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Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust.

A. Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

B. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity’ a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, and said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

C. Although it has realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity' in tribute to India's first Home Minister, and billed to be the world's tallest statue, saying that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

D. Billed to the tallest memorial in the world, and targeting the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', in a tribute to India's first Home Minister, the ruling United Front said that the opposition Party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

E. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front targeting the opposition Democratic Party over the party's alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first Home Minister, said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

OA: E
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A. This a fragment with two verbs for the same subject, but improperly conjugated by a comma
B. same as A
C. Realization happened at a particular time in the past; hence the use of present perfect ‘has realized’ is wrong.
D.Wrong modification
E.Correct Choice

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13 Dec 2015, 02:19
A. Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust - Incorrect - Subject is missing for the highlighted part in red.

B. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity’ a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, and said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust - Incorrect - Modifier Error

C. Although it has realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity' in tribute to India's first Home Minister, and billed to be the world's tallest statue, saying that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust - Incorrect - Similar to option A

D. Billed to the tallest memorial in the world, and targeting the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', in a tribute to India's first Home Minister, the ruling United Front said that the opposition Party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust - Incorrect - Meaning error

E. Although it realized late, the ruling United Front targeting the opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first Home Minister, said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust - Correct - No errors

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13 Dec 2015, 05:50
This question was relevant before May 2014. I wonder whether those not familiar with Indian politics can make out much.

Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust.

A. Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust --- The ruling United Front blamed, ….. said that --- This is a comma splice.

B. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity’ a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, and said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust --- 1. The first ‘its’ refers to the ruling United Front and the second ‘its’ refers to the Democratic Front, a phenomenal error. 2. A tribute is an appositive modifier and hence has to be separated by a comma from the modified noun. 3. Billed to be the world’s tallest should modify the statue and not the Minster.

C. Although it has realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity' in tribute to India's first Home Minister, and billed to be the world's tallest statue, saying that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust –1. ‘has realized’ is a tense error 2. In tribute and billed –The first is a prepositional modifier and the second is a participle modifier; unparallel.

D. Billed to the tallest memorial in the world, and targeting the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', in a tribute to India's first Home Minister, the ruling United Front said that the opposition Party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust – 1. ‘Billed to the tallest’ seems like a typo; still it is an error. 1. The modified for the adjectival modifier ‘Billed to the…’, is ‘the ruling United Front’ – a modifier issue.

E. Although it realized late, the ruling United Front targeting the opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first Home Minister, said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust -- Yes; this seems to be correct choice from grammar angle; Still rare to see a modifier running larger than what it tries to modify.
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13 Dec 2015, 06:23
Choice E misses the clause...........that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel

Though E seems to be grammatically correct. The another problem in Choice E is that it changes the meaning of the original sentence, saying that the ruling part realized late to target the opposition democratic party and definitely, this is not the intended meaning.

In choice B, billed to be the world's tallest correctly modifies the statue not minister. Only problem I see in choice B is the second 'its' in second clause of the sentence.

Also the sequence of events in choice B i.e. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, is also correct and retains the original sentence meaning.
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Updated on: 13 Dec 2015, 22:39
1. If the modifier ‘billed to be the tallest’ has to refer to the statue along with the other modifier 'a tribute to teh Home Minister, then it has to be compounded with a conjunction ‘and’ between Minister and billed. 'B' lacks that conjunction.

Also, a tribute is a noun phrase, while 'billed ....' is a participial phrase. They are unparallel.

As admittedly, in B, yet again there are other so many other substantial flaws that make it unfit to be a correct choice. One can’t see GMAT accepting, leave alone multiple errors, even any one of them in the correct choice.
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Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust.

A. Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

B. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity’ a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, and said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

C. Although it has realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity' in tribute to India's first Home Minister, and billed to be the world's tallest statue, saying that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

D. Billed to the tallest memorial in the world, and targeting the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', in a tribute to India's first Home Minister, the ruling United Front said that the opposition Party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

E. Although it realized late, the ruling United Front targeting the opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first Home Minister, said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

Although, It took a lot of time for me to figure out the answer and I'm still doubtful regarding the pronoun ambiguity which refers to both the parties here.
The main aspect behind the question construction is misplaced modifier.
The portion "billed to be the world's tallest" must modify or define 'Statue of Unity’ to give intended meaning.
Only choice E involves the correct placement of modifier.
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Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust.

oh man..now this is a tough tough SC...took me 3 mins to solve it...

let's understand the meaning:
UF realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart SP.
UF blamed the main opposition (DP) over its alleged attempts to appropriate P's legacy
how to appropriate? by constructing SoU - this is a tribute to India's first HM. this tribute was billed to be the world's tallest monuments.
UF said that opposition's attempts would bite the dust.

with this understanding, let's identify the errors and proceed with the POE.

A. Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust
Although introduces a subordinate clause - thus, it needs to have a subject and a verb. realizing is neither.
modifier - billed to be the world's tallest - placement of the modifier makes it ambiguous. is it referring to statue of unity or to the first home minister?
UF blamed - long modifier, said - verbs not properly connected.
A is out.

B. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity’ a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, and said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust
same modifier placement error (billed etc)

C. Although it has realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity' in tribute to India's first Home Minister, and billed to be the world's tallest statue, saying that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust
almost picked this one - but HAS realized made me reconsider. so clearly tense error.
way too many IT - isn't it? :D
IN TRIBUTE to - changes the meaning.
attempts to appropriate P's legacy by constructing the Statue of Unity, which is a tribute.
and billed - should refer to statue of unity..but it seems to be parallel with the verb blamed - so incorrect.
saying - ing incorrect.
UF blamed opposition by saying that the opposition's attempts would bite the dust? sounds illogical.
UF blamed opposition for smth, and as a result said smth.. - again illogical.

D. Billed to the tallest memorial in the world, and targeting the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', in a tribute to India's first Home Minister, the ruling United Front said that the opposition Party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust
noun modifier + noun modifier - well..such construction is never preferred, unless the second modifier modifies the first one. Nevertheless, the entity that is being modified - never appears after the modifiers.
statue is a tribute - in a tribute - same meaning error as in C.

E. Although it realized late, the ruling United Front targeting the opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first Home Minister, said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust
although + subject+verb - ok.
statue of unity - a monument and a tribute - modifiers properly connected and placed.
looks like this one is without flaws.
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Hi,

How come option E be the correct answer? This option did not mention the whole phrase 'it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel'. So this option did not mention 'what United Front realized late?". I guess B should be the correct ans taking all considerations.
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01 Nov 2016, 19:20
Hi - I believe the question (at least in part) is testing whether you recognize that the descriptor "billed to be the world's tallest" needs to be directly next to where the monument is mentioned. I believe that only happens in choice E ("constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest")
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I think the options are wrong for more than one reason.

A. Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

--> A phrase set of by pair of commas should modify the closest noun. (Experts please suggest if this is correct). By this, a statue can never be a tribute. "By constructing a statue" can be a tribute then "," is redundant.

B. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity’ a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, and said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

--> Error from 1. as well as three phases starting with 1. a tribute 2. billed 3. ,and said- becomes parallel because of addition of ",and" and these phrases describe about statue , but 3rd phrase actually is not in parallel but a different clause itself.

C. Although it has realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity' in tribute to India's first Home Minister, and billed to be the world's tallest statue, saying that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

--> Error from 1 & 2 is resolved by adding "in tribute to"
But ", and" is required for more than 2 cluases to be in parallel. Here we have only 2 clauses. So either "," or "and" not both.

D. Billed to the tallest memorial in the world, and targeting the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', in a tribute to India's first Home Minister, the ruling United Front said that the opposition Party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

--> Verb-ed modifer should modify statue.. Straight wrong.

E. Although it realized late, the ruling United Front targeting the opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first Home Minister, said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust.

--> Although phrase correctly modifies the ruling front.
Statue is described as a monument and fitting tribute.
correct meaning- ruling front..... targeting opposition... said that ......

Hope it helps..
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Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust.

A. Although realizing late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, said that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

B. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity’ a tribute to India's first Home Minister, billed to be the world's tallest, and said that opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

C. Although it has realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front blamed the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity' in tribute to India's first Home Minister, and billed to be the world's tallest statue, saying that the opposition party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

D. Billed to the tallest memorial in the world, and targeting the main opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', in a tribute to India's first Home Minister, the ruling United Front said that the opposition Party’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

E. Although it realized late, the ruling United Front targeting the opposition Democratic Party over its alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first Home Minister, said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust

My take :

A: Although realizing <something>, the ruling party blamed ... ,<ERROR> said that ... - AND must precede "said" . INCORRECT
B : Although it realized <something> , the ruling United Front blamed ... Home Minister, <ERROR> billed to be the world's tallest,... - Home Minister is being modified. INCORRECT
C : Although <something> the ruling party blamed and <ERROR> billed .. - List is incorrect. INCORRECT
D : Billed to the tallest memorial <ERROR> - Not logical. INCORRECT
E : Correctly modifies and gives the intended meaning.
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I think the challenge would be to read the entire sentence in all the options with the given time frame.

