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For Ralph Waldo Emerson, transcendentalism was his professed ideal over a century before the contemporary American environmental movement was launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” arguing that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

was launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” arguing that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

launched itself with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” which argued that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it offers.

launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” which argued that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

launched Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; Emerson outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” arguing that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

was launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; in it he outlined his beliefs in this essay, “Nature,” arguing that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it offers.

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1. Please, explain your reasoning.
2. Is it proper to say "a movement was launched" in the absence of a subject/noun/person or still use "a movement launched"?

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The thing that puts me off (A) is the use of 'and' to join two sentences which are different thoughts (though related). C improves it a whole lot with the use of the semi colon. It separates the sentences.

As for your question, 'which' does refer to the book. It's acceptable to say that the book/article/paper argues ..., (e.g. the idea could be that the particular written material presents an idea against an accepted notion)




c) launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” which argued that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

in the correct answer, how can it refer back to nature? can it refer to something in quotes? I thought GMAT does not allow a pronoun to refer to a possessive. Please clarify. Thanks

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c) launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” which argued that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

in the correct answer, how can it refer back to nature? can it refer to something in quotes? I thought GMAT does not allow a pronoun to refer to a possessive. Please clarify. Thanks


"it" refers to "nature's beauty". The noun is "beauty".
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launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” which argued that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

Guys why not D...

launched Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; Emerson outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” arguing that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

Both C and D seems similar...
Even D is more clear in expressing meaning....

In C, how can a pronoun "he" in independent clause refers back to Emerson ????


D is not correct because the 'contemporary American environmental movement' did not launch 'Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring'. A movement does not launch a book. Instead, a book launches a movement.

In the first part of the sentence, we are talking about 'Ralph Waldo Emerson'. 'he' is naturally referring to him.

Take another example:
I love my brother; he is witty and caring.

Who does 'he' refer to here? Obviously, it refers to 'my brother'.


I still dont buy this totally. If I change your example to I love my brother Jack while Jack loves James; he is really witty. Now who does he here refer to? my brother Jack or James?

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A. was launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” arguing that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

C. launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” which argued that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

The bold portions make C a better answer than A.
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shanmugamgsn wrote:
launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” which argued that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

Guys why not D...

launched Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; Emerson outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” arguing that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

Both C and D seems similar...
Even D is more clear in expressing meaning....

In C, how can a pronoun "he" in independent clause refers back to Emerson ????


D is not correct because the 'contemporary American environmental movement' did not launch 'Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring'. A movement does not launch a book. Instead, a book launches a movement.

In the first part of the sentence, we are talking about 'Ralph Waldo Emerson'. 'he' is naturally referring to him.

Take another example:
I love my brother; he is witty and caring.

Who does 'he' refer to here? Obviously, it refers to 'my brother'.


I still dont buy this totally. If I change your example to I love my brother Jack while Jack loves James; he is really witty. Now who does he here refer to? my brother Jack or James?


Note that in the original sentence, there is no ambiguity (unlike the example you have given). If "he" doesn't refer to Emerson, who does it refer to? There is no other possible person since Rachel Carson (a feminine name) is anyway used in possessive case only. Hence, it is quite clear that "he" refers to Emerson.
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isn't option C incorrect?

Reason: The essay does not argue. The author of the essay does.

I guess there was a similar question regarding a certain thesis as the first lecture in which we agree upon the fact that the lecturer declares, the thesis does not.

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isn't option C incorrect?

Reason: The essay does not argue. The author of the essay does.

I guess there was a similar question regarding a certain thesis as the first lecture in which we agree upon the fact that the lecturer declares, the thesis does not.

Please please help!


I remember that I saw in an OG one question in which "investigations prove" was in the correct choice.
(I could not find it out now, but if I come across it, I shall send to you.)

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In 1850, Lucretia Mott published her Discourse on Women, arguing in a treatise for women to have equal political and legal rights and for changes in the married women’s property laws.

