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# Unlike those in early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950

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Unlike those in early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker and more steeped in chaos and disorder.

A. Unlike those in early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker
B. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the worlds of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker
C. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950's noir detective stories appears darker
D. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the worlds of 1950's noir detective stories appear darker
E. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker

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Originally posted by vitorpteixeira on 21 Nov 2017, 06:13.
Last edited by Vyshak on 21 Nov 2017, 06:28, edited 2 times in total.
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21 Nov 2017, 06:32
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vitorpteixeira wrote:
Unlike those in early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker and more steeped in chaos and disorder.

a - Unlike those in early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker
b - Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the worlds of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker
c- Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950's noir detective stories appears darker
d- Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the worlds of 1950's noir detective stories appear darker
e- Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker

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Hi..
please keep the first few words as the topic name. It will help people in searching a topic easily...

let's see the Q..
1) UNLIKE is used , so there has to be a comparison..
WHAT is being compared - detective stories.... so they have to be OF an era and not IN an era........ELIMINATE A

2) the world of vs the worlds of.... the world of is correct.
Moreover there is a VERB issue in B if worlds is used... eliminate B
problem of 1950s and 1950"s in D... eliminate D

3) VERB - the world is singular and will take APPEARS

4) finally 1950s vs 1950's
1950s talks of a decade whereas 1950"s would talk of a specific point in 1950.
As we are comparing a centuary, it should be atleast a DECADE in comparison here..
1950s is correct

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23 Nov 2017, 06:26
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In above comparison how " those" refers to singular "the world"?
Those is used as demonstrative pronoun for plural (not singular) right?
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02 Jan 2018, 03:05
is it appears, not appear. kindly explain
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is it appears, not appear. kindly explain

In option E, the subject is "world", which is singular. Hence the verb also should be singular "appears" - plural "appear" would be wrong.

However there is an error in option E. The antecedent of plural pronoun "those" is singular "world". Such usage is wrong - a plural pronoun cannot have a singular antecedent.

Grammatically only option D is correct, but in this option the use of "the worlds (plural) of 1950" does not make sense. The correct option could be:

"Unlike that of early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950's noir detective stories appears"
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02 Jan 2018, 08:50
Dear Sayantanc2k... I believe made bit mistake in typing... as per your last comment the correct option could be: "Unlike that od early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s nor detective stories appears darker" with no apostrophe S in 1950... Kindly correct me if I am wrong

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02 Jan 2018, 10:16
vitorpteixeira wrote:
Unlike those in early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker and more steeped in chaos and disorder.

A. Unlike those in early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker
B. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the worlds of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker
C. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950's noir detective stories appears darker
D. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the worlds of 1950's noir detective stories appear darker
E. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker

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Why option D is wrong Those of early 20th century (plural) is compared with worlds of 1950's. can some one explain in details.

In E it should be Unlike that instead of Unlike those to make right comparison
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10 Jan 2018, 14:11
the clause just b4 the comma modifies the word just next to it. hence the "world" is being modified by the clause b4 comma. isn't that an ambiguity error??
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12 Mar 2019, 05:49
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Experts please explain how E is the correct answer instead of D.

What exactly is 'those' referring to?
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20 Mar 2019, 17:30
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However there is an error in option E. The antecedent of plural pronoun "those" is singular "world". Such usage is wrong - a plural pronoun cannot have a singular antecedent.

Is this problem therefore incorrectly structured?
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27 Nov 2019, 08:05
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vitorpteixeira wrote:
Unlike those in early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker and more steeped in chaos and disorder.

A. Unlike those in early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker
B. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the worlds of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker
C. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950's noir detective stories appears darker
D. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the worlds of 1950's noir detective stories appear darker
E. Unlike those of early 20th century detective novels, the world of 1950s noir detective stories appears darker

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A,B and D are out if you look carefully at the errors.

Between C and E, E would make more sense because of the intended meaning. We care about the world of 1950s. When we say 1990s era we don't use 1990's.

So from that logic we can arrive at E.

Something to learn but otherwise one shouldn't worry about this question.
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