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Question

Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.


 

Option A:

Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win

Option B:

She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as well as the first Swedish writer that won

Option C:

Selma Lagerlöf was a novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and in 1909 she became the first woman in addition to the first Swedish writer winning

Option D:

A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win

Option E:

As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 becoming the first woman and also the first Swedish writer that won

Difficulty Level

Hard

Solution

Option D is the correct answer.


Option Analysis

Concept tested: Modifiers

A) The modifier “Turning away….” Should be followed by the name of the person; Misplaced modifier.

B) Collapsed construction; She turned away….and novelist Selma.. – This doesn’t make sense.

C) Changes the meaning of the sentence. Selma was a novelist and in 1909 she became the first woman – Doesn’t make sense.

D) Correct Answer

E) Collapses the meaning of the sentence. The sentence seems to say that Selma turned away as a novelist – This is not the case.