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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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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


Answer should be "C".

A) Coordinating...wrong tense.... them unclear referent

B) again wrong tense

C) CORRECT

D) Wrong placement of words...unclear meaning

E) Wrong placement of words..unclear meaning
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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



C it is... The first subordinate clause in C is a modifier, the second subordinate cluase is again a modifier but this time mobifying the former clause, there is nothing wrong with this.

A and E have pronoun reference problem. what does the pronoun "them" refers to?
B is incorrect for several reasons.. one of them is that in her book illustrations seems to modify carefully coordinating rather than Beatrix.
D changes the entrie meaning of original sentence.
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I understand this is C, but if have the word ,which offset by a comma...It must touch its ancedent must it not?
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C for me.
But for the option E, whats the reason of elimination ?

My analysis,

Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and ....

We put generally the part of sentense which is not required and can be removed without
actually changing the real meaning of the question.

So if we remove the underlined part, THEM has a pronoun reference problem. Hence, the construct is not fine.

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