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Drawing on her roots in a society that has a strong tradition of story-telling and oral renditions of the past, Indian writer Suniti Namjoshi incorporates many types of literature into her writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as European sources.

A. writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as
B. writing: historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and
C. writing: these include historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and
D. writing, which includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian as well as
E. writing that includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian and

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The algorithm to solving this problem is:

1. Both --- as well as--- is wrong; eliminate A and D;
2. Lack of parallelism in correlative conjunction; both --- and; eliminate E.
3. Use of demonstrative pronoun ‘these’ is inappropriate – eliminate C

Tick on B;
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Drawing on her roots in a society that has a strong tradition of story-telling and oral renditions of the past, Indian writer Suniti Namjoshi incorporates many types of literature into her writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as European sources.

Colon -> Provides examples or separation of noun phrases in a list (Examples).

A.writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as
1) As Colon itself introduces examples, we don't require "including".
2) both X and Y. Always we need to use "and" with both.

B.writing: historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and
Correct

C.writing: these include historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and
As Colon itself introduces examples, we don't require "these include".

D.writing, which includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian as well as
1) types -> plural and should take plural verb
2) both X and Y. Always we need to use "and" with both.

E.writing that includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian and

1) Types can include and not writing so that should refer to types. types -> plural and should take plural verb
2) both X and Y. if X = "from Indian" then we need to repeat "from" for Y as well

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05 Aug 2014, 11:34
Something is not right in the question, the underline part should continue to "as well as"
Otherwise, B, C and E are wrong - as the sentence would look like - .......Indian and well as European sources. In that case, between A and D, A seems better.

But if the underlined part is writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as then B is correct.
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Drawing on her roots in a society that has a strong tradition of story-telling and oral renditions of the past, Indian writer Suniti Namjoshi incorporates many types of literature into her writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as European sources.

Correct idiom is both X and Y, in which X and Y must be parallel.

A.writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as -- idiom error
B.writing: historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and -- this one is fine... describing types of writings in list.
C.writing: these include historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and -- error highlighted.
D.writing, which includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian as well as -- idiom error
E.writing that includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian and -- parallelism error.
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05 Aug 2014, 21:47
Hey CS2209

I cross checked the question. The question is correct and the underlined text does continue to "as well as", as it is currently available. The OA is B.

cs2209 wrote:
Something is not right in the question, the underline part should continue to "as well as"

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cs2209 wrote:
Something is not right in the question, the underline part should continue to "as well as"
Otherwise, B, C and E are wrong - as the sentence would look like - .......Indian and well as European sources. In that case, between A and D, A seems better.

But if the underlined part is writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as then B is correct.

it is a custom that when BOTH is used it has to be "BOTH a AND b"

NOT "BOTH A as well as B"

its a basic error concentrating on the usage of the word BOTH

hope it helps!
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Hey CS2209

I cross checked the question. The question is correct and the underlined text does continue to "as well as", as it is currently available. The OA is B.

cs2209 wrote:
Something is not right in the question, the underline part should continue to "as well as"

I think the first time i saw the question in this thread, "as well as" was not underlined. That's what confused me. But if "as well as" is underlined, then yes B is the correct answer
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Drawing on her roots in a society that has a strong tradition of storytelling and oral renditions of the past, Indian writer Suniti Namjoshi incorporates many types of literature into her writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nuresy rhymes from both Indian as well as European sources.

A writing: including historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as.
B writing: historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and.
C writing: these include historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and.
D writing, which includes historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as.
E writing that includes historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and.

Please explain why and, above all, what kind of SC error type is this (I presume is a modifier or idioms error).

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10 Jan 2016, 13:50
Hi pepo,

The OA for this this question is B.

Please, first search for the question before posting any question.

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10 Jan 2016, 14:39
RAHKARP27071989 wrote:
Hi pepo,

The OA for this this question is B.

Please, first search for the question before posting any question.

Thanks and Regards,
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Well what you say is correct. However, giving an insight to the student is not wrong. Moreover, we could gain benefits from both discussions.

Back to the question: is not wrong eliminate 2 or 3 choices based on idiom, in such case both X and Y is the right one, but this is rigid approach to study for the gmat. Sure, idioms come in handy but they are only one tool in your arsenal.

Notice that the part NOT underlined contains the word incorporates. From this all the choices have the word include/s; this makes B the only possible answer. This is the fastest approach to the question.

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10 Jan 2016, 14:50
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RAHKARP27071989 wrote:
Hi pepo,

The OA for this this question is B.

Please, first search for the question before posting any question.

Thanks and Regards,
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Well what you say is correct. However, giving an insight to the student is not wrong. Moreover, we could gain benefits from both discussions.

Back to the question: is not wrong eliminate 2 or 3 choices based on idiom, in such case both X and Y is the right one, but this is rigid approach to study for the gmat. Sure, idioms come in handy but they are only one tool in your arsenal.

Notice that the part NOT underlined contains the word incorporates. From this all the choices have the word include/s; this makes B the only possible answer. This is the fastest approach to the question.

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Hi carcass,

You are absolutely correct that we could gain benefit from both discussions, but what I feel is creating multiple thread has few shortcomings.

1) If multiple user come across the same question which they have already done and mark the answer correctly then its difficulty level gets reduced and due to this its difficult to analyse the difficulty.

