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Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time, Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town,and with streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.


A. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with

B. Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town and has

C. Bannack, long hailed as a rust-eaen host town, and its

D. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its

E. Bannack, long hailed a rust-eaten ghost town,


I don't know the answer to this but I feel that ans. is D

Please help with explanations why each option is right or wrong

Originally posted by riteshpatnaik on 27 Mar 2016, 22:37.
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A. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with - Incorrect - Usage of with turns the sentence to a fragment

B. Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town and has - Incorrect - I feel the usage of 'and' distorts parallelism. First parallel element describes Bannack as a rust eaten ghost town and the second parallel element makes a general statement that Bannack has streets.

C. Bannack, long hailed as a rust-eaen host town, and its - Incorrect - Missing verb error

D. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its - Correct the last clause describes why Bannack is described as a rust eaten ghost town.

E. Bannack, long hailed a rust-eaten ghost town, - Incorrect - Missing verb error.

IMO answer is D.
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Hi I need help in this particular (Type) of SC.

Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time, Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town,and with streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.
A. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with
B. Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town and has
C. Bannack, long hailed as a rust-eaen host town, and its
D. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its
E. Bannack, long hailed a rust-eaten ghost town,

I don't know the answer to this but I feel that ans. is D

Please help with explanations why each option is right or wrong


A was right up until the parallel structure rule got disobeyed. The introduction of ",and with" is clearly not parallel with the rest of the sentence. "HAILED AS WITH" Doesn't make sense.

B is wrong cos wrong idiom was used. e.g.. you are hailed as a winner not "hailed winner".

C makes it a NON sentence, but a clause. Sentence Correction means it has to be a sentence first before consideration is given if it's correct.

D seems correct.. let's keep it and look at E.

E is No sentence. It failed to even be a clause.

D is right cos the modifier is well placed and it shows correctly why Bannack is hailed as a ghost town.
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Hi I need help in this particular (Type) of SC.

Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time, Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town,and with streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.
A. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with
B. Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town and has
C. Bannack, long hailed as a rust-eaen host town, and its
D. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its
E. Bannack, long hailed a rust-eaten ghost town,

I don't know the answer to this but I feel that ans. is D

Please help with explanations why each option is right or wrong



Let me try!

Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time, Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town,and with streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.

The modifier -Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time- is correctly placed to modify Bannack.

This part-Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town,and with streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.- has errors.

As per the meaning of the sentence, the latter part of the sentence- and streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.- is used to modify the preceeding clause.Basically, the last part tells us why Bannack is called a ghost town. The last part provides us the additional information .

Use of , and with , is incorrect

A. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with -

incorrect as explained above.

B. Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town and has

incorrect because the last part of the sentence-streets vacant and buildings dilapidated- provides complementary information and not separate information. Use of and separates the last part of sentence into separate information. And signifies that it is some kind of other information not related to Bannack being a ghost town.
Even if the ignore the above explanation, the option misses the use of AS in - Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town .

C. Bannack, long hailed as a rust-eaen host town, and its

The sentence lacks verb .The sentence misses has long been.

D. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its

This option is correct. The main clause-Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town- is complete with subject and verb. The latter part- its streets vacant and buildings dilapidated- correctly places a modifier to provide additional/ complementary information.

its streets vacant and buildings dilapidated - is a kind of modifier.Donot get confused with the use of its.


Look at the link below for more-

https://e-gmat.com/blog/gmat-verbal/sentence-correction/modifiers/noun-phrases-modifiers

E. Bannack, long hailed a rust-eaten ghost town,

This option misses main verb necessary to make a complete sentence. Similar to option C.

useful links-

https://e-gmat.com/blog/gmat-verbal/sen ... -modifiers
https://e-gmat.com/blog/gmat-verbal/sen ... fy-clauses


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riteshpatnaik wrote:
Hi I need help in this particular (Type) of SC.

Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time, Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town,and with streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.
A. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with
B. Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town and has
C. Bannack, long hailed as a rust-eaen host town, and its
D. Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its
E. Bannack, long hailed a rust-eaten ghost town,

I don't know the answer to this but I feel that ans. is D

Please help with explanations why each option is right or wrong


Further to the explanation given by Samichange, I would like to elaborate on this special type of modifier called absolute phrases. Here is an example:

John left the room, his face red with anger.

The absolute phrase modifier his face red with anger does not modify the noun John, but describes how John left the room. Absolute phrase modifiers refers to the whole clause preceding or succeeding it.

Now compare option D with the example above.

The absolute phrase modifier its streets vacant and buildings dilapidated describes why the town has been hailed as a ghost town. The absolute phrase modifier as before refers to the whole clause preceding it.
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The correct idiom is ‘hailed as X’ and not ‘hailed X’. This is incorrect in options B and E. Secondly, the presence of vacant streets and dilapidated buildings supports the fact that Bannack is a ghost town – so the phrase ‘streets vacant...” must be a modifier, modifying the entire preceding clause. Therefore, it is inappropriate to separate the two phrases with ‘and’. This is incorrect in options A, B and C. Option E is a sentence fragment with no main verb.
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The correct answer is D because it correctly keeps parallelism. In option B you have has been and has as parallel structures which is incorrect. You can't put "has been hailed" and "has something" in parallel clauses. In option D this problem is resolved. Hope it helps! Good luck with the GMAT! :student_man: :-) :-)
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Home to 10,000 hungry prospectors once upon a time, Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.



A.Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and with
B.Bannack has long been hailed a rust-eaten ghost town and has
C.Bannack, long hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, and its
D.Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its
E.Bannack, long hailed a rust-eaten ghost town,


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Correct answer must be (D) for the highlighted errors in other options..

Its clearly refers to Bannack's streets...
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Bannack has long been hailed as a rust-eaten ghost town, its streets vacant and buildings dilapidated.

it is not a comma splice ?
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