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When reading some of the most rich and beautiful speeches in Shakespea

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When reading some of the most rich and beautiful speeches in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, when one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, the lines take on an almost simpleminded, childish quality.

A. when one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, the lines take on an almost simpleminded, childish quality
B. stressing the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter gives the lines an almost simpleminded, childish quality
C. if one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, it gives the lines an almost simpleminded, childish quality
D. the simpleminded, childish quality of some lines results from the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter
E. the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, sounds almost simpleminded and childish





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When reading some of the most rich and beautiful speeches in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, when one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, the lines take on an almost simpleminded, childish quality.


A. when one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, the lines take on an almost simpleminded, childish quality - Incorrect (when A, When B formatted sentence)
B. stressing the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter gives the lines an almost simpleminded, childish quality - Correct

C. if one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, it gives the lines an almost simpleminded, childish quality - Incorrect (Ambi It)
D. the simpleminded, childish quality of some lines results from the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter - Incorrect (changes meaning of the sentence)
E. the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, sounds almost simpleminded and childish - Incorrect (changes meaning of the sentence)

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When reading some of the most rich and beautiful speeches in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, when one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, the lines take on an almost simpleminded, childish quality.

A. when one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, the lines take on an almost simpleminded, childish quality
B. stressing the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter gives the lines an almost simpleminded, childish quality
C. if one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, it gives the lines an almost simpleminded, childish quality
D. the simpleminded, childish quality of some lines results from the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter
E. the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, sounds almost simpleminded and childish





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Option B is correct

When reading some of the most rich and beautiful speeches in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet(MODIFIER),
stressing the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter gives the lines an almost simpleminded, childish quality("ing"noun "stressing" takes singular verb"gives"

other options have error .

Ans B
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A. Two different subjects acting. Incorrect
C. It has ambiguous meaning. Can mean both person or iambic pentameter. Incorrect
D. Incorrect modifier
E. Incorrect modifer

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When reading some of the most rich and beautiful speeches in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, when one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, the lines take on an almost simpleminded, childish quality.

A. when one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, the lines take on an almost simpleminded, childish quality
B. stressing the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter gives the lines an almost simpleminded, childish quality
C. if one stresses the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, it gives the lines an almost simpleminded, childish quality
D. the simpleminded, childish quality of some lines results from the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter
E. the singsong cadence of iambic pentameter, sounds almost simpleminded and childish

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B. Choice B is the most economical and clear version of the original. Choices A and C are wordy, containing the unnecessary phrases when one and if one. Choices D and E omit the notion of stressing and so change the meaning.
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