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# Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationali

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18 Dec 2018, 11:31
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Project SC Butler: Day 42: Sentence Correction (SC1)

Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, also derived much of his inspiration from works of art, particularly Dante's Divine Comedy.

(A) Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, also derived

(B) Galileo, whom they generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, also derived

(C) Generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, Galileo also derived

(D) Depicted generally to be strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, Galileo would also derive

(E) Galileo generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, but he also derived

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18 Dec 2018, 11:37
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Only C has the right modifier at the beginning and then the subject Galileo......

The other answer choices are wrong for a misplaced modifier.

Ps: I am not sure that GMAC right now uses such questions in the test. But that is me.
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18 Dec 2018, 11:52
I would go with C

the modifier correctly modifies the noun Galileo

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18 Dec 2018, 13:13
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Project SC Butler: Day 42: Sentence Correction (SC1)

Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, also derived much of his inspiration from works of art, particularly Dante's Divine Comedy.

(A) Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, also derived

(B) Galileo, whom they generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, also derived

(C) Generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought ,Galileo also derived

(D) Depicted generally to be strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, Galileo would also derive

(E) Galileo generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, but he also derived

The modifier needs to be placed closest to the noun it modifies. Only in option C the noun ("Galileo") is placed correctly near the modifier. All other choices have modifier placement error.
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Updated on: 19 Dec 2018, 11:12
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Project SC Butler: Day 42: Sentence Correction (SC1)

Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, also derived much of his inspiration from works of art, particularly Dante's Divine Comedy.

(A) Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, also derived

(B) Galileo, whom they generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, also derived

(C) Generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought ,Galileo also derived

(D) Depicted generally to be strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, Galileo would also derive

(E) Galileo generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, but he also derived

Meaning analysis:

Galileo is generally depicted as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought. He was inspired by works of art, particularly Dante's Divine Comedy.

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(A) Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, also derived

Firstly, "depicted generally" changes the meaning as "generally" modifies "depicted" instead of "Galileo is"
Secondly, we don't really need a modifier "who" here.

sudarshan22 wrote:
(B) Galileo, whom they generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, also derived

Firstly, every pronoun must have its antecedent noun. In this option, "They" refers to no one and hence has no antecedent.
Secondly, "whom" is incorrect because we use "whom" to modify object of the sentence. As per meaning analysis, Galileo is the subject (and not object).

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(C) Generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought ,Galileo also derived

This is correct. The verb-ed modifier "depicted" correctly modifies "Galileo", while "generally" correctly modifies "depicted".

sudarshan22 wrote:
(D) Depicted generally to be strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, Galileo would also derive.

Firstly, it should be "generally depicted" as explained above.
Secondly, the correct idioms are "X is Depicted as Y" and "Someone is a proponent OF something".
Thirdly, "would drive" is future perfect tense. We generally use "would" for hypothetical scenarios.
E.g "If I were you, I would tell him the truth." ("If I were you" is hypothetical). In our case, we are discussing facts and therefore future perfect tense is incorrect.

sudarshan22 wrote:
(E) Galileo generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, but he also derived

Firstly, this changed the meaning, or rather doesn't make sense because someone doesn't "depict something". Instead, someone is "depicted" as something else.
Secondly, the correct usage is "not only... but also". This option just uses "but also", plus it is meaningless to use it in our case.

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Originally posted by Darshi04 on 18 Dec 2018, 14:12.
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18 Dec 2018, 21:05
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Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, also derived much of his inspiration from works of art, particularly Dante's Divine Comedy.

(A) Galileo, who is depicted generally as a strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, also derived - Idiom issue - proponent for

(B) Galileo, whom they generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, also derived - Pronoun issue - no antecedent for they

(C) Generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought ,Galileo also derived - Correct

(D) Depicted generally to be strict proponent for rationalism and scientific thought, Galileo would also derive - Idiom issue - proponent for

(E) Galileo generally depicted as a strict proponent of rationalism and scientific thought, but he also derived - No verb for the part before "but" because depicted here is a verb-ed modifier

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19 Dec 2018, 11:31
Official Explanation :

The fastest way to answer this question is to know that the correct idiom is proponent of, not proponent for. On that basis, immediately eliminate choice A and D.

Choice B is incorrect because the pronoun they lacks a referent; the sentence does not provide a plural noun that indicates who "they" could be.

Choice C is correct because depicted is correctly followed by as, and the first clause (the information before the comma), logically describes Galileo, whose name immediately follows.

Choice E is incorrect because Galileo generally depicted should be Galileo IS generally depicted. Galileo does not depict anything himself but rather is depicted by others. The passive construction is necessary to create a logical meaning.
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