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# Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de

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Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate

a)Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics due to the author slowly revealing at the end of each piece a tragic twist of fate.

b)Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of how he famously and masterfully uses irony, evident in the slow revelation of a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.

c)Famed for using irony in a masterful way, many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of the author slowly revealing a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.

d)Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of the author's famed and masterful use of irony, evidenced in the slow revelation of a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece.

e)Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because he slowly revealed a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece, demonstrating his famed and masterful use of irony.

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13 Mar 2007, 08:05
I pick D

A) Famed for his masterful use of irony, many of Guy de..... subject verb agreement....

B) Many of Guy de Maupassant's short stories have become classics because of how he famously and masterfully uses irony... who is he?

C) Same as in A.... subject verb agreement

D) ok

E) same as in B.... who is he?

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13 Mar 2007, 10:03
D

A & C have modifying problems

B & E have pronoun problems

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13 Mar 2007, 10:15
I like (E)

'He' means the author Guy de Maupassant.

Nothing wrong in:
...because he slowly revealed a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece, demonstrating his famed and masterful use of irony.

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13 Mar 2007, 11:25
rdg wrote:
I like (E)

'He' means the author Guy de Maupassant.

Nothing wrong in:
...because he slowly revealed a tragic twist of fate at the end of each piece, demonstrating his famed and masterful use of irony.

GMAT frowns on sentences that use a pronoun to refer to a noun contained in the genitive.

Example:

Lisa's car needs to be serviced because she was involved in a minor accident.

Because Lisa was..., her car....

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14 Mar 2007, 10:36
A/C has modifier issues.
B/E has bad use of pronoun â€˜heâ€™. It has no referent.

Left with D.

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16 Mar 2007, 01:26
OA is D.

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