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# Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous

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Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are more flavorful.

(A) cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are

(B) cousins, often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although

(C) cousins, often green and striped, or they have plenty of bumps and bruises, although they are

(D) cousins; they are often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although

(E) cousins; they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but they are
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26 Jul 2009, 23:18
there is a modifier error. E resolves it, although wordy.
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(A) "often green and striped" is a modifier that is right after cousins. Since the cousins are red, this modifier is in the wrong place.
(B) "often green and striped" is a modifier that is right after cousins. Since the cousins are red, this modifier is in the wrong place.
(C) "often green and striped" is a modifier that is right after cousins. Since the cousins are red, this modifier is in the wrong place.
(D) Since there is a ";" "they" in the new clause is referring to the tomatoes. However they are not "with". "They have" is better.
(E) CORRECT - Both "they" refer to tomatoes.
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"Although" cannot be used to introduce phrases. It should be followed with a subordinate clause, which has a subject and verb. (Ref OG 11, explanation for SC 9).

So B and D are out.
C out for using "they have plenty", where I feel "they" is ambiguously used and sentence structure is illogocal.

Out of A and E, E sounds logical, though in this option as well I find "they" used ambiguously.

IMO E
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27 Jul 2009, 11:35
(A), (B), and (C) are out 'cause there is a problem with a modifier: it is not the supermarket cousins who are often green and striped but Heirloom tomatoes.
(E) seems to be better constructed than (D).
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27 Jul 2009, 11:36
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"Although" cannot be used to introduce phrases. It should be followed with a subordinate clause, which has a subject and verb. (Ref OG 11, explanation for SC 9).

So B and D are out.

IMO E

yes you are right ... thanks for that.

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15 Aug 2011, 11:13
coelholds wrote:
(A) "often green and striped" is a modifier that is right after cousins. Since the cousins are red, this modifier is in the wrong place.
(B) "often green and striped" is a modifier that is right after cousins. Since the cousins are red, this modifier is in the wrong place.
(C) "often green and striped" is a modifier that is right after cousins. Since the cousins are red, this modifier is in the wrong place.
(D) Since there is a ";" "they" in the new clause is referring to the tomatoes. However they are not "with". "They have" is better.
(E) CORRECT - Both "they" refer to tomatoes.

Wonderful Explanation as i missed to spot that [[highlight]the cousins are red,[/highlight]]

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15 Aug 2011, 18:04
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Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are more flavorful.

(A) cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are

(B) cousins, often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although

(C) cousins, often green and striped, or they have plenty of bumps and bruises, although they are

(D) cousins; they are often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although

(E) cousins; they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but they are

Between d and e, e wins for parallelism.
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15 Aug 2011, 23:56
+1 for E..Good question.

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05 Dec 2012, 00:11
Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins, often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although more flavorful.

Subject: Heirloom tomatoes
Verb: appetizing

Whats wrong with answer choice B?

"often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although" is modifying/describing red supermarket cousins? isn't that true?

In ans choise E -

Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins; they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but they are more flavorful.

why is "they" not ambiguous? they can refer to Heirloom tomatoes or red supermarket cousins.
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05 Dec 2012, 00:53
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B is incorrect because the comma makes it a run on sentence. It is modifying the red supermarket cousins but that is not the intent of the statement. The "green and striped" is for the heirloom tomatoes. ( how can red cousins be green )

By replacing the comma with ";" we make each a separate clause. The subject of the first clause(Heirloom tomatoes) matches with subject of the second (they).

Also, the "Although" in B is incorrect as explained in the posts above.

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Does Although need to be followed by a clause always? can't it introduce a phrase?
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Does Although need to be followed by a clause always? can't it introduce a phrase?

Yup. 'Although' cannot introduce phrases. It is a sub-ordinate conjunction (generally placed before a complete sentence or independent clause to make that clause dependent)
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26 Aug 2013, 19:16
smashingpumpkins wrote:
Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are more flavorful.

(A) cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are

reason: ofthen green is a modifier error not clear which it momdifies

(B) cousins, often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although

reason: ofthen green is a modifier error not clear which it momdifies

(C) cousins, often green and striped, or they have plenty of bumps and bruises, although they are

reason: ofthen green is a modifier error not clear which it momdifies

(D) cousins; they are often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although
initial modifier error is corrected but at although when commpaared to E is not clear
(E) cousins; they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but they are

left with no other choice if rejected !!!
this sentence is good but its wordy
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smashingpumpkins wrote:
Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved from the previous year, only look less appetizing than their round and red supermarket cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are more flavorful.

(A) cousins, often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but are

(B) cousins, often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although

(C) cousins, often green and striped, or they have plenty of bumps and bruises, although they are

(D) cousins; they are often green and striped, or with plenty of bumps and bruises, although

(E) cousins; they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises, but they are

This is a meaning/modifier/parallelism SC so I would rate it at the 650 level

First three are incorrect answer choices. The clause often green and striped is meant to refer to Heirloom tomatoes not their cousins. Next, semi-colon is appropiate to separate both ideas.
Now between D and E, 'E' might look a little longer but its fine! It expresses the idea clearly in the last part after the comma showing //ism too (they are....but they are)

Looking good

E is our best choice

Hope it helps!
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First three are incorrect answer choices. The clause often green and striped is meant to refer to Heirloom tomatoes not their cousins. Next, semi-colon is appropiate to separate both ideas.
Now between D and E, 'E' might look a little longer but its fine! It expresses the idea clearly in the last part after the comma showing //ism too (they are....but they are)

Looking good

E is our best choice

Hope it helps!
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Between D & E,
Although should always be followed by a bonafide noun-verb. In D, there is no noun after although. So the usage is wrong.
In E, comma + but is the co-ordinating conjunction which is properly connecting the independent clauses.
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