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# Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manusc

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Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that he would frequently make significant revisions weeks or even months later and that these preliminary ideas were included in much larger works that often underwent numerous revisions themselves.

A. Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that

B. Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on Beethoven’s early manuscripts, he had often created sketches of musical motifs to which

C. According to the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that

D. The analysis of musicologists focusing on the early manuscripts of Beethoven indicates that the composer would often create sketches of musical motifs to which

E. The analysis of musicologists who focused on the early manuscripts of Beethoven indicates the composer had often created sketches of musical motifs to which
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Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that he would frequently make significant revisions weeks or even months later and that these preliminary ideas were included in much larger works that often underwent numerous revisions themselves.

A Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that

B Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on Beethoven’s early manuscripts, he had often created sketches of musical motifs to which

C According to the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that

D The analysis of musicologists focusing on the early manuscripts of Beethoven indicates that the composer would often create sketches of musical motifs to which

E The analysis of musicologists who focused on the early manuscripts of Beethoven indicates the composer had often created sketches of musical motifs to which

Split 1: "based on" is wrong. There is an OG question that indicates that "a person based on a thing" is grammatically wrong. Eliminate A and B.

Split 2: The non-underlined has "and that". This is a hint for parallel structure. Thus, C and E are wrong.

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15 Jan 2018, 23:40
A-Beethiven doe not based on incorrect
B-same as A
C-correct
D-distorted meaning
E-incorrect tense indicates

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MAGOOSH OE:

Split #1: What exactly is "based on the analysis of musicologists"? What is based on this analysis, it is most certainly not Beethoven himself. The man was not based on academic analysis of any kind. In both (A) & (B), the "based on" clause modifies "Beethoven," and this construction is logically incorrect. Both (A) and (B) are incorrect.

Split #2: the idea expressed is that Beethoven made "significant revisions" to "musical motifs." The preposition "to" or "in" is idiomatically required in this context. The structure

"… musical motifs that he would frequently make significant revisions …"

is incorrect because it lacks one of these prepositions. (A) and (C) make this mistake. The correct structure is

"… musical motifs to which he would frequently make significant revisions …"

These two splits narrow things down to a choice of (D) & (E). In the formal language of the GMAT, there is a strong preference for retaining the word "that" at the beginning of a clause following a cognitive verb (know, say, argue, etc.) Here, the cognitive verb is "indicate," and the clause following must retain the word "that." Choice (E) drops the word "that," a quite colloquial and informal move. Choice (E) also has the unnecessary past perfect verb "had … created"; this is awkward, as the main verb is in the present tense. For these reasons, we can eliminate choice (E).

Choice (D) is the best answer.
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chesstitans wrote:
Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that he would frequently make significant revisions weeks or even months later and that these preliminary ideas were included in much larger works that often underwent numerous revisions themselves.

A Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that
B Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on Beethoven’s early manuscripts, he had often created sketches of musical motifs to which
C According to the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that
D The analysis of musicologists focusing on the early manuscripts of Beethoven indicates that the composer would often create sketches of musical motifs to which
E The analysis of musicologists who focused on the early manuscripts of Beethoven indicates the composer had often created sketches of musical motifs to which

D is the correct answer. Even on first go C looks to be lucrative but its wrong because of "that" which can act as subject of following clause or as connector.

Now coming down to D which looks to have changed the meaning in first go but if you will take a closer look then you will find that its "the composer would often create sketches ". So "The" here refers to specific composer and that is Beethoven.

B is incorrect because of it do have no possessive pronoun antecedent referring to "Beethoven's"

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chesstitans wrote:
Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that he would frequently make significant revisions weeks or even months later and that these preliminary ideas were included in much larger works that often underwent numerous revisions themselves.

A. Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that

"Beethoven" was not based on the analysis but "sketches of musical motifs were". INCORRECT

B. Based on the analysis of musicologists who focused on Beethoven’s early manuscripts, he had often created sketches of musical motifs to which

"Beethoven" was not based on the analysis but "sketches of musical motifs were". INCORRECT

C. According to the analysis of musicologists who focused on his early manuscripts, Beethoven often created sketches of musical motifs that

"Beethoven" was not according on the analysis but "creation of sketches of musical motifs were". INCORRECT

D. The analysis of musicologists focusing on the early manuscripts of Beethoven indicates that the composer would often create sketches of musical motifs to which

Correct

E. The analysis of musicologists who focused on the early manuscripts of Beethoven indicates the composer had often created sketches of musical motifs to which

"The analysis" did not indicate "the composer". We need "that" after indicates.
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