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# A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing,

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A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(A) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(B) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, university-press books have won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950.
(C) Increasingly influential as a large sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(D) Since 1950, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards have gone to university-press books.
(E) Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on.

would E be correct if it were to be modified as follows ?
Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, has won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on.
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22 Oct 2006, 20:54
Straight B.

(A) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books. - misplaced modifier. OUT
(B) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, university-press books have won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950. - CORRECT.
(C) Increasingly influential as a large sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books. - misplaced modifier. OUT
(D) Since 1950, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards have gone to university-press books. - dangling modifier. OUT.
(E) Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on. - Since 1950 - from then on. Redundant. OUT
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23 Oct 2006, 05:16
Only B seems to make any sense. University-press books, I assume, is the name of a publishing house or something similar.
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07 Jan 2007, 11:56
B) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, university-press books have won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950.

Is 'university-press books' singular or plural?

sound like a name of the company to me hence singular then why use 'have' here?

BTW OA is B.
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08 Jan 2007, 09:23
buzzgaurav wrote:
Easy B. Typical modifier problem.

Are you convinced with the use of 'have' in 'B'? Is 'university-press books' a singular or a plural? To me it reads like a name of singular business entity...

I'm bit confused.
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08 Jan 2007, 19:33
asaf wrote:
buzzgaurav wrote:
Easy B. Typical modifier problem.

Are you convinced with the use of 'have' in 'B'? Is 'university-press books' a singular or a plural? To me it reads like a name of singular business entity...

I'm bit confused.

The plural "have" is coming here because of books. University press might be the name of the publinshing house.

If I rephrase the above to :
University-press books constitute a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing,

Here I can say that the "books" of University press constitute ....
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09 Jan 2007, 22:02
It is clear that university-press books is the large and increasingly influential sector of publishing. The answer choice that most properly presents this fact and the rest of the information in the original stem is B.
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Re: SC: National and American Book awards [#permalink]

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10 Jan 2007, 18:04
prude_sb wrote:
A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(A) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(B) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, university-press books have won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950.
(C) Increasingly influential as a large sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(D) Since 1950, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards have gone to university-press books.
(E) Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on.

would E be correct if it were to be modified as follows ?
Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, has won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on.

Definitely B. I think E is wrong because "from then on" is repetitive when used after "Since 1950" they trick you by putting a whole bunch of goobly gob in between. Also I think the disjointed nature of (E) is not good.
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11 Jan 2007, 02:54
But isn't "university-press books" a "sector of publishing"?

If yes, sector of publishing which is called university-press books HAS won?

From the other hand, E is not perfect also. Must be HAS WON and I also don't like FROM THEN ON
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Re: SC: National and American Book awards [#permalink]

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11 Jan 2007, 04:07
buckkitty wrote:
prude_sb wrote:
A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(A) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(B) A large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, university-press books have won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950.
(C) Increasingly influential as a large sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards since 1950 have gone to university-press books.
(D) Since 1950, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards have gone to university-press books.
(E) Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on.

would E be correct if it were to be modified as follows ?
Since 1950, university-press books, a large and increasingly influential sector of publishing, has won 20 percent of all the National and American Book awards from then on.

Definitely B. I think E is wrong because "from then on" is repetitive when used after "Since 1950" they trick you by putting a whole bunch of goobly gob in between. Also I think the disjointed nature of (E) is not good.

Good point with "from then on" didn't see it earlier

would it also be safe to say that "from then on" is too far away from what it's supposed to modify?
Re: SC: National and American Book awards   [#permalink] 11 Jan 2007, 04:07
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