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While working at Zoo, Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.

(A) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.

(B) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby.

(C) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree.

(D) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby.

(E) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree.

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Originally posted by chetan2u on 18 Jun 2016, 07:06.
Last edited by carcass on 01 Jul 2016, 01:22, edited 1 time in total.
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While working at Zoo, Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(1) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby. -- says Michelle climbing a tree ; incorrect modifier
(2) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby. -- same as A; incorrect modifier
(3) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree. -- grammatically correct but meaning differs from intended
(4) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby. -- climbing and carrying correctly refers to monkey ; OA
(5) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree. -- Again Climbing refers to Michelle , incorrect modifier
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New post 18 Jun 2016, 09:21
The answer should be D.

(1)Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby. - It looks like Michelle is climbing a tree
(2) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby. - that is not right here
(3) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree. - It looks like Michelle is carrying a baby
(4) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby. - Right
(5) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree. - Baby is climbing a tree
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chetan2u wrote:
While working at Zoo, Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(1) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(2) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby.
(3) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree.
(4) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(5) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree.


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As per concise sentence structure , D seems to be correct.

As per meaning C seems to be correct.
confused :shock: :?:

other options have modifier/reference issue.
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Will go with (D)

(C) changes the intended meaning of the sentence though grammatically correct , it states that Michelle was carrying a baby , but the original sentence tries to state that the monkey was carrying a baby.

Will love to know the OE for this one... :-D
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[quote="Abhishek009"]Will go with (D)

(C) changes the intended meaning of the sentence though grammatically correct , it states that Michelle was carrying a baby , but the original sentence tries to state that the monkey was carrying a baby.

Will love to know the OE for this one... :-D[/quote}


yes you are right, initially i thought Michelle was carrying a baby and she saw monkey climbing the tree.

assuming that GMAt sentences are not just ordinary , I will go with D because Michelle was working in the zoo ......she should't be carrying the baby :lol: :idea:
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New post 18 Jun 2016, 23:10
I will also go for D

climbing a tree and carrying a baby should modify monkey and these two modifiers should come immediate after the noun i.e monkey and that too without "," as use come will make the modifier modify Michelle rather than monkey.
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chetan2u wrote:
While working at Zoo, Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(1) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(2) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby.
(3) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree.
(4) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(5) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree.


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+1 for D.

Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
Perfect parallelism.(Climbing and Carrying)
Perfect meaning.(Michelle saw monkey climbing..)
No ambiguity.
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chetan2u wrote:
While working at Zoo, Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(1) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(2) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby.
(3) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree.
(4) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(5) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree.



Hi,

the Q tests on Modifier and VERB+ing modifier in particular..
Verb+ING modifier modifies te preceding noun and with COMMA, it modifies the previous clause and the SUBJECT of the preceding clause..


here C and D are correct grammatically..
However C changes the meaning of the sentence.
D is correct and concise both grammaticaly and meaning wise
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While working at Zoo, Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.

(A) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(B) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby.
(C) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree.
(D) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby. - Correct
(E) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree.
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While working at Zoo, Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(1) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(2) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby.
(3) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree.
(4) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(5) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree.

Not getting why the answer is d :(
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While working at Zoo, Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(1) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(2) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby.
(3) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree.
(4) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(5) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree.

Not getting why the answer is d :(

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D is correct

A. incorrect
,+V+ing modifiers wrongly used...

B incorrect
same error as A and also violates parallelism

C changes the intended meaning

D Correct

E incorrect

Ving modifier error...



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mikemcgarry wrote:
shonakshi wrote:
While working at Zoo, Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(1) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(2) Michelle saw a monkey, climbing a tree and that carried a baby.
(3) Michelle, carrying a baby, saw a monkey climbing a tree.
(4) Michelle saw a monkey climbing a tree and carrying a baby.
(5) Michelle saw a monkey with a baby, climbing a tree.

Not getting why the answer is d :(

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I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, once again, I am going to ask you to spell out explicitly what you understand and what you do not understand about this question, in accordance with this blog article:
Asking Excellent Questions
I will also say that this is a self-made question by a user, so it is not the highest quality question. This is not a particularly GMAT-like question in a variety of ways.

Does all this make sense?
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I agree with mikemcgarry.

I admire the effort to produce verbal quesions. That say, is a lot more difficult to craft verbal ones than quant ones.

However, you should be really careful especially with the tags. They identify unequivocally a question when a student performs a search on the board. As such, this is not a medium/upper level i.e. 600/700 level. So we need to be careful when tagging a question.

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