Source: Revised GRE PDF 1st Ed. Section 4: Verbal; #1 (p. 60)


Dramatic literature often the history of a culture

Dramatic literature often ____________ the history of a culture in that it takes as its subject matter the important events that have shaped and guided the culture. Blank: confounds, repudiates, recapitulates, anticipates, polarizes

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Ashik Mahmud

Could you please explain the grammatical structure (shift, clauses, punctuation etc) of the sentence?

Aug 23, 2017 • Comment

Adam Lozier, Magoosh Tutor

Hi Ashik,

This is an elaboration (no-shift) sentence. The part after "in that..." explains how "dramatic literature ______ the history of a culture." So, the part after "in that" gives us the clue for the blank.

Aug 24, 2017 • Reply


Gravatar Chris Lele, Magoosh Tutor

Sep 25, 2012 • Comment

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