2) If a person has already shared his/her opinion on a particular question then he/she feel reluctant to share the the opinion again.

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Drawing on her roots in a society that has a strong tradition of story-telling and oral renditions of the past, Indian writer Suniti Namjoshi incorporates many types of literature into her writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as European sources.

Colon -> Provides examples or separation of noun phrases in a list (Examples).

A.writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as
1) As Colon itself introduces examples, we don't require "including".
2) both X and Y. Always we need to use "and" with both.

B.writing: historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and
Correct

C.writing: these include historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and
As Colon itself introduces examples, we don't require "these include".

D.writing, which includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian as well as
1) types -> plural and should take plural verb
2) both X and Y. Always we need to use "and" with both.

E.writing that includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian and

1) Types can include and not writing so that should refer to types. types -> plural and should take plural verb
2) both X and Y. if X = "from Indian" then we need to repeat "from" for Y as well

I picked answer E, but it wasn't clear where the mistake where. Thanks to your explanation I have understood that when using BOTH we have to repeat the word coming after (Both from X and from Y - or from BOTH X and Y).
Then, I didn't spot the the sentence talks about types (plural) while answer choice E use the singular.

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ans is B. but about the errors in D and E --
"writing, which includes" -- doesn't it refer to writing rather than types of literature (non restrictive clause but still defines the preceding noun)
same with E "writing that" - modifies writing not the types of literature.

would appreciate if anybody can confirm/deny/have comments on what i said.
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ans is B. but about the errors in D and E --
"writing, which includes" -- doesn't it refer to writing rather than types of literature (non restrictive clause but still defines the preceding noun)
same with E "writing that" - modifies writing not the types of literature.

would appreciate if anybody can confirm/deny/have comments on what i said.

Yes, your understanding is absolutely right.

Moreover there is a parallelism error in E.

The correct idiom is both X and Y - X and Y must be parallel

In option D (BOTH from Indian AND European...):
X = FROM Indian
Y = European (FROM missing.)

The parallelism would be correct if FROM were outside the BOTH....AND construction:

FROM both Indian and European ...correct.
both FROM Indian and FROM European...correct.
both FROM Indian and European...wrong.
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16 Aug 2016, 04:36
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The algorithm to solving this problem is:

1. Both --- as well as--- is wrong; eliminate A and D;
2. Lack of parallelism in correlative conjunction; both --- and; eliminate E.
3. Use of demonstrative pronoun ‘these’ is inappropriate – eliminate C

Tick on B;

Could you help me understand the structure? I thought the colon is used to explain something. Here since they explain types and it is too far from the example; unwillingly I had to choose E.

Is B syntactically correct?
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daagh wrote:
The algorithm to solving this problem is:

1. Both --- as well as--- is wrong; eliminate A and D;
2. Lack of parallelism in correlative conjunction; both --- and; eliminate E.
3. Use of demonstrative pronoun ‘these’ is inappropriate – eliminate C

Tick on B;

Could you help me understand the structure? I thought the colon is used to explain something. Here since they explain types and it is too far from the example; unwillingly I had to choose E.

Is B syntactically correct?

Please note that as per Manhattan SC guide:

"Whatever needs explanation should be placed as close to the colon as possible." This implies that immediate placement is not mandatory.

Moreover, as per the logic you mentioned, even option E would be problematic because the essential modifier "that...." touches "writing" rather than "types", which is too far from the examples.

This question actually does not test the issue you mentioned since the issue you mentioned applies to all the options.
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Thank you so much.
Now I finally understand the usage of ":"
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Drawing on her roots in a society that has a strong tradition of story-telling and oral renditions of the past, Indian writer Suniti Namjoshi incorporates many types of literature into her writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as European sources.

Colon -> Provides examples or separation of noun phrases in a list (Examples).

A.writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as
1) As Colon itself introduces examples, we don't require "including".
2) both X and Y. Always we need to use "and" with both.

B.writing: historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and
Correct

C.writing: these include historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and
As Colon itself introduces examples, we don't require "these include".

D.writing, which includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian as well as
1) types -> plural and should take plural verb
2) both X and Y. Always we need to use "and" with both.

E.writing that includes historical texts, legends, and even nursery rhymes both from Indian and

1) Types can include and not writing so that should refer to types. types -> plural and should take plural verb
2) both X and Y. if X = "from Indian" then we need to repeat "from" for Y as well
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Drawing on her roots in a society that has a strong tradition of storytelling and oral renditions of the past, Indian writer Suniti Namjoshi incorporates many types of literature into her writing: including historical texts, legends, and even nuresy rhymes from both Indian as well as European sources.

A writing: including historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as.
B writing: historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and.
C writing: these include historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and.
D writing, which includes historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian as well as.
E writing that includes historical texts, legends and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and.

Please explain why and, above all, what kind of SC error type is this (I presume is a modifier or idioms error).

Thanks

Also, there is a typing error in this question in choice E. Instead of "and even nursery rhymes from both Indian and" it must be "and even nursery rhymes both from Indian and"

This error got me this answer wrong here. I think this post should be deleted as this will only confuse more users and we already have this question in another post mentioned by PrakharGMAT.

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@p00rv@, you're right about that error in E. But since it's not the answer, that error gives us another reason to eliminate E, apart from the incorrect usage of that includes. I wouldn't say it's confusing. The question seems fine to me.
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