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# Even though the renowned author wrote several long works of fiction

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Even though the renowned author wrote several long works of fiction, his collection of short stories, written from a hospital bed and extending over a mere six pages each, brought him the greatest acclaim.

(A) extending
(B) extends
(C) extended
(D) is extending
(E) were extending

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08 Sep 2018, 04:09
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A looks to be right for me. His short stories Extending over 6 pages got him blah blah blah
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08 Sep 2018, 04:38
His collection of short stories, extending or that extends over a mere six pages each....

A is correct
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08 Sep 2018, 07:43
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ANS:- A
Written from a hospital bed and extending over a mere six pages each :- both are modifying short stories. Structure is also parallel.

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29 Nov 2019, 05:20
Hey,
Someone can please explain what is wrong with option C.
As I am thinking it is making parallelism.
As for option A ,I am not finding comma before extending which modify previous clause.
Response will much appreciated.
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29 Nov 2019, 05:27
JiddiHuMain wrote:
Hey,
Someone can please explain what is wrong with option C.
As I am thinking it is making parallelism.
As for option A ,I am not finding comma before extending which modify previous clause.
Response will much appreciated.

This question is on the same lines as the one below:

Scientists have recently discovered what could be the largest and oldest living organism on Earth, a giant fungus that is an interwoven filigree of mushrooms and root like tentacles spawned by a single fertilized spore some 10,000 years ago and extending for more than 30 acres in the soil of a Michigan forest.

A. extending
B. extends
C. extended
D. it extended
E. is extending

Correct Option: A

Explanation below:

So, what is happening in this sentence? “Extended” fits as simple past tense verb and looks parallel to “spawned”. Then how can “extended” be incorrect? Well, the answer is that Verb-ed forms can be used in two ways –One as verb in simple past tense and the other as modifier (also called Verb-ed modifiers) and in this case it is used as the latter (explained later). In essence, the same word, for example extended, can assume the role of a verb in simple past form or that of a modifier. The challenge in the question is to determine whether “spawned” and extended” are verb-ed modifiers or just the verbs and then decide in what form should “extended” be used.

Detailed explanation in the link https://gmatclub.com/forum/ed-forms-ver ... 34691.html

Please read the entire article to understand the role of extending in those two questions.

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