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# As a result of this experience, he wrote a best-seller describing the

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As a result of this experience, he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later becomes a movie, winning accolades from both the public and from national and international critics.

a.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later becomes a movie
b.he writes a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later became a movie
c.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later became a movie
d.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, later becoming a movie
e.he writes a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, later becoming a movie

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13 Jan 2018, 14:02
devikeerthansr wrote:
As a result of this experience, he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later becomes a movie, winning accolades from both the public and from national and international critics.

a.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later becomes a movie
b.he writes a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later became a movie
c.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later became a movie
d.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, later becoming a movie
e.he writes a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, later becoming a movie

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A - present simple tense Becomes wrong
B - Writes - Wrong
C - Correct choice
D & E - Wrong modifiers
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14 Jan 2018, 08:03
Can anyone explain me why A B & C are wrong ?? I eliminated them because "Which" modifies inmates, creating ambiguity.
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Updated on: 14 Jan 2018, 11:45
C cannot be the answer.Not because which cannot modify a noun in distance but in this question which is not modifying best sellers.
A relative pronoun (like "that" and "which") can be used to modify the noun immediately before it, but it can also be used to modify a noun further away if the pronoun and the noun being described are separated by a prepositional phrase.
So in option C,which can modify harrowing life or the inmates but it can't modify the inmates.

And I believe this a poorly written question.

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Originally posted by techiesam on 14 Jan 2018, 08:21.
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14 Jan 2018, 09:51
I agree techiesam it confused me for a while to eliminate answers....

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14 Jan 2018, 10:46
Is E the answer for this question?

In A, B and C - which seems incorrect because it is modifying inmates (unintended).
In D and E, i'd prefer writes to wrote.

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14 Jan 2018, 11:28
Yes i think too....
E might be the answer,
Writes must be used instead of wrote..so
E is better option...

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14 Jan 2018, 11:33
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I agree techiesam it confused me for a while to eliminate answers....

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IMO -
Here Which is used as the subject of an independent clause, not as a modifier.
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14 Jan 2018, 11:41
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As a result of this experience, he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later becomes a movie, winning accolades from both the public and from national and international critics.

a.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later becomes a movie
b.he writes a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later became a movie
c.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later became a movie
d.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, later becoming a movie
e.he writes a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, later becoming a movie

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Correct answer must be (C) for the highlighted errors in other options...
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16 Jan 2018, 13:12
techiesam wrote:
C cannot be the answer.Not because which cannot modify a noun in distance but in this question which is not modifying best sellers.
A relative pronoun (like "that" and "which") can be used to modify the noun immediately before it, but it can also be used to modify a noun further away if the pronoun and the noun being described are separated by a prepositional phrase.
So in option C,which can modify harrowing life or the inmates but it can't modify the inmates.

And I believe this a poorly written question.

correct me if I'm wrong.

Dear techiesam,

I'm happy to respond.

Here's what I'll say. I agree that this is a low quality question. It has a gigantic underlined section yet it is testing only ridiculously simple verb-tenses. The author of this question was parroting the format of the GMAT SC but clearly was not the least bit aware of the high standards that the GMAT maintains. This question might provide a non-native speaker with some easy verb-tense practice, but it certainly is not going to prepare anyone for the GMAT.

Having said that, I don't think the modifier is a problem. A relative pronoun, such as "who," "that," or "which," normally touches the target noun, in accordance with Modifier Touch Rule. It's important to understand both that rule and its regular exceptions. My friend, you have an incomplete understanding of one of the major exceptions to the rule. It's not just that the modification can "jump over" prepositional phrases--in fact, the modifier-target noun relationship can jump over . Here, the entire phrase "describing the harrowing life of the inmates" can be understood as a vital noun-modifier, so it can legitimately come between the target noun and its modifying relative clause. There's no modification problem here.

Does all this make sense?
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17 Jan 2018, 10:11
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Why the answer D is wrong?

MinHuiii Both D and E are wrong because of the modifier usage. 'inmates, later becoming a movie' is ambiguous and can state that inmates later became a movie
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17 Jan 2018, 19:31
devikeerthansr wrote:
MinHuiii wrote:
Why the answer D is wrong?

MinHuiii Both D and E are wrong because of the modifier usage. 'inmates, later becoming a movie' is ambiguous and can state that inmates later became a movie

I don't get it.

Isn't the becoming modify the whole sentence?
The "which" can modify inmates (whether there is or isn't a comma )

That's why I think D is the right answer.
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18 Jan 2018, 08:14
mikemcgarry wrote:
techiesam wrote:
C cannot be the answer.Not because which cannot modify a noun in distance but in this question which is not modifying best sellers.
A relative pronoun (like "that" and "which") can be used to modify the noun immediately before it, but it can also be used to modify a noun further away if the pronoun and the noun being described are separated by a prepositional phrase.
So in option C,which can modify harrowing life or the inmates but it can't modify the inmates.

And I believe this a poorly written question.

correct me if I'm wrong.

Dear techiesam,

I'm happy to respond.

Here's what I'll say. I agree that this is a low quality question. It has a gigantic underlined section yet it is testing only ridiculously simple verb-tenses. The author of this question was parroting the format of the GMAT SC but clearly was not the least bit aware of the high standards that the GMAT maintains. This question might provide a non-native speaker with some easy verb-tense practice, but it certainly is not going to prepare anyone for the GMAT.

Having said that, I don't think the modifier is a problem. A relative pronoun, such as "who," "that," or "which," normally touches the target noun, in accordance with Modifier Touch Rule. It's important to understand both that rule and its regular exceptions. My friend, you have an incomplete understanding of one of the major exceptions to the rule. It's not just that the modification can "jump over" prepositional phrases--in fact, the modifier-target noun relationship can jump over . Here, the entire phrase "describing the harrowing life of the inmates" can be understood as a vital noun-modifier, so it can legitimately come between the target noun and its modifying relative clause. There's no modification problem here.

Does all this make sense?
Mike

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Thank you very much.You have taught me a very important lesson.Sir,can you give me a link of a question written by you,in which "which" modifies a far distant noun?
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18 Jan 2018, 18:31
techiesam wrote:
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Thank you very much.You have taught me a very important lesson.Sir,can you give me a link of a question written by you,in which "which" modifies a far distant noun?

Dear techiesam,

My friend, I'm happy to respond.

I'm sorry--I searched my files, and even though this would be an excellent feature to have in some practice question, I cannot locate a single question I have written in which the "which" is far from the target noun.

If you find such a question here on GMAT Club or in another source, you are more than welcome to ask for my help.

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19 Jan 2018, 13:50
devikeerthansr wrote:
As a result of this experience, he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later becomes a movie, winning accolades from both the public and from national and international critics.

a.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later becomes a movie
b.he writes a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later became a movie
c.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, which later became a movie
d.he wrote a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, later becoming a movie
e.he writes a best-seller describing the harrowing life of the inmates, later becoming a movie

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