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Given its authoritative coverage of other science topics, the textbook

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Friends... I have a question ... Please help.
Option E - "surprisingly tentative" - Here is 'surprisingly' an adverb. I thought of it as an adverb and marked C. I went on searching a verb for the adverb, didn't find one.

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Given its authoritative coverage of other science topics, the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads one to doubt the author's scholarship in that particular area.

A) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads
B) the chapter of the textbook on genetics is surprisingly tentative, leading
C) the textbook contains a surprising and tentative chapter on genetics, which leads
D) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative and leads
E) the textbook is surprisingly tentative in its chapter on genetics, leading

Answer is E.

In A,B and E, the subject of the modifier should be textbook not textbook's chapter or chapter.
C-- usage of relative pronoun which is wrong in this context.

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The book is surprisingly tentatative in its chapter
sounds odd??

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Given its authoritative coverage of other science topics, the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads one to doubt the author's scholarship in that particular area.

A) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads- V-ED Modifier ( "Given its authoritative coverage -who has the authoritative coverage ??? its textbook , not the chapter ) should modify the subject of the following clause "Textbook " not the textbook's chapter
B) the chapter of the textbook on genetics is surprisingly tentative, leading - V-ED Modifier ( "Given its authoritative coverage -who has the authoritative coverage ??? its textbook , not the chapter ) should modify the subject of the following clause "Textbook " not the chapter
C) the textbook contains a surprising and tentative chapter on genetics, which leads -Modifier surprisingly (Adverb) should modify tentative (Adj.) ,Surprising and tentative chapter .... change the meaning of the original sentence ,also which is ambiguous
D) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative and leads ---V-ED Modifier ( "Given its authoritative coverage -who has the authoritative coverage ??? its textbook , not the chapter ) should modify the subject of the following clause "Textbook " not the textbook's chapter . Also as per the original sentence chapter on... tentative and leads ..changes the meaning
E) the textbook is surprisingly tentative in its chapter on genetics, leading -Correct

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Given its authoritative coverage of other science topics, the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads one to doubt the author's scholarship in that particular area.

A) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads
B) the chapter of the textbook on genetics is surprisingly tentative, leading
C) the textbook contains a surprising and tentative chapter on genetics, which leads
D) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative and leads
E) the textbook is surprisingly tentative in its chapter on genetics, leading


The answer is E
Split 1
which is wrong it can not refer to tentative as it is not a noun

Split 2
In B which refer to genetics but the sentence does not make sense as the genetics did not cause to doubt rather it was chapter on genetics.

Split 3
The modifier "Given its authoritative coverage of other science topics" should modify text book
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akhil911 wrote:
I am not able to understand the phrase - "the textbook is surprisingly tentative in its chapter on genetics, leading".
I can understand that the modifier should modify textbook and in that respect E is correct but the second part of the phrase "the textbook is surprisingly tentative in its chapter on genetics, leading" and cannot understand how can the textbook be tentative .
This confused me and i hence i marked the incorrect answer.


Hi akhil911,

Good Question!!

Let me try to help you. Though I am too late but your question can help someone else to clear his/her similar doubt.

The sentence means that the textbook has a sound coverage of other science topics but the chapter on genetics. Furthermore, it says the textbook is surprisingly uncertain about its chapter on genetics, which leads us to doubt the author's scholarship in that particular area. This meaning is clearly expressed by option E.

I hope that clears your doubt. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Given its authoritative coverage of other science topics, the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads one to doubt the author's scholarship in that particular area.

(A) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads

(B) the chapter of the textbook on genetics is surprisingly tentative, leading

(C) the textbook contains a surprising and tentative chapter on genetics, which leads

(D) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative and leads

(E) the textbook is surprisingly tentative in its chapter on genetics, leading


OFFICIAL EXPLANATION


The original sentence contains several errors. First, the opening modifier "given its authoritative coverage of other science topics" describes the textbook as a whole, yet the subject of the main clause is "the textbook's chapter on genetics." Second, the relative pronoun "which" is used here to modify the entire clause "the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative." "Which" must modify the immediately preceding noun only; it cannot modify the action of an entire clause, as it does here.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) The modifier issue is not corrected here, since "the chapter" remains the subject of the main clause (as opposed to "the textbook"). However, this choice does correct the misuse of "which" by replacing it with "leading."

(C) The modifier issue is corrected here by making "the textbook" the subject of the main clause. However, the misuse of "which" is retained. The relative pronoun "which" is used here to modify the entire clause "the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative." "Which" must modify the immediately preceding noun only; it cannot modify the action of an entire clause, as it does here. Also, the phrase "surprising and tentative" implies that the chapter on genetics is both "surprising" and "tentative," two characteristics that are independent of one another. However, it is clear in the original sentence that "surprisingly" is meant to be an adverb that modifies the adjective "tentative." The chapter is "suprisingly tentative," not "suprising and tentative."

(D) The modifier issue is not corrected here, since "the textbook's chapter" is the subject of the main clause (as opposed to "the textbook"). Moreover, the verb "leads" is incorrectly parallel with "is" when it should be subordinate (e.g., "leading"). This makes it less clear that doubting the author's scholarship is a result of the tentativeness of the chapter on genetics.

(E) CORRECT. The modifier issue is corrected here by making "the textbook" the subject of the main clause. Moreover, "which" is replaced by "leading," thus eliminating the incorrect use of "which" while preserving the meaning of the sentence.
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Given its authoritative coverage of other science topics, the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads one to doubt the author's scholarship in that particular area.

(A) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative, which leads -which is wrongly used

(B) the chapter of the textbook on genetics is surprisingly tentative, leading -textbook contains multiple topics. modifier is misplaced

(C) the textbook contains a surprising and tentative chapter on genetics, which leads -which is wrongly used

(D) the textbook's chapter on genetics is surprisingly tentative and leads --textbook contains multiple topics. modifier is misplaced

(E) the textbook is surprisingly tentative in its chapter on genetics, leading -Correct
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