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Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 13:05
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Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate.

A) Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate.
B) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of how he famously and masterfully uses irony, evident in the slow revelation of a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.
C) Famed for using irony in a masterful way, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of the author slowly revealing a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.
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.
E) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because he slowly revealed a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece, demonstrating his famed and masterful use of irony.

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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 13:39
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A and C - Modifier error - "Famed for his masterful use of irony" should modify "Guy de Maupassant" and not his stories
B and E - Pronoun error - "He", a subject pronoun, cannot serve as an antecedent to the possessive noun "Guy de Maupassant" (Possessive poison rule)
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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2010, 06:42
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Question:

Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate.

A) Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate.
B) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of how he famously and masterfully uses irony, evident in the slow revelation of a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.
C) Famed for using irony in a masterful way, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of the author slowly revealing a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.
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.
E) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because he slowly revealed a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece, demonstrating his famed and masterful use of irony.

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I will pick D. Thsi question mainly deals with modifier usage and ambiguity of pronouns.
A and C are out because the sentence is modifying the wrong part.
D is out because the "he" cannot refer to the possessive antecedent. possessive poison rule.
E- Incorrect Possessive poison rule.
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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 15:32
Fell for E, because I did not notice the pronoun error in D and preferred the use of 'Because' as a conjunction rather than as a Preposition.
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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2010, 16:10
I fell for E as well. :evil: sigh.... Answer is clearly D.

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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2012, 06:26
[quote="amirdubai1982"]Question:

Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate[/u].

A) Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate. Possessive antecedent
B) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of how he famously and masterfully uses irony, evident in the slow revelation of a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece. Possessive antecedent
C) Famed for using irony in a masterful way, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of the author slowly revealing a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece. run on
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.
E) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because he slowly revealed a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece, demonstrating his famed and masterful use of irony. Possessive antecedent
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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2012, 00:36
Fell for answer E, didn't realize the possessive poison rule, thanks
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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2012, 14:17
many options in this question also have modifier error, instead of modifying the author they are modifying "many of author's stories". so misplaced modifier error along with Possessive poison rule
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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 12:57
Doesn't D change the intended meaning? I also recall that the possessive poison rule is a controversial issue that GMAT will almost certainly avoid, as per MGMAT reference itself!
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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2012, 07:23
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amirdubai1982 wrote:
Question:

Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate[/u].

A) Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate. Possessive antecedent
B) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of how he famously and masterfully uses irony, evident in the slow revelation of a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece. Possessive antecedent
C) Famed for using irony in a masterful way, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of the author slowly revealing a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece. run on
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.
E) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because he slowly revealed a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece, demonstrating his famed and masterful use of irony. Possessive antecedent





I got the right answer, but in regards to your explanation above I don't think that C is a run on sentence. It just has a modification error.
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Re: Manhattan GMAT SC set-Good one [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 01:54
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Doesn't D change the intended meaning? I also recall that the possessive poison rule is a controversial issue that GMAT will almost certainly avoid, as per MGMAT reference itself!


I agree with you. D changes the intended meaning of the statement.

Original: "Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate. "

OA: 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.

The original statement implied that GDM's short stories became classics due to slow revelation of a tragic incident.
The OA implies that GDM's short stories became classics due to his "famed and masterful use of irony".

The choice is not clear. Experts, any take on this perspective?
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