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Two about Mary Leakey - Funny , Slightly modified by Gmac

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Two about Mary Leakey - Funny , Slightly modified by Gmac [#permalink] New post 03 May 2008, 22:50
1. The one I confuse with.

In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology through her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and through her painstaking documentation of East African cave paintings.
A. Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology through her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and through her painstaking documentation of
B. Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and(by) painstakingly documenting
C. Mary Leakey was a contributor to archaeology by discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Mary Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
E. Mary Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

2. The one we have long discuss. Sorry!

37. In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

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Re: Two about Mary Leakey - Funny , Slightly modified by Gmac [#permalink] New post 03 May 2008, 22:57
???? I am confused. Which one is which ? are they two questions ? Can you please fix the underlining on the second question. Are you saying that Gmatprep has 2 variations of this problem ?

In Q1 - A is clearly correct.

We are struggling with Q2 right ? Now how can D be correct for Q2 ? It has to be within ABC - since the rule about dangling modifiers and proper nouns holds - Mary leaky must follow and not Mary leaky's contributions.

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Re: Two about Mary Leakey - Funny , Slightly modified by Gmac [#permalink] New post 03 May 2008, 23:01
I have just colored them with the hope of making clear that they are different ones, not the one one! :-D :-D :-D

I hope we can find what is the rule here? hehe
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Re: Two about Mary Leakey - Funny , Slightly modified by Gmac [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2011, 23:24
sondenso wrote:
1. The one I confuse with.

In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology through her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and through her painstaking documentation of East African cave paintings.
A. Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology through her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and through her painstaking documentation of
B. Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and(by) painstakingly documenting
C. Mary Leakey was a contributor to archaeology by discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Mary Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
E. Mary Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

2. The one we have long discuss. Sorry!

37. In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

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After reading so many threads of explanation on these 2 questions on gmat club and manhattan gmat I am still confused ... :(

In the 2 questions above , OA of first one is A and OA of second one is D ...

I am still confused with the basic doubt :



"In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey .... " is this correct ?

OR



"In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey's .... " is this correct ?

Pleaaasseee help :( :( :(
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Re: Two about Mary Leakey - Funny , Slightly modified by Gmac [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2011, 22:03
In addition to her work, her (Mary Leakey's) contributions to X include [blah...blah] is correct.

However, in the 1st sentence, the options with possessive seem wrong..

D. Mary Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
E. Mary Leakey's contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

so among A,B,C, A is correct.

In 2nd sentence, between the options with possessive D is correct.

D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of

E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of
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