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An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.

(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art
(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned.
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes


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Re: Verbal Challenge 1.1: SC Questions [#permalink] New post 17 May 2013, 01:31
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5. An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.
(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his
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(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes
-Both options B & E introduces the same error. It's not the ART that explored Spanish themes but the Artist himself. Thus INCORRECT. One can argue that art can mimic the Spanish themes (In Metaphorical sense) but in that case we need to a different word (barring EXPLORE) to avoid ambiguity
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned
-Placement of highlighted portion is Awkward as it introduces confusion & GMAT prefers simplicity. Thus INCORRECT
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned.
- ART is not an artist (Misplace modifier error). Thus INCORRECT
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes
It's not the ART that explored Spanish themes but the Artist himself. Thus INCORRECT


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Re: Verbal Challenge 1.1: SC Questions [#permalink] New post 19 May 2013, 22:46
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5. An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.

(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art
Correct
(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes
Artist explorers the themes, not art
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned
whom is wrong here
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned.
artist is compared to Julio Gonzalez’ art
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes
Artist explorers the themes, not art
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Re: Verbal Challenge 1.1: SC Questions [#permalink] New post 20 May 2013, 06:35
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5. An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.
(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art
(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned.
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes



This one was really tough and honestly, I am still doubtful about my answer.

Answer should be E


The main fight was between A, B, and E as C and D have some grammatical mistakes.

C) Here the modifier the art of whom is world renowned is away from the noun it modifies i.e.Julio Gonzalez

D) This is a sentence fragment. There is no conjunction between Phrase (An artist…..themes) and Main clause (Julio…....renowned)


Herein after we would look for the choice that has clear meaning.

The intended meaning should be Julio Gonzalez was world renowned and his art explored the Spanish cultural themes (He can explore the cultural themes through his art but he himself can not explore that)

Both A and B can be eliminated on the grounds on meaning issue. (IMO A also have a minor grammatical mistake)

A) Here the main clause is An artist was world renowned for his art. Julio Gonzalez describes the name of that artist so it should be separated from the rest of the sentence with comma. This choice would have been correct if it had the following structure. An artist who explored spanish cultural themes,Julio Gonzalez, was world renowned for his art.

B) Not in accordance with intended meaning. Spanish cultural themes were not the world renowned.

E) This choice IMO best represent the intended meaning

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Re: Verbal Challenge 1.1: SC Questions [#permalink] New post 20 May 2013, 23:23
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5. An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.

(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art
(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned.
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes


Explanation:

Concepts tested: Modifier, Meaning

A) Correct. The modifier phrase at the beginning correctly modifies “Julio Gonzalez”.
B) Meaning change: Here “Spanish cultural themes” are described as “world renowned”. Wrong.
C) Meaning change: The sentence seems to convey “art of Spanish cultural themes is world renowned”. Wrong.
D) As the sentence starts with “an artist”, part after comma needs to start with “Julio Gonzalez”. Here “an artist” is incorrectly modifying “Julio Gonzalez’ art”. Wrong.
E) Meaning change: Instead of saying “Julio Gonzalez explored Spanish cultural themes”, the sentence is conveying that “art explored Spanish cultural themes”. Wrong.

Correct Answer is A.


I am still unclear on why option E is wrong. Both A and E convey the same meaning, no? It is illogical to think that "art" by itself can explore anything.
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Re: Verbal Challenge 1.1: SC Questions [#permalink] New post 20 May 2013, 23:41
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doe007 wrote:
doe007 wrote:
5. An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.

(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art
(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned.
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes


Explanation:

Concepts tested: Modifier, Meaning

A) Correct. The modifier phrase at the beginning correctly modifies “Julio Gonzalez”.
B) Meaning change: Here “Spanish cultural themes” are described as “world renowned”. Wrong.
C) Meaning change: The sentence seems to convey “art of Spanish cultural themes is world renowned”. Wrong.
D) As the sentence starts with “an artist”, part after comma needs to start with “Julio Gonzalez”. Here “an artist” is incorrectly modifying “Julio Gonzalez’ art”. Wrong.
E) Meaning change: Instead of saying “Julio Gonzalez explored Spanish cultural themes”, the sentence is conveying that “art explored Spanish cultural themes”. Wrong.

Correct Answer is A.


I am still unclear on why option E is wrong. Both A and E convey the same meaning, no? It is illogical to think that "art" by itself can explore anything.

Art cannot explore something and that is "the problem" with option E. Option E is illogically conveying that art explored Spanish cultural themes.

Point to note: We are not thinking that "art by itself can explore anything" -- it is the sentence which is conveying that illogical concept and here we are present to detect that illogical thought.
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Re: An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzal [#permalink] New post 21 May 2013, 21:38
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An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.

(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art
(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned.
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes

Explanation:

Concepts tested: Modifier, Meaning

A) Correct. The modifier phrase at the beginning correctly modifies “Julio Gonzalez”.
B) Meaning change: Here “Spanish cultural themes” are described as “world renowned”. Wrong.
C) Meaning change: The sentence seems to convey “art of Spanish cultural themes is world renowned”. Wrong.
D) As the sentence starts with “an artist”, part after comma needs to start with “Julio Gonzalez”. Here “an artist” is incorrectly modifying “Julio Gonzalez’ art”. Wrong.
E) Meaning change: Instead of saying “Julio Gonzalez explored Spanish cultural themes”, the sentence is conveying that “art explored Spanish cultural themes”. Wrong.

Correct Answer is A.
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Re: An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzal [#permalink] New post 22 May 2013, 04:47
An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.

(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art-- correct answer
(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes-- Its not the art that explores.
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned -- it's Julio who is world renowned not the art.
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned.-- here subject is missing
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes-- Julio explored Spanish cultural themes not the art

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Re: An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzal [#permalink] New post 22 May 2013, 05:48
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An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.

(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art-- correct answer
(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes-- Its not the art that explores.
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned -- it's Julio who is world renowned not the art.
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned.-- here subject is missing
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes-- Julio explored Spanish cultural themes not the art

correct me if I am wrong

Your explanation is good. Also you can see the explanation in the post above yours'.
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Re: An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzal [#permalink] New post 22 May 2013, 22:02
E is wrong because it uses present tense, whereas in the original sentence we use past tense. Since this is a "meaning change" type of question, changing the tense would change the meaning and make E wrong.
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Re: An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2014, 09:53
An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art.

(A) An artist who explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez was world renowned for his art
Absolute phrase modifier, clause (no error).

(B) Julio Gonzalez is an artist whose art explores world renowned Spanish cultural themes >> meaning error: its the artist who explored not his art- as per the original sentence.
(C) Artist Julio Gonzalez has explored Spanish cultural themes, the art of whom is world renowned >> modifer placement error, modifer far placed from Artist Julio Gonzalez.
(D) An artist who has explored Spanish cultural themes, Julio Gonzalez’ art is world renowned. >> No antecedent for an artist..
(E) Julio Gonzalez is a world-renowned artist whose art explored Spanish cultural themes >> Tense error + meaning error: its Artist who explored the cultural themes not the his art.
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