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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.
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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.
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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

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

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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
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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


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.
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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.....


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.
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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.

(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

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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, --> Verb tense coordinating - capitalized
(B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter --> illustrations coodinate nothing, Beatrix is the Doer. Ing-modifier after a comma modifies the preceding clause -> In her book illustrations + wrong verb tense again
(C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter --> correct structure 1st modifies Beatrix, 2nd (which) modifies the illustrations. Correct Verb Tense --> coordinated and capitalizedbut
(D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations --> Beatrix is not coordinated with narratives...rather illustrations
(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully coordinated them with her narratives and --> "in her book illustrations" is a prepositional phrase and it modifies Beartix here, it can not be the referent of THEM here.
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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.

(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

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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.
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(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
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My two Cents.
the takeaway from this question is that..Beatrix had already coordinated her illustrations........that is why book has been published.the process is still not happening.


One more cent from me:

We know that when two events in a sentence occurred at two different points of time in the past, we are generally required to use past perfect tense for the earlier event. Then why "coordinated" is not expressed in past perfect ("coordinated" occurred prior to "capitalized").

The answer is: we should use past perfect ONLY when we want to emphasize the sequence of the events and the sequence is not clear. Nonetheless, if the sequence is obvious, we often do not need to use past perfect. Another simpler example: I went to the supermarket and bought a pound of bread.
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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



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

D is unclear and clumsy
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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.
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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


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

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So After investing 1 lakh rupees and 4th revision of MGM SC,till I am unable to answer the question
Why,i have no answers....

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these 3 months are with job or without job...

Some says 2 hours is enough for a day....

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neither I nor my siblings will be around her to take care


Repeating the same thing n number of times or spending in lakhs is not a solution to get to the mark. Its about how correct your approach is.

I think you actually should talk to some experts before proceeding as you are not clear on the strategy.

Moreover, after the lines "I have already convey my mother that in your oldage if you fall ill,please have a 10-15 sleeping pills and die neither I nor my siblings will be around her to take care", I really think you should reach out to a counselor soon.

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I have 2 options holded,

C and D..I choose D but the answer is C..

why C..because no idea...the answer is C ,becoz i selected D..

apart from that i don' see any error..becoz i selected D...the correct choice C


D is incorrect because it has meaning issue. As I said before, you are not clear on the strategy.

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So After investing 1 lakh rupees and 4th revision of MGM SC,till I am unable to answer the question
Why,i have no answers....

Veritas,Princeton says that GMAT 700 can be cracked in 3 months..

these 3 months are with job or without job...

Some says 2 hours is enough for a day....

I have already convey my mother that in your oldage if you fall ill,please have a 10-15 sleeping pills and die
neither I nor my siblings will be around her to take care


Repeating the same thing n number of times or spending in lakhs is not a solution to get to the mark. Its about how correct your approach is.

I think you actually should talk to some experts before proceeding as you are not clear on the strategy.

Moreover, after the lines "I have already convey my mother that in your oldage if you fall ill,please have a 10-15 sleeping pills and die neither I nor my siblings will be around her to take care", I really think you should reach out to a counselor soon.

kolheanup wrote:
I have 2 options holded,

C and D..I choose D but the answer is C..

why C..because no idea...the answer is C ,becoz i selected D..

apart from that i don' see any error..becoz i selected D...the correct choice C


D is incorrect because it has meaning issue. As I said before, you are not clear on the strategy.

So, my dear friend, Do as I suggested above.


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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?

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Hi experts,

I have the same question as above, unfortunately, none explanation followed it.

genuinely want experts' explanation ?

thanks a lot
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The pronoun "them" is the problem in E. The usage of noun "illustrations" within a prepositional phrase, which is used in the same clause as the pronoun "them" is used is awkward. "Illustrations" should have been directly used rather than been referred by a pronoun.
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sayantanc2k wrote:
The pronoun "them" is the problem in E. The usage of noun "illustrations" within a prepositional phrase, which is used in the same clause as the pronoun "them" is used is awkward. "Illustrations" should have been directly used rather than been referred by a pronoun.


Hi sayantanc2k,
thanks so much for your explanation.

it is first for me to hear this .
would you please give me more examples?

thanks in advance
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Option E and the similar examples below are in fact senseless:
In my first class, I carefully attended it.
On the floor, the boy fell on it.
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SPLIT 1) VERB PARALLELISM. THE WORD "CAPITALIZED" GOES WITH COORDINATED AND NOT WITH "COORDINATING". A AND B ARE OUT.

SPLIT 2) MODIFIER. BEATRIX POTTER IS PUT AS IF SHE IS MODIFYING THE PREVIOUS PARTICIPLE. IN FACT, IT SHOULD BE THE ILLUSTRATIONS WHAT FOLLOWS THE FIRST PARTICIPLE, NOT BEATRIX. D IS OUT.

SPLIT 3) MODIFIER. IN E YOU GET PARTICIPLES (IN HER BOOK ILLUSTRATIONS) + PARTICIPLE (CAREFULLY COORDINATED THEM WITH..) + AND + 2ND VERB (CAPITALIZED). WE DONT EVEN HAVE A FIRST VERB AND YOU ARE ALREADY JUMPING TO A SECOND VERB. E IS OUT.

SPLIT 4) MODIFIER. YOU HAVE TWO MODIFIERS FOLLOWING EACH OTHER, NOT THE GMAT TYPE OF CORRECT ANSWER. A, B AND E ARE OUT.
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Split1) Modifier. the structure of the original sentence is as follows: Subject + ,modifier 1, + modifier 2 + verb...This is problematic because the subject and the verb are too far apart. Modifier 1 = prepositional phrase = does not clearly modify the noun in the preceding phrase (Breatrix), what is modifier 1 supposed to modify? = something that takes place within the illustration? => in this case the best way to say this is: Beatrix Potter capitalized, in her book illustrations => that would be more logical because modifier 1 is referring to Breatrix in the original sentence and that's a weird construction. Modifier 2 refers back to "book illustrations", also uses the pronoun "them" which is looking back to "book illustrations" => this is wrong because "book illustrations" is part of a prepositional phrase (in her book illustrations) which is referring to something else that is not clear what. Very confusing structure. If you have two modifiers one after the other, it should be extremely clear what they both are referring to, this is not the case in the original sentence. A, B and E have this issue.

Split 2) Meaning. The intended meaning of the sentence is: Beatrix Potter coordinated her illustrations and her narratives, she coordinated between the two. In D) it says : "Coordinated with her narratives, Potter, in her book" = this choice says that Beatrix Potter is coordinated with her narratives = wrong meaning.
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