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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
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Verb problem: coordinating and capitalized (two different tenses)
So A & B is wrong.
between C, D , E : c sounds right.

D : wrong place of modifier "In the illustrations".
Basically there are two modifiers.
1. Illustrations - which are carefully coordinated with her narratives by Beatrix
2. Beatrix potter, who capitalized on her...and (also coordinated illustrations)

You might think about mixing it. Like Beatrix coordinated illustrations and also capitalized it but its wrong.

E. again wrong place of modifier
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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, Verb parallelism
(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 Modifies Beatrix Potter
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and --- Pronoun reference/ comma should be preceded by "and".No reference to "Them" if in her book illustrations is removed.

Correct answer is C
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05 Oct 2009, 02:42
imo -d , modifier is place close to both side, good balanced.
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31 May 2011, 05:42
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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, Verb parallelism
(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 Modifies Beatrix Potter
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and --- Pronoun reference/ comma should be preceded by "and".No reference to "Them" if in her book illustrations is removed.

Correct answer is C

This is good explanation than that of official guide.
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16 Dec 2011, 11:33
Shouldnt C be incorrect ? I read somewhere that after comma we cant use "which"..It can be used after a noun, right ?
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[quote="sagarsabnis"]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,them is ambiguous here
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter improper modifier carefully coordinating...........
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter Correct
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations mispalced modifier
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and
in her book illustrations is an essential modifier
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Good example to work with modification errors.

All answers except have clearly got modification errors.
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22 Sep 2012, 22:59
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Good example to work with modification errors.

All answers except have clearly got modification errors.

Dont you think E is a fragment?

Beatrix Potter, In her book illustrations, (Verb required) carefully coordinated.....
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27 Sep 2012, 18:10
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Good example to work with modification errors.

All answers except have clearly got modification errors.

Please explain more, thank you.
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18 Sep 2013, 02:28
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potte

I agree that C has a correct placement of the modifiers, BUT it has a pronoun problem.

" her and she" do not have an obvious referent.

anyone can explain that part?????
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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

As per OG in A & B How "carefully coordinating illogically modifies illustrations" ?
to modify illustration it should be followed by without a comma.
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Hi there,

Thanks for posting your query here.

In this sentence, since there is no clause preceding the verb -ing modifier, the phrase 'carefully coordinating them with her narratives' is modifying the prepositional phrase 'in her book illustrations'. Hence, the modification is illogical.

I hope this helps to clarify your doubt!

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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

C) the inessential clause creates no problem, actually it's even using past participle which is in accordance to "capitalized", and all other options have a bunch of errors. So C is correct.
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03 Apr 2014, 21:35
My query might be illogical but here it is.

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

Option (B). what is the issue?

'In her book illustrations' is a prepositional phrase and we can't modify the SUBJECT inside the prepositional phrase. So, what I perceived from the sentence is that

'carefully coordinating them with her narratives' modifies Beatrix Potter and 'In her book illustrations' also modifies Beatrix Potter.

However, it is the placement of PP that is too far from what it modifies.

Can anyone comment on this since per the OE from OG

B Phrase carefully coordinating... illogically
modifies the noun that immediately
precedes it: book illustrations; Potter, not the
illustrations, did the coordinating.
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Hi TGC.,

In option B, there are two modifiers following each other and they both modify Beatrix Potter and this can be confusing and so it is better to avoid such a strcuture.

In the right answer choice "C", "which she carefully coordinated with her narratives" modifies "In her book illustrations" and "in her book illustrations" modifies "Beatrix Potter" and so structure is much clearer.
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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

Meaning: BP capitalized on her keen observation and love of natural world in her book illustrations by carefully coordinating illustrations with her narratives.

POE:
In Option A) The modifier "carefully coordinating them with her narratives" is modifying "book illustrations" as if the book illustrations are coordinating with her narratives.

Option B) Same issue as above.

Option D) "Carefully coordinated with her narratives" -> After the verb-ed modifier, we have "Beatrix Potter". It seems as if the BP is the result of coordination.

Option E) The cause and effect is removed by making it as a list.

Option C) is correct
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Can anyone explain below OE taken from OG for option (A):

A The participial phrase does not clearly
modify the noun in the preceding phrase;
use of the present progressive form of the
verb confuses the sequence of time with
respect to the past tense of the main verb
capitalized.

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Hi there,

Thanks for posting your query here.

In this sentence, since there is no clause preceding the verb -ing modifier, the phrase 'carefully coordinating them with her narratives' is modifying the prepositional phrase 'in her book illustrations'. Hence, the modification is illogical.

I hope this helps to clarify your doubt!

Regards,
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Hi Meghna,

Can the verb -ing modifier - 'carefully coordinating them with her narratives' modify the clause that follows it - 'Beatrix Potter capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world'

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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

Here is my 2 cents on this topic.
(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, >> This is wrong because this ,+verbing modifier modifies then entire clause not just the preceding noun, there is no clause preceding this modifier.
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter >>> Same as above.
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter >>> This is correct
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations >>> Illogical modification.
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and >> Illogical modification.
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