___ which was characterized by supreme selfconfidence and great achievement.
A) The bombing of Dresden was widel critized
B) Henry VII was a typical Renaissance figure
C) The Great Pyramids were built in an age
D) The moon-landing gave rise to strange, new emotions
E) This climbing expedition in the Taurus mountains was a complete failure
Hi, the answer is C, but I wonder whether B could be correct too. Is it possible to use "which" after "figure" with the meaning in this question? Thanks.
Last edited by Teia; 31-Aug-2007 at 23:09.
Additionally, choice B) is a copular construct.
B) Henry VII = a typical Renaissance figureIts subject complement a typical Renaissance figure functions adjectivally and refers back to the subject Henry VII. Like this,
Ex: Henry VII, a typical Renaissance figure, was characterized by supreme selfconfidence and great achievement.The subject of was is Henry VII, not figure. Which is why this example doesn't work:
B) Henry VII was a typical Renaissance figure which was characterized by supreme selfconfidence and great achievement.
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