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The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days

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28 Oct 2013, 19:28
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Is it C?

Even I think it's c , can anyone provide the solution!!
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a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days

I think it is between A and C.

In A : "for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative" does this part wrongly refers to The Final Days of Marie, and not Marie?

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28 Oct 2013, 20:24
I think C is the correct answer as it sounds grammatically ok...
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The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days

Interesting question here.

A - the modifier could be confused to modify to "final days" instead of Marie; without Marie as the subject the meaning of the sentences is unclear - who endured the final days of Marie with dignity? Marie herself? Her family? Friends?
B - the modifier "for most of her life..." is illogically modifying "final days" instead of "Marie"
C - Marie is correctly modified; making Marie the subject conveys clear meaning that she endured her final days with remorse - CORRECT
D - Unnecessarily includes "being" what otherwise would be a correct sentence
E - Again uses "being" unnecessarily

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29 Oct 2013, 12:23
OA is C

In additon to reasoning given by KyleWiddison , Correct idiom is REGARDED AS
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29 Oct 2013, 12:31
Cool. You know, that particular idiom is a prime example of why the GMAT is getting away from 'meaningless' idiom questions. When I say meaningless, what I'm referring to are idioms that don't impact the meaning when you get them wrong. 'Regarded as' is the correct idiom, but 'regarded to be' essentially means the same thing.

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29 Oct 2013, 22:47
Adding to what Kyle has said on this, although the larger picture looks good enough structure-wise, yet there is an uneasy calm in the particular expression 'selfish exploitative'. Selfishly exploitative would have been more parallel with egregiously sly;
But no harm; still not a high grade one GMAT- wise , I suppose
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01 Nov 2013, 08:20

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured ... C is a better option , Marie had to endure difficulties in her final days , but the usage here indicates that final days had to endure stuff
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured ... Issue with meaning ,The modifier should modify Marie not Marie's final days
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days.... the modifier correctly modifies Marie in this sentence
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days ............ Usage of Being
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days ............ Usage of Being
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10 Nov 2013, 09:45
I have a doubt that for option C . what is the verb for the sentence ?
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29 Nov 2013, 08:58
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I have a doubt that for option C . what is the verb for the sentence ?

Not sure that I fully understand your doubt, but the verb for the sentence in C is "endured". Marie [modifier] endured...

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29 Nov 2013, 11:18
C is the answer. The question tests modifier and idiom errors.
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The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days

Interesting question here.

A - the modifier could be confused to modify to "final days" instead of Marie; without Marie as the subject the meaning of the sentences is unclear - who endured the final days of Marie with dignity? Marie herself? Her family? Friends?
B - the modifier "for most of her life..." is illogically modifying "final days" instead of "Marie"
C - Marie is correctly modified; making Marie the subject conveys clear meaning that she endured her final days with remorse - CORRECT
D - Unnecessarily includes "being" what otherwise would be a correct sentence
E - Again uses "being" unnecessarily

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Hello Kyle,

Could you please confirm whether it is allowed to have a modifier that modifies the object of a prepositon. For instance in Option A, the modifier
"for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative" clearly is modifying "marie" (object of the preposition "of").

I have seen quite a number of incorrect options where the above pattern was used, but all of them had other problems as well. So I am having a hard time figuring out if
this is allowed.

beatrix-potter-in-her-book-illustrations-carefully-64899.html

I noticed this pattern in the above OG question as well. Option B does exactly this.

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wastedyouth wrote:
The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days

Hello Kyle,

Could you please confirm whether it is allowed to have a modifier that modifies the object of a prepositon. For instance in Option A, the modifier
"for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative" clearly is modifying "marie" (object of the preposition "of").

I have seen quite a number of incorrect options where the above pattern was used, but all of them had other problems as well. So I am having a hard time figuring out if
this is allowed.

beatrix-potter-in-her-book-illustrations-carefully-64899.html

I noticed this pattern in the above OG question as well. Option B does exactly this.

Many Thanks

Yes, a modifier can modify the object of a preposition. Look at the example of Beatrix Potter that you sent. The correct answer is written as "In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives" and the 'which' modifier is modifying illustrations - the object of the prepositional phrase 'in her book illustrations'.

With modifiers you have to be able to determine if the right thing is modified in the right way. That is why modifier questions can get pretty tricky.

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