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Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland;

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Re: Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 10:42
Just my 2 cents on "AND" Usage and the reason why i chose D.

it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia. Correct
These two underlined phrases are similar. They are explaining the "IT" clearly.
I would break down this sentence even more simply ...
It has become Fat and Round
This sentence is grammatically correct. Dont you think so?
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Re: Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 20:26
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Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.

(A) arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
(B) it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World Heritage Site.
(C) arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
(D) it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
(E) is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.


(C) arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site. - It can be Visby or scandinavia ?

Pronoun reference error ?
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Re: Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2013, 04:36
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Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.

(A) arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
(B) it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World Heritage Site.
(C) arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
(D) it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
(E) is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.


Hi,

I received a PM regarding this question.

Out of the given choices (C) sounds the best. the "it" in (C) is correct and correctly refers to "town". The prepositional phrase "in Scandinavia" is correctly placed next to "town". It is essential to the meaning and can not be placed elsewhere in the sentence.

If you see the other contender (D). A comma before "and " is used; it is used in two occasions, to present three or more things in a list or to connect two independent clauses. In (D) "and" is being used used to connect (or coordinate, in grammatical terms) a clause "it has become..." and a phrase "arguably the best preserved....". This is clearly incorrect.

However in GMAT, these type of questions are very rare.

Please also see the question in the post below. This question also has a critical modifier essential to the meaning of the sentence.

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I hope it clears your doubt,

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Re: Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2013, 07:17
tenaman10 wrote:
Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.

(A) arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and has become a World Heritage Site.
(B) it is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, and, as a result of this, has become a World Heritage Site.
(C) arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, it has become a World Heritage Site.
(D) it has become a World Heritage Site, and arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.
(E) is arguably the best-preserved medieval town in Scandinavia, a World Heritage Site.


+1 for C. Why D is wrong (in addition to what GMATPILL mentioned)
D) It has become a World Heritage Site, and (has become as verb understood) the best preserved medieval town in Scandinavia.

Makes no sense to me that how can a city become best preserved town. Present tense would have made sense here.
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Re: Visby is the largest city on the Swedish island of Gotland; [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2014, 11:31
Clear C!
Other options have obvious mistakes.

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