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by src_saurav » Mon May 04, 2015 10:25 am
In 1713, Alexander Pope began his translation of the
Iliad, a work that, taking him seven years until
completion, and that literary critic Samuel Johnson,
Pope's contemporary, pronounced the greatest
translation in any language.

(A) his translation of the Iliad, a work that, taking
him seven years until completion, and that
literary critic Samuel Johnson, Pope's
contemporary, pronounced

(B) his translation of the Iliad, a work that took him
seven years to complete and that literary critic
Samuel Johnson, Pope's contemporary,
pronounced
(C) his translation of the Iliad, a work that had taken
seven years to complete and that literary critic
Samuel Johnson, Pope's contemporary,
pronounced it as

(D) translating the Iliad, a work that took seven
years until completion and that literary critic
Samuel Johnson, Pope's contemporary,
pronounced it as

(E) translating the Iliad, a work that had taken seven
years to complete and literary critic Samuel
Johnson, Pope's contemporary, pronounced it

His translation sounds more like Pope is translating hiour answer and why?mself rather than his work.What is y

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by vickysan » Mon May 04, 2015 4:30 pm
src_saurav wrote:In 1713, Alexander Pope began his translation of the
Iliad, a work that, taking him seven years until
completion, and that literary critic Samuel Johnson,
Pope's contemporary, pronounced the greatest
translation in any language.

(A) his translation of the Iliad, a work that, taking
him seven years until completion, and that
literary critic Samuel Johnson, Pope's
contemporary, pronounced

(B) his translation of the Iliad, a work that took him
seven years to complete and that literary critic
Samuel Johnson, Pope's contemporary,
pronounced
(C) his translation of the Iliad, a work that had taken
seven years to complete and that literary critic
Samuel Johnson, Pope's contemporary,
pronounced it as

(D) translating the Iliad, a work that took seven
years until completion and that literary critic
Samuel Johnson, Pope's contemporary,
pronounced it as

(E) translating the Iliad, a work that had taken seven
years to complete and literary critic Samuel
Johnson, Pope's contemporary, pronounced it

His translation sounds more like Pope is translating hiour answer and why?mself rather than his work.What is y
I'd say B. Less awkward than the other choices, and it seems to be parallel to me:

took him several years...and that Johnson pronounced.

Am I right?

BTW, not to be a nudge, but it would really help if you underline the original sentence. Thank you?

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by jain2016 » Fri May 27, 2016 7:50 am
Hi Experts ,

Can you please explain option C? What is wrong with C?

Many thanks in advance.

SJ

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by prata » Fri May 27, 2016 7:36 pm
It is tough between B and D but I would go with D. "translating the Iliad" seeems more concise than "his translation of the Iliad".

Whats the OA?

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by OptimusPrep » Fri May 27, 2016 10:23 pm
jain2016 wrote:Hi Experts ,

Can you please explain option C? What is wrong with C?

Many thanks in advance.

SJ
The OA is B here.

C is incorrect, because there is not antecedent of "it" in the sentence.
Does this help?