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# The revelation that Shakespeare wrote certain of his plays expressly

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04 Aug 2019, 00:17
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The revelation that Shakespeare wrote certain of his plays expressly for Queen Elizabeth I lends credence to the theory that the dark lady of the sonnets was not Shakespeare's mistress not any other woman the playwright had romanced but, in fact, the Queen herself.

(A) not Shakespeare's mistress not any other woman the playwright had romanced
(B) neither Shakespeare's mistress or any other woman the playwright had romanced
(C) neither Shakespeare's mistress nor any other woman the playwright had romanced
(D) not Shakespeare's mistress or any other woman the playwright had romanced
(E) not Shakespeare's mistress neither any other woman he had romanced

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Updated on: 04 Aug 2019, 21:22
The revelation that Shakespeare wrote certain of his plays expressly for Queen Elizabeth I lends credence to the theory that the dark lady of the sonnets was not Shakespeare's mistress not any other woman the playwright had romanced but, in fact, the Queen herself.

(A) not Shakespeare's mistress not any other woman the playwright had romanced
- Not X Not Y- is wrong construction. Plus does not clearly convey the meaning of the sentence. So Eliminate A

(B) neither Shakespeare's mistress or any other woman the playwright had romanced
- Neither X or Y - not correct usage. It has to be Neither X nor Y structure. Plus both parts X and Y has to be parallel.
So quickly Eliminate B

(C) neither Shakespeare's mistress nor any other woman the playwright had romanced
-Correct. use of Neither X nor Y, plus both X and Y are parallel. So CORRECT

(D) not Shakespeare's mistress or any other woman the playwright had romanced
-NOT X or Y again incorrect construction. So Eliminate D

(E) not Shakespeare's mistress neither any other woman he had romanced
- Not X neither Y is again wrong . So Eliminate E.

Correct ans is C

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Originally posted by komals06 on 04 Aug 2019, 00:28.
Last edited by komals06 on 04 Aug 2019, 21:22, edited 1 time in total.
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04 Aug 2019, 03:46
If we look at the options, There is no other difference than 'Neither Nor' construction. This questions should not take more than 30 seconds if we notice these two things.
Correct usage of Neither Nor is in C. Hence C should be the answer.
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04 Aug 2019, 04:03
The answer is C, because of the correct idiom that is 'Neither ...Nor'
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08 Aug 2019, 00:12
I did not understand the meaning of the sentence.
It looks like the neither and nor is being used for the queen instead of shakespeare
That is why i was confused
Can someone pls explain
Re: The revelation that Shakespeare wrote certain of his plays expressly   [#permalink] 08 Aug 2019, 00:12
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