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# With just several quick strokes of the pen, the monkeys were

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25. With just several quick strokes of the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
(A) the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics

(B) the artist sketched the monkeys, capturing their antics

(C) the artist captured the antics of the monkeys, sketching them

(D) the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics

(E) the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

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02 Sep 2006, 05:31
I think the answer is (B). A is absurd because it is passive and also is not parallel. "Them" in C could refer to anyone making the construction unclear. E is passive and D is not parallel.
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02 Sep 2006, 06:02
Mahidhar wrote:
I think the answer is (B). A is absurd because it is passive and also is not parallel. "Them" in C could refer to anyone making the construction unclear. E is passive and D is not parallel.

Additionally, this is a modifier SC. Monkeys can't write
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02 Sep 2006, 06:09
GMATT73 wrote:
Mahidhar wrote:
I think the answer is (B). A is absurd because it is passive and also is not parallel. "Them" in C could refer to anyone making the construction unclear. E is passive and D is not parallel.

Additionally, this is a modifier SC. Monkeys can't write

Yup, B seems like the best answer here for the same reasons.
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02 Sep 2006, 08:40
B is the best of the lot i agree.And it is the answer.
but isnt the phrase capturing their antics wrong.Shouldn't it be THUS capturing their antics or something along those lines
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02 Sep 2006, 22:45
sangarelli wrote:
but isnt the phrase capturing their antics wrong.Shouldn't it be THUS capturing their antics or something along those lines

This is a typical modifier SC.

How about inverting the sentence in B:

Capturing their antics with just several quick strokes of the pen, the artist captured the antics of the monkeys.

It makes sense now???
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20 Jun 2007, 13:42
ps_dahiya wrote:
sangarelli wrote:
but isnt the phrase capturing their antics wrong.Shouldn't it be THUS capturing their antics or something along those lines

This is a typical modifier SC.

How about inverting the sentence in B:

Capturing their antics with just several quick strokes of the pen, the artist captured the antics of the monkeys.

It makes sense now???

I also picked B. However, capturing their antics is separated by a comma and is a dependent clause that cannot stand alone. any insights?
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05 Sep 2007, 10:19
bmwhype2 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
sangarelli wrote:
but isnt the phrase capturing their antics wrong.Shouldn't it be THUS capturing their antics or something along those lines

This is a typical modifier SC.

How about inverting the sentence in B:

Capturing their antics with just several quick strokes of the pen, the artist captured the antics of the monkeys.

It makes sense now???

I also picked B. However, capturing their antics is separated by a comma and is a dependent clause that cannot stand alone. any insights?

particpial phrase modifying the noun, artists.
05 Sep 2007, 10:19
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