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In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian,
is seen not quite reaching the flag, a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally the lack of
basic rights for Native Americans.

A. a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally
B. his pose came to symbolize unintentionally
C. in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of
D. his pose was to become an unintended symbol of
E. his posing to symbolize unintentionally

here we have various splits:
"is seen not quite reaching the flag,..."

(i)a pose such as...
(ii)his pose came...
(iii) in a pose that...
(iv) his pose was...
(v)his posing...

Can someone please elucidate on the correct split
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09 Nov 2012, 21:33
gmatbull wrote:
In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian,
is seen not quite reaching the flag, a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally the lack of
basic rights for Native Americans.

A. a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally
B. his pose came to symbolize unintentionally
C. in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of
D. his pose was to become an unintended symbol of
E. his posing to symbolize unintentionally

here we have various splits:
"is seen not quite reaching the flag,..."

(i)a pose such as...
(ii)his pose came...
(iii) in a pose that...
(iv) his pose was...
(v)his posing...

Can someone please elucidate on the correct split

Is the correct answer B?
I used the split at the end of the underlined... "the lack of basic rights for Native Americans"

Something came to symbolize unintentionally the lack of basic rights for Native Americans.
and
Something was not the symbol of lack of .... very awkward phrasing.

E is wrong because gerunds must be followed by possesive for ex -> I dont like SHE coming here -> WRONG
I don't like her coming here -> correct
A is riddle with errors

Left with B.

What does the answer guide say?

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10 Nov 2012, 02:46
if we strip the sentence further, we have something like:
"In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph, Ira Hayes is seen not quite reaching the flag,..."

Prep Modifier, clause, a pose...?
Prep Modifier, clause, his pose...?
Prep Modifier, clause, in a pose...?
Prep Modifier, clause, his posing...?

what does "a pose", "his pose", "in a pose", and "his posing" modify?
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10 Nov 2012, 02:57
gmatbull wrote:
if we strip the sentence further, we have something like:
"In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph, Ira Hayes is seen not quite reaching the flag,..."

Prep Modifier, clause, a pose...?
Prep Modifier, clause, his pose...?
Prep Modifier, clause, in a pose...?
Prep Modifier, clause, his posing...?

what does "a pose", "his pose", "in a pose", and "his posing" modify?

Prep Modifier, clause, a pose... -- I think is appositive that modifies the whole preceding clause. ?
Prep Modifier, clause, his pose... .... --- The "his" here refers to subject of the previous clause (called absolute modifier)?
Prep Modifier, clause, in a pose... --- this also modfies the whole clause i.e. Clause + Comma + prepositional phrase" ?
Prep Modifier, clause, his posing...--- this is plain wrong.?

What the OA for this one?
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10 Nov 2012, 04:08
In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian,
is seen not quite reaching the flag, a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally the lack of
basic rights for Native Americans.

Let's understand the meaning of the sentence:
Joes's Famous photograph in which Ira Hayes is not seen reaching the flag, a pose that came to unintentionally symbolizes the lack of basic rights for Native Americans.

A pose modifies Not quite reaching the flag.
His pose modifies Ira Hayes not seen reaching the flag.
In a pose modifies-Ira Hayes who is seen not reaching the flag.
His posing modifies- Ira Hayes intentional pose of not reaching the flag.

A. a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally: Incorrect. Difficult to understand the meaaning.
B. his pose came to symbolize unintentionally: Correct. Provides clear meaning.
C. in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of: Incorrect. Modifies Ira Hayes not the pose.
D. his pose was to become an unintended symbol of: Incorrect. was to become is wordy.
E. his posing to symbolize unintentionally. Incorrect. Changes meaning implying the pose was made intentionally.
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10 Nov 2012, 06:30
gmatbull wrote:
In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian,
is seen not quite reaching the flag, a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally the lack of
basic rights for Native Americans.

A. a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally
B. his pose came to symbolize unintentionally
C. in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of
D. his pose was to become an unintended symbol of
E. his posing to symbolize unintentionally

here we have various splits:
"is seen not quite reaching the flag,..."

(i)a pose such as...
(ii)his pose came...
(iii) in a pose that...
(iv) his pose was...
(v)his posing...

Can someone please elucidate on the correct split

Correct answer must be A.
A correctly uses a noun modifer by using an appositive "a pose" which describes his posture while he tries to reach the flag. These type of modifiers come up when you are doing very well in exam.
Concept: When you need to modify a noun or phrase but because of placement issues, you are unable to do so then in such circumstances these type of phrases are used. If I remember, its the exception #3 in noun modifiers in MGMAT SC.
by the way, whats the OA and the source?
GmatBull you are consistently posting very good questions of modifiers. Let me also have the name of source please.
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10 Nov 2012, 06:37
Marcab wrote:
gmatbull wrote:
In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian,
is seen not quite reaching the flag, a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally the lack of
basic rights for Native Americans.

A. a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally
B. his pose came to symbolize unintentionally
C. in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of
D. his pose was to become an unintended symbol of
E. his posing to symbolize unintentionally

here we have various splits:
"is seen not quite reaching the flag,..."

(i)a pose such as...
(ii)his pose came...
(iii) in a pose that...
(iv) his pose was...
(v)his posing...

Can someone please elucidate on the correct split

Correct answer must be A.
A correctly uses a noun modifer by using an appositive "a pose" which describes his posture while he tries to reach the flag. These type of modifiers come up when you are doing very well in exam.
Concept: When you need to modify a noun or phrase but because of placement issues, you are unable to do so then in such circumstances these type of phrases are used. If I remember, its the exception #3 in noun modifiers in MGMAT SC.
by the way, whats the OA and the source?
GmatBull you are consistently posting very good questions of modifiers. Let me also have the name of source please.

hey Marcab... How u doing?

