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Kate Chopin, an American writer of the last century, and a feminist, writing about strong independent women before such a movement existed.

A) and a feminist writing about strong independent women before such a movement existed
B) was a feminist before such a movement existed, and she wrote about strong independent women
C) wrote about strong, indepdendent women and was a feminist before such a movement existed
D) was writing about strong independent women and was a feminist before the existenence of such a movement
E) a feminist before such a movement existed and writing about strong independent women before such a movement existed.
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06 Sep 2005, 10:02
A isn't parallel and it's awkward.

B is parallel but wordy, "she wrote" could be replaced by wrote.

C is the answer because everything is parallel (wrote and was) and logical.

D is wordy.

E is not parallel
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06 Sep 2005, 16:15
I say the answer is <b>C<b>.

A) As is, this sentence is incomplete.
B) Run on sentence.
D) Wordy
E) "and writing about" is awkward

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Kate Chopin, an American writer of the last century, and a feminist, writing about strong independent women before such a movement existed.

A) and a feminist writing about strong independent women before such a movement existed
B) was a feminist before such a movement existed, and she wrote about strong independent women
C) wrote about strong, indepdendent women and was a feminist before such a movement existed
D) was writing about strong independent women and was a feminist before the existenence of such a movement
E) a feminist before such a movement existed and writing about strong independent women before such a movement existed.
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06 Sep 2005, 19:09
A and E both are run on.

B is grammatically correct but the meaning is different.

D - No need of past continuous ....

c is fine.
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07 Sep 2005, 09:48
riteshgupta1 wrote:
A and E both are run on.

B is grammatically correct but the meaning is different.

D - No need of past continuous ....

c is fine.

How does "B" change the meaning. It just splits the IC in AC "C" into 2 ICs.

The OA is C.
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07 Sep 2005, 15:04
gmataquaguy wrote:
riteshgupta1 wrote:
A and E both are run on.

B is grammatically correct but the meaning is different.

D - No need of past continuous ....

c is fine.

How does "B" change the meaning. It just splits the IC in AC "C" into 2 ICs.

The OA is C.

So why do you think B is wrong??? I think the chronology of events is wrong in B.
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07 Sep 2005, 17:11
hmm...I confused...I was going to go with B, in C strong, independent seemed illogical, I mean the comma after strong, didnt make sense to me...

B is grammatically correct...
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07 Sep 2005, 18:00
I think B is grammatically correct but C is more efficient. GMAT answers are always the most efficient among two correct choices. So I'd pick C.
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08 Sep 2005, 19:08
riteshgupta1 wrote:
So why do you think B is wrong??? I think the chronology of events is wrong in B.

So ure saying the chronology of events causes the change in meaning? Is that what ure saying?
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09 Sep 2005, 05:13
Actually, though there is no grammatical mistake with B...I agree with Ritesh, the chronology of events is more "smoother" in C....that is why C probably makes sense over B...

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riteshgupta1 wrote:
So why do you think B is wrong??? I think the chronology of events is wrong in B.

So ure saying the chronology of events causes the change in meaning? Is that what ure saying?
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09 Sep 2005, 06:31
fresinha12 wrote:
Actually, though there is no grammatical mistake with B...I agree with Ritesh, the chronology of events is more "smoother" in C....that is why C probably makes sense over B...

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riteshgupta1 wrote:
So why do you think B is wrong??? I think the chronology of events is wrong in B.

So ure saying the chronology of events causes the change in meaning? Is that what ure saying?

I'm thinking the chronology of events causes a change in meaning......
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09 Sep 2005, 12:05
at first I thought it's B, then I figured B is wordy and C is the only correct option.
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