August
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August asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 6 months ago

Grammar criticlal reading question?

The sentence is "since actors remained audible under all of these conditions and circumstances, the mystery of the theater's acoustics endured"

It is perplexing as to why it is C and not D.

Best explanation gets 10 pts.

Update:

The underlined portion of the sentence is "conditions and circumstances,"

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago
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    The correct answer is A or D. The argument for A would be if a distinction is being made between [enduring] conditions and [temporary] circumstances. The argument for D would be that conditions and circumstances are so similar as to make the sentence redundant and unnecessarily wordy.

  • Bill B
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    I think you could make a compelling argument that C) "conditions and were able to be heard" is actually redundant and D would be the better choice.

    Audible means "able to be heard" so why you need to include "able to be heard" twice in the same sentence?

    "Since actors remained able to be heard under all of these conditions and were able to be heard, the mystery of the theater's acoustics endured"

    See what I mean?

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