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110. Even though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were disappointing artistically as well as technically, Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) has never been entirely forgotten by opera aficionados.

A. though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were
B. though her career was cut short while in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she made
C. as her career had been cut short when she was in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she had made
D. with her career having been cut short when she was in her prime, and the fifteen recordings she made were
E. with her career cut short while in her prime, and that the fifteen recordings she made were
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New post 23 May 2008, 12:37
This is a good question!

Not sure on this one. I was torn between A and E.

A. Even though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were disappointing artistically as well as technically, Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) has never been entirely forgotten by opera aficionados.

E. Even with her career cut short while in her prime, and that the fifteen recordings she made were, disappointing artistically as well as technically, Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) has never been entirely forgotten by opera aficionados.

I prefer the use of 'while' vs 'when' in E. Also A makes it all passive.
E may be.
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What's the OA for this question!
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New post 03 Jul 2013, 02:00
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What's the OA for this question!



hi OA is option A

choice e
'...that the 15 recordings...' is not only nonparallel with the words immediately following 'with', but it's also grammatically nonsensical (you can't start a sentence with 'even that...').

choice d
lack of parallelism again ('with her career having been cut ...' is nonparallel to 'the ... recordings ... were ...'). also, 'with her career having been cut short' is very unnecessarily wordy, especially in comparison to the much more concise and mellifluous wording in choices a and b.

choice c
'even as' suggests that the two things being describe d (the cutting short of her career and her not being forgotten by opera aficionados) are contemporaneous events, an idea that doesn't make any sense.

choice b
* the phrase 'while in her prime' necessarily refers to the subject of the clause in which it is found. therefore, that clause appears to be saying that 'career' is some sort of female entity, and that the career was cut short while in 'her' (i.e., the career's, according to this strange logic) prime. that's ... bad.
* also, the way the gmat uses 'with ...', it must be followed by a noun or noun equivalent. so, for instance, you could say 'with her 15 recordings', but you can't say 'with her 15 recordings disappointing...' (which is no longer a noun phrase).

choice A is correct. incidentally, it's the only choice that exhibits proper parallelism, which alone is reason enough to choose it.
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Could someone please shed some light on the following.

The sentence incorrectly introduces a proper noun 'Olive F.' after the modifying clause using 'her'. Such usage is incorrect on the GMAT.

Please provide source of this question.
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Could someone please shed some light on the following.

The sentence incorrectly introduces a proper noun 'Olive F.' after the modifying clause using 'her'. Such usage is incorrect on the GMAT.

Please provide source of this question.


As per the question, Olive Fremstad was a woman. Hence there is no issue with "her" being used to refer to "Olive Fremstad".
(Google "Olive Fremstad": she was indeed a woman.)

Moreover the first part of the question is NOT a modifier, but a dependent clause.

Even though her career was cut short ............ as well as technically: dependent clause.

Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) has never been entirely forgotten by opera aficionados: main clause
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110. Even though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were disappointing artistically as well as technically, Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) has never been entirely forgotten by opera aficionados.

A. though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were
B. though her career was cut short while in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she made
C. as her career had been cut short when she was in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she had made
D. with her career having been cut short when she was in her prime, and the fifteen recordings she made were
E. with her career cut short while in her prime, and that the fifteen recordings she made were


A. though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were. Showing contrast. Correct usage of tense (past)

B. though her career was cut short while in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she made career was cut short while SHE was in her prime. Career wasn't in the prime.

C. as her career had been cut short when she was in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she had made 'had been' is not required. 'Cut short' and 'presence in prime' happened in the same time'.

D. with her career having been cut short when she was in her prime, and the fifteen recordings she made were 'with' is unnecessary.

E. with her career cut short while in her prime, and that the fifteen recordings she made were 'and' doesn't mention parallel elements.
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110. Even though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were disappointing artistically as well as technically, Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) has never been entirely forgotten by opera aficionados.

A. though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were
B. though her career was cut short while in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she made
C. as her career had been cut short when she was in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she had made
D. with her career having been cut short when she was in her prime, and the fifteen recordings she made were
E. with her career cut short while in her prime, and that the fifteen recordings she made were


B & C can be eliminated for meaning distortion. The OS gives prime importance to 'cut shot' AND 'were disappointing'
E can be eliminated as an IC can't start with EVEN THAT.
D disrupts parallelism? Also 'having been' is not correct.

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A. though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she
made were – Correct.

B. though her career was cut short while in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she made
“As career is the subject of the clause. It seems career was in her prime. “– Clarity

C. as her career had been cut short when she was in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she
had made
“even as” doesn’t show the contrast. In fact, it seems to refer to two parallel events. “had made” is wrong tense.

D. with her career having been cut short when she was in her prime, and the fifteen recordings
she made were
“career( having been cut- participle) ” is not parallel to “recording she made …”

E. with her career cut short while in her prime, and that the fifteen recordings she made were
“that the …not parallel with first half “‘
Answer A
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110. Even though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were disappointing artistically as well as technically, Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) has never been entirely forgotten by opera aficionados.

A. though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were
B. though her career was cut short while in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she made
C. as her career had been cut short when she was in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she had made
D. with her career having been cut short when she was in her prime, and the fifteen recordings she made were
E. with her career cut short while in her prime, and that the fifteen recordings she made were


look at choice e
"while in her prime" must refer to a subject of a full main clause . there is no such clause in e. e is gone.
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Even though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were disappointing artistically as well as technically, Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) has never been entirely forgotten by opera aficionados.

A. though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were - Correct
B. though her career was cut short while in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she made - 'while in her prime' necessarily refers to the subject of the clause in which it is found. therefore, that clause appears to be saying that 'career' is some sort of female entity, and that the career was cut short while in 'her'
C. as her career had been cut short when she was in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she had made - 'even as' suggests that the two things being described (the cutting short of her career and her not being forgotten by opera aficionados) are contemporaneous events, an idea that doesn't make any sense.
D. with her career having been cut short when she was in her prime, and the fifteen recordings she made were - parallelism issue
E. with her career cut short while in her prime, and that the fifteen recordings she made were - ...that the 15 recordings...' is not only nonparallel with the words immediately following 'with', but it's also grammatically nonsensical (you can't start a sentence with 'even that...').

Answer A
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Even though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were disappointing artistically as well as technically, Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) has never been entirely forgotten by opera aficionados.

A. though her career was cut short when she was in her prime and the fifteen recordings she made were - Correct
B. though her career was cut short while in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she made - 'while in her prime' necessarily refers to the subject of the clause in which it is found. therefore, that clause appears to be saying that 'career' is some sort of female entity, and that the career was cut short while in 'her'
C. as her career had been cut short when she was in her prime, with the fifteen recordings she had made - 'even as' suggests that the two things being described (the cutting short of her career and her not being forgotten by opera aficionados) are contemporaneous events, an idea that doesn't make any sense.
D. with her career having been cut short when she was in her prime, and the fifteen recordings she made were - parallelism issue
E. with her career cut short while in her prime, and that the fifteen recordings she made were - ...that the 15 recordings...' is not only nonparallel with the words immediately following 'with', but it's also grammatically nonsensical (you can't start a sentence with 'even that...').

Answer A

Hi Skywalker18, anairamitch1804,

Can we eliminate option B on the basis of following observation:
As per the original sentence, there were wrong 2 things: her career was cut short in prime; her recordings were a blunder; but, option B doesn't weigh both these things equally. It is making the "recordings" non-essential information.

Is this reasoning correct to eliminate option B?

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