In A such as is wrong don't u think? "A pose" is fine by the stuff following is very weird, IMO
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10 Nov 2012, 06:58
Jp27 wrote:
Marcab wrote:
gmatbull wrote:
In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian,
is seen not quite reaching the flag, a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally the lack of
basic rights for Native Americans.

A. a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally
B. his pose came to symbolize unintentionally
C. in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of
D. his pose was to become an unintended symbol of
E. his posing to symbolize unintentionally

here we have various splits:
"is seen not quite reaching the flag,..."

(i)a pose such as...
(ii)his pose came...
(iii) in a pose that...
(iv) his pose was...
(v)his posing...

Can someone please elucidate on the correct split

Correct answer must be A.
A correctly uses a noun modifer by using an appositive "a pose" which describes his posture while he tries to reach the flag. These type of modifiers come up when you are doing very well in exam.
Concept: When you need to modify a noun or phrase but because of placement issues, you are unable to do so then in such circumstances these type of phrases are used. If I remember, its the exception #3 in noun modifiers in MGMAT SC.
by the way, whats the OA and the source?
GmatBull you are consistently posting very good questions of modifiers. Let me also have the name of source please.

hey Marcab... How u doing?

In A such as is wrong don't u think? "A pose" is fine by the stuff following is very weird, IMO

Hii JP..ssup? These days only verbal man.
Yes I agree that its a bit weird, but its the best among all other options. We can't say "his pose" because we have not yet mentioned that it was indeed something called "pose".
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10 Nov 2012, 06:59
GMATbull....please post the OA. I can't wait anymore.
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10 Nov 2012, 17:05
I too agree with A, but some how i feel the SUCH as use is weird.

Guys can u pls explain, point of elimination for E....Is it //rism
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11 Nov 2012, 04:11
gmatbull wrote:
In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian,
is seen not quite reaching the flag, a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally the lack of
basic rights for Native Americans.

A. a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally
B. his pose came to symbolize unintentionally
C. in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of
D. his pose was to become an unintended symbol of
E. his posing to symbolize unintentionally

here we have various splits:
"is seen not quite reaching the flag,..."

(i)a pose such as...
(ii)his pose came...
(iii) in a pose that...
(iv) his pose was...
(v)his posing...

Can someone please elucidate on the correct split

Looking at sentence construction,
In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph, Ira Hayes, is seen not quite reaching the flag,
a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally
the lack of basic rights for Native Americans.

, before the underlined portion eliminates possiblity of B, D,E. They simply do not fit in.

Between choice A and C, in my opinion C is correct as prepositional phrase in a pose modifies "not quite reaching the flag" properly.

Ans C it should be. What is the OA?
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11 Nov 2012, 05:57
The various choices are split along 3 lines:
A=2; B=2; C=1.

Meanwhile, the correct answer is

I also went with A, but i can see why the OA is indeed the best answer.
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11 Nov 2012, 08:58
gmatbull wrote:
The various choices are split along 3 lines:
A=2; B=2; C=1.

Meanwhile, the correct answer is

I also went with A, but i can see why the OA is indeed the best answer.

Why is A incorrect GMATBULL?
Whats the OE and whats the source?
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11 Nov 2012, 11:37
Marcab wrote:
gmatbull wrote:
The various choices are split along 3 lines:
A=2; B=2; C=1.

Meanwhile, the correct answer is

I also went with A, but i can see why the OA is indeed the best answer.

Why is A incorrect GMATBULL?
Whats the OE and whats the source?

Marcab - I think A is wrong because u cant use such as that way. As you already know, we use "such as" for listing examples.
A should have at least read - a pose such as the one seen in the picture came to symbolize unintentionally...blah blah.
What say?

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11 Nov 2012, 20:15
Jp27 wrote:
Marcab wrote:
gmatbull wrote:
The various choices are split along 3 lines:
A=2; B=2; C=1.

Meanwhile, the correct answer is

I also went with A, but i can see why the OA is indeed the best answer.

Why is A incorrect GMATBULL?
Whats the OE and whats the source?

Marcab - I think A is wrong because u cant use such as that way. As you already know, we use "such as" for listing examples.
A should have at least read - a pose such as the one seen in the picture came to symbolize unintentionally...blah blah.
What say?

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I feel you are right.
If it hab been that way, then it would have been a better option.
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11 Nov 2012, 20:45
I got this question right, but I focused on symbolize unintentionally OR unintentionally symbolize - i prefer the latter. The act was an unintended symbol, so I eliminated A and B.
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gmatbull wrote:
In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian, is seen not quite reaching the flag, a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally the lack of basic rights for Native Americans.

such as is used for listing examples - thus A is eliminated
B and D - 2 independent clauses are connected by only a comma - this is incorrect.
E - sounds awkward to me.
C. in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of
a pose (noun) + that was..(noun modifier) correctly modifies how Ira Hayes was standing.
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18 Jan 2018, 00:45
mvictor wrote:
gmatbull wrote:
In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian, is seen not quite reaching the flag, a pose such as to come to symbolize unintentionally the lack of basic rights for Native Americans.

such as is used for listing examples - thus A is eliminated
B and D - 2 independent clauses are connected by only a comma - this is incorrect.
E - sounds awkward to me.
C. in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of
a pose (noun) + that was..(noun modifier) correctly modifies how Ira Hayes was standing.

Hi,
I crossed out option C as I feel there is no need of comma before preposition in. Please help me to understand the sentence.

C-In Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph of the Iwo Jima flag raising on February 23, 1945, Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian,
is seen not quite reaching the flag,(comma is unwanted) in a pose that was to become an unintended symbol of the lack of
basic rights for Native Americans.
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