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With his sub-four minute mile Bannister broke a psychological barrier

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I don't think OA marked is correct here. Can someone please help me get the correct answer? I think C should be correct, but B could also be correct. Please help.


Yes B and C are better than D. Using a conjunction "and" does not depict the relation between "broke" and " inspire". A present participle modifier shows this relation correctly (an effect of breaking was inspiring.)

Between B and C, B may be considered better because the inspiration is to attempt - not a solid reason to eliminate C though.

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Thanks brother.

Shouldn't we say C is more concise and better than B? Don't you think 'to overcome' is better than 'an attempt to overcome'?


When people are inspired, they will attempt, not that they will overcome. Hence I prefer B to C.

You inspired me to win... questionable.
You inspired me to try (to win).... correct.
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When people are inspired, they will attempt, not that they will overcome. Hence I prefer B to C.

You inspired me to win... questionable.
You inspired me to try (to win).... correct.


Sounds great. Thanks brother. :)
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With his sub-four minute mile Bannister broke a psychological barrier, inspiring thousands of others to attempt overcoming seemingly insurmountable hurdles.

here inspire to attempt to sound better

A. inspiring thousands of others to attempt overcoming
B. inspiring thousands of others to attempt to overcome
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C. inspiring thousands of others to overcome
eliminated as 'inspire to attempt' is missing
D. and inspired thousands of others to attempt to overcome
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E. and inspired thousands of others to attempt overcoming
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New post 18 Oct 2018, 06:32
IMO it is C.

Inspiring actually modifying the action in the preceding clause. Again , 'to overcome' is a better expression than 'attempt to overcome'
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