it's not underlined

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