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Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate.

A) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate

B) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, wrote the Lyrical Ballads

C) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the Lyrical Ballads was written by William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

D) The Lyrical Ballads, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798

E) The authors being Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, the Lyrical Ballads inaugurated the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798

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Key here is "its" used in first clause, so should be followed by the Lyrical Ballads.

"who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate" - should clearly refer to William Wordsworth

Only Option C satisfying
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This one is fairly easy. Check which fits Its well. A, B and D are ruled out immediately. E can be clearly ruled out due to parallelism issue. C is the best option.
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Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate.


meaning:
STC and WW wrote LB.
WW would later be named BPL.
The publication of the book inaugurated romantic movement
the book was published in 1798.

A) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate
we should have the book after the long introductory modifier. why so? because we have ITS publication. so no.

B) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, wrote the Lyrical Ballads
same error; we need after ing modifier -> the book.

C) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the Lyrical Ballads was written by William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
looks good, no ambiguities, no pronoun/idiom/parallelism errors..potential answer.

D) The Lyrical Ballads, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798
where is the verb? :D

E) The authors being Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, the Lyrical Ballads inaugurated the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798
changes the focus from being written by STC and WW to inaugurating the movement. C looks better, so E is out.
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He inaugurated a new policy of trade and exploration.

The museum was inaugurated on September 12.

Above sentences are correct


How a book (Lyrical Ballads) can inaugurate something? This makes me reject choice C. Please help
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He inaugurated a new policy of trade and exploration.

The museum was inaugurated on September 12.

Above sentences are correct


How a book (Lyrical Ballads) can inaugurate something? This makes me reject choice C. Please help


It is alright to say that a book started a movement.
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the answer should be C."its" used in first clause, so should be followed by the Lyrical Ballads.
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Doesn't the sentence mean that inauguration took place first then the book was written?

Can somebody please explain?
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C) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the Lyrical Ballads was written by William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

In this choice, The meaning is altered as there are 2 authors of this book, but William wordsworth will be named as Samuel Taylor as well?
Can someone please explain me this?
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[quote="Harley1980"]Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate.

A) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate...key is "with its publication"..."with its publication" should get modified by Lyrical ballads

B) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, wrote the Lyrical Ballads...same as in A

C) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the Lyrical Ballads was written by William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge...correct

D) The Lyrical Ballads, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798....no verb for "The Lyrical Ballads"

E) The authors being Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, the Lyrical Ballads inaugurated the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798...no verb for "The authors being"

key is "with its publication"...so
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A SC problem with the whole sentence underlined! These are challenging ones. Let's look at (A) first.

(A) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate

The modifier "inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798" must applied to the Lyrical Ballads, not to the two authors, as (A) & (B) suggest. Those two are wrong.

Choice (C) correctly has this modifier modifying "the Lyrical Ballads", and everything else is clear and grammatically correct. This is a promising choice. (NOTE: even though "Lyrical Ballads" sounds plural, it's a unique and single book, so it is singular, and the singular verb "was" is perfectly correct.)

Choice (D) makes the missing verb mistake --- there is no main verb in that version. (D) is wrong.

In (E), the second half is clear and direct, but the first half compresses the information into an awkward absolute phrase using the participle "being" --- that's almost always wrong on the GMAT Sentence Correction. Here, the effect is clumsy and indirect. Choice (E) is far from ideal.

By far, the strongest answer is (C).


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Trying to solve the question by cutting fluff and making sense out of core sentence:

Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate.

A)Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate LOOKS OK and Can be checked further

B) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, wrote the Lyrical Ballads LOOKS OK and Can be checked further

C)Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the Lyrical Ballads was written by William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. LOOKS OK and Can be checked further

D) The Lyrical Ballads, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798 (and at the end of the core does not make sense) WRONG

E) The authors being Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, the Lyrical Ballads inaugurated the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798 ( THE LYRICAL BALLADS INAUGURATED THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE) WRONG




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Lets check further.

A)Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate ---- LOOKS OK and Can be checked further ---- the -ing modifier is for the authors. Dont look ok to me, it should be for the book.

B) Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, wrote the Lyrical Ballads ----LOOKS OK and Can be checked further ----- Dont look ok to me, you see the -ing modifier is for Samuel Taylor. Drop it.

C)Inaugurating the Romantic movement with its publication in 1798, the Lyrical Ballads was written by William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. ----- LOOKS OK and Can be checked further -----the -ing modifier is for the book. Should be the answer.
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Hi experts

....the authors of the Lyrical Ballads were Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth, who would later be named Britain's Poet Laureate.

I found an explanation to the question saying "who" ambiguously refers to both "Samuel T C" and "William Wordsworth". In the construction shown above does "who" clearly not refer to
"William Wordsworth" (being separated by a comma from the rest of the sentence).

Please suggest.

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