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# Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully

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162. 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

This is a question on modifiers and restrictive clauses. Please explain why an answer is wrong and how it incorrectly modifies something else.
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11 Jul 2007, 11:39
bmwhype2 wrote:
162. 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

This is a question on modifiers and restrictive clauses. Please explain why an answer is wrong and how it incorrectly modifies something else.

I got C using POE, which i use whenever i do not have any clue.
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12 Jul 2007, 12:58
bmwhype2 wrote:
162. 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

This is a question on modifiers and restrictive clauses. Please explain why an answer is wrong and how it incorrectly modifies something else.

What is a restrictive clause?

D has modifier issues 'Carefully coordiNATED with her narrative, <Here>

I could bring it down to B & C. C is cleaner.
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13 Jul 2007, 00:33
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bmwhype2 wrote:
162. 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

This is a question on modifiers and restrictive clauses. Please explain why an answer is wrong and how it incorrectly modifies something else.

What is a restrictive clause?

D has modifier issues 'Carefully coordiNATED with her narrative, <Here>

I could bring it down to B & C. C is cleaner.

http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/eduweb/gram ... n/3_4c.htm
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13 Jul 2007, 00:39
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162. 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,
Potter is not in her book illustrations. wrong modifier. bad sentence structure.

(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
redundant pronouns referring back to the same noun.

(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
Potter is not in her book illustrations. wrong modifier. bad sentence structure.

(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and
Potter is not in her book illustrations. wrong modifier. bad sentence structure.

I am not sure what the OA is. I dont have the answer key but my reasoning is outlined above.
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13 Jul 2007, 04:12
I think the best answer is C.This question would be difficult for non-native as you know because it sounds right and it not the right answer but the best among the choices.
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11 Jun 2011, 23:02
+1 C

It is better to avoid subordinate clauses or phrases together.
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12 Jun 2011, 07:25
C for me using process of elimination..
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12 Jun 2011, 07:27
Try to answer the question - Who "capitalized on her keen observation"???
Beatrix Potter

So Beatrix Potter modifies capitalized on her keen observation and should be next to it.
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