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# With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books,

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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, 10:58
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friend29 wrote:
Modifying phrase should correctly modify the author, which is not the case with A,C & D.

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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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. Intern Joined: 12 Aug 2012 Posts: 23 Location: United States Concentration: Strategy, General Management GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V41 WE: Project Management (Manufacturing) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 36 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 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. Manager Joined: 03 Jul 2012 Posts: 139 GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V36 GPA: 3.9 WE: Programming (Computer Software) Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 92 [0], given: 16 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Sep 2012, 10:00 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?? Senior Manager Joined: 15 Jun 2010 Posts: 368 Schools: IE'14, ISB'14, Kellogg'15 WE 1: 7 Yrs in Automobile (Commercial Vehicle industry) Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 368 [0], given: 50 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Sep 2012, 19:24 mehulsayani wrote: 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. _________________ Regards SD ----------------------------- Press Kudos if you like my post. Debrief 610-540-580-710(Long Journey): http://gmatclub.com/forum/from-600-540-580-710-finally-achieved-in-4th-attempt-142456.html Senior Manager Joined: 18 Sep 2009 Posts: 360 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 436 [0], given: 2 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Sep 2012, 20:01 Whats wrong with option E. According to B - j.k. rowling is worth of 1 billion. Sounds weird please explain Senior Manager Joined: 15 Jun 2010 Posts: 368 Schools: IE'14, ISB'14, Kellogg'15 WE 1: 7 Yrs in Automobile (Commercial Vehicle industry) Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 368 [0], given: 50 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Sep 2012, 20:40 TomB wrote: Whats wrong with option E. According to B - j.k. rowling is worth of 1 billion. Sounds weird please explain There is only one action verb. So why we need a perfect tense. _________________ Regards SD ----------------------------- Press Kudos if you like my post. Debrief 610-540-580-710(Long Journey): http://gmatclub.com/forum/from-600-540-580-710-finally-achieved-in-4th-attempt-142456.html Senior Manager Joined: 26 Jul 2010 Posts: 359 Location: European union Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 41 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J. [#permalink] ### Show Tags 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 GMAT Club Legend Joined: 01 Oct 2013 Posts: 10528 Followers: 918 Kudos [?]: 203 [0], given: 0 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Oct 2016, 00:00 Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. Manager Joined: 29 Oct 2016 Posts: 92 Concentration: Finance, Economics GMAT 1: 620 Q50 V24 GRE 1: 314 Q167 V147 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 437 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 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? Verbal Expert Joined: 14 Dec 2013 Posts: 2328 Location: Germany Schools: HHL Leipzig GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47 Followers: 353 Kudos [?]: 1476 [0], given: 20 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Dec 2016, 20:32 sleepynut wrote: 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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21 Dec 2016, 02:58
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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