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# Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully

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Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives,
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and

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10 Jan 2005, 21:22
(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives,
pronoun 'them' does have an antecedent

(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
pronoun 'them' does have an antecedent

(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
Rule: Modifying phrase needs to be followed by the subject that is modified(it also cannot be followed by a relative PN 'which', or PN 'it' etc). Here 'In her book illustrations' is being followed by which => wrong

(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
OK
Correct modifier. Carefully coordinated with her narratives modifes the subject Beatrix Potter correctly

(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and
pronoun 'them' does have an antecedent
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10 Jan 2005, 22:08
thenine wrote:
Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives,
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and

I am going c on this one

Damn it,

D is right... i got the modifier rule mixed up.
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12 Jan 2005, 08:23
C looked OK to me, but on match day, i'll have chosen D and moved on. Can someone explain why it is C and not D?
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12 Jan 2005, 08:52
Arsene_Wenger, In GMAT the relative pronoun 'which' is always used to give some extra information about the noun that it is modifying and set off by commas i.e you could remove the phrase and the sentence will still make sense.
I basically eliminated 'D' because it is altering the intent of the original sentence, in 'A' the emphasis is on the phrase 'In her book illustrations'
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12 Jan 2005, 09:54
hard to believe OA is C, I think it should be D, can you please check the OA again?
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12 Jan 2005, 18:35
Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives,

The "them" bothers me.

(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter

Same thing. You kind of expect the subject (or its corresponding pronoun, "she") to come after "In her book illustrations."

(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter

Sounds good.

(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations

"Carefully coordinated ..." describes "book illustrations," not "Beatrix Potter."

(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and

Sounds like "them" could stand for other things.

I pick C.
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12 Jan 2005, 19:35
I see our friend Questor is back. Welcome

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15 Jan 2005, 22:27
Contention seems to be between C and D.

In (D).... Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations ...; the proximity of the misplaced modifier "Carefully coordinated ........." to Beatrix ambiguously implies Beatrix and not her illustrations.

Wrong.

C does a fine job. "Which" in GMATland should always follow the noun it is referring to. C follows this rule.
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17 Jan 2005, 15:34
I think D doesnt modify the right noun.

It should modify her book illustrations and not Beatrix porter.
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17 Jan 2005, 16:08
On careful reading of the sentence again, in D Carefully coordinated with her narratives, needs to modify book illustrations and not Beatrix Potter.
D is wrong

One more thing. After some reasearch I found out that my reasoning for eliminating C is flawed

The corrected rule is as follows:
Rule: Modifying phrase needs to be followed by the subject that is modified(it also cannot be followed by a PN 'there', or PN 'it'. Relative PN 'which' is allowed).
Sorry for the confusion.
17 Jan 2005, 16:08
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