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In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

A) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

B) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural foods among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.

C) In his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, elucidating industrial farming, explaining organic farming, and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself, Michael Pollan gives social critics yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans.

D) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, serving as yet another piece of evidence to support the thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

E) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which is seen by social critics as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.
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17 Nov 2009, 04:42
In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

A) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

- A looks better and not confusing...

B) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural foods among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.

Separated Sub. MP and verb "elucidate" creating confusing.

C) In his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, elucidating industrial farming, explaining organic farming, and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself, Michael Pollan gives social critics yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans.

D) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, serving as yet another piece of evidence to support the thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

-- Here statment is confusing.. by placing main verb far away frm main sub ... I
Definitely this is not a an option

E) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which is seen by social critics as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.
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17 Nov 2009, 04:59
x2suresh wrote:
In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

A) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

- A looks better and not confusing...

B) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural foods among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.

Separated Sub. MP and verb "elucidate" creating confusing.

C) In his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, elucidating industrial farming, explaining organic farming, and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself, Michael Pollan gives social critics yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans.

D) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, serving as yet another piece of evidence to support the thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

-- Here statment is confusing.. by placing main verb far away frm main sub ... I
Definitely this is not a an option

E) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which is seen by social critics as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.

Should'nt the subject Michael Pollan immediately follow the modifying phrase "In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma" ??
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17 Nov 2009, 05:53
The easiest split would be to remove the ones that do not have parallel verbs. ie elucidates, explains, and discusses or elucidating, explaining, and discussing.

So right off the bat, (B) and (E) can be crossed off the list.

(C) is out because the sentence is changed from Pollan elucidating/explaining/discussing to being structured in a way that the book is elucidating/explaining/discussing

Between (A) and (D), I would have to go with (A) because it has a logical flow.
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Should'nt the subject Michael Pollan immediately follow the modifying phrase "In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma" ??

"Michael Pollan" techinically does follow the modifying phrase, because "which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans" modifies "The Omnivore's Dilemma".

Look at it this way:

(In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma (which social critics...)), Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.
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17 Nov 2009, 11:05
Guess that makes sense. Thanks. +1
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17 Nov 2009, 12:09
I go with A.
Most suitable option.
Clear and maintaining parallelism.Other options have wrongly placed modifiers.
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17 Nov 2009, 13:23
IMO A

D also leaves out reference to the "experts" from the original sentence
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17 Nov 2009, 14:35
sinharavi wrote:
x2suresh wrote:
In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

A) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

- A looks better and not confusing...

B) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural foods among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.

Separated Sub. MP and verb "elucidate" creating confusing.

C) In his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, elucidating industrial farming, explaining organic farming, and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself, Michael Pollan gives social critics yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans.

D) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, serving as yet another piece of evidence to support the thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

-- Here statment is confusing.. by placing main verb far away frm main sub ... I
Definitely this is not a an option

E) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which is seen by social critics as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.

Should'nt the subject Michael Pollan immediately follow the modifying phrase "In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma" ??

Looked at problem 105 in the OG 12th edition. The structure is exactly the same.
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17 Jun 2010, 01:23
OA is A.

I tool 2:52 min to reach A.
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18 Jun 2010, 13:43
A it is ..for parallelism and for Modifier Placement

Took 2:15 min..
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18 Jun 2010, 20:12
is this from Knewton, Kaplan or Manhattan? Pls quote the source
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In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

A) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

B) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural foods among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.

C) In his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, elucidating industrial farming, explaining organic farming, and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself, Michael Pollan gives social critics yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans.

D) Michael Pollan, in his best-selling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, serving as yet another piece of evidence to support the thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

E) In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, which is seen by social critics as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans, Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explaining organic farming and discussing hunting and gathering food for oneself.

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01 Jul 2010, 07:36
very good question. I fell for D....
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20 May 2011, 16:27
+1 A

C is tempting, but it changes the meaning.
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25 May 2011, 00:48
choice is between A and C here.

A places the modifying clause right before the subject Micheal,also maintaining the parallelism in the 2nd clause.
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11 Jun 2011, 11:12
Great question this!

A for me.

B is not parallel. C - changes the meaning and incorrect modifier. D and E -- have incorrect modifiers.
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11 Jun 2011, 20:36
h2polo wrote:
sinharavi wrote:
Should'nt the subject Michael Pollan immediately follow the modifying phrase "In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma" ??

"Michael Pollan" techinically does follow the modifying phrase, because "which social critics see as yet another piece of evidence to support their thesis of a burgeoning interest in natural food among Americans" modifies "The Omnivore's Dilemma".

Look at it this way:

(In his best-selling book The Omnivore's Dilemma (which social critics...)), Michael Pollan elucidates industrial farming, explains organic farming, and discusses hunting and gathering food for oneself.

A for me...good explanation h2polo
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10 Jul 2011, 11:33
+1 A, one of the longest sentence ever attempted -:)
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10 Jul 2011, 12:43
It is clear that C changes the meaning of the sentence. Is it otherwise correct?
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19 Jul 2011, 01:55
A for me . took 1:30 min
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