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Whatever he aspired to achieve, they were hindered by his jealous stepbrothers.

A. Whatever he aspired to achieve, they
B. Whatever he had any aspirations to, they
C. Whatever aspirations he had
D. Whatever be his aspiration, they
E. Many of his aspirations and goals

Originally posted by shawrochis on 10 Dec 2016, 11:11.
Last edited by Bunuel on 27 Sep 2018, 09:41, edited 2 times in total.
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shawrochis wrote:
Whatever he aspired to achieve, they were hindered by his jealous stepbrothers.

A. .....
B. Whatever he had any aspirations to, they
C. Whatever aspirations he had
D. Whatever be his aspiration, they
E. Many of his aspirations and goals


A. Whatever he aspired to achieve, they
"they" is ambiguous

B. Whatever he had any aspirations to, they
same as A

C. Whatever aspirations he had
Correct, as the only choice left by POE

D. Whatever be his aspiration, they
same as A

E. Many of his aspirations and goals
aspirations and goals are redundant
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nguyendinhtuong wrote:
shawrochis wrote:
Whatever he aspired to achieve, they were hindered by his jealous stepbrothers.

A. .....
B. Whatever he had any aspirations to, they
C. Whatever aspirations he had
D. Whatever be his aspiration, they
E. Many of his aspirations and goals


A. Whatever he aspired to achieve, they
"they" is ambiguous

B. Whatever he had any aspirations to, they
same as A

C. Whatever aspirations he had
Correct, as the only choice left by POE

D. Whatever be his aspiration, they
same as A

E. Many of his aspirations and goals
aspirations and goals are redundant




Though in E aspirations and goals are redundant, it appears to be correct.
C looks odd to me :roll:
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nguyendinhtuong wrote:
shawrochis wrote:
Whatever he aspired to achieve, they were hindered by his jealous stepbrothers.

A. .....
B. Whatever he had any aspirations to, they
C. Whatever aspirations he had
D. Whatever be his aspiration, they
E. Many of his aspirations and goals


A. Whatever he aspired to achieve, they
"they" is ambiguous

B. Whatever he had any aspirations to, they
same as A

C. Whatever aspirations he had
Correct, as the only choice left by POE

D. Whatever be his aspiration, they
same as A

E. Many of his aspirations and goals
aspirations and goals are redundant




Though in E aspirations and goals are redundant, it appears to be correct.
C looks odd to me :roll:


C is alright. Following is a detailed structure analysis of option C:

Verb of main clause: "were hindered",
Subject of main clause: nominal clause "whatever aspirations he had ".

Now look inside the nominal clause (i.e. the subject of the main clause):
Verb of this nominal clause: "had"
Subject of nominal clause: "he"
Object of nominal clause " whatever aspirations" ("whatever" is the adjective and "aspirations" is the object noun).

[Also note that the main clause is in passive voice, hence the object has become subject (the nominal clause) and the subject has been added using "by" - "by his jealous stepbrothers". In active voice the sentence would be: His jealous stepbrothers hindered whatever aspirations he had.]
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Does E have a main clause ? can " HIS" be a subject. I eliminated E because I felt the sentence lacked a main clause. Was I right in eliminating E for the right reasons ?
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