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In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures shoes and handbags for retailers around the world.

A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures
B. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels is a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, which manufactures
C. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufacture
D. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufactures
E. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, manufacture
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I think A is correct. Can anyone clarify

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A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures - Illogical.

B. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels is a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, which manufactures - Passive.

C. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufacture - Subject verb agreement error.

D. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufactures - Correct.

E. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, manufacture - Illogical

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A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures - Illogical.

B. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels is a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, which manufactures - Passive.

C. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufacture - Subject verb agreement error.

D. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels manufactures - Correct.

E. Jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, a towering-two-million-square-meter factory compound in the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, manufacture - Illogical

Answer: D


Hi,
In my 2 cents,a towering is a factory which manufactures shoes and handbags.
Thus,we need a pair of comma to set off long modifier--"two-million.....labels".
Did I miss anything?

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I think A is correct. Can anyone clarify


The comma after "labels" is incorrect. A comma should not be there between a subject and the verb. However the following would be correct:

In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound, jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures .....

In this case "jointly owned by several top European fashion labels" is a non-essential modifier separated by two commas.

Note: In the real GMAT, it is not expected that an option would be wrong just because of punctuation issues.

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paulsanil wrote:
I think A is correct. Can anyone clarify


The comma after "labels" is incorrect. A comma should not be there between a subject and the verb. However the following would be correct:

In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound, jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures .....

In this case "jointly owned by several top European fashion labels" is a non-essential modifier separated by two commas.

Note: In the real GMAT, it is not expected that an option would be wrong just because of punctuation issues.


Hi ,
I got a doubt in option A

A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures ...

Why this option is wrong . The 2nd red clause is modifying "a towering" .
Am i missing anything in the meaning or grammar can you please guide me.

I don't understand why A is wrong, even though i agree D is right.

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sayantanc2k wrote:
paulsanil wrote:
I think A is correct. Can anyone clarify


The comma after "labels" is incorrect. A comma should not be there between a subject and the verb. However the following would be correct:

In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound, jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures .....

In this case "jointly owned by several top European fashion labels" is a non-essential modifier separated by two commas.

Note: In the real GMAT, it is not expected that an option would be wrong just because of punctuation issues.


Hi ,
I got a doubt in option A

A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures ...

Why this option is wrong . The 2nd red clause is modifying "a towering" .
Am i missing anything in the meaning or grammar can you please guide me.

I don't understand why A is wrong, even though i agree D is right.


towering is an adjective. So the sentence should be like this
A. In the southern outskirts of Dar es Salaam, a towering, two-million-square-meter factory compound jointly owned by several top European fashion labels, manufactures ...
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Can anyone explain why D is correct?

I think A is better.

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Can anyone explain why D is correct?

I think A is better.

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I think when a modifier is placed between two "," ( commas ) its a non-essential modifier. therefore per sentence A - a towering.... manufactures which is illogical.

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minor difference between A and D,,, a comma matters...

chose D....

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Can anyone please tell why B is wrong?
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