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# A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra me

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choice A is correct
depending on work as a preposition working as an adverb.
A is correct.

in D, talent determines is not clear. which talent?
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This is simulation of yet another topic from the 1000SC series. One might be interested in seeing how MGMAT has reviewed it. The answer is D in that topic too.
https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... t1988.html
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RomiSingh wrote:
A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.
(A) A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.
(B) After graduating from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent, a male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(C) After graduating from college with a degree in music, a male musician’s talent will determine if he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(D) Talent determines whether a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(E) The talent of a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, will determine whether he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

whats wrong with B.
D changes the meaning, focus became talent.
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RomiSingh wrote:
A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.
(A) A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.
(B) After graduating from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent, a male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(C) After graduating from college with a degree in music, a male musician’s talent will determine if he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(D) Talent determines whether a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(E) The talent of a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, will determine whether he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

A:it isn't the degree that depends on the talent
B:the initial modifier must be immediately followed by the subject
D:
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RomiSingh wrote:
A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.
(A) A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.
(B) After graduating from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent, a male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(C) After graduating from college with a degree in music, a male musician’s talent will determine if he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(D) Talent determines whether a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(E) The talent of a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, will determine whether he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

whats wrong with B.
D changes the meaning, focus became talent.

(B) After graduating from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent, a male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

After graduating from college with a degree in music is a modifier that should modify the subject of the main clause - a male musician. In B, it nonsensically modifies another modifier depending on his talent, purely because of the placement of the 2nd modifier.

As a rule of thumb,
- 2 modifiers - subsequently placed, should not be modifying the main subject or the clause.
- A sentence starting with participial phrase, should immediately be followed by the main subject of the sentence

Hope it helps
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RomiSingh wrote:
A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.

(A) A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.

(B) After graduating from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent, a male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

(C) After graduating from college with a degree in music, a male musician’s talent will determine if he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

(D) Talent determines whether a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

(E) The talent of a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, will determine whether he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

MANHATTAN REVIEW OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

Choices A and B incorrectly imply that the degree in music depends on the talent of the musician. The modifier ‘depending on his talent’ is misplaced. C and E are incorrect as they imply the talent graduates from college. D is the correct answer.
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TheRzS wrote:
RomiSingh wrote:
A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.
(A) A male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher after he graduates from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent.
(B) After graduating from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent, a male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(C) After graduating from college with a degree in music, a male musician’s talent will determine if he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(D) Talent determines whether a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.
(E) The talent of a male musician, after graduating from college with a degree in music, will determine whether he can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

whats wrong with B.
D changes the meaning, focus became talent.

(B) After graduating from college with a degree in music, depending on his talent, a male musician can find a career as a solo performer, an orchestra member, or a music teacher.

After graduating from college with a degree in music is a modifier that should modify the subject of the main clause - a male musician. In B, it nonsensically modifies another modifier depending on his talent, purely because of the placement of the 2nd modifier.

As a rule of thumb,
- 2 modifiers - subsequently placed, should not be modifying the main subject or the clause.
- A sentence starting with participial phrase, should immediately be followed by the main subject of the sentence

Hope it helps
RzS

very helpful. I also marked B in first attempt.
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DivyaKnows The placement of the modifier in E implies that the TALENT graduated from college. "The talent, after graduating, will determine." In D, the modifier comes in the middle of "a male musician can find a career," so it correctly indicates that the musician graduated.

I should add that indicating the gender of the musician is odd and gratuitous. There's no reason for this to apply to males in particular. I'm assuming whoever rewrote this problem wanted to use "he" without any worries, but the GMAT wouldn't operate this way.
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