It is currently 22 Sep 2017, 06:46

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 900

Kudos [?]: 857 [0], given: 322

Concentration: General Management, General Management
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.7
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Premium Member
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Apr 2014, 22:35
My query might be illogical but here it is.

In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter

Option (B). what is the issue?

'In her book illustrations' is a prepositional phrase and we can't modify the SUBJECT inside the prepositional phrase. So, what I perceived from the sentence is that

'carefully coordinating them with her narratives' modifies Beatrix Potter and 'In her book illustrations' also modifies Beatrix Potter.

However, it is the placement of PP that is too far from what it modifies.

Can anyone comment on this since per the OE from OG

B Phrase carefully coordinating... illogically
modifies the noun that immediately
precedes it: book illustrations; Potter, not the
illustrations, did the coordinating.
_________________

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

Kudos [?]: 857 [0], given: 322

2 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 1219

Kudos [?]: 1623 [2], given: 116

Location: India
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Premium Member
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Apr 2014, 22:24
2
This post received
KUDOS
Hi TGC.,

In option B, there are two modifiers following each other and they both modify Beatrix Potter and this can be confusing and so it is better to avoid such a strcuture.

In the right answer choice "C", "which she carefully coordinated with her narratives" modifies "In her book illustrations" and "in her book illustrations" modifies "Beatrix Potter" and so structure is much clearer.
_________________

Did you find this post helpful?... Please let me know through the Kudos button.

Thanks To The Almighty - My GMAT Debrief

GMAT Reading Comprehension: 7 Most Common Passage Types

Kudos [?]: 1623 [2], given: 116

8 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 03 Feb 2013
Posts: 942

Kudos [?]: 1036 [8], given: 548

Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.88
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Reviews Badge
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Apr 2014, 07:00
8
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
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

Meaning: BP capitalized on her keen observation and love of natural world in her book illustrations by carefully coordinating illustrations with her narratives.

POE:
In Option A) The modifier "carefully coordinating them with her narratives" is modifying "book illustrations" as if the book illustrations are coordinating with her narratives.

Option B) Same issue as above.

Option D) "Carefully coordinated with her narratives" -> After the verb-ed modifier, we have "Beatrix Potter". It seems as if the BP is the result of coordination.

Option E) The cause and effect is removed by making it as a list.

Option C) is correct
_________________

Thanks,
Kinjal
My Debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267.html#p1449379
My Application Experience : http://gmatclub.com/forum/hardwork-never-gets-unrewarded-for-ever-189267-40.html#p1516961
Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/kinjal-das/

Please click on Kudos, if you think the post is helpful


Last edited by kinjiGC on 15 May 2016, 21:16, edited 1 time in total.

Kudos [?]: 1036 [8], given: 548

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 900

Kudos [?]: 857 [0], given: 322

Concentration: General Management, General Management
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.7
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Premium Member
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jun 2014, 21:15
Can anyone explain below OE taken from OG for option (A):

A The participial phrase does not clearly
modify the noun in the preceding phrase;
use of the present progressive form of the
verb confuses the sequence of time with
respect to the past tense of the main verb
capitalized.

_________________

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

Kudos [?]: 857 [0], given: 322

Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 04 Apr 2013
Posts: 5

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 27

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2014, 20:10
egmat wrote:
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! :-)

Regards,
Meghna


Hi Meghna,

Can the verb -ing modifier - 'carefully coordinating them with her narratives' modify the clause that follows it - 'Beatrix Potter capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world'

Thank you!

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 27

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 May 2013
Posts: 89

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 51

Concentration: General Management, International Business
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GPA: 4
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Sep 2014, 16:11
sagarsabnis wrote:
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


Here is my 2 cents on this topic.
(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, >> This is wrong because this ,+verbing modifier modifies then entire clause not just the preceding noun, there is no clause preceding this modifier.
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter >>> Same as above.
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter >>> This is correct
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations >>> Illogical modification.
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and >> Illogical modification.

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 51

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 May 2013
Posts: 89

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 51

Concentration: General Management, International Business
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GPA: 4
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Sep 2014, 16:22
siddharthismu87 wrote:
GetThisDone wrote:
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.....


I do not think it is a fragment ; coordinated is a verb. The real problem is noun pronoun agreement error.
As per option E the sentence reads as follows:
Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narrative and capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

The real problem is that the pronoun "them" does not have a clear antecedent. The rule is subject pronoun should refer to a subject noun and object pronoun should refer to an object noun. Here them which is an object pronoun in the main clause seems to refer to "her book illustrations" which is object of prepositional modifier and not a part of main clause. That is why it is incorrect.

It will be great if some expert can validate my explanation.

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 51

Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 24 Mar 2010
Posts: 113

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 105

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Sep 2014, 07:13
sagarsabnis wrote:
162. Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and


I chose C, but I still don't get why option E is wrong. This is how I read (E):

Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, did 2 things (because "and" is used here instead of ", and" --> she did 2 things):
1 - carefully coordinated them (book illustrations) with her narratives
2 - capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world

Could you please help to explain, egmat and other experts?

Million thanks to you!

_________________

Start to fall in love with GMAT <3

Kudos [?]: 127 [0], given: 105

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10172

Kudos [?]: 253 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jan 2015, 11:14
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.

