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Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.


(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.

(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

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Originally posted by noboru on 18 Aug 2009, 11:19.
Last edited by Bunuel on 13 May 2018, 10:05, edited 2 times in total.
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noboru wrote:
82. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.
(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.


He is extremely modest so he has no trust to himself so that his poetry will not be published although he is gifted . I hope this helps.
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(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

can be considered, but c is even better

(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.

and with his poetry remaining unpublished- sentence looks incomplete
(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

correct option

(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

awkward usage
(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
being a gifted- is awkward , does not make sense
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He is extremely modest so his poetry will not be published.

Choice C
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C is a better option than A because in C it is explicitly mentioned that he is the one who is not publishing the poetry .In C it can be taken for example that the publishing company is not publishing his poetry .Hope this helps .
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Active or passive comparison works between two sentences that have same intended meaning. Here, C is changing the meaning of original sentence. I can't say which one is the intended meaning of the sentence.

I don't think, in any of GMAT questions, either of the potentially correct options can change the actual meaning of actual sentence, although best option makes it more explicit in meaning and grammatically correct besides removing any redundant word.

I have seen so many 1000-series questions with disputed answers that I am loosing my trust from these questions.
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Diff bxn A & C : is in the latter half

(A) .............he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished = Parallelism broken

(C) ..............he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry = Parallelism Intact

C : He is modest.......... AND...........He will not publish = Parallelism scores

Thuc C outweighs A.
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noboru wrote:
82. Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.
(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.
(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.
(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.




Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

Correct answer will be (C)

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"C (over A)

look at although, a contrast, …he is good,

Although he is good, his poems are unpublished

Although he is good, he will not publish his poems

Both are OK (equally good);

Now look at this,

Although he is good, he is too modest and his poems are unpublished

Although he is good, he is too modest and he will not publish his poems

clearly, the 2nd option makes more sense here.
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Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished

(A) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.


(B) Although he is as gifted, if not more gifted, than many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and with his poetry remaining unpublished.

(C) Although he is as gifted as, if not more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.


(D) Despite his being gifted, if not more gifted than his colleagues, he is extremely modest and will not publish his poetry.

(E) Being a gifted as, or more gifted than, many of his colleagues, he is extremely modest and his poetry is unpublished.

Let us take this short route to solve this question. Look at the construction:

Although he is X, he is also Y, and (therefore) he will not do Z. The part after the conjunction 'and' should be one that he himself does. Therefore, we can safely remove, e A, B and E. Between C and D, we can simply kick out D for using 'being' as a modifier. C remains.
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