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Re: Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2012, 08:36
Got it! That makes perfect sense. Thank you Shraddha!
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Re: Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 12:19
A – “due to” cannot mean “on account of”. Here, we can see that this is exactly how it is meant. Check also if “due to” can be replaced by “caused by”. So option A eliminate
B – Past tense. So it should be “used”. “He” in the second part of sentence has no clear reference. Eliminate
C – First part refers to Guy de Maupassant. So the noun after comma should be the author. Note that there is no possessive pronoun “his” in the sentence before comma. A possesive pronoun can refer to "Guy De Maupassant's stories" That is why Option A did not have this error. Eliminate
D – Keep
E – stories became classic because of his use of irony and not because he slowly revealed a tragic twist. Change of meaning. “he” has no clear reference. Eliminate.
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Re: Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 16:13
D is the correct answer.
A, B,E have a pronoun that has no clear antecedant.
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Re: Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 20:32
Hello Shraddha,I agree with your explanation in answer choice D.But I somehow feel that the comma before evidenced is unncecessary. It is the use of irony which is evidenced in the slow revelation.......So comma is not required I think. Putting a comma before evindenced suggests that the part after comma modifies the part before comma which I feel is incorrect.
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Re: Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2013, 02:36
Phoenix72 wrote:
The two options are C & D.
What is wrong with C? to me D seems wordy.

Please explain.

opening modifier in c is misplaced. opening phrase is intended to modify noun "Guy de Maupassant", however it is modifying short stories.
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Re: Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2013, 03:25
Choice D doesn't change the meaning of the sentence.

The original sentence says that because of his irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics and goes on explaining the reason behind the success -slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate - this is indeed the irony mentioned earlier.

D) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of the author's famed and masterful use of irony, evidenced in the slow revelation of a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.

D clearly conveys the same intended meaning.
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