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New post 23 Aug 2019, 02:52
Hi,

I always get confused between the following.

XYZ, one of the greatest.....
XYZ, who was one of the greatest ......
XYZ is one of the greatest.

For eg:
Daniel Bernoulli, one/who was/is one of the greatest mathematicians of the 18th century and the father of modern hydrodynamics dedicated his life to pioneering work in astronomy and mathematical physics.

Given Daniel Bernoulli, one of the greatest..... is CORRECT, but I want to know why the rests are wrong and when to use them.

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New post 24 Aug 2019, 18:03
Hi shweta5
I am not sure whether you are referring to this question:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/born-and-raised-in-groningen-netherlands-the-life-of-daniel-bernoull-270261.html#p2092502

XYZ is one of the greatest.
this one is wrong because the sentence will be :
Daniel Bernoulli is one of the greatest mathematicians of the 18th century and the father of modern hydrodynamics dedicated his life to pioneering work in astronomy and mathematical physics.
In this case, the subject "Daniel" has a verb "is", leaving "dedicated with no subject to relate to.

XYZ, one of the greatest
XYZ, who was one of the greatest
both are right and can be equally used (in the context you suggested)
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New post 25 Aug 2019, 08:49
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Could you please share me the link, if any, for a detailed description of clauses & phrases & their usage?
It will be of much help :)
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J2S2019 wrote:
Mahmoudfawzy83

Could you please share me the link, if any, for a detailed description of clauses & phrases & their usage?
It will be of much help :)


In this playlist, the basics are discussed: (especially in 8,11,12,18,19,20,21,22,23) ---> just basics
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl_SEUnzNDIqMKDuyl4OJdesS1MzdxDTV

further step: see topics from verbal collection on GMATclub here related to modifiers:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-sentence-correction-encyclopedia-147357.html#p1182930

lastly, SC is more about practice. every rule have some exceptions and even these exceptions have some exceptions :lol: .
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New post 25 Aug 2019, 20:20
Mahmoudfawzy83 wrote:
J2S2019 wrote:
Mahmoudfawzy83

Could you please share me the link, if any, for a detailed description of clauses & phrases & their usage?
It will be of much help :)


In this playlist, the basics are discussed: (especially in 8,11,12,18,19,20,21,22,23) ---> just basics
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl_SEUnzNDIqMKDuyl4OJdesS1MzdxDTV

further step: see topics from verbal collection on GMATclub here related to modifiers:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/ultimate-sentence-correction-encyclopedia-147357.html#p1182930

lastly, SC is more about practice. every rule have some exceptions and even these exceptions have some exceptions :lol: .


:tongue_opt1 Lets check this out first. Thanks mate
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New post 27 Aug 2019, 09:08
XYZ is one of the greatest.
this one is wrong because the sentence will be :
Daniel Bernoulli is one of the greatest mathematicians of the 18th century and the father of modern hydrodynamics dedicated his life to pioneering work in astronomy and mathematical physics.
In this case, the subject "Daniel" has a verb "is", leaving "dedicated with no subject to relate to.

XYZ, one of the greatest
XYZ, who was one of the greatest
both are right and can be equally used (in the context you suggested)[/quote]


HI Mahmoudfawzy83,

I THINK : Daniel Bernoulli IS one of the greatest mathematicians of the 18th century and the father of modern hydrodynamics dedicated his life to pioneering work in astronomy and mathematical physics.

Dedicated refers to his and that to Daniel Bernoulli.
why is the sentence wrong den??
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