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gil12345

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chinese
Hi,

A question from SAT Offical Guide, goes:
Although its being factual in content ,the televised biography of Queen Elizabeth 1 did not seem credible.
A.Although its being factual in content
B.Despite its factual content
C.Whereas it was factual in content
D.Its contents being factual
E.Even though factual contents were there

I am required to choose the best answer for the underlined part.
I don't know why C is incorrect.
The given answer is B.

Gil
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    C sounds awkward because 'whereas' is misused. I have been thinking of a better explanation but this is the best I have able to come up with :confused: In certain cases onr simply sees the best answer and chooses it automatiсally. Here that is B.
     

    shock.wave

    New Member
    polish
    whereas is used to compare and contrast similar or common aspects, like below:

    The north of the country gets a lot of rain. The south of the country gets hardly any rain at all.

    The common aspect here: how much rain the two parts of the country get, so:

    The north of the country gets a lot of rain whereas the south of the country gets hardly any rain at all.

    That's at least what my observation on the usage of whereas is.
     

    Hildy1

    Senior Member
    English - US and Canada
    Hello Gil,
    Are you sure of the wording of the original sentence? It doesn't look right.
     
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