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There is an old legend telling among people in my country about a man

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There is an old legend telling among people in my country about a man lived in the seventeenth century who saved a village from destruction.

a) telling among people in my country about a man lived

b) told among the people in my country about a man who lived

c) that’s told among my people in the country of a man living

d) that’s telling among the people in my country of a man which lived

e) told of my people in my country that a man living

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I corrected the answer on Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:56 pm.

Originally posted by papahiroshi on 13 Jan 2015, 05:30.
Last edited by papahiroshi on 14 Jan 2015, 06:57, edited 2 times in total.
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New post 13 Jan 2015, 10:49
Was confused between B and C.
Chose B over C because among people in my country looks better than among my people in country.
Please correct if the thought is wrong.
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New post 13 Jan 2015, 11:14
Bro I seriously doubt all your OA I have came across. Please provide the explanation why option c) is correct.

Option b) is correct


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There is an old legend telling among people in my country about a man lived in the seventeenth century who saved a village from destruction.

a) telling among people in my country about a man lived

b) told among the people in my country about a man who lived

c) that’s told among my people in the country of a man living

d) that’s telling among the people in my country of a man which lived

e) told of my people in my country that a man living

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New post 13 Jan 2015, 14:00
I concur with donjuan. Could you check your OA again?
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+1 for B, please provide OE for why OA provided, is correct.
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New post 14 Jan 2015, 06:58
I checked the answer and noticed that it is "B". I corrected the answer today.
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New post 14 Jan 2015, 21:31
I dont understand the construction of Answer B.

A legend told among the people in my country about a man WHO lived in the 17thC WHO saved a village from ......

I am still not clear of 2 WHO construction. Either there should be an AND somewhere or make the sentence simpler with one WHO.



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There is an old legend telling among people in my country about a man lived in the seventeenth century who saved a village from destruction.

a) telling among people in my country about a man lived

b) told among the people in my country about a man who lived

c) that’s told among my people in the country of a man living

d) that’s telling among the people in my country of a man which lived

e) told of my people in my country that a man living

This question is from GMAT club Ultimate GMAT Grammar book. It's free! Thanks bb. :-D

I corrected the answer on Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:56 pm.

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New post 05 Feb 2018, 17:55
Hi papahiroshi,

Thank you for your question. Let's go through each answer and look for obvious problems, then narrow it down to hopefully only 1-2 options!

In the original sentence, the word "telling" is a problem - it suggests that the legend itself is telling people things, which doesn't make sense. So let's rule out answers A & D because they both have this problem.

Now that we've narrowed it down to answers B, C, & E, let's make sure each answer makes logical sense:

b) told among the people in my country about a man who lived

This sentence is CORRECT because it's clear who is telling the legend, and uses the proper "who" when talking about a person.

c) that’s told among my people in the country of a man living

This sentence is close, but the phrase "of my people in the country" is an issues. "In the country" is meant for people who live in rural areas, not for people of an entire nation. It also uses "living" instead of "lived" when discussing someone who was alive during the 17th century. Because of these problems, it's an INCORRECT answer.

e) told of my people in my country that a man living

The problem with E is the phrase "of my people." The legend isn't about all the people from that country - it's about one man who lived there a long time ago. This is another INCORRECT answer.
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