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#Top150 SC: Contemporary accounts of the life of Charlemagne crowned

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Contemporary accounts of the life of Charlemagne, crowned emperor by the pope in 800, show that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature and the arts was himself an illiterate driven by his desire for a civilized state to reform education in his kingdom.

A. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature and the arts was himself an illiterate driven by his desire

B. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature as well as in the arts was himself an illiterate and also driven by his desire

C. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature and the arts was himself an illiterate and that he was driven by his desire

D. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature as well as in the arts was himself an illiterate and that he was driven by his desire

E. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature and the arts was himself an illiterate and that his desire drove him

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The central theme of the topic is to say that the emperor was in illiterate person with a desire for a civilized society in spite of his illiteracy. So the core theme of his illiteracy should be marked by a verb while his desire should be relegated to a modifier.

A. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature and the arts was himself an illiterate driven by his desire --- seems correct. Driven by his desire is a modifier.

B. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature as well as in the arts was himself an illiterate and also driven by his desire – use of as well as in incorrect, since as well as assigns a lower weight to the second factor; He gave equal importance to both the factors and that is why, the use of ‘and’ an equality marker is appropriate. 2. And also is redundant.

C. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature and the arts was himself an illiterate and that he was driven by his desire – giving equal status to his illiteracy and his desire is strategically incorrect

D. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature as well as in the arts was himself an illiterate and that he was driven by his desire --- as well as is inappropriate. 2. Equal treatment o illiteracy and his desire is wrong as in C.

E. that the founder of the Carolingian renaissance in literature and the arts was himself an illiterate and that his desire drove him ---- Same strategic error as in C and D; In addition the expression that ‘his desire drove ‘ changes the meaning.
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I believe that A is incorrect.
renaissance in literature and IN the arts - preposition IN should be present, otherwise the sentence is completely illogical. only answer choice D presents the correct form. all others have major errors based on which can be eliminated. and/as well as - is basically the same.

A can have 2 meanings:

founder of Carolingian renaissance
and founder of the arts - which is completely illogical

founder of renaissance in literature and in the arts. - correct, but A doesn't have the preposition.


souvik101990, please make sure the question does not have a typo.
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I believe that A is incorrect.
renaissance in literature and IN the arts - preposition IN should be present, otherwise the sentence is completely illogical. only answer choice D presents the correct form. all others have major errors based on which can be eliminated. and/as well as - is basically the same.

A can have 2 meanings:

founder of Carolingian renaissance
and founder of the arts - which is completely illogical

founder of renaissance in literature and in the arts. - correct, but A doesn't have the preposition.


souvik101990, please make sure the question does not have a typo.


Can you point out the typo?

This is a Kaplan question I believe.
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souvik101990 wrote:
mvictor wrote:
I believe that A is incorrect.
renaissance in literature and IN the arts - preposition IN should be present, otherwise the sentence is completely illogical. only answer choice D presents the correct form. all others have major errors based on which can be eliminated. and/as well as - is basically the same.

A can have 2 meanings:

founder of Carolingian renaissance
and founder of the arts - which is completely illogical

founder of renaissance in literature and in the arts. - correct, but A doesn't have the preposition.


souvik101990, please make sure the question does not have a typo.


Can you point out the typo?

This is a Kaplan question I believe.



the correct answer should have the preposition IN before "the arts", otherwise the meaning is:
the founder of:
a) carolingian renaissance
b) the arts
which is illogical and incorrect.
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the correct answer should have the preposition IN before "the arts", otherwise the meaning is:
the founder of:
a) carolingian renaissance
b) the arts
which is illogical and incorrect


You do have a point and i must concede that this question is missing this point . you see "AND" is a RIGHT HANDED PARALLEL marker so by that standards the preposition "IN" must have been there, after all "founder of arts" does not make sense where as "founder of the Carolingian renaissance in the arts" makes sense

But please note that with that correction, A still will be the answer.
D has some serious egregious problem in respect to parallelism in the later part of the sentence.
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the correct answer should have the preposition IN before "the arts", otherwise the meaning is:
the founder of:
a) carolingian renaissance
b) the arts
which is illogical and incorrect


You do have a point and i must concede that this question is missing this point . you see "AND" is a RIGHT HANDED PARALLEL marker so by that standards the preposition "IN" must have been there, after all "founder of arts" does not make sense where as "founder of the Carolingian renaissance in the arts" makes sense

But please note that with that correction, A still will be the answer.
D has some serious egregious problem in respect to parallelism in the later part of the sentence.


I agree that other answers are flawed, yet this subtle "error" makes me believe that neither of the answers is correct.

as well as -> same as Not only X, but also Y.
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I am really confused between a and c. I marked c just because of "that" "that". I thought this combination is parallel.
Any detailed solution please?
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