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# It is the relationship of Hemingway with his mother, Grace,

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It is the relationship of Hemingway with his mother, Grace, which is probably the most enigmatic of all the women in his life.

(A) which is probably the most enigmatic of all the women in his life
(B) who is probably the most enigmatic of all the women in his life
(C) which is probably the most enigmatic of all his relationships with women
(D) who, of all the relationships eh had with women, is probably the most enigmatic
(E) which, of all the women in his life, is probably the most enigmatic relationship he had

I looked up this Q, and people said that it tested "appositive phrase"

According to my grammar book, appositive phrase describe nouns to pronouns, Instead of modifying nouns to pronouns, however, appositive phrases rename them. In form they are nouns or onus equivalents.
Ex) Bloogers, conversationalist at heart, are the ~~~~

I can't find such a thing in this Q.

Also, Doesn't which always modify the noun before it in GMAT?
It it does, which in the Q is supposed to modify Grace.

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14 Feb 2012, 01:12
hey buddy,

(A) which is probably the most enigmatic of all the women in his life
wrong comparison between relationship and all the women. Incorrect.

(B) who is probably the most enigmatic of all the women in his life
the sentence talks about relationship and this relationship is what the author wants to describe after the comma, however here what follows comma is wrongly modifying the Grace...and also Grace can't be the most enigmatic(puzzling) of all the women, i mean that's logically incorrect.

(C) which is probably the most enigmatic of all his relationships with women
correct, which correctly takes relationship as antecedent.

(D) who, of all the relationships eh had with women, is probably the most enigmatic
who intends to refer to relationship but who is a wrong relative pronoun for a nonliving being...also see the incorrect usage of past perfect..
(E) which, of all the women in his life, is probably the most enigmatic relationship he had ...unnecessary wordy, similar to B and D.

for the usage of which, i would suggest you to go through this recent discussion on gmatclub
doubt-on-usage-of-which-127512.html
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31 Jul 2015, 21:49
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31 Jul 2015, 22:13
eybrj2 wrote:
According to my grammar book, appositive phrase describe nouns to pronouns, Instead of modifying nouns to pronouns, however, appositive phrases rename them. In form they are nouns or onus equivalents.
Ex) Bloogers, conversationalist at heart, are the ~~~~

I can't find such a thing in this Q.

People are perhaps referring to the non-underlined portion: his mother, Grace.

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Also, Doesn't which always modify the noun before it in GMAT?
It it does, which in the Q is supposed to modify Grace.

Actually which cannot modify a person. So, this takes Hemingway, his mother and Grace out of contention.

Hence, which modifies relationship.
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Re: It is the relationship of Hemingway with his mother, Grace, [#permalink]

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10 Dec 2016, 22:37
The author is trying to compare the relationship of the H with his mother as compared to his relation with all the other women in his life

B and D are out because we don't intend to modify grace but her relation with her son.

A is out because of illogical comparison

Down to C and E. Chose C over E because E seemed unnecessarily wordy.
Re: It is the relationship of Hemingway with his mother, Grace,   [#permalink] 10 Dec 2016, 22:37
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