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New post 02 Oct 2016, 11:28
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sayantanc2k wrote:
Absolute phrases have the following structure: noun + noun modifier. They modify the whole clause in some way.
I have heard about the event just yesterday, the event that rocked the nation. (noun = event, noun modifier= that rocked the nation - modifies the whole clause)

Appositives consists of just a noun (or a noun phrase). Appositives are noun modifiers (i.e. a noun modifying another noun).
Tommy, my little brother, has done this. (noun phrase = my little brother - no modifier for my little brother - modifies Tommy)


thanks so much for your quickly reply,
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would you please confirm my fool question,

noun + noun phrase, the noun phrase modifies single noun, will the noun phrase be introduce by prep, or That - clause?
noun modifier , must it be introduced by That-clause ?

absolute phrase modifies the whole proceeding clause, appositive phrase modifies the proceeding noun

I had a OG question on hand, OG16, # 84, following is incorrect SC that I replaced with the option, IMO, I think of it as a absolute phrase. what's why I think of the sentence as correct.
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Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy, where the models are encased in glass or operated only by staff members, the Virtual Leonardo Project, an online version of the museum, encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, in turn an activation of the animated functions of the piece.

here the structure "an activation" (noun) + "of the animated function of the piece "(prep phrase or noun modifier) modifies the proceeding clause, as the result of the proceeding clause..

I am confused it a lot.

BTW, OA says A is redundant, I did not figure out it, would you please clarify?
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In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.
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Your queries:

1. A noun phrase is NOT introduced by a preposition or "that"- in that case it would be a prepositional phrase or a relative clause.

2. Noun modifier could be any modifier, not necessarily a "that" clause.

3. "Absolute phrase modifies the whole preceding clause, appositive phrase modifies the preceding noun". You are almost right - just that the absolute phrase may be placed anywhere before or after the clause -hence it modifies preceding or succeeding clause.

Your examples:

1. Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy, where the models are encased in glass or operated only by staff members, the Virtual Leonardo Project, an online version of the museum, encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, in turn an activation of the animated functions of the piece.

This sentence is incorrect. Hence it is not a good idea to understand absolute phrase / appositive from this one.

2. In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

Perfect example of absolute phrase:
noun = "phenomenon"
noun modifier = " that is....... drugs."

Together the structure (noun + noun modifier) refers to the whole preceding clause ("In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs")

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Hi Sayantanc2K,
thanks so much for your quickly reply.

sayantanc2k wrote:
1. A noun phrase is NOT introduced by a preposition or "that"- in that case it would be a prepositional phrase or a relative clause.


would you please further explain what is "noun phrase"? what's the difference from "noun modifier".


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Your examples:

1. Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy, where the models are encased in glass or operated only by staff members, the Virtual Leonardo Project, an online version of the museum, encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, in turn an activation of the animated functions of the piece.

This sentence is incorrect. Hence it is not a good idea to understand absolute phrase / appositive from this one.



referring to the OA, I got the idea that this is an incorrect sentence,
while I have no idea about the errors exist in the sentence, would you please point out ?

and it will be appreciated point out my wrong thinking of absolute phrase,
at first glance, I reviewed it as an absolute phrase, that's why I picked it up.
but I don't know why it is incorrect if considering it absolute phrase, anything braked the rule of absolute phrase?

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Hi Sayantanc2K,
thanks so much for your quickly reply.

sayantanc2k wrote:
1. A noun phrase is NOT introduced by a preposition or "that"- in that case it would be a prepositional phrase or a relative clause.


would you please further explain what is "noun phrase"? what's the difference from "noun modifier".


sayantanc2k wrote:
Your examples:

1. Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy, where the models are encased in glass or operated only by staff members, the Virtual Leonardo Project, an online version of the museum, encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, in turn an activation of the animated functions of the piece.

This sentence is incorrect. Hence it is not a good idea to understand absolute phrase / appositive from this one.



referring to the OA, I got the idea that this is an incorrect sentence,
while I have no idea about the errors exist in the sentence, would you please point out ?

and it will be appreciated point out my wrong thinking of absolute phrase,
at first glance, I reviewed it as an absolute phrase, that's why I picked it up.
but I don't know why it is incorrect if considering it absolute phrase, anything braked the rule of absolute phrase?

thanks a ton

have a nice day

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A noun phrase is a group of words with noun as the main word - it works as a subject, object, or modifier of another noun.

