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28 Jun 2012, 11:56
+1 for C
A and B parallelism error.
D and E misplaced modifiers
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02 Jul 2012, 07:31
C for me too. the use of she, followed by subject beatrix potter makes the senternce clear

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02 Jul 2012, 11:17
Voted for C because

(A)
Main clause :
Beatrix Potter, [prepositional phrase], [verb-ing modifier] ,capitalized [on her keen observation and love] [of the natural world].

[in her book illustrations],[carefully coordinating them with her narratives],

subject: Beatrix Potter
verb: capitalized
verb-ing modifer: coordinating - modifies prepositional phrase [in her book illustrations] - i think that wrong. also "them" is wrong - refers to illustrations. I think it should refer to book.

(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
verb-ing modifer: coordinating - modifies prepositional phrase [in her book illustrations] - i think that wrong.

(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
subordinate clause "which she carefully coordinated with her narratives"
here "which"-> refers to "book"
subject: Beatrix Potter
verb: capitalized
correct

(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
Verb-ed modifer : "Carefully coordinated with her narratives" is modifying subject "Beatrix Potter" which is wrong.

(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and
Beatrix Potter
carefully coordinated them with her narratives. "them" - refers to ???
and
capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

Subject : Beatrix Potter
verb: coordinated & capitalized

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02 Jul 2012, 12:09
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Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives,
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and

I think its E. Correct modifier and past verbs for parallelism
'coordinated' and 'capitalized'

Even C resolved parallelism and avoids the ambiguous use of "them" in the sentence. Options A,B and E use "them" which is wrong.
Options D indicates that Potter was coordinated not her book
Also, in C "which" modifies illustrations correctly

Therefore C is the correct answer

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02 Jul 2012, 18:45
my take on the question...

Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, <-- tense error with coordinating
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter <-- again tense error with coordinating also sounds awkward
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter <-- OA
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations <-- "Carefully coordinated with her narratives" is fine, but what follows this clause should be "her book illustrations". Think about this... It is her book illustrations that are carefully coordinated with her narratives, not Beatrix Porter herself!
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and <-- addition of "them" makes sentence awkward

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22 Sep 2012, 23:59
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Good example to work with modification errors.

All answers except have clearly got modification errors.

Dont you think E is a fragment?

Beatrix Potter, In her book illustrations, (Verb required) carefully coordinated.....

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27 Sep 2012, 19:10
GetThisDone wrote:
Good example to work with modification errors.

All answers except have clearly got modification errors.

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04 Feb 2013, 10:33
Hello everybody!!
I'm looking this one on OG13, but I didn't understand why B is wrong... The OG says that phrase carefully coordinating illogically modifies the noun that immediately precedes it: book illustrations.
However in C is used which to modify book illustrations, so what is the difference between B and C?!
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Hi IanSolo,

This is one of those OG problems in which the explanation is not a good one and is confusing at best. B and C are close answer choices.

I guess you must have identified that C is clearly the best option without any ambiguity. But confused by the OG explanation.

Let us consider (B)

The clear error in (B) is them. If we take them as illustrations then the sentence would mean that Beatrix Potter coordinated "the book illustrations" in the book illustrations. This does not make any sense.

Moreover, even if you consider the phrase "coordinating them...." modifying the next clause "Beatrix Potter capitalized....". It contextually sounds illogical, Beatrix Potter cannot develop develop love for nature by coordinating her illustrations.

The not so good thing about this problem is that you can not generalize the error. You would be better off if you just remember it as a specific pattern of error on GMAT. Furthermore, this also one of these questions in which POE is not the best way to go. Just mark the clearly identifiable answer choice and move ahead.

Hope that helps,
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27 Jun 2013, 05:33
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Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives,
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and

The last sentence starts with the verb "capitalized on her..." Hence it should be preceded by the author, Beatrix Porter.

This reduces us to 2 options, B and C. "carefully coordinating [color=#ed1c24]them
" is undecisive whether it is referring to the books or to the illustrations in the book. (improper pronoun referencing). B is wrong,

Hence C

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27 Jun 2013, 06:13
ans:C --> No ambiguity and very clear.

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04 Jul 2013, 07:08
Does any1 observe a parallelism in the sentence. How is it not satified in D?
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05 Jul 2013, 01:28
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Does any1 observe a parallelism in the sentence. How is it not satified in D?

Hi subhojyoti.

There are two problems with D:

D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

1) "carefully coordinated.." should modify "book illustrations". However, there is "Beatrix Potter" in the middle, the Verb-ed modifier seems modify "Beatrix Potter". => The sentence is fragmented.

2) If you read carefully, you see there is NO comma after "in her book illustrations" ==> The sentence is quite not grammatical.: ....Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations capitalized..................

Hope it clears.
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08 Jul 2013, 01:01
Answer is C. Carefully co-ordinated with her narratives should modify Illustrations and not Beatrix Potter. So C is worded appropriately where Illustrations is modified. Also the use of which links the two elements.

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17 Jul 2013, 10:14
the main point tested in this question is adverbial "in the ilustrations"

the adverbial should be in the clause which is modified by the adverbial.

if we think this way, we will see that the adverbial is misplaced in many choices and C will appear more clearly.
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18 Sep 2013, 03:28
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potte

I agree that C has a correct placement of the modifiers, BUT it has a pronoun problem.

" her and she" do not have an obvious referent.

anyone can explain that part?????
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01 Nov 2013, 07:44
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162. Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.
(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives,
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and

As per OG in A & B How "carefully coordinating illogically modifies illustrations" ?
to modify illustration it should be followed by without a comma.

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Hi there,

Thanks for posting your query here.

In this sentence, since there is no clause preceding the verb -ing modifier, the phrase 'carefully coordinating them with her narratives' is modifying the prepositional phrase 'in her book illustrations'. Hence, the modification is illogical.

I hope this helps to clarify your doubt!

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Hi IanSolo,

This is one of those OG problems in which the explanation is not a good one and is confusing at best. B and C are close answer choices.

I guess you must have identified that C is clearly the best option without any ambiguity. But confused by the OG explanation.

Let us consider (B)

The clear error in (B) is them. If we take them as illustrations then the sentence would mean that Beatrix Potter coordinated "the book illustrations" in the book illustrations. This does not make any sense.

Moreover, even if you consider the phrase "coordinating them...." modifying the next clause "Beatrix Potter capitalized....". It contextually sounds illogical, Beatrix Potter cannot develop develop love for nature by coordinating her illustrations.

The not so good thing about this problem is that you can not generalize the error. You would be better off if you just remember it as a specific pattern of error on GMAT. Furthermore, this also one of these questions in which POE is not the best way to go. Just mark the clearly identifiable answer choice and move ahead.

Hope that helps,
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I like C here
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07 Jan 2014, 02:47
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162. Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.
(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives,
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and

C) the inessential clause creates no problem, actually it's even using past participle which is in accordance to "capitalized", and all other options have a bunch of errors. So C is correct.

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