Verbal guide 2018 –Q230

In A.D. 391, resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria, later generations lost all but the Iliad and Odyssey among Greek epics, most of the poetry of Pindar and Sappho, and dozens of plays by Aeschylus and Euripides.

(A) resulting from the destruction of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria,

(B) the destroying of the largest library of the ancient world at Alexandria resulted and

(C) because of the result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,

(D) as a result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,

(E) Alexandria’s largest library of the ancient world was destroyed, and the result was

 

 

The correct answer for this is

 

D) as a result of the destruction of the library at Alexandria, the largest of the ancient world,

 

but in option D) isn’t “the largest of ancient world” modifying alexandria rather than library at alexandria

 

 

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The phrase “The largest of the ancient world” doesn’t modify the most recent word, but the most recent ENTITY. “Library at Alexandria” is a single entity though it’s described as many words. Other examples like this would be “National football team”, or “glass of water”

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