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A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
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E it is. The others refer to books, not authors.
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B would have been a better choice but stem says ONE out of something which should refer to a singular.

Hence E.

Cane has been called ONE of the three best novels ever written by A BLACK AMERICAN - the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
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we are comparing novels, not authors, so the only options that do so here are B and E. Sthg tells me E is ackward, so I go with B.
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A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man


They are parallel. Hence E.

(E) for the same reasoning. Putting this one back up on the top of the board for the OA.
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Kc, where did you find the answer for this question? I'm asking you cause I still can't believe that the answer is not between B and E. I searched this site and two other forums claim B is the right answer.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... isible+man

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... isible+man
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OA from GMAT Prep is E
So В is incorrect
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A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man


Just stumbled over this OG Question and wondering what's wrong with B?

IMO it compares Books/Novels with Books/Novels since the expressions "Native Son" and "Invisible Man" are written in italics. So B is in my view superior because it is shorter and therefore more concise than E which is rightly parallel and comparing Novels with Novels.

The only thing which would make me go for E, is that it sounds more parallel than B. How to decide in this case? mikemcgarry Please :-)
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A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man


B have two errors

AmericanS, should be singular. more logic. plural is not logic.

including is worse than "the others". if we say some thing is in a group, we use including. if we say about the remaining part of the group, we use the others. HARD, VERY HARD, I CAN NOT DO THIS JOB IN TEST ROOM
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A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man


Just stumbled over this OG Question and wondering what's wrong with B?

IMO it compares Books/Novels with Books/Novels since the expressions "Native Son" and "Invisible Man" are written in italics. So B is in my view superior because it is shorter and therefore more concise than E which is rightly parallel and comparing Novels with Novels.

The only thing which would make me go for E, is that it sounds more parallel than B. How to decide in this case?




To clarify this, you have to see what is the including pointing to.

One of the three best novels by black Americans, including.

This implies that Cane includes the other two novels. This is plain wrong!!!

One of the three best novels by black Americans, the other being..

This clarifies that Cane is one and the other two are blah blah.

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A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man


1) a Black American vs Black Americans . Since the subject is referring to a book, which is singular, a black american is the right choice.
A&B are out.

2) The others is correctly referring to the books. So option C is out

3) Option E is correctly referring books.
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Choice B is a problem because of using the inappropriate ‘including’ whether with the dash or without the dash. If we mean to have the dash, as an adverbial modifier, it will wrongly modify the book ' 'Cane’ as Blackfoot has pointed out. If you use it without the dash, then it will absurdly refer to Black Americans that include two novels
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bb souvik101990 could you please explain usage of "being" here.

Asper my understanding, Being can be used either as Subject or continuous tense.
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A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man - the sentence makes it clear that you're comparing novels, not their authors ; their second half mistakenly mention the people themselves as part of the comparison.
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - (b) is not as parallel as (e), either. since the original says "jean toomer's cane", the others should also have the form "X's Y", not "Y by X".
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man - same as A
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man - same as A
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man - Correct

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A mixture of poems and short fiction, Jean Toomer’s Cane has been called one of the three best novels ever written by Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man.

A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man



A. Black Americans—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
incorrect because Americans should be American, also compares novel to authors
B. Black Americans—including Native Son by Richard Wright and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
incorrect because Americans should be American, parallelism is incorrect between first half of sentence and end of sentence, meaning of sentence with the word including- makes it seem like Cane includes the other two novels
C. a Black American—including Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
American is correct, including changes the meaning of the sentence and the parallelism is incorrect
D. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright, author of Native Son, and Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man
American is correct, compares novels to authors, parallelism is incorrect
E. a Black American—the others being Richard Wright’s Native Son and Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man
correct answer- American is singular, parallelism is correct, the comparison compares the novels
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