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Sentence Correction: Pronoun Questions - Ambiguity

As many aspiring writers will agree, however many revisions the synopsis of your novel undergoes, rarely can they capture the profundity and scope of the complete work.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. The pronoun they is ambiguous because it agrees with more than one noun. It is unclear to what they refers - to many aspiring writers or to the revisions. Furthermore, the use of the 2nd person pronoun your to refer to the writers (described in 3rd person) is awkward.

It is true that stylistic mistakes are not always corrected. However, since there is an answer choice that is stylistically superior, it is preferable to this one.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. The use of the 2nd person pronoun you to refer to the writers (described in 3rd person) is awkward.

It is true that stylistic mistakes are not always corrected. However, since there is an answer choice that is stylistically superior, it is preferable to this one.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice is stylistically flawed. The pronoun it is ambiguous because it agrees with more than one noun. It is unclear to what it refers - to the novel or to the synopsis.

It is true that stylistic mistakes are not always corrected. However, since there is an answer choice that does address the issue of ambiguity, it is preferable to this one.

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Excellent!

This answer choice corrects the original stylistic flaws and avoids further ambiguity by placing the noun novel at the end of the underlined section. The pronoun it can refer only to the synopsis.

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Incorrect.

This answer choice changes the meaning of the original sentence.

The original sentence states that even if the synopsis is revised many times, it will not adequately reflect the complete work. However, this sentence implies is the opposite: that with many revisions the profundity and scope of the novel can be captured.

it doesn't matter how often you revise your synopsis; they will rarely capture the profundity and scope of the complete novel
however many revisions the synopsis of your novel undergoes, rarely can they capture the profundity and scope of the complete work
however often a novel's synopsis is revised, it can rarely capture the profundity and scope of the complete work
however many times a synopsis is revised, rarely can it capture the profundity and scope of the complete novel
without many revisions to the synopsis, the profundity and scope of the complete work cannot be captured