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With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over $1 Billion. A)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over$1 Billion
B)J.K. Rowling is estimated to be worth over $1 Billion C)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth more than$1 Billion
D)J.K. Rowling's net worth is estimated to be over $1 Billion E)J.K. Rowling has had income worth over$1 Billion
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08 Sep 2012, 08:03
Modifying phrase should correctly modify the author, which is not the case with A,C & D.

E changes the meaning, leading to B - the final answer.
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08 Sep 2012, 10:00
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Modifying phrase should correctly modify the author, which is not the case with A,C & D.

E changes the meaning, leading to B - the final answer.

But doesn't "J.K. Rowling is estimated to be worth over $1 Billion" sound odd? I mean how can J.K. Rowling worth$1 Billion??
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friend29 wrote:
Modifying phrase should correctly modify the author, which is not the case with A,C & D.

E changes the meaning, leading to B - the final answer.

But doesn't "J.K. Rowling is estimated to be worth over $1 Billion" sound odd? I mean how can J.K. Rowling worth$1 Billion??

The final fight is between B & E becasue rest of them have modifier issue.
B -> correct idiom - estimated to be...
E -> has had - incorrectly used.

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08 Sep 2012, 19:24
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With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over $1 Billion. A)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over$1 Billion
B)J.K. Rowling is estimated to be worth over $1 Billion C)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth more than$1 Billion
D)J.K. Rowling's net worth is estimated to be over $1 Billion E)J.K. Rowling has had income worth over$1 Billion

With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books - This is talking about author of the Book, so the JK Rowling need to follow.

Correct Answer by POE is B though it looks weird. Not a GMAT type question.
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08 Sep 2012, 20:01
Whats wrong with option E.

According to B - j.k. rowling is worth of 1 billion. Sounds weird

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Whats wrong with option E.

According to B - j.k. rowling is worth of 1 billion. Sounds weird

There is only one action verb. So why we need a perfect tense.
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09 Sep 2012, 14:26
B is definitely the answer, but slightly off topic, I am pretty sure Harry Potter consisted of 7 books, not 10 :D
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17 Dec 2016, 08:16
Hi expert,
I opt for option D with the following 2 reasons.

1)IMO,a person can't be worth.
Can we quantify person as in the correct choice?
Given that Joe has his asset worth $5 billion,we can say Joe worth$5 billion?

2)In option E,the use of present perfect is not to point out a particular event occurs before the other,but to indicate that this event started in the unspecified time in the past.
Is my understanding incorrect?
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Hi expert,
I opt for option D with the following 2 reasons.

1)IMO,a person can't be worth.
Can we quantify person as in the correct choice?
Given that Joe has his asset worth $5 billion,we can say Joe worth$5 billion?

2)In option E,the use of present perfect is not to point out a particular event occurs before the other,but to indicate that this event started in the unspecified time in the past.
Is my understanding incorrect?

The problem with option D is that "With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books" should refer to J.K.Rowling, not his net worth. Option B is the best of the lot - though it should be clear that a person's work is worth some value, in absence of other grammatically correct sentence, it is acceptable to state that the person himself is worth some value (because of his work).
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Hi sayantanc2k,
Sorry I mean E not D.It is a typo,my bad.
Could you please elaborate more on the tense of choice E?
If it is to illustrate that JKR has income,sometime in the pass,worth that much,is it correct?
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No second thought while choosing option B as the answer. As "success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books" should refer to J.K.Rowling, not his net worth.
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sleepynut wrote:
Hi sayantanc2k,
Sorry I mean E not D.It is a typo,my bad.
Could you please elaborate more on the tense of choice E?
If it is to illustrate that JKR has income,sometime in the pass,worth that much,is it correct?

In option E the verb "to have" is used in present perfect. The meaning implied is that JKR had income worth over \$1 Billion at some point of time in the past, and the effect of having that income is still there - this meaning is not intended.

If the intended meaning were that JKR had income at some point in the past, simple past tense would be appropriate.
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