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B is incorrect.

either by smoking or salting?

How are you all justifying this wrong answer lol
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In preparation for the cold winter months, it was the usual custom for prehistoric people to gather and preserve, with smoke or by salting it, as much meat that they could during the summer.

(A) it was the usual custom for prehistoric people to gather and preserve, with smoke or by salting it, as much meat that they could during the summer. - Incorrect - modifier issue
(B) prehistoric people usually gathered as much meat as they could during the summer, preserving it either by smoking or salting - Incorrect - parallelism issue- Either X or Y
(C) it was the usual custom of prehistoric people to gather and preserve, either with smoke or by salting, as much meat that they could during the summer - Incorrect - modifier issue
(D) prehistoric people had the usual custom of gathering and preserving as much meat, either by smoking or salting it, as they could during the summer - Incorrect - parallelism issue- Either X or Y
(E) it was usually that prehistoric people would gather and preserve as much meat as they could, which was either smoked or salted during the summer - Incorrect - modifier issue


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Please help ! don't you think that answer B is incorrect because the " it " may incorrectly refer to summer,
while answer choice " D" contain no error
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please explain why B is correct even though it contains a parallelism error?(it should be "preserving it either by smoking or by salting" rite?) :hurt:
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Although B is the correct answer isn't the modifier preserving incorrectly modifying summer ? Should not it modify the meat !


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In preparation for the cold winter months, it was the usual custom for prehistoric people to gather and preserve, with smoke or by salting it, as much meat that they could during the summer.


(A) it was the usual custom for prehistoric people to gather and preserve, with smoke or by salting it, as much meat that they could during the summer.

(B) prehistoric people usually gathered as much meat as they could during the summer, preserving it either by smoking or salting

(C) it was the usual custom of prehistoric people to gather and preserve, either with smoke or by salting, as much meat that they could during the summer

(D) prehistoric people had the usual custom of gathering and preserving as much meat, either by smoking or salting it, as they could during the summer

(E) it was usually that prehistoric people would gather and preserve as much meat as they could, which was either smoked or salted during the summer

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IMO : B

As the sentence starts with "In preparation for...", the next word after comma should be the subject/Noun which is being modified by "In preparation for". So Eliminate A,C,E.

(B) prehistoric people usually gathered as much meat as they could during the summer, preserving it either by smoking or salting
Correct option

(D) prehistoric people had the usual custom of gathering and preserving as much meat, either by smoking or salting it, as they could during the summer
red marked part incorrectly says that both gathering and preserving of meat is done by smoking or salting. whereas, only preserving is done by smoking/salting.
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Can you please let me know what preserving is modifying in option B , Summer or Meat( which should be )

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IMO : B

As the sentence starts with "In preparation for...", the next word after comma should be the subject/Noun which is being modified by "In preparation for". So Eliminate A,C,E.

(B) prehistoric people usually gathered as much meat as they could during the summer, preserving it either by smoking or salting
Correct option

(D) prehistoric people had the usual custom of gathering and preserving as much meat, either by smoking or salting it, as they could during the summer
red marked part incorrectly says that both gathering and preserving of meat is done by smoking or salting. whereas, only preserving is done by smoking/salting.

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Can you please let me know what preserving is modifying in option B , Summer or Meat( which should be )

anvesh004 wrote:
IMO : B

As the sentence starts with "In preparation for...", the next word after comma should be the subject/Noun which is being modified by "In preparation for". So Eliminate A,C,E.

(B) prehistoric people usually gathered as much meat as they could during the summer, preserving it either by smoking or salting
Correct option

(D) prehistoric people had the usual custom of gathering and preserving as much meat, either by smoking or salting it, as they could during the summer
red marked part incorrectly says that both gathering and preserving of meat is done by smoking or salting. whereas, only preserving is done by smoking/salting.



", Verb-ing" modifies preceding clause
You may refer this post by e-gmat:https://gmatclub.com/forum/noun-noun-modifiers-the-most-versatile-modifier-137292.html
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Although B is the correct answer isn't the modifier preserving incorrectly modifying summer ? Should not it modify the meat !

Hi LoneSurvivor, such present participial phrases (preserving...) modify the subject of the preceding clause, in this case prehistoric people.

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Thanks for your mention about the book. But the proceeding subject is summer not the people I guess.

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Although B is the correct answer isn't the modifier preserving incorrectly modifying summer ? Should not it modify the meat !

Hi LoneSurvivor, such present participial phrases (preserving...) modify the subject of the preceding clause, in this case prehistoric people.

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Thanks for your mention about the book. But the proceeding subject is summer not the people I guess.

Hi! The subject is prehistoric people.
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Thanks I too think so there is problem with the modifier here.

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In preparation for the cold winter months, it was the usual custom for prehistoric people to gather and preserve, with smoke or by salting it, as much meat that they could during the summer.

(A) it was the usual custom for prehistoric people to gather and preserve, with smoke or by salting it, as much meat that they could during the summer. - Incorrect - modifier issue
(B) prehistoric people usually gathered as much meat as they could during the summer, preserving it either by smoking or salting - Incorrect - parallelism issue- Either X or Y
(C) it was the usual custom of prehistoric people to gather and preserve, either with smoke or by salting, as much meat that they could during the summer - Incorrect - modifier issue
(D) prehistoric people had the usual custom of gathering and preserving as much meat, either by smoking or salting it, as they could during the summer - Incorrect - parallelism issue- Either X or Y
(E) it was usually that prehistoric people would gather and preserve as much meat as they could, which was either smoked or salted during the summer - Incorrect - modifier issue


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