E looks best among all other options

The problem with E is the faulty use of the pronoun "it". The first "it" refers to "the United Front"; then "its" refers to "Democratic party". Moreover the part "failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel" is missing from this option. Hence option E cannot be the OA.

However option B also contains the same pronoun error mentioned above.

Option E has been modified to take care of these issue.
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can anyone explain to me exactly why BILLED TO BE THE WORLD'S TALLEST part in option A is wrong?

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The modifier "billed to be the world's tallest" touches "India's first Home Minister", wrongly modifying the same - "billed to be the world's tallest" should refer to the statue, not to the home minister.
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Hello - in E it say 'realized late' meaning past tense for the first clause, but then goes on to say 'the ruling United Front targeting the opposition..' which is present tense. Besides the fact targeting to my native ear sounds completely wrong, how is E not wrong based on the mismatch between past/present tenses above?

Thanks!

First: "targeting" is not a verb, it is a present participle modifier referring to "United front". The verb is "attempts".

There is no rule that different tenses cannot be used in the same sentence. Compare with the following:
Although I realized yesterday evening that I am not prepared for my exam, I am not studying today morning, and even I shall go for a movie today afternoon.
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E. Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel, the ruling United Front targeting the opposition Democratic Party over the party's alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first Home Minister, said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust
mdacosta wrote:
Hello - in E it say 'realized late' meaning past tense for the first clause, but then goes on to say 'the ruling United Front targeting the opposition..' which is present tense. Besides the fact targeting to my native ear sounds completely wrong, how is E not wrong based on the mismatch between past/present tenses above?
Option E is riddled with errors (there are at least 4). And yes, targeting has been incorrectly used in E, as without a comma before targeting, the sentence is saying that there is a specific ruling United Front. That's clearly unexpected from a meaning perspective.

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First: "targeting" is not a verb, it is a present participle modifier referring to "United front". The verb is "attempts".
I'm sure you'd agree that both attempts are nouns. The verb for the ruling United Front is actually said. The participle has been used in a restrictive sense, and therefore cannot provide us with the correct meaning.
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Hi,
Please correct me, if I am wrong in understanding Option E .
Here
Clause 1 -Although it realized late that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel,
clause 2 - the ruling United Front targeting the opposition Democratic Party over the party's alleged attempts to 'appropriate' Patel's legacy by constructing the 'Statue of Unity', a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first Home Minister, said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust.

the structure of cl2 - the ruling United front targeting x (the opposition .......minister) said that opposition’s attempts would ultimately bite the dust.
targeting - modifying Unitef Front , said - is the main verb of United front
a monument billed to be the world's tallest and a fitting tribute to India's first minister - both modifying 'Statue of Unity'
attempt is verb for subject he opposition Democratic Party

please tell me if i m wrong some where .. and what is the best approach to solve these type of lengthy problems.
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E is said to be riddled with some errors. Let's work on them now.
1. Targeting is said to be present tense. First thing, it is not a verb to indicate a tense. It is a present participle and is called as verbal in grammar, one that is supposed to be tenseless. Umpteen instances in OG have used present participles in actual past tense conditions.
2. Targeting is said to have been used in a restrictive sense without a comma before and is taken to be clearly unexpected from a meaning perspective. However, I do vouch that the restriction on the present participle is a deliberate one to narrow down to a specific United Front headed a major party that ruled the country at that particular time. Please note that the words United Front are capitalized and therefore it is a proper noun and not referring to any run of the mill generic united fronts, in which no one will capitalize the words.
Second, if there were a comma used before the participle, what would it have modified? Certainly not the United Front. Rather, it would have modified the previous clause's action namely the UF's (United Front's) late realization, meaning that the realization was targeting. Does it make any sense?
3. The use of 'its' for the Democratic Party(DP). Of course, it seems like a glaring error on the look of it since in one context the pronoun 'it' refers to the UF while in different context the 'its' seems to refer to the Democratic Party. Yes. It is so. However, lets' go one a step ahead and look at it from a logical point of view. If 'its' were to refer to the UF's alleged attempts to appropriate Sardar Patel's legacy, what logic is that where the UF alleges its own attempts. Isn't it better that we let 'its' to refer to the DP's attempts rather that the UF's? Since substantive flexibility is allowed in the use of a pronoun, why would anyone grudge it as a Himalayan blunder?
4,. The glaring error in option E is the inadvertent dropping of the modifier "that it had failed to honor its own stalwart Sardar Patel'. But does that in any way intrude in the critical reasoning of our decision points?
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