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# In the early twentieth century, an extraordinary painter

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In the early twentieth century, an extraordinary painter could influence nearly all advanced artists, but today, for any one artist to influence practitioners of genres as varied as painting, video, and photography is nearly impossible.

(A) as varied as
(B) as varied as are
(C) as varied as those of
(E) that are as varied as are
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22 Jun 2010, 20:57
I'll go with Actual sentence only because nothing suits here and even I don;t like the sentence itself.

A

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22 Jun 2010, 21:30
Interesting.
E says -
influence practitioners of genres that are as varied as are painting, video, and photography ----> change of meaning. This is comparing practitioners with painting, video etc which is nonsensical.
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08 Jul 2010, 07:50
I dont think 'are', 'those' & 'are', are incorrect because 'Painting' is singular. can experts please comment on this sentence's options ?
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15 Jul 2010, 01:27
Examples of genres are painting, video, and photography

painter is compared with artist. thats logical.

B is subtle change of meaning -

(B) as varied as are ----> "are" is fatal.

B compares practitioners with painting, video etc which is nonsensical.

A it is.
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30 Nov 2010, 12:24
A.

Same logic i saw in the GMAT PREP 1 test. "countries as varied as China, Russia.."
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25 Dec 2010, 10:57
IMO A.

examples given are of genres. So it has to be 'as varied as'.
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10 Jul 2014, 07:36
Can someone please explain why option C is incorrect ?

I am understanding this as ellipse .. is that a valid reason here ?
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10 Jul 2014, 12:30
GmatDestroyer2013 wrote:
Can someone please explain why option C is incorrect ?

I am understanding this as ellipse .. is that a valid reason here ?

Hi, Let me try to explain: Why C is wrong.

one artist .... of genres as varied as those of ...

Refer MGMAT SC Chapter 5, Page 70 Topic This, That These, and Those.

One artist is singular and those is trying to make a plural copy; such construction is not allowed. It is recommended to repeat entire plural noun in such case.
Further in original sentence A) as varied as is describing genres and listing them further and such construction is fine.

In the early twentieth century, an extraordinary painter could influence nearly all advanced artists, but today, for any one artist to influence practitioners of genres as varied as painting, video, and photography is nearly impossible.

(A) as varied as
(B) as varied as are
(C) as varied as those of
(E) that are as varied as are
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