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# Focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped

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09 Feb 2017, 13:42
I considered A correct choice as I am assuming that winning the Nobel prize is the result of the previous clause.

Winning the Nobel prize can be the result of founding that organization.

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11 Feb 2017, 02:12
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I considered A correct choice as I am assuming that winning the Nobel prize is the result of the previous clause.

Winning the Nobel prize can be the result of founding that organization.

Your logic is valid. I do not see any problem with option A either.
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15 Feb 2017, 23:02
in the answer B , there is no main verb. all are modifiers so it should be wrong.
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16 Feb 2017, 21:58
(A) Focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, Mother Theresa founded the Missionaries of Charities, winning the Nobel Peace Prize

(B) Mother Theresa, focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, founded the Missionaries of Charities and won the Nobel Peace Prize

© Mother Theresa focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, founded the Missionaries of Charities, winning the Nobel Peace Prize

(D) Mother Theresa founded the Missionaries of Charities, focusing on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, winning the Noble Peace Prize

(E) Founding the Missionaries of Charities, and focusing on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, Mother Theresa won the Nobel Peace Prize
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25 Feb 2017, 23:41
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in the answer B , there is no main verb. all are modifiers so it should be wrong.

We do have a main verb in B.
(B) Mother Theresa, focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, founded the Missionaries of Charities and won the Nobel Peace Prize

Those marked in red are verb modifiers and those marked in blue are the verbs, joined together via a conjuction "and".
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25 Feb 2017, 23:45
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Just wonder why do we need past participle in option B,which reads :

Mother Theresa, focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, founded the Missionaries of Charities and won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Isn't Mother Theresa the doer of the action " focus on"?

No, , focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, tells how she founded the Missionaries of Charities.
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09 Mar 2017, 05:16
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OA is B

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i have a doubt regarding option B , it seems like it follows parallelism and mother teresa did there things but does it make sense and can you explain why one should prefer B over A , to me A is more concise ? i could be wrong , help..
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i have a doubt regarding option B , it seems like it follows parallelism and mother teresa did there things but does it make sense and can you explain why one should prefer B over A , to me A is more concise ? i could be wrong , help..

Notice the sentence between two commas in A. If we remove "Mother Theresa founded the Missionaries of Charities", the sentence will not make sense. The sentence will become something like

Focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

But when you do so in B, you will get a meaningful answer.

Remember, as per GMAT rules, if we remove a sentence/phrase between two commas, the sentence MUST makes sense.

Thus, B is preferred over A.
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09 Mar 2017, 12:21
daagh wrote:
OA is B

Hi Daag Sir,

I guess meaning wise A is fine because the intended meaning (what I think) is that Foundation of Missionaries of Charity is the reason for Mother Teresa to win the Nobel Prize. Please let me know if I am missing anything.
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09 Mar 2017, 22:41
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OA is B

Hi Daag Sir,

I guess meaning wise A is fine because the intended meaning (what I think) is that Foundation of Missionaries of Charity is the reason for Mother Teresa to win the Nobel Prize. Please let me know if I am missing anything.

Dear arunavamunshi1988,

Please see my explanation here for why B is preferred over A.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/focused-on-t ... l#p1817195
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19 Apr 2017, 20:17
Hi daagh

(E) Founding the Missionaries of Charities, and focusing on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, Mother Theresa won the Nobel Peace Prize

I think that in option E, the comma before and focusing is wrong because we join only two identities: Founding the Missionaries of Charities and focusing on the orphans deserted..., so we don't need comma before conjuntion and. We use comma before conjuntion and only for list that contains three or more items.

Is my above reasoning right?

Many thanks!
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(E) Founding the Missionaries of Charities, and focusing on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, Mother Theresa won the Nobel Peace Prize

I think that in option E, the comma before and focusing is wrong because we join only two identities: Founding the Missionaries of Charities and focusing on the orphans deserted..., so we don't need a comma before conjunction and. We use a comma before conjunction and only for a list that contains more than two items.

Is my above reasoning right?

Many thanks!

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You are correct. The comma before 'and' focusing is unnecessary. We use the comma when we have more than two items in a list and when two ICs are joined by fanboys.
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20 Apr 2017, 00:47
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leanhdung wrote

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Hi daagh

(E) Founding the Missionaries of Charities, and focusing on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata, Mother Theresa won the Nobel Peace Prize

I think that in option E, the comma before and focusing is wrong because we join only two identities: Founding the Missionaries of Charities and focusing on the orphans deserted..., so we don't need a comma before conjunction and. We use a comma before conjunction and only for a list that contains more than two items.

Is my above reasoning right?

Many thanks!

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You are correct. The comma before 'and' focusing is unnecessary. We use the comma when we have more than two items in a list and when two ICs are joined by fanboys.

Many thanks for chacking my reasoning daagh
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06 May 2017, 05:34
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I considered A correct choice as I am assuming that winning the Nobel prize is the result of the previous clause.

Winning the Nobel prize can be the result of founding that organization.

Your logic is valid. I do not see any problem with option A either.

even I have the same logic and reasoning and I have seen in many books and video that we should always go with original sentence meaning
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06 May 2017, 07:04
i can not find difference between options A and E. i chose E it has sequence of events. what is OA.

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08 Jun 2017, 07:18
I marked A as well as winning can be consequence of founding. B makes these two parallel.
Not sure why A is wrong.
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Comma before focused seems to mean that Mother Theresa is being focused on the orphans, whereas, it would be Mother Theresa focused on the orphans.

So, doesn't 'B' change the meaning?
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20 Sep 2017, 00:51
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OA is B

Hi Daagh,

Option B suggests that all the 3 events happened at the same time. Whereas the winning of the nobel prize happened after the charity was founded. Could you please throw some light on this? Thanks.
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OA is B

hi
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i have a doubt regarding option B , it seems like it follows parallelism and mother teresa did there things but does it make sense and can you explain why one should prefer B over A , to me A is more concise ? i could be wrong , help.. :!:

Notice the sentence between two commas in A. If we remove "Mother Theresa founded the Missionaries of Charities", the sentence will not make sense. The sentence will become something like

Focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

But when you do so in B, you will get a meaningful answer.

Remember, as per GMAT rules, if we remove a sentence/phrase between two commas, the sentence MUST makes sense.

Thus, B is preferred over A.

Hi abhimahna , i think in the explanation for A as wrong, you dropped part of independent clause "Mother Theresa founded the Missionaries of Charities" instead of the modifier "Focused on the orphans deserted by their parents and dropped along the gutters of the city of Kolkata"
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15 Feb 2018, 05:37
If we go by the more commonly tested rule of "sticking to the intended meaning", A can very well be the correct option. Also, winning nobel prize might not necessarily be but can very well be the result of the action of founding the missionary. Still not convinced why A is wrong here?
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