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The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends.


A. The word inspired is used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play; it is precisely the emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descends
B. Used often by numerous critics in their description of a great play is the word inspired, which is the precise emotion experienced by the audience as the final curtain descend
C. Precisely describing the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends is the word inspired, often used by numerous critics to describe a great play
D. The word inspired is often used by numerous critics in their descriptions of a great play and describes the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends as well.
E. The word inspired is the precise emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends and is used by numerous critics to describe a great play.
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Re: The word inspired is used often by numerous critics [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 09:10
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Good question. I got it wrong though.
Upon second review, I got my mistake.

'Used often' is unidiomatic -> should be 'often used' instead. So options A and B are out.

C is correct as the modifying phrases
1. 'Precisely describing the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends'
2. 'often used by numerous critics to describe a great play'

closely follows what its modifying : the word inspired.

D is not logically parallel.

I would want to hear why E is wrong.
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Re: The word inspired is used often by numerous critics [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 11:49
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A/B/D : The word X...............IS Used in their description of a great play

C/E : The word X................IS Used to describe a play ( Guess this sounds much better / concise )

Thus A/B/D : Eliminated

Bxn C & E :

one says : The word X............is the emotion

another says : The word X..........describes emotion

E : The word inspired is the.............. emotion of the audience ( The word cannot be an Emotion............ It can describe / symbolise an Emotion ) : Eliminated

C : Describing the emotion of the audience ...................is the word inspired ( The word Inspired....Describes/ Symbolises the emotion of audience ) : Perfect

Leading to C, my take.
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Re: Source: Master GMAT The word inspired is used often by [#permalink] New post 22 May 2014, 11:48
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Source: Master GMAT The word inspired is used often by [#permalink] New post 15 May 2015, 12:18
A/B/D : The word X...............IS Used in their description of a great play

C/E : The word X................IS Used to describe a play ( Guess this sounds much better / concise )


Dont know if I would split that way. Apart for sounding better are both or any of them correct?

I would start splitting with

one says : The word X............is the emotion

another says : The word X..........describes emotion


This leaves you with C and D. And in D the use of "As well" imply that "is often used by numerous critics in their descriptions of a great play " and "describes the emotion of the audience as the final curtain descends" are at the same level, but they are not. How is used and what describes are not at the same level I think.
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Re: Source: Master GMAT The word inspired is used often by [#permalink] New post 18 May 2015, 22:51
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A/B/D : The word X...............IS Used in their description of a great play

C/E : The word X................IS Used to describe a play ( Guess this sounds much better / concise )

Thus A/B/D : Eliminated

Bxn C & E :

one says : The word X............is the emotion

another says : The word X..........describes emotion

E : The word inspired is the.............. emotion of the audience ( The word cannot be an Emotion............ It can describe / symbolise an Emotion ) : Eliminated

C : Describing the emotion of the audience ...................is the word inspired ( The word Inspired....Describes/ Symbolises the emotion of audience ) : Perfect

Leading to C, my take.


Hi,

Can someone pls clarify why option E is wrong? The sentence looks fine and in all other options as well "inspired" is used to represent the emotion. :roll:

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Re: Source: Master GMAT The word inspired is used often by [#permalink] New post 19 May 2015, 04:09
Mainly because a word by itself cannot be an emotion, and an emotion cannot be USED to describe something. You use words to describe something.
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