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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 Lagerlöf 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 Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win
B. She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as well as the first Swedish writer that won
C. Selma Lagerlöf 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
D. A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win
E. As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf 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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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2008, 10:52
A for me.

All the other options include "turned away" for "turning away" in the modifier of the original sentence, which seems wrong.

Also, in A, the modifier is correctly placed before the subject.
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2008, 10:59
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A for me.

All the other options include "turned away" for "turning away" in the modifier of the original sentence, which seems wrong.

Also, in A, the modifier is correctly placed before the subject.


i think A is incorrect.

Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf

the comma should be immediately followed by Selma Lagerlöf.

IMO C IS THE ANSWER.
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2008, 11:07
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A for me.

All the other options include "turned away" for "turning away" in the modifier of the original sentence, which seems wrong.

Also, in A, the modifier is correctly placed before the subject.


i think A is incorrect.

Turning away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 Selma Lagerlöf

the comma should be immediately followed by Selma Lagerlöf.

IMO C IS THE ANSWER.


I re-looked at the question.......I will go for D. She looks awkward with "
in addition to the first....".
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2008, 15:54
D

C is wordy and slightly awkward in using "winning"

E the start of the sentence doesn't make much sense.
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2008, 17:15
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D

C is wordy and slightly awkward in using "winning"

E the start of the sentence doesn't make much sense.


Answer is E !!oops i overlooked winning in C an marked C as answer.
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2008, 19:04
spriya wrote:
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D

C is wordy and slightly awkward in using "winning"

E the start of the sentence doesn't make much sense.


Answer is E !!oops i overlooked winning in C an marked C as answer.
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No one came up with the correct answer! E does make sense. :shock:
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2008, 21:54
spriya wrote:
stallone wrote:
D

C is wordy and slightly awkward in using "winning"

E the start of the sentence doesn't make much sense.


Answer is E !!oops i overlooked winning in C an marked C as answer.
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What is the explanation for OA? After knowing OA, E makes sense. But, not sure, why D is wrong.
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2008, 04:58
scthakur wrote:
spriya wrote:
stallone wrote:
D

C is wordy and slightly awkward in using "winning"

E the start of the sentence doesn't make much sense.


Answer is E !!oops i overlooked winning in C an marked C as answer.
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What is the explanation for OA? After knowing OA, E makes sense. But, not sure, why D is wrong.


OA is D !!
I just by mistake wrote OA as E apologies!!!
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2008, 05:18
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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 Lagerlöf 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 Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win

B. She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as well as the first Swedish writer that won

C. Selma Lagerlöf 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

D. A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win

E. As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf 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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yeah, I came up with D as my answer. Here's my explanation:

(A) The sentence started with "Turning" in present participle, so you know that present participle always either modify the subject or the action made by the subject. Either way, because the present participle begins the sentence, you know that it's going to modify subject because its structure in the sentence suggest a modifying phrase. So what comes right after the comma? "in 1909" can not be the subject that is doing the turning....so wrong

(B) She turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, and novelist Selma Lagerlöf in 1909 became the first woman as well as the first Swedish writer that won

The "that" in option B suggests that there is another "first Swedish writer" who didn't win the Nobel Prize for Literature? doesn't make sense

(C) "in 1909 she became the first woman in addition to the first Swedish writer"....so she became the first women??? well, that's good to know....notice that there is no main verb following this...she became the first women in what??? The "winning" is not a verb, so the main structure of the sentence ends in "in addition to the first Swedish write." doesn't complete the actual thought of the sentence.

(D) Correct....we have the modifier followed by the appropriate subject "Selma Lagerlöf." Then we have the main verb "win" following "the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to." So this option completes the structure and the thought of the sentence.

(E) "in 1909 becoming the first woman and also the first Swedish writer that won."

"in 1909" became the first women?? so now calendar years can be either males or females??? heheh....
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 23:38
Answer: D :oops:

Made me sweat... :shock:
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2009, 22:07
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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 Lagerlöf was the novelist who became the first woman and was also the first Swedish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

D. A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win

(D) Correct....we have the modifier followed by the appropriate subject "Selma Lagerlöf." Then we have the main verb "win" following "the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to." So this option completes the structure and the thought of the sentence.



Agree to (D) yet I think that who turned away from literary realism to writing will be more appropriate construction. Am I right?
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2009, 15:15
spriya wrote:
stallone wrote:
D

C is wordy and slightly awkward in using "winning"

E the start of the sentence doesn't make much sense.


OA is E !!oops i overlooked winning in C an marked C as answer.
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OK!
I almost had a heart attack trying to convince myself E was correct, but it is OK.
hahaha
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thanks, dude!
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2009, 11:51
I got D, couldn't believe E as OA. but thanks to correction, D is OA
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2009, 04:44
Was D vs E for me initially

But "that won" in E convinced me for D
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2009, 17:06
For me, D is the best choice

In E, ... writer that won !!! "that" must be "who"

If I remember correctly, I believe that one never uses "that" to modify people in GMAT.
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2010, 03:33
Does not sound "and also" in D a little bit redundant?
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2010, 22:28
D for me....

THis question is worth adding to the permanetn archive...and to each individua error log... :shock:
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2010, 07:09
Everything in D sounds good to me besides the beginning:

A novelist who turned away from literary realism to write romantic stories about the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf became in 1909 the first woman and also the first Swedish writer to win

How can the sentence start with "A novelist..."? In my opinion we have no connection with the sentence starting with "Selma Lagerlöf".

Sounds totally awkward to me!
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Re: sc-literary realism [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 14:17
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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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