My father has a couple of old sweaters.

I would suggest that you read a good GMAT guide such as Manhattan SC guide to get thess ground concepts clear. That will be helpful for you for a fast progress with your preparation.

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SPLIT1) PARALLELISM: "NOT ONLY A BUT ALSO B". A, D AND E ARE NOT CORRECT PARALLEL STRUCTURE

SPLIT2) "EXPLAINED...BECAUSE OF" IS REDUDANT. A AND E ARE OUT.

SPLIT3) EVEN THOUGH C HAS CORRECT PARALLEL STRUCTURE, C IS EXTREMELY WORDY AND WEIRD: "drugs that are becoming and doctors having also written". C IS OUT. WHY B? B CORRECTLY HAS PARALLELISM "NOT ONLY A BUT ALSO B". THE OPTION B IS WORDY TOO, BUT IT IS THE BEST OPTIONS PRESENTED TO US.

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:think: I believe that Which cannot modify drugs or spending on drugs in options D and E.
But surprisingly none of the solutions including OG mention this aspect. :?:
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In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

(A)a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing

(B) a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing

(C) a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written

(D) which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing

(E)which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

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The Official Guide for GMAT Review 2017

Practice Question
Question No.: SC 766
Page: 702

In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

(A)a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing

(B) a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing

(C) a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written

(D) which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing

(E)which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written


Answer Choice B

Parallism Error in Original sentence removed .


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Question No.: SC 766
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In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

(A)a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing

(B) a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing

(C) a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written

(D) which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing

(E)which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written


because of+noun show a reason for which main clause happens. by+noun shows an agent who make the action of main clause. this is why A is wrong because expensive drug is the agent which cause the explanation.
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The correlative conjunction- not only … but also has several other avatars. They are

1. Not only… but also
2. Not only by … but also by
3. Not only because …. But also because
4. Not only because of … but also because of
5. Not just… but also
6. not just by…. But also by

and so on with the additions of because, because of etc, all of them valid structures very often seen in GMAT

not just by …… but also by is equal to -not only by …. But also by- . There is not much different to see through both of them.

In that case, the correct version of the text would be


a phenomenon that is explained not only because of more expensive drugs but also because of the fact that doctors are writing


or

a phenomenon that is explained not only by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing

This is the position as far as the use of // in correlative conjunctions is concerned.




In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

(A)a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing

(B) a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing

(C) a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written

(D) which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing

(E)which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written

B is the credited answer.
How come the correct answer (option B) uses the present tense (is explained) and present continuous ( are becoming) to explain a phenomenon that occurred in the past (2000).
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In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a
phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are
writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

A. a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that
doctors are writing
“Not just X but by Y” are NOT parallel
It can be “Not just X but also Y” or “Not just by X but also by Y”

B. a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also
by the fact that doctors are writing
Perfectly parallel and correct.

C. a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of
doctors having also written
The reason for increased spending is “expensive drugs” – a particular niche in the entire space of drugs
However, this option says that the reason is “drugs” (all drugs) that are becoming expensive – meaning all drugs are becoming expensive.
Also, the idiom Not just X but also Y is not correctly used here. Notice the missing (or misplaced) “also” in the option.

D. which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing
“which….” Modifier incorrectly modifies “drugs”

E. which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written
“which….” Modifier incorrectly modifies “drugs”
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D and E are absolute disaster for using which
A is awkward there has to be parallelism and it also uses wrong idiom.
B corrects all those errors.
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In 2000, a mere two dozen products accounted for half the increase in spending on prescription drugs, a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing many more prescriptions for higher-cost drugs.

(A) a phenomenon that is explained not just because of more expensive drugs but by the fact that doctors are writing

(B) a phenomenon that is explained not just by the fact that drugs are becoming more expensive but also by the fact that doctors are writing

(C) a phenomenon occurring not just because of drugs that are becoming more expensive but because of doctors having also written

(D) which occurred not just because drugs are becoming more expensive but doctors are also writing

(E) which occurred not just because of more expensive drugs but because doctors have also written
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