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The rhythms used by Emily Dickinson was radically different than the ones that were used by poets during millennia in Western verse before hers.

A. was radically different than the ones that were used by poets during
B. were radically different from the ones being used by poets for
C. were different than those that have been in use by poets during
D. differed radically from those that had been used by poets for
E. differed radically from those that had been used by poets during

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Narrowed down to D and E, however I don’t understand the meaning here to warrant selecting ‘for’ over ‘during’.

Anyhow, IMO E

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Originally posted by Sourav700 on 08 Aug 2019, 05:48.
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The rhythms used by Emily Dickinson was radically different than the ones that were used by poets during millennia in Western verse before hers.

A. was radically different than the ones that were used by poets during
B. were radically different from the ones being used by poets for
C. were different than those that have been in use by poets during
D. differed radically from those that had been used by poets for
E. differed radically from those that had been used by poets during


Questions test Subject verb agreement and tests meaning by comparing Emily's rhythms to those ones used by poets in that millennia.

A. was radically different than the ones that were used by poets during - WRONG. 'Were' is required since subject 'rhythms' is plural.
B. were radically different from the ones being used by poets for - WRONG. S-V agreement is correct but usage of 'being' changes meaning as being used presently.
C. were different than those that have been in use by poets during - WRONG. S-V agreement is correct but 'have been in use' and 'during' does not
D. differed radically from those that had been used by poets for - WRONG. No problem of S-V agreement. Sentence talking about past but 'for', a conjunctions does not relate to millennia.
E. differed radically from those that had been used by poets during - CORRECT. Errors of 'D' are rectified in this option. '

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Bunuel wrote:
The rhythms used by Emily Dickinson was radically different than the ones that were used by poets during millennia in Western verse before hers.


A. was radically different than the ones that were used by poets during

SVA Error: The rhythms...was
Correct idiom: Different from

B. were radically different from the ones being used by poets for

Incorrect usage of "Being"

C. were different than those that have been in use by poets during

Correct idiom: Different from


E. differed radically from those that had been used by poets during

" [...] differed radically from those that had been used by poets during millenia "

Millenia is not a specific time period, so the use of "During" is incorrect. Replace the word "millenia" with a synonym such as "thousands of years" and re-read the sentence.


D. differed radically from those that had been used by poets for

No SVA Error :thumbup:
Correct idiom :thumbup:
"For millenia" / "For thousands of years" :thumbup:

Answer : D
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IMO answe is D:

A has S-V agreement error. was is incorrect
B being is the trouble maker here. being is not used either as a gerund or as a modifier, which are acceptable forms of being, so B is ruled out
C during is incorrect to express the millenia, as millenia is 1000 years and for is right expression
D S-V error corrected and also for is used
E same error as C



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The rhythms used by Emily Dickinson was radically different than the ones that were used by poets during millennia in Western verse before hers.

A. was radically different than the ones that were used by poets during
B. were radically different from the ones being used by poets for
C. were different than those that have been in use by poets during
D. differed radically from those that had been used by poets for
E. differed radically from those that had been used by poets during
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The sentence intends to compare one event of the past with something that happened at another point in the past. So the correct usage is had been.

Now we are discussing about the rhythms used in one era that were different to those that were used during another era.

The obvious choice here is E
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