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# A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was

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A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

B. it was only the second that an American woman published

D. the second one only that an American woman published

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by pqhai on 04 Nov 2013, 19:18, edited 1 time in total.
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I dont think C could be right even if E was not there.
If I am right C would make it a run on sentence. what you ppl think?

The "only" position shift changes the meaning of the original setences. so "C" is out.

( I am posting some one's beautiful explanation below:
"The following sentences should make the meaning differences clear:

Only Linda ate the pizza today. (Nobody else; only Linda.)
Linda only ate the pizza today. (Linda didn't cook it or buy it; she only ate it.)
Linda ate only the pizza today. (Linda didn't eat anything else today; only pizza.) Linda ate the only pizza today. (There was only one pizza, and Linda ate it.)
Linda ate the pizza only today. (Linda didn't eat the pizza yesterday or before; only today; OR, Linda didn't eat the pizza until today.)
Linda ate the pizza today only. (Linda didn't eat the pizza yesterday or before; only today.)
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03 Oct 2007, 20:57
"E"

A and B are out. "it" is unclear

C and D is awkward and I do not like the use of "one"

E seems clear and concise.
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03 Oct 2007, 21:00
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

B. it was only the second that an American woman published

D. the second one only that an American woman published

by parsing the sentence, i was able to deduce the answer to E

A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770s, the first book by a Black woman and only the second published by an American woman
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03 Oct 2007, 21:55
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

B. it was only the second that an American woman published

D. the second one only that an American woman published

E.
A, B are out immediately since we need ||ism
"only" in E is the only one that make sense. C indicates that it is the second one that only published by...
D is awkward.
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03 Oct 2007, 22:58
Between 'A' & 'E'.

E more concise and direct then 'A'
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19 May 2008, 01:33
I agree that E is the answer. But, if it were not one of the choices, is there anything wrong with C???
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27 May 2008, 09:19

B. it was only the second that an American woman published

D. the second one only that an American woman published

A &B use "it", which doesnt refer back to the book at all.

C&D change the meaning of the sentence thus E seems fine.
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27 May 2008, 18:18
I dont think C could be right even if E was not there.
If I am right C would make it a run on sentence. what you ppl think?
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09 Aug 2010, 03:01
+1 for E.

Thanks rishi2377 for explanation

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09 Aug 2010, 10:43
great explanation by x2suresh. E for me too.
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17 Jul 2011, 04:05
C is wrong, because "ONLY" should be palaced just before the words it is meant to modify!. we often place ONLY before the verb, but this palcemnt is generally wrong. (ref: MGMAT, 4edition,2009, page 161)
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27 Dec 2011, 00:37
Guys, please make sure you underline/bold the "incorrect portion" of the sentence..it makes the work a lot easier!!
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05 Dec 2012, 07:29
A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

B. it was only the second that an American woman published

D. the second one only that an American woman published

Solution:

COMMA + AND + Clause rules out the options A and B.
The position of ONLY changes the intended meaning of the sentence, so the options C and D are out.
Example:
"only published by an American woman" means that American woman has done the work of publishing, which is not the intended meaning of the sentence.
Option D has done almost the same mistake.
The correct option, E, has maintained all the grammatical rules;therefore, E is the correct option.
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26 Jul 2013, 05:16
gmatisnothard wrote:
A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

B. it was only the second that an American woman published

D. the second one only that an American woman published

Solution:

COMMA + AND + Clause rules out the options A and B.
The position of ONLY changes the intended meaning of the sentence, so the options C and D are out.
Example:
"only published by an American woman" means that American woman has done the work of publishing, which is not the intended meaning of the sentence.
Option D has done almost the same mistake.
The correct option, E, has maintained all the grammatical rules;therefore, E is the correct option.

COMMA + AND + Clause doesn't rule out an option, it is optional.. As per my learning, pls correct me if am wrong..
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02 Aug 2013, 02:54
Very easy question.. solved in 7 secs
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04 Nov 2013, 12:57
A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

Incorrect Parallelism - There is no verb in the first half of the sentence
the first book by a Black woman
and

Also "IT" has no antecedent.

B. it was only the second that an American woman published

Same issue with parallelism as with option A ( i.e the second half of sentence after "and" has a verb WAS , whereas the first half doesnt.
The "IT" here is fine though. It adheres to one of the standard usage/format of "IT"(IT is so x THAT y - IT is so windy THAT she could barely even walk - am not good with appropriate analogies) wherein "IT" doesn't have to stand for an antecedent. Option A does not adhere to this , hence "IT" in option A is an issue, whereas "IT" in B is fine, as far as associating it with an antecedent is concerned. It is wrong due to other reasons though , as already stated .

As above posters have mentioned , the position of only changes the meaning

D. the second one only that an American woman published

Issue with parallelism . ----
the first book by a Black woman
AND
the second one only that an American woman published

Position of "Only" changes meaning , as in option C

CORRECT
Note proper parallelism ---
the first book by a Black woman
AND

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26 Aug 2014, 04:40
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley, a slave, was published in the 1770s, the first book by a Black woman and it was only the second published by an American woman.

B. it was only the second that an American woman published

D. the second one only that an American woman published

Why is A wrong ? A collection of 38 poems by Phillis Wheatley,a slave, was published in the 1770s, the first book by a Black woman and[u] it was only the second published by an American woman

Here it refers to collection which is a single entity. The sentence correctly sustains the parallelism. Experts kindly assist
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