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Which of the following is not a way that Mr. Pilkington uses language in the passage below to suggest that he is now on friendly terms towards Napoleon and Animal Farm?

It was a source of great satisfaction to him, he said - and, he was sure, to all others present - to feel that a long period of mistrust and misunderstanding had come to an end. There had been a time - not that he, or any of the present company, had shared such sentiments - but there had been a time when the respected proprietors of Animal Farm had been regarded, he would not say with hostility, but perhaps with a certain measure of misgiving, by their human neighbours. Unfortunate incidents had occured, mistaken ideas had been current.

A

He uses the passive voice to deflect any hint of animosity away from himself.

B

He explicitly excludes himself and the other farmers in the room from the group that had been hostile to Animal Farm.

C

He apologizes for the conflict and bad blood that had previously existed between them.

D

Choice 'A' and Choice 'B'.

E

Choice 'A', Choice 'B' and Choice 'C'.

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