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29 Jun 2010, 20:04
I will go with D as well, took 1.40 mins to solve it
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30 Jun 2010, 05:29
It seems that nobody is going to answer my question---
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12 Feb 2012, 01:06
I eliminated D bcoz "And Also" Redundant...probably m wrong in this case.
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13 Feb 2012, 18:15
+1 for D.

One of the major problems in E is the usage of "that" with a person (writer). In GMAT , that is not used with person. who and whom are correct relative pronouns.

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13 Feb 2012, 23:49
D is the correct answer as it is best among the given answer choices.
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14 Feb 2012, 19:51
I am so relieved and confident .I got this right .Yes D is the correct answer .Great question .
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15 Feb 2012, 00:13
I think the correct answer is D.
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15 Feb 2012, 23:57
I am going with D. It was a close call between A and D.
The problem with A was the second clause started with "In 1909". This made it wrong. The modifier should be closest to what it modifies, which in this case the swedish lady. Other than that, " In 1909 <swedish name> was " is awkwards phrasing. I would ask the author: So, you mean to say that in 1910 she wasn't the novelist who won the award? So, this idea is not clearly explained in A.

Likewise B, C and E also distort the meanings.
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16 Feb 2012, 02:00
What a horrible sentence.

The answer must be D. I used POE; I'm a huge fan of commas and "in 1909" isn't a parenthetical clause in any of the options which annoys me a little. Fortunately, the answer choices are not equally awkward so I picked the least awkward one.
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23 Jun 2014, 11:03
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Does not sound "and also" in D a little bit redundant?
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Could anybody answer this question please? I have seen many OE saying that and also is redundat.
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Then 'And also' redundancy?
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What a horrible sentence.

The answer must be D. I used POE; I'm a huge fan of commas and "in 1909" isn't a parenthetical clause in any of the options which annoys me a little. Fortunately, the answer choices are not equally awkward so I picked the least awkward one.

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Does not sound "and also" in D a little bit redundant?
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Could anybody answer this question please? I have seen many OE saying that and also is redundant.
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Then 'And also' redundancy?

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The phrasing "and also" is not redundant. It is used here for emphasis and clarity. Among other things, the two words are not redundant because we could not use "also" by itself in this context. We have to use "and," and "also" emphasizes something special about the conjunction.

Does all this make sense?
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