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In 2003, Forbes Magazine calculated and published the values of all 32 National Football League teams; the Washington Redskins organization was valued at $952 million and it was at that time the highest value ever for an NFL franchise.

A.organization was valued at $952 million and it was
B.organization was valued at $952 million, being
C.organization was valued at $952 million,
D.organization, which was valued at $952 million, was
E.organization, valued at $952 million, and was
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In 2003, Forbes Magazine calculated and published the values of all 32 National Football League teams; the Washington Redskins organization was valued at $952 million and it was at that time the highest value ever for an NFL franchise.

A.organization was valued at $952 million and it was
B.organization was valued at $952 million, being
C.organization was valued at $952 million,
D.organization, which was valued at $952 million, was
E.organization, valued at $952 million, and was


Hi,

In the second part of the statement, the subject is "Washington Redskins organization", so in the original statement "it was at the time" -> it refers to the organization... followed by "the highest value". So the organization cannot be a value. Hence it is incorrect. Eliminate A.

The same is the problem with B, D and E. The modifier after the comma has to modify the amount, has to talk about $952 million. And it is only option C which correctly does that.

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In 2003, Forbes Magazine calculated and published the values of all 32 National Football League teams; the Washington Redskins organization was valued at $952 million and it was at that time the highest value ever for an NFL franchise.

A.organization was valued at $952 million and it was
B.organization was valued at $952 million, being
C.organization was valued at $952 million,
D.organization, which was valued at $952 million, was
E.organization, valued at $952 million, and was






In D and E organization was compared with value. Not correct
A and B also follows the same logic but with different set of words.
C is correct which add more info about the $952 million after comma.
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The correct answer is C since c added more information to "value" in the previous section.
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C. Only other option that even comes close is D. Unfortunately, franchises aren't values. I love getting problems that reference things about which you're passionate. Forbes has continued to publish these valuations every year! Here's the most recent one: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2011/30/nfl ... _land.html.
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macjas wrote:
In 2003, Forbes Magazine calculated and published the values of all 32 National Football League teams; the Washington Redskins organization was valued at $952 million and it was at that time the highest value ever for an NFL franchise.

A.organization was valued at $952 million and it was
B.organization was valued at $952 million, being
C.organization was valued at $952 million,
D.organization, which was valued at $952 million, was
E.organization, valued at $952 million, and was



"highest value ever for an NFL franchise refers" to the amount $952 million( the value).
a) It is not clear if It is referring to organization or $952 million
b) being --- not preferred
c) here $952 million is immediately followed by comma and no confusion. Straight last part after comma refers to value mentioned --- CORRECT
d) organization can not highest value
e) same issue as D
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We have to take C, though with a pinch of salt. Because in appositive modifications, the modified is supposed to be touching the comma. Here in C, there is an unnecessary intrusion of the phrase, “at the time”, which is a worry . Take the following case;

Architects and stonemasons, huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya without benefit of the wheel or animal transport.

(A) huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya without benefit of the wheel or animal transport

(B) without the benefits of animal transport or the wheel, huge palace and temple clusters were built by the Maya

(C) the Maya built huge palace and temple clusters without the benefit of animal transport or the wheel

(D) there were built, without the benefit of the wheel or animal transport, huge palace and temple clusters by the Maya

(E) were the Maya who, without the benefit of the wheel or animal transport, built huge palace and temple clusters

Immediately after architects and stonemasons, which is an appositive modifier, you are supposed place the Maya, which is the modified noun. That is why C is right. On the contrary, E is rejected because of the awkward intrusion of the verb ‘were’ after the comma.

However, what I wish to point out is that the original example, after which this question is modeled, avoids that pitfall wonderfully. That is where this post has slightly skidded. Look at this.

In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron ridge over the Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.

A: Rhone sold for $20.2million and it was
B: Rhone, which sold for 20.2million, was
C: Rhone, was sold for 20.2million,
D: Rhone was sold for 20.2million, being
E: Rhone, sold for 20.2million, and was

Please note that the value is modified by the appositive - the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction- , immediately after comma. The choice is obviously C here. This is where it differs from the given text in the current topic.
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