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# Camille Claudet SC problem

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Hello,

Can you please explain to me how to quickly narrow down answer choices in this problem to arrive at the correct answer. Thanks!

Camille Claudet worked continuously through the 1880's and early 1890's with the sculptor Auguste Rodin; since there are very few signed works of hers, the inescapable conclusion seems to be one of Claudet conceiving and executing part of Rodin's enormous production of that period.

a. inescapable conclusion seems to be one of Claudet conceiving and executing part of Rodin's enormous production of that period

b. conclusion of Claudet conceiving and executing part of Rodin's enormous production of that period seems inescapable

c. conclusion seems inescapable that part of Rodin's enormous production of that period was conceived and executed by Claudet

d. conclusion of part of Rodin's enormous production of that period having been conceived and executed by Claudet seems inescapable

e. seemingly inescapable conclusion is that Claudet would have conceived and executed part of Rodin's enormous production of that period.
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07 Oct 2010, 04:54
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The use of present participles conceiving and executing as presented in A and B is rather awkward for an event that was supposed to have happened more than a century ago.
D is equally inadmissible in that it uses the passive voice having been conceived and executed. Finally that Claudet would have conceived and executed part of Rodin’s enormous production of that period as in E, is bordering more on certainty rather than on plausibility. This leaves only C, and hence must be the best of the lot, although it might have been still better if the statement was made in active voice. Nevertheless the best.
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03 Jan 2011, 17:43
Camille Claudet worked continuously through the 1880's and early 1890's with the sculptor Auguste Rodin; since there are very few signed works of hers, the inescapable conclusion seems to be one of Claudet conceiving and executing part of Rodin's enormous production of that period.

a. inescapable conclusion seems to be one of Claudet conceiving and executing part of Rodin's enormous production of that period
may be correct if C was not a choice
b. conclusion of Claudet conceiving and executing part of Rodin's enormous production of that period seems inescapable
conclusion of Claudet conceiving .... is awkward
c. conclusion seems inescapable that part of Rodin's enormous production of that period was conceived and executed by Claudet
no flaws in this and sounds good.
d. conclusion of part of Rodin's enormous production of that period having been conceived and executed by Claudet seems inescapable
having being makes it wordy
e. seemingly inescapable conclusion is that Claudet would have conceived and executed part of Rodin's enormous production of that period.
alters the meaning
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02 Dec 2014, 02:24
daagh wrote:
The use of present participles conceiving and executing as presented in A and B is rather awkward for an event that was supposed to have happened more than a century ago.
D is equally inadmissible in that it uses the passive voice having been conceived and executed. Finally that Claudet would have conceived and executed part of Rodin’s enormous production of that period as in E, is bordering more on certainty rather than on plausibility. This leaves only C, and hence must be the best of the lot, although it might have been still better if the statement was made in active voice. Nevertheless the best.

Hi Daagh,
i narrowed down to C and E on this. But isn't C in the passive voice and i think, we are supposed to avoid passive on the GMAT. please confirm 7 days to the exam.
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13 Sep 2015, 21:23
Hi arnabs

One very obvious problem with E is in the construction "seemingly inescapable conclusion". Seemingly is an adverb (because of same old -ly) so it should modify inescapable (adverbs can modify anything except noun). However, with the meaning of sentence, seemingshould modify conclusion[n].
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15 Sep 2015, 01:58
daagh wrote:
The use of present participles conceiving and executing as presented in A and B is rather awkward for an event that was supposed to have happened more than a century ago.
D is equally inadmissible in that it uses the passive voice having been conceived and executed. Finally that Claudet would have conceived and executed part of Rodin’s enormous production of that period as in E, is bordering more on certainty rather than on plausibility. This leaves only C, and hence must be the best of the lot, although it might have been still better if the statement was made in active voice. Nevertheless the best.

why
would have done
in E
is wrong,

pls, explain
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14 Apr 2018, 03:02
Great question!! E is wrong because seemingly and would have done are redundant. Damn it!! I missed this point.
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14 Apr 2018, 20:20
is a pattern which is not familiar with me/us. but if we focus on meaning before going to hard grammar point, we can see that "would have conceived" in e is incorrect.

so, meaning focus is our saver, and it make us not have to remember many idiom seldomly used.
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24 Apr 2018, 17:51
Pre-thinking - Any thing after ';' must be a full sentence. Here two clauses are combined. First is dependent clause as it is started with since, SV pair is there. Post ',' it must be independent clause, another SV pair with independent meaning.

a. inescapable conclusion seems to be one of Claudet conceiving and executing part of Rodin's enormous production of that period --- Main essence of this sentence is conclusion seems to be something. What is something? "one of Claudet conceiving and executing part of Rodin's enormous production of that period." --- this part should have another verb. "one of Claudet" --- this does not make sense.

b. conclusion of Claudet conceiving and executing part of Rodin's enormous production of that period seems inescapable ---- Meaning is Conclusion of Something seems inescapable. 'conceiving and executing' is modifying part. I don't like the meaning of it at all.

c. conclusion seems inescapable that part of Rodin's enormous production of that period was conceived and executed by Claudet --- Meaning : a part of rodin's production was done by Camille. meaning and grammar is all right.

d. conclusion of part of Rodin's enormous production of that period having been conceived and executed by Claudet seems inescapable --- again making conclusion out of something else.

e. seemingly inescapable conclusion is that Claudet would have conceived and executed part of Rodin's enormous production of that period. --- I have almost select this option and then i saw 'would have'. inescapable and would have makes it redundant. Would have will change the meaning too.
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24 Apr 2018, 17:55
For a detail understanding of would have, could have and should have
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