Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have : GMAT Sentence Correction (SC)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 21 Feb 2017, 06:23

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 22 Mar 2010
Posts: 61
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 1

Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Jul 2010, 07:30
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

58% (01:34) correct 42% (00:43) wrong based on 184 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess.”
(A) Based on accounts of various ancient writers
(B) Basing it on various ancient writers’ accounts
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
If you have any questions
New!
SVP
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1558
Followers: 19

Kudos [?]: 593 [0], given: 6

### Show Tags

21 Jul 2010, 08:14
Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess.”

(A) Based on accounts of various ancient writers - 'scholars' were not based on the accounts of varioius ancient writers. Rather, scholars used the accounts of various writers.
(B) Basing it on various ancient writers’ accounts - awkward and does not modify 'scholars'
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis - awkward
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used - awkward construction
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers - the modifier is corretly modifying 'scholars' which is placed immediately after the comma.
Manager
Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 128
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 71 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

21 Jul 2010, 08:22
I will go with E,

"using the accounts of various ancient writers" modifying scholors
Manager
Joined: 20 Nov 2009
Posts: 167
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 64

### Show Tags

22 Jul 2010, 08:01
The scholars used accounts of various...They were not based on, basing it on, etc
_________________

But there’s something in me that just keeps going on. I think it has something to do with tomorrow, that there is always one, and that everything can change when it comes.
http://aimingformba.blogspot.com

Director
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 916
Concentration: General Management, General Management
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.7
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 718 [1] , given: 322

Re: Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Aug 2013, 00:43
1
KUDOS
Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have painted a sketchy picture of the activities of an all-female cult that, perhaps as early as the sixth century B.C., worshipped a goddess known in Latin as Bona Dea, “the good goddess.”

(A) Based on accounts of various ancient writers (Scholars can't be based on various ancient writers , it is the action "have painted" which is based on accounts)
(B) Basing it on various ancient writers’ accounts ( Basing IT on .............. here IT(pronoun) refers to the action "have painted" which is wrong to the core as pronoun can ONLY REFER to NOUN or another PRONOUN)
(C) With accounts of various ancient writers used for a basis
Scholars DID something with accounts of various ancient writers --- It changes the meaning and it is wordy too.
(D) By the accounts of various ancient writers they used
Scholars didn't use the accounts of various ancient writers, they based their action on accounts of ancient writers.
(E) Using accounts of various ancient writers
Perfect as -ING modifier makes sense with the scholars as

Scholars DID something USING blah blah blah......

Uses of -ING.

(1). To modify a NOUN/PRONOUN
(2). To Modify VERB and VERB's subject
(3). Result of the main clause where main clause is considered as NOUN PHRASE

Cheers!
_________________

Rgds,
TGC!
_____________________________________________________________________
I Assisted You => KUDOS Please
_____________________________________________________________________________

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10617
Followers: 940

Kudos [?]: 207 [0], given: 0

Re: Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Nov 2016, 04:19
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Manager
Joined: 23 Jan 2016
Posts: 158
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 470

Re: Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Nov 2016, 14:00
I got this wrong. Difference between A and E is that 'Scholars' cannot be 'based on accounts of ancient writers'; grammar is correct, meaning isnt. Hence E - 'Using' meaningfully modifies 'Scholars'.

Oreo
Math Forum Moderator
Status: QA & VA Forum Moderator
Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 2415
Location: India
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 96

Kudos [?]: 695 [1] , given: 323

Re: Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Nov 2016, 11:49
1
KUDOS
OreoShake wrote:
I got this wrong. Difference between A and E is that 'Scholars' cannot be 'based on accounts of ancient writers'; grammar is correct, meaning isnt. Hence E - 'Using' meaningfully modifies 'Scholars'.

Oreo

The question has already been discussed here : based-on-accounts-of-various-ancient-writers-scholars-have-80746.html

Here is one of the best article from eGMAT on this OG question : https://e-gmat.com/blog/gmat-verbal/sen ... -modifiers

Hope you, find this useful...
_________________

Thanks and Regards

Abhishek....

PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS

How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only )

Re: Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have   [#permalink] 14 Nov 2016, 11:49
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have 3 09 Dec 2011, 15:29
4 Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have 5 10 Jan 2011, 23:37
Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have 2 27 Jun 2007, 16:26
Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have 3 25 Jun 2007, 21:39
Based on accounts of various ancient writers, scholars have 2 08 Apr 2007, 16:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by