Student or Learner
A child of noble birth , his name was famous among the children in that school
My first choice is D but the answer is B. ?
Which grammar in this sentence ?
The only thing I consider to be slightly odd is that I wouldn't say "his name was famous", I would simply say "he was famous". I don't like the entire question though.
If I understand your question correctly, it(the grammar(grammatical) term for it) is the 'Participial Construction.'
I think it is called 'dangling.' (I'm not sure about it....it might be called a 'non-participial modifier.')
P.S. I first thought the question was about the 'relative pronoun.'
The child of noble birth, whose name was famous among the children in that school, <verb....>
If there had been a period(full stop) at the end, I might have read it in another way.
Last edited by tzfujimino; 27-May-2012 at 02:47.
In BrE, "at that school" would be more natural than "in" but that's only going to be picked up in a course book which only recognises one form of English.