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11 Based on the accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, "the good goddess."

(A) Based on the accounts of various ancient writers
(B) Basing it on various ancient writers' accounts
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers

I know what the Official Answer is, but the problem is I am not able to understand why option A is wrong.

I ran across a similar sentence; can any one tell me the difference between the following sentence which appeared in March 97 issue of Discover Magazine.

Based on this comparison , and on other studies of the Ediacaran fossils' distribution and structure, Retallack thinks the Ediacarans were so tough that they couldn't have been animals at all.
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I picked A and i can't understand whyit's wrong either. Someone pls explain.
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New post 30 Dec 2004, 13:12
Based on genarally means being founded on; example
"criticisms based on ignorance are bad"

that is, "Based on" in general is used as an adjective. In this question what we really need is a verb. Only choice E gives you the right combination of subject-verb & tense agreement.
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New post 30 Dec 2004, 19:43
Yes it is E. Nothing wrong with A, but B is preferred over A. In GMAT, the answer is the one, which is best among the available.
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from what I understand, statement A suffers from a modification problem. what is the subject of this statement, after reading, its is clear the scholars are the subject, choices a, c, d all are not clear, as to who is using this....i am leaning towards b or e. E seems correct, but not for the reason praveen said, but rather it makes the subject clearer...what is OA?


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11 Based on the accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, "the good goddess."

(A) Based on the accounts of various ancient writers
(B) Basing it on various ancient writers' accounts
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers

I know what the Official Answer is, but the problem is I am not able to understand why option A is wrong.

I ran across a similar sentence; can any one tell me the difference between the following sentence which appeared in March 97 issue of Discover Magazine.

Based on this comparison , and on other studies of the Ediacaran fossils' distribution and structure, Retallack thinks the Ediacarans were so tough that they couldn't have been animals at all.
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New post 31 Dec 2004, 15:18
Well explained Praveen :good
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The senetence has modification problem. It apperas as scholars" are based on....
B has ambiguous it. E is the right one.
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