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    #1

    Red face the more, the more.

    The more I learned about the current trend in
    intellectual property law, ________ that novel
    forms of cultural copyright come with substantial risk.
    A. the more became it obvious
    B. it became the more obvious
    C. the more obvious it became
    D. the more it obvious became
    E. the more it became obvious

    Which one is correct ?
    Please answer the question with proper reason.
    ( I thought the answer is E. But, I don't know why
    it is not right. )

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    Re: the more, the more.

    Quote Originally Posted by Junhan Lee View Post
    The more I learned about the current trend in
    intellectual property law, ________ that novel
    forms of cultural copyright come with substantial risk.
    A. the more became it obvious
    B. it became the more obvious
    C. the more obvious it became
    D. the more it obvious became
    E. the more it became obvious

    Which one is correct ?
    Please answer the question with proper reason.
    ( I thought the answer is E. But, I don't know why
    it is not right. )
    My initial thought when I only very quickly glanced at the question and realised that they were looking for a combination of "obvious" and "became" in the answer was that it would be E - "the more it became obvious" - because that it is how I might sometimes say it. However, having read the list of potential answers, I can see that C is almost certainly what they're looking for.

    "The more I learnt about ... the more obvious it became that ..."

    I would disagree with them that E is completely wrong, but I would agree that C is better. It's the natural order of the construction:

    The more I ate, the more hungry I became.
    The more he travelled, the more interested in other cultures he became.
    The more my cat sleeps, the more jealous I become!

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