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# Written by Benjamin Nugent and published in 2008, American Nerd is a l

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Written by Benjamin Nugent and published in 2008, American Nerd is a lively and entertaining book, in which the author lays his own social flaws on the line, asking the reader to consider whether they are really flaws at all.

A. book, in which the author lays his own social flaws
B. book, in which the author lays his own socially flaws
C. book, in whom the author lays his own social flaws
D. book, in which the author lays his own socializing flaws
E. book, in whom the author lays his social flaws

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07 Jul 2020, 00:17
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Written by Benjamin Nugent and published in 2008, American Nerd is a lively and entertaining book, in which the author lays his own social flaws on the line, asking the reader to consider whether they are really flaws at all.

A. book, in which the author lays his own social flaws; in which modifies the book. social is adjective correctly modifying noun flaws
B. book, in which the author lays his own socially flaws; socially is adverb and is incorrect to modify a noun
C. book, in whom the author lays his own social flaws; in whom is incorrect. whom is used to modify a person
D. book, in which the author lays his own socializing flaws; socializing flaws changes the meaning from option A.
E. book, in whom the author lays his social flaws; similar to option C, whom is incorrect
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07 Jul 2020, 00:50
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IMO A

Written by Benjamin Nugent and published in 2008, American Nerd is a lively and entertaining book, in which the author lays his own social flaws on the line, asking the reader to consider whether they are really flaws at all.

A. book, in which the author lays his own social flaws - Correct - Which is used for book & Social (Adj.) describing flaws.
B. book, in which the author lays his own socially flaws - Incorrect - - Socially is an adverb, Cannot modify Noun-Flaws.
C. book, in whom the author lays his own social flaws - Incorrect - - Who/Whom are used for human antecedents. Here, Whom- for- book is incorrect.
D. book, in which the author lays his own socializing flaws - Incorrect - socializing is a noun, we need an adjective for modify a noun (flaws)
E. book, in whom the author lays his social flaws - Incorrect --Who/Whom are used for human antecedents. Here, Whom- for- book is incorrect.
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07 Jul 2020, 07:33
A. Correct no error
B. This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. Socially is incorrect as flaws is a noun, and an adverb (socially) cannot describe a noun.
C. This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The relative pronoun whom can only be used to describe humans.
D. It changes the meaning of the sentence by replacing social flaws with socializing flaws.
E. This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The relative pronoun whom can only be used to describe humans.

Hence, OA is (A).
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07 Jul 2020, 07:47
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A it is
Since whom can not refer back to the book which would be the write usage here and we need adjective to modufy flaws i.e. noun therefore we have to go with social flaw rather than socially flaw.

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07 Jul 2020, 07:56
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The answer is A; All other choices are out of vibe.
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07 Jul 2020, 08:44
First Split : In whom is incorrect since the the author lays his flaw in the book.
Leaves us with Option A & Option D : Option D provides Socialising flaws which looks better than social flaws.
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07 Jul 2020, 09:57
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I’ll go for option A.

A. book, in which the author lays his own social flaws

B. book, in which the author lays his own socially flaws
- changed social to socially, awkward construction.

C. book, in whom the author lays his own social flaws
- referring to the book, “whom” is wrong.

D. book, in which the author lays his own socializing flaws
- socialising flaws - modifying the flaws.

E. book, in whom the author lays his social flaws
- same error as in option C

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07 Jul 2020, 21:36
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Ans - A

Eliminate all with ‘in whom’ , as book is a noun, Whom modifies people, So C and E are eliminated due to this error.

A. book, in which the author lays his own social flaws- SOCAIL FLAW IS THE CORRECT WAY OF ASSERTING CHARACTERISTICS ATTRIBUTED

B. book, in which the author lays his own socially flaws- SOCIALLY FLAWS AWKARD AMD INCORRECT EXPRESSION OF HIS OWN CHARACTERISTICS

C. book, in whom the author lays his own social flaws- ELIMINATED

D. book, in which the author lays his own socialising flaws- INCORRECT USAGE, SOCIALISING FLAW Is AWKWARD CONSTRUCTION

E. book, in whom the author lays his social ELIMINATED

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Written by Benjamin Nugent and published in 2008, American Nerd is a lively and entertaining book, in which the author lays his own social flaws on the line, asking the reader to consider whether they are really flaws at all.

A. book, in which the author lays his own social flaws
B. book, in which the author lays his own socially flaws
C. book, in whom the author lays his own social flaws
D. book, in which the author lays his own socializing flaws
E. book, in whom the author lays his social flaws

Hello guys!

Eliminate Options C and E, 'in whom' does not correctly refer to the book.

Eliminate Option B, socially flaws is incorrect.
Eliminate Option D, socializing flaws is also incorrect.

Option A is the answer for perfect usage of the word 'social'.

Thank you!

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08 Jul 2020, 00:30

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

Written by Benjamin Nugent and published in 2008, American Nerd is a lively and entertaining book, in which the author lays his own social flaws on the line, asking the reader to consider whether they are really flaws at all.

A. book, in which the author lays his own social flaws

CORRECT

B. book, in which the author lays his own socially flaws

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. Socially is incorrect as flaws is a noun, and an adverb (socially) cannot describe a noun.

In addition, replacing the plural noun flaws with the singular flaw changes the meaning of the original sentence.

C. book, in whom the author lays his own social flaws

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The relative pronoun whom can only be used to describe humans.

What helps us identify this question as a Relative Clause question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: who, which, that, whose, whom

D. book, in which the author lays his own socializing flaws

While this answer choice is grammatically correct, it changes the meaning of the sentence by replacing social flaws with socializing flaws, an expression which is much more specific and relates directly to social interactions.

E. book, in whom the author lays his social flaws

This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The relative pronoun whom can only be used to describe humans.

What helps us identify this question as a Relative Clause question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign: who, which, that, whose, whom

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