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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerof was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Re: Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2012, 09:58
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Who was turning away should come directly after the opening modifier -> A is out.
She and SL seems to refer to different people -> B is out.
in addition to is incorrect , it seems to imply somebody else is 1st Swedish writer -> C is out.
multiple problems with E , ex - that won is incorrect , it should be who. Also the modifier in becoming XYZ is awkward at best.

D wins.
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Re: Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2013, 13:08
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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerof was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Is there an explanation as to how a sentence can start with "A"?
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Re: Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2014, 09:57
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A-- Modifier error, Turning Away from.....Must refer to Selma ( Individual )
B--She Turned away ( No clear antecedent for She) and Novelist- It appears there are two subjects in the sentence
C--In Addition to-- Wrong Usage
D--Correct--Proper Use of Modifier
E-- As a Novelist--Meaning is Distorted--It sound like while she was a Novelist, she turned away...NOT The Intended meaning

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Re: Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2014, 22:10
But I somewhere read that the usage of "and also" is always redundant so eliminated D. Experts please suggest , is this a qualified assumption?
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Re: Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2014, 00:14
Hello,

I have the same question as Maggie27; isn't 'and also' redundant? Could someone please clarify this?

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Re: Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2014, 23:57
Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma LagerlÃf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

A. Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma LagerlÃf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win -> She was not women previously
B. She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma LagerlÃf in 1909 became the first woman as well as the first Swedish writer that won -> She and Selma -> sounds two different people.
C. Selma LagerlÃf was a novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and in 1909 she became the first woman in addition to the first Swedish writer winning -> It sounds as if she along with somebody who is the first swedish writer won the Nobel prize
D. A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma LagerlÃf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win -> Correct
E. As a novelist, Selma LagerlÃf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 becoming the first woman and also the first Swedish writer that won
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Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2014, 23:59
maggie27 wrote:
But I somewhere read that the usage of "and also" is always redundant so eliminated D. Experts please suggest , is this a qualified assumption?

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I have the same question as Maggie27; isn't 'and also' redundant? Could someone please clarify this?

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and also -> is used to emphasize the importance.Sometime depends on the context.
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Re: Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2015, 09:19
I thought also in "and also" is always redundant on GMAT. It seems we cannot take anything for granted on GMAT.
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Re: Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2015, 11:56
A. Modifier error After sweden, Selma lagerlof should had followed
B.Again same error as A and is not necessary
C.Selma Lagerlod was a novelist" that is she is no more a novelist she was , Intended meaning is missing
D. Correct
E.and required bedore in 1909
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