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# Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the

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24 Nov 2017, 09:00
Dear Verbal Experts,

For 'C' to be the answer what is the main verb in the sentence? Also, Influenced by.....sided with shouldn't there be a sequence of these events?

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24 Nov 2017, 09:15
Can I say that in option A who is ambiguous???
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28 Nov 2017, 06:53
Life! wrote:
Dear Verbal Experts,

For 'C' to be the answer what is the main verb in the sentence? Also, Influenced by.....sided with shouldn't there be a sequence of these events?

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In C, the main (and the only) verb is "sided".

Yes, the sequence is: the influence occured first; then the siding occured.

(In case you are thinking of a past perfect tense for "influenced", you may note that it is NOT a verb, but a past participle modifier for "Oneida". Hence the question of past perfect / sequence does not arise.)
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28 Nov 2017, 06:55
Kezia9 wrote:
Can I say that in option A who is ambiguous???

In A, "who" is not ambiguous, but wrong. "Who" can be used for a person, the Oneida / league is NOT a person.
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23 Jan 2018, 15:28
Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida

was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided

with the colonists during the American Revolution.

A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided

I know the correct answer is C.but isn't sided modifying league?
Verb-ed modifier always modify the preceding noun.

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23 Jan 2018, 20:40
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I know the correct answer is C.but isn't sided modifying league?
Verb-ed modifier always modify the preceding noun

Hi stomar67, that's is the issue with using terms like Verb-ed modifier. While GMAT obviously doesn't care about the exact name you use for these terms, if you continue to use this term, you need to be aware of the following:

i) Not all verb-ed are modifiers. For example:

Peter wanted a cake.

Here, wanted (a verb-ed) is not a modifier, but a simple past tense verb. Incidentally, in option C as well, sided is a simple past tense verb, and not a modifier.

ii) Not all modifiers end in -ed. For example: Verbs such as arise, give, go, grow etc. do not have any -ed modifier forms. These are called irregular verbs in Grammar.

Hence, rather than the term Verb-ed modifier, would suggest you make past participle a part of your lingo.

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Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland, the Oneida

was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided

with the colonists during the American Revolution.

A. was the only one of the five-nation Iroquois League who sided
B. was alone of the five-nation Iroquois League when they sided
C. alone among the five-nation Iroquois League sided
D. were the only ones out of the five nations of Iroquois League in siding
E. only of the five-nation Iroquois League had sided

I know the correct answer is C.but isn't sided modifying league?
Verb-ed modifier always modify the preceding noun.

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Hi stomar67

Hope the structure of the sentence Choice C forms will help you see that sided is the main verb of the sentence and not a modifier.

Greatly influenced by the Protested missionary Samuel Kirkland,
the Oneida
alone among the five-nation Iroquois League
sided
with the colonists during the American Revolution.

Now, the part "alone among the five-nation Iroquois League" acts as a modifier, elaborating on the "siding" action done by the Oneida. A parallel to such a sentence would be:

The CEO alone among the six board members agreed with the employees on the issue.

As you can see, "The CEO" is the subject and "agreed" is the verb for it - just as "The Oneida" is the subject and "sided" the verb for it.

Hope this helps!

Cheers!

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