(A) arguing in a treatise for women to have equal political and legal rights
(B) arguing in a treatise for equal political and legal rights for women
(C) a treatise that advocates women’s equal political and legal rights
(D) a treatise advocating women’s equal political and legal rights
(E) a treatise that argued for equal political and legal rights for women

The above is an OG 12 question. The correct answer is E. It says that a treatise argued.
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Originally delivered as the first William James Lecture at Harvard, in 1932, John Dewey in his major writing on aesthetics, Art as Experience, declares that through an expressive art, the artists and the audience commune together, an encounter that reminds man and mankind of their responsibilities towards each other

(A) Originally delivered as the first William James Lecture at Harvard, in 1932, John Dewey in his major writing on aesthetics, Art as Experience, declares that through an expressive art, the artists and the audience commune together, an encounter that reminds

(B) Originally delivered as the first William James Lecture at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience, John Dewey’s major writing on aesthetics declares that through an expressive art, the artists and the audience commune together, an encounter that reminds

(C) Originally delivering Art as Experience as the first William James Lecture at Harvard in 1932, John Dewey in his major writing on aesthetics declares that through an expressive art, the artists and the audience commune together, an encounter that reminds

(D) Originally delivered as the first William James Lecture at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience, John Dewey’s major writing on aesthetics declared that through such an expressive art, the artists and the audience communed together, an encounter that reminded

(E) When it was originally delivered as the first William James Lecture at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience, John Dewey’s major writing on aesthetics declared that through an expressive art, the artists and the audience communed together, an encounter that reminds

The answer is C.

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VERITAS’ argument is in line with the OG. Therefore, we must take that.
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Can someone explain whether " launched" is used as a verb or a verb-ed modifier in Option C.
launched with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring; he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” which argued that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer.

If it was used a verb, it doesn't make sense as contemporary American movement didn't launch itself.
and if used as verb-ed modifier then the sentence is a run-on.
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man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it offers.

In all the options one thing is awkward....nature's beauty....here nature is in possessive form....
is it correct to use pronoun 'it' for possessive nature's ....and all that it offers.... ??

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man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it offers.

In all the options one thing is awkward....nature's beauty....here nature is in possessive form....
is it correct to use pronoun 'it' for possessive nature's ....and all that it offers.... ??

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"it" refers to "nature's beauty". The noun is beauty.
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IMO A
Option A places every modifier correctly



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man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it offers.

In all the options one thing is awkward....nature's beauty....here nature is in possessive form....
is it correct to use pronoun 'it' for possessive nature's ....and all that it offers.... ??

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"it" refers to "nature's beauty". The noun is beauty.


please refer the part
" he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” arguing that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer"

as per the intended meaning ...man does not fully accept what nature has all to offer not nature's beauty ...what does nature's beauty has to offer to mam??

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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
abhineetmanu wrote:
man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it offers.

In all the options one thing is awkward....nature's beauty....here nature is in possessive form....
is it correct to use pronoun 'it' for possessive nature's ....and all that it offers.... ??

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"it" refers to "nature's beauty". The noun is beauty.


please refer the part
" he outlined his beliefs in his essay, “Nature,” arguing that man does not fully accept nature’s beauty and all that it has to offer"

as per the intended meaning ...man does not fully accept what nature has all to offer not nature's beauty ...what does nature's beauty has to offer to mam??


How about "a sense of pride", "a feeling of belongingness" and whatever else poets can think of?

Though I am not sure why you are questioning the non-underlined part. The question is not trying to confuse you by asking what you think the author means.

Also, though we do not use a nominative/objective case pronoun when the antecedent is possessive but GMAT will not ask you to decide based on this distinction alone. Check this post for more: https://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2016/0 ... -the-gmat/
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Which vs commaing is actually not the main point.
At least it is sth. Hard to start with.

Split point
X was launched
3 choices left
Movement , launch, silent spring
What is the relationship

Movement did not launch silent spring
And movement did not launch itself

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I am always confused about the subject of verb such as " declare" " require" "argue" "outline"
Which or comma+ing
I write an article.
I outline/ declare/ require/ argue or the article outline/ declare/ require/ argue?
The reason why I do not use comma ing:
outline/declare/require/argue is not additional info or consequence of write

I think I can say
I write an article declaring sth.
But no comma

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Please help me in understanding that why C is the correct option,
Also please explain what is the antecedent for "it" in the lst part of the sentence
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My Answer is C

Reasoning:-

since the non-underlined portion mentioned the time line of events "a century before" past participle is ruled out hence A&E are ruled out. Now American Environmental movement neither can launch" itself "(B) nor can it launch” Rachel.”(D)

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