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# Much like Macbeth when he interprets the witches prophecies

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Much like Macbeth when he interprets the witches’ prophecies all too literally, the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning.

A. the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

B. the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod are accepted by Ahab without questioning their hidden meaning

C. the mysterious harpooner whom Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

D. Ahab accepts the strange prophecy of the mysterious harpooner whom he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

E. Ahab accepts the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

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20 May 2007, 20:25
Gosh ! All choices are wrong. Can you proof read and post the correct answer choices ?
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21 May 2007, 05:55
We need to understand what the sentence says over here !!!
Even if all the choices are wrong ...we need to find the best fit !!!

Sentence break-down :

much like macbeth (when he interprets the witches’ prophecies all too
iterally ) ,
the harpooner (who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod )
has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning.

WHO IS behaving like macbeth : harpooner , ahab , captain ??
say : Ahab !!

so we eliminate the choices A & C - as ", the harpooner" .

That leaves us with B , D , E

D - not parallel
B - "their" ambigious ref .

I chose E

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21 May 2007, 09:11
msrinath wrote:
Much like Macbeth when he interprets the witches’ prophecies all too literally, the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning.

A. the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

B. the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod are accepted by Ahab without questioning their hidden meaning

C. the mysterious harpooner whom Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

D. Ahab accepts the strange prophecy of the mysterious harpooner whom he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

E. Ahab accepts the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning

"Much like Macbeth when he interprets the witches’ prophecies all too literally" modifies a person. "Ahab" in D and E fit the bill.

In D, it is not clear what " their" is referring to.

E sound incomplete, but will pick as the best choice.
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21 May 2007, 09:23
D. Ahab accepts the strange prophecy of the mysterious harpooner whom he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

"Ahab accepts the strange"
Same in D & E - (Macbeth is like Ahab)

D has a problem
"prophecy of the ....their"

Hence , i chose E
"prophecies of the..."

Is the OA correct ?[/b]
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21 May 2007, 11:15
E seems to be the best.

In D , "prophecy" is singular so we caanot use "their".
E is also not pereectly correct as "their hidden meaning" is not mentioned but we need to chose the best choice of all the given choices not the correct choice. so E
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21 May 2007, 15:55
Its between D & E rest have modifier issues.

E makes sense.
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21 May 2007, 18:35
"mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard" how does this make sense ?
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22 May 2007, 03:02
why not ??
harpooner he (i.e ahab) has taken abroad.....
what is wrong grammatically ??

In D "their" has ambigious ref....which should be first avoided !!
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22 May 2007, 07:20
i think E..... because D has "prophecy" compared to prophecies in the first part............
btw wots the OA???
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22 May 2007, 10:53
All the choices are wrong, including D and E.

D. Ahab accepts the strange prophecy (here the original sentence changes its meaning. Original sentence says "his strange prophecies". This choise speakes about one certain prophecy, which doesn't seem right.)of the mysterious harpooner whom he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning (here we have "has taken without questioning. Misplaced participle.)

E. Ahab accepts the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning
Generally speaking, I can understand that "harpooner he has taken aboard" means "harpooner that he has taken aboard", but I thought in GMAT they never omit "that"..... And without questioning what? The sentence is uncomplete.
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22 May 2007, 13:21
IMHO E

Much like Macbeth when he interprets the witches’ prophecies all too literally, the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning.

A. the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning...wrong comparison,Ahab shud be in place of the mysterious harpooner

B. the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod are accepted by Ahab without questioning their hidden meaning...same as A

C. the mysterious harpooner whom Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning...same as A

D. Ahab accepts the strange prophecy of the mysterious harpooner whom he has taken aboard the Pequod,without questioning their hidden meaning...S-V agreement prob....prophecy(sing) and their (plural)

E. Ahab accepts the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning...Best choice

The underlined portion must name Ahab immediately in order to clarify the comparison between Ahab and Macbeth. It is Ahab, not the harpooner, as in choices A or C, and not the prophecies, as in choice B, who is much like Macbeth. Choice D has the right structure but has an agreement error between prophecy and their.
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22 May 2007, 14:18
srinath,
in the orignal post option E is incomplete
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23 May 2007, 17:45
In original sentence it states "the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning. ", doesn't it imply that the captain has accepted the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner whom Ahab has taken aboard Pequod.

The choices (D) and (E) are both not clear. I think "C" is the right choice.

What is the OA?
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23 May 2007, 18:59
All the answers in the current form are plain WRONG ... I'm sure the owner of the question doesn't have time /courtesy to proof read and repost the question. I hate this type of posts.
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23 May 2007, 19:54
msrinath wrote:
Much like Macbeth when he interprets the witches’ prophecies all too literally, the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning.

A. the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

B. the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod are accepted by Ahab without questioning their hidden meaning

C. the mysterious harpooner whom Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

D. Ahab accepts the strange prophecy of the mysterious harpooner whom he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

E. Ahab accepts the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

I am not sure why D is also wrong. if you are refering to "their", it refers to "the witches’ prophecies".

Its clear D.
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24 May 2007, 00:14
OA is E
I am sorry if the question looks messy, but got this question from some notes of my friend.
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24 May 2007, 13:55
msrinath wrote:
OA is E
I am sorry if the question looks messy, but got this question from some notes of my friend.

OEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE??????
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25 Aug 2007, 13:07
Himalayan wrote:
msrinath wrote:
Much like Macbeth when he interprets the witches’ prophecies all too literally, the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning.

A. the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

B. the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod are accepted by Ahab without questioning their hidden meaning

C. the mysterious harpooner whom Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

D. Ahab accepts the strange prophecy of the mysterious harpooner whom he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

E. Ahab accepts the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

I am not sure why D is also wrong. if you are refering to "their", it refers to "the witches’ prophecies".

Its clear D.

Ahab accepted the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning.
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25 Aug 2007, 16:56
msrinath wrote:
Much like Macbeth when he interprets the witches’ prophecies all too literally, the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning.

A. the mysterious harpooner who Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

B. the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod are accepted by Ahab without questioning their hidden meaning

C. the mysterious harpooner whom Ahab takes aboard the Pequod has the captain accepting his strange prophecies without questioning their hidden meaning

D. Ahab accepts the strange prophecy of the mysterious harpooner whom he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

E. Ahab accepts the strange prophecies of the mysterious harpooner he has taken aboard the Pequod, without questioning their hidden meaning

msrinath wrote:
OA is E
I am sorry if the question looks messy, but got this question from some notes of my friend.

E. seems OA makes sense. orginally i choose D too.

but now I realize Aheab took abroad the prophesies of the misterious harpooner not the misterious harpooner itself.
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