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So many and is this sentence makes it awkward .
I chose option D .
B is the answer though .
I have a question if we remove of from Option D from end will it be correct?
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So many and is this sentence makes it awkward .
I chose option D .
B is the answer though .
I have a question if we remove of from Option D from end will it be correct?
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Yes, "D. revolution involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, new farming techniques and crops, and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming." is correct.

Notice that we need to make introduction and substitution || here.
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In this question, I believe we don’t have main verb in many options.
A – During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution, involving the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, of new farming techniques and crops, and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.
"widespread changes in agriculture" – this is the noun followed by modifiers.
1. known as the agrarian revolution – appositive
2. involving the large-scale introduction of… for subsistence farming – ing modifier that again modifies Noun.
So, we don’t have verb for the noun – sentence fragment.

B- Involved is the main verb, so we don’t have sentence fragment.
Also, parallelism is also working fine. Revolution involved 2 main things :-
1. the large-scale introduction ("of enclosed fields" and "of new farming techniques and crops" )
2. the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming
So all good with option B.

C – This is again a sentence fragment.
Section starting with WHICH leads to a new clause in which "WHICH" pronoun is acting as subject and INVOLVED is acting as verb for that.
This portion is fine, but after this a main verb was required for our main subject "widespread changes in agriculture" .
Structure of this sentence is :- Ing modifier, main subject , [new clause].
There is no verb for main subject. So wrong.

D – Parallelism is not maintained in this option.
Revolution involved:-
1. the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, new farming techniques and crops
2. of the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.
1 and 2 are clearly not parallel . ("OF" at the end of underlined part was not required)

E – This is again a sentence fragment just like option C (only we have THAT in place of WHICH here) because again “that involved… farming” is a separate clause and thus we don’t have main verb for subject "widespread changes in agriculture".
This option also has parallelism error like option D.
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During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution, involving the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, of new farming techniques and crops, and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.

A. revolution, involving the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, of new farming techniques and crops, and

B. revolution, involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and

C. revolution, which involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and

D. revolution involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, new farming techniques and crops, and of

E. revolution that involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and new farming techniques and crops, and of


Imo B

involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming

[b]Here introduction should be parallel to substitution.
of enclosed fields should be parallel to of new farming techniques and crops .we need of gain to make sure that parallelism between different entities remain distinguishable[/b]


A is fragment
B is correct
C This does give us the intended meaning as some more information should come regarding revolution.
D This is not parallel
E that is not required here and also it does not maintain parallelism .
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During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution, involving the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, of new farming techniques and crops, and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.

A. revolution, involving the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, of new farming techniques and crops, and - not even a sentence as verb is missing

B. revolution, involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and - Correct

C. revolution, which involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and - no verb for the main clause

D. revolution involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, new farming techniques and crops, and of - Parallelism issue

E. revolution that involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and new farming techniques and crops, and of - no verb for the main verb for subject "widespread changes in agriculture"


mikemcgarry ,sayantanc2k , RonPurewal , daagh ,GMATNinja ,egmat , other experts -- for option D , even if the of that follows and is removed , don't we need a comma after the word revolution since "known as the agrarian revolution" is an appositive -- so it needs to separated by commas on both sides and the subject is widespread changes in agriculture

During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution , involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, new farming techniques and crops, and of the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.
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I agree with regard to the comma issue. That is the reason B, as also with proper participial modification, is better than D. But the only thing is 'known as the agrarian revolution' is not an appositive but a past participle modifier. An appositive will be a noun that describes the widespread changes such as simply, 'an agrarian revolution'
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During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution, involving the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, of new farming techniques and crops, and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.

A. revolution, involving the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, of new farming techniques and crops, and - not even a sentence as verb is missing

B. revolution, involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and - Correct

C. revolution, which involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and - no verb for the main clause

D. revolution involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, new farming techniques and crops, and of - Parallelism issue

E. revolution that involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and new farming techniques and crops, and of - no verb for the main verb for subject "widespread changes in agriculture"


mikemcgarry ,sayantanc2k , RonPurewal , daagh ,GMATNinja ,egmat , other experts -- for option D , even if the of that follows and is removed , don't we need a comma after the word revolution since "known as the agrarian revolution" is an appositive -- so it needs to separated by commas on both sides and the subject is widespread changes in agriculture

During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution , involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, new farming techniques and crops, and of the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.


