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# In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van

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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 secnd 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

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02 Aug 2007, 15:40
C.

You need a comma after "Rhone" because that phrase is describing The Bridge of Trinquetaille. So were down to B, C, and E. B is wrong because which incorrectly modifies Rhone. C is better than E because it is more concise.
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02 Aug 2007, 22:56
Agree w/ Briks.

Subject: The Bridge of Trinquetaille
Modifier: Van Gogh's view of a bridge over the Rhone

Modifier needs to be shown by correct placement of commas: one after Trinquetaille and one after Rhone.

Choices down to B, C, E.

C is best for reasons already mentioned.
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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 secnd 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

nice. i like this question. there are 2 appositives that helped me pick C.

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

Yes, C is right.

A - Pronoun reference error.
B - was is incorrect. - As per the stetement, the painting is still the 2nd highest .. but The option B implies that the painting is no more the second highest ...
C - Correct
D - Passive voice..
E - same reason of B.
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03 Aug 2007, 23:38
Thx guys C is the OA.

BMWhype has perfect explanation. Same explanation my MGMAT tutor gave me today.

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 secnd 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

I initially went for A on this one.

I got down to A and C, I didnt really like C so I took A. however, C is correct b/c the last part is modifying 20.2million (the highest price ever paid)
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bmwhype2 wrote:
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
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 secnd 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

nice. i like this question. there are 2 appositives that helped me pick C.

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

bmwhype2,

Can you please tell me the reason why you stated that there are 2 appositives in this question. I am a little bit confused between "Relative Clause" and "Appositives". Why are the 2 Appositives that you mention above not "Relative Clauses"... can you please let me know your reasoning...thanks in advance....
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13 Jun 2010, 13:52
because ‘and’ connects 2 main clauses, both clauses must stand on their own. But the first clause in A has no working verb in the first part. B is wrong because of ‘which. C is perfect because it gives a working verb, and another modifier modifies 20 M$. D is totally wrong. E is wrong for 2 reasons. No working verb in first part. And the usage of ‘and was’ makes the sentence sound like this: ‘The Bridge of Trinquetaille was the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction’. This makes no sense what so ever. Retired Thread Master Status: How can I crack Verbal Joined: 12 May 2011 Posts: 208 Location: India Concentration: General Management, Finance GMAT 1: 700 Q51 V32 GPA: 3 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 33 Re: In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Aug 2011, 09:28 picked the wrong answer thanks for the explanations guys Intern Joined: 03 Jun 2014 Posts: 1 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 3 Re: In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 May 2015, 09:48 Can you guys explain why D is wrong?? GMAT Club Legend Joined: 01 Oct 2013 Posts: 10306 Followers: 1000 Kudos [?]: 225 [0], given: 0 Re: In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Aug 2016, 00:30 Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. Manager Joined: 17 Aug 2012 Posts: 135 Location: India Concentration: General Management, Strategy Schools: Copenhagen, ESMT GPA: 3.75 WE: Consulting (Energy and Utilities) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 134 Re: In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Feb 2017, 23:33 the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction. Dear Mod what is the role of above in answer C. Verbal Expert Joined: 14 Dec 2013 Posts: 3045 Location: Germany Schools: HHL Leipzig GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47 WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech) Followers: 516 Kudos [?]: 2285 [1] , given: 22 Re: In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Feb 2017, 04:56 1 This post received KUDOS Expert's post kannu44 wrote: the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction. Dear Mod what is the role of above in answer C. An appositive, i.e. a noun (or noun phrase) modifying another noun (or noun phrase). Here "the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction" is a noun phrase ("price" is the noun preceded by an adjective, "the second highest" and followed by a past participle modifier "ever paid for a painting at auction"). This noun phrase refers to the noun "$20.2 million".

(P.S.: Do not mistake an appositive for an absolute phrase - an absolute phrase refers to a whole clause, though in form may be the same.)
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