Kudos [?]: 253 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 12 Apr 2015
Posts: 13

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 41

GMAT 1: 520 Q44 V17
GMAT 2: 650 Q47 V33
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jul 2015, 01:52
egmat wrote:
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! :-)

Regards,
Meghna


The word coordinating is not just after the comma. carefully is in between. Is the rule for verbing preceded by a comma applies ?

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 41

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10172

Kudos [?]: 253 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jul 2015, 08:29
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.

Kudos [?]: 253 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: one month left...
Joined: 21 Jul 2015
Posts: 5

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 17

Location: China
Concentration: Accounting, Finance
GPA: 3.65
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jul 2015, 05:29
Baten80 wrote:
gmatspider wrote:
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, Verb parallelism
(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 Modifies Beatrix Potter
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and --- Pronoun reference/ comma should be preceded by "and".No reference to "Them" if in her book illustrations is removed.

Correct answer is C


This is good explanation than that of official guide.


I do not understand the explanation for E provided by OG. Luckily, this explanation is better. Thanks

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 17

Intern
Intern
avatar
Status: one month left...
Joined: 21 Jul 2015
Posts: 5

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 17

Location: China
Concentration: Accounting, Finance
GPA: 3.65
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jul 2015, 05:43
LucyDang wrote:
sagarsabnis wrote:
162. Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world.

(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and


I chose C, but I still don't get why option E is wrong. This is how I read (E):

Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, did 2 things (because "and" is used here instead of ", and" --> she did 2 things):
1 - carefully coordinated them (book illustrations) with her narratives
2 - capitalized on her keen observation and love of the natural world

Could you please help to explain, egmat and other experts?

Million thanks to you!


Hi, I am a green hand in GMAT. But I do really love discussing problems with people, so let me try to articulate the E. Maybe my understanding or explanation is wrong. But I would be delighted to discuss with u guys.
I think the biggest problem in E is the pronoun-"them". In other words, if we want to use pronoun, there must be an object(reference) before the pronoun. Meanwhile, there are two noun before the "them",1. Beatrix Potter, 2. illustrations. Also "them" is used to indicate the plural noun, in this case is the "illustrations", however, it does not make sense if you think about the meaning of the sentence.

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 17

Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 07 Nov 2015
Posts: 22

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 19

Location: China
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V37
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Nov 2015, 00:03
(A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives,
Potter is too far from the verb "capitalize"
the verb "coordinate" happened in the illustrations, wrong
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
the verb "coordinate" happened in the illustrations, wrong
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter
correct
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
Potter is "coordinated", wrong
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and
Potter is too far from the verb "capitalized", inferior to C

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 19

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2011
Posts: 46

Kudos [?]: 61 [0], given: 51

Location: United States
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Feb 2016, 18:23
sagarsabnis wrote:
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



1. her narratives should modify or touch Beatrix Potter
2. illustrations is modified correctly by which

D is unclear and clumsy

Kudos [?]: 61 [0], given: 51

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 09 Feb 2015
Posts: 370

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 194

Location: India
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 690 Q49 V34
GPA: 2.8
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Feb 2016, 11:07
According to me,Pronoun is not an issue in this Sentence.
them only can refer to illustrations... Carefully coordinating narratives with narratives doesn't make much sense to me.
On the other hand there is a modifier placement issue. Verb-ing Co-ordinating preceded by a comma needs a clause that it can modify or the head of the next clause .
In this case it doesn't make sense that it modifies BEatrix . Hence C is right.

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 194

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Always try to face your worst fear because nothing GOOD comes easy. You must be UNCOMFORTABLE to get to your COMFORT ZONE
Joined: 15 Aug 2014
Posts: 359

Kudos [?]: 78 [0], given: 472

Concentration: Marketing, Technology
GMAT 1: 570 Q44 V25
GMAT 2: 600 Q48 V25
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Jun 2016, 09:24
sagarsabnis wrote:
OG16 SC121

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


does 'illustrations' name of the book? If yes can Options A,B,E eliminated for SV agreement error!

Please explain
_________________

"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” - Eric Thomas

I need to work on timing badly!!

Kudos [?]: 78 [0], given: 472

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Verbal Expert
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3139

Kudos [?]: 3090 [1], given: 22

Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jun 2016, 03:05
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
smartguy595 wrote:
sagarsabnis wrote:
OG16 SC121

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


does 'illustrations' name of the book? If yes can Options A,B,E eliminated for SV agreement error!

Please explain


No, if it were the book title, then the first letter would be uppercase - "Illustrations".

Kudos [?]: 3090 [1], given: 22

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10172

Kudos [?]: 253 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2016, 10:54
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.

Kudos [?]: 253 [0], given: 0

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 23 Jan 2016
Posts: 17

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 18

Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2016, 10:55
This was difficult for me



Hmm still dont get it I just made a strong guess and picked the right choice

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 18

Re: Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully   [#permalink] 01 Aug 2016, 10:55

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5   6    Next  [ 108 posts ] 

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
13 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, mehulsayani 14 29 May 2017, 02:34
OG13 Q104. 162. Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, tcsing 9 14 Jan 2013, 22:43
12 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully umeshpatil 18 12 Jul 2017, 09:08
11 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully badplanner 21 21 Feb 2016, 14:02
1 Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully Jasonlu1981 3 19 Jan 2016, 00:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.