Daagh Sir has already pointed out that the modifier is not an appositive but a past participle. Just to complete the reply your query, the comma would still be required because the (past participle) modifier is a non-essential modifier.
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I agree that choice B is shorter by one word and thus more concise and thus superior that choice C, but I still think that choice C actually looks ok, I don't understand why everyone says it lacks a verb, just a second! It contains all the same words and verbs as B with an addition of which, which in my humble opinion does not distort meaning.
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I agree that choice B is shorter by one word and thus more concise and thus superior that choice C, but I still think that choice C actually looks ok, I don't understand why everyone says it lacks a verb, just a second! It contains all the same words and verbs as B with an addition of which, which in my humble opinion does not distort meaning.




Hello Erjan_S,

I would like to help you with this one. :-)


Let's understand the structure of Choice C:


During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution,
which involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming
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(Subject = blue, Verb = green)

As you can see in the above structure, the subject widespread changes does not have any verb. Hence, there is no independent clause per Choice C. And there cannot be a sentence without at least one independent clause.


It is true that Choice C has all the words Choice B. But the extra word which in Choice C acts as a subject and takes involved as its verb. This is the reason why the subject widespread changes is left with no verb.


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During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution, involving the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, of new farming techniques and crops, and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.

A. revolution, involving the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, of new farming techniques and crops, and - not even a sentence as verb is missing

B. revolution, involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and - Correct

C. revolution, which involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and - no verb for the main clause

D. revolution involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, new farming techniques and crops, and of - Parallelism issue

E. revolution that involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and new farming techniques and crops, and of - no verb for the main verb for subject "widespread changes in agriculture"


mikemcgarry ,sayantanc2k , RonPurewal , daagh ,GMATNinja ,egmat , other experts -- for option D , even if the of that follows and is removed , don't we need a comma after the word revolution since "known as the agrarian revolution" is an appositive -- so it needs to separated by commas on both sides and the subject is widespread changes in agriculture

During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution , involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields, new farming techniques and crops, and of the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.


Daagh Sir has already pointed out that the modifier is not an appositive but a past participle. Just to complete the reply your query, the comma would still be required because the (past participle) modifier is a non-essential modifier.


@Ssayantanc2k, I understand that B is the best answer. But I have a query with the unnecessary useage of comma.
During the eighteenth century, widespread changes in agriculture, known as the agrarian revolution, involved the large-scale introduction of enclosed fields and of new farming techniques and crops, and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming. My question is why do we need a comma before and the substitution of commercial for subsistence farming.

Here, we can see that the structure that needs to be parallel is the introduction of X & Y & the substitution of Z. (X- enclosed fields , Y- new farming techniques, z-he substitution of commercial for subsistence farming. )
the sentence includes 2 entities. Entity 1- Introduction of X and Y Entity 2- substitution of commercial for subsistence farming. So, when e are involving 2 elements, is the usage of comma fine?
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My Reasoning is somewhat different. Daagh, Mike, GMATNINZA Pls advice If this is right.

A is out as Involving (VerbIng) modifies preceding clause but here” widespread changes in agriculture” or known as the agrarian revolution is phrase not Clause. Therefore, we need to use VerbED modifier, Verb+ed before comma, modifies the preceding “Noun-PHRASE”. Here Involved should be used, which modifies “Changes”

Other than B no options have this structure. Hence “B” is the answer.
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Here, we can see that the structure that needs to be parallel is the introduction of X & Y & the substitution of Z. (X- enclosed fields , Y- new farming techniques, z-he substitution of commercial for subsistence farming. )

Hi sunny91, so the current parallelism is:

X & Y & the substitution of Z.

Notice how much easier it gets on the eye, if we introduce a comma:

X & Y, & the substitution of Z.

Now it is so much more apparent that X & Y occur together as a group, while the third element is separate.

Let's take an example:

Peter likes apples and oranges and loves farming.

The sentence just seems to be going on and on, with (seemingly) numerous usages of and, making the sentence very difficult to comprehend.

A better way sentence would be:

Peter likes apples and oranges, and loves farming.
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A is out as Involving (VerbIng) modifies preceding clause but here” widespread changes in agriculture” or known as the agrarian revolution is phrase not Clause. Therefore, we need to use VerbED modifier, Verb+ed before comma, modifies the preceding “Noun-PHRASE”. Here Involved should be used, which modifies “Changes”

Other than B no options have this structure. Hence “B” is the answer.

Hi anuj04, involved is not really used as modifier here, but as a simple past tense verb.

This is an important distinction and often a source of confusion. Hence, we encourage students to explicitly use the terms simple past tense and past participle.

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