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In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 14:14
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In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron ridge over the Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was the secnd highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.

A: Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was
B: Rhone, which sold for 20.2million, was
C: Rhone, was sold for 20.2million,
D: Rhone was sold for 20.2million, being
E: Rhone, sold for 20.2million, and was


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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 14:40
C.

You need a comma after "Rhone" because that phrase is describing The Bridge of Trinquetaille. So were down to B, C, and E. B is wrong because which incorrectly modifies Rhone. C is better than E because it is more concise.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 21:56
Agree w/ Briks.

Subject: The Bridge of Trinquetaille
Modifier: Van Gogh's view of a bridge over the Rhone

Modifier needs to be shown by correct placement of commas: one after Trinquetaille and one after Rhone.

Choices down to B, C, E.

C is best for reasons already mentioned.
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Re: SC: The Bridge of Trinquetaille [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2007, 23:32
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron ridge over the Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was the secnd highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.

A: Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was
B: Rhone, which sold for 20.2million, was
C: Rhone, was sold for 20.2million,
D: Rhone was sold for 20.2million, being
E: Rhone, sold for 20.2million, and was


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nice. i like this question. there are 2 appositives that helped me pick C.

In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron ridge over the Rhone, was sold for 20.2million, the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.
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Re: SC: The Bridge of Trinquetaille [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 03:15
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron ridge over the Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was the secnd highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.

A: Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was
B: Rhone, which sold for 20.2million, was
C: Rhone, was sold for 20.2million,
D: Rhone was sold for 20.2million, being
E: Rhone, sold for 20.2million, and was


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Yes, C is right.

A - Pronoun reference error.
B - was is incorrect. - As per the stetement, the painting is still the 2nd highest .. but The option B implies that the painting is no more the second highest ...
C - Correct
D - Passive voice..
E - same reason of B.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 22:38
Thx guys C is the OA.


BMWhype has perfect explanation. Same explanation my MGMAT tutor gave me today.

In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron ridge over the Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was the secnd highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.

A: Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was
B: Rhone, which sold for 20.2million, was
C: Rhone, was sold for 20.2million,
D: Rhone was sold for 20.2million, being
E: Rhone, sold for 20.2million, and was


I initially went for A on this one.

I got down to A and C, I didnt really like C so I took A. however, C is correct b/c the last part is modifying 20.2million (the highest price ever paid)
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Re: SC: The Bridge of Trinquetaille [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2007, 16:06
bmwhype2 wrote:
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron ridge over the Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was the secnd highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.

A: Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was
B: Rhone, which sold for 20.2million, was
C: Rhone, was sold for 20.2million,
D: Rhone was sold for 20.2million, being
E: Rhone, sold for 20.2million, and was


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nice. i like this question. there are 2 appositives that helped me pick C.

In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron ridge over the Rhone, was sold for 20.2million, the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.


bmwhype2,

Can you please tell me the reason why you stated that there are 2 appositives in this question. I am a little bit confused between "Relative Clause" and "Appositives". Why are the 2 Appositives that you mention above not "Relative Clauses"... can you please let me know your reasoning...thanks in advance....
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Re: SC: The Bridge of Trinquetaille [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2010, 12:52
because ‘and’ connects 2 main clauses, both clauses must stand on their own. But the first clause in A has no working verb in the first part. B is wrong because of ‘which. C is perfect because it gives a working verb, and another modifier modifies 20 M$. D is totally wrong. E is wrong for 2 reasons. No working verb in first part. And the usage of ‘and was’ makes the sentence sound like this: ‘The Bridge of Trinquetaille was the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction’. This makes no sense what so ever.
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Re: SC: The Bridge of Trinquetaille [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2011, 08:28
picked the wrong answer :(
thanks for the explanations guys
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