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# India, like Italy and China, has no single dominant cuisine: Indian fo

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India, like Italy and China, has no single dominant cuisine: Indian food comprises many different styles of cooking, with each a product of their regional influences, from the fiery vegetarian dishes of the south to the Portuguese-influenced Goan cooking of the west, to the more familiar Mogul food of the north.

(A) with each a product of their

(B) with each as a product of its

(C) each products of their

(D) each a product of

(E) each products of

Originally posted by noboru on 19 Jun 2010, 03:41.
Last edited by hazelnut on 16 Oct 2017, 19:57, edited 2 times in total.
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19 Jun 2010, 07:57
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Indian food comprises many f, modifier, from the fiery x to the Portuguese-influenced y, to the more familiar z

A and B don't modify the "styles of cooking" properly. "styles of cooking" is a product of regional influences.
each a product --> correct
each products ---> wrong

A. with each a product of their >> modifier issue
B. with each as a product of its >> modifier issue
C. each products of their >> each is singular.
D. each a product of >> Answer
E. each products of >> each is singular
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04 May 2013, 16:02
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Each, like every, is always used with a singular noun form and therefore with a singular verb form.
For example:
Each product has different function.

For this question, only D is correct.

A. with each a product of their
Wrong. "their" is incorrect.

B. with each as a product of its
Wrong. "Its" does not refer to anything.

C. each products of their
Wrong. "Products" is incorrect.

D. each a product of >>> CORRECT.

E. each products of
Wrong. "Products" is incorrect.
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16 Apr 2019, 14:48
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"With" isn't really necessary in A and B. Since we are talking about nouns (cooking styles), it doesn't really make sense to try to modify the verb or clause. However, both A and B are wrong for other reasons. In A, "their" (plural) does not agree with "each" (singular). In B, it's not clear what the "as" means. There's no comparison or role to indicate. Each style is a product of its regional influences.
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19 Jun 2010, 09:43
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A. with each a product of their - Thier - India is singular ----->
Of course "their" cannot refer to India. However 'styles' is plural.

If "their" refers to styles then -
styles' regional influences is nonsensical. Since "styles of cooking" is a product of regional influences.
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rohitmanglik wrote:
I am a non-native English speaker and I have trouble understanding that why "each" is modifying "styles of cooking" but not "cooking" itself?

It's similar to: There are 30 students in the class, each uniquely talented.

Here, "each" would modify "students", not "class", because from the meaning of the sentence, it is not saying that "each class" is uniquely talented.

Similarly, from the meaning of this sentence, each style is a product of regional influences.
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13 Mar 2019, 21:59
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Can experts please help me understand why the use of "with" is wrong in options A and B.

One thing I know is, "with + comma" modifies the previous clause.
As per my understanding, modifying a clause is same as --> proper reference to verb and the subject of previous clause.

However, I am facing difficulty in relating the above logic to this question.
Your help will be really appreciated.
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24 May 2019, 01:10
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a) Since we agree that B doesn't really work meaning-wise, it's a tricky exercise to discuss what one word means. However, it seems most sensible for "its" to refer to "each," since both meaning and proximity indicate that as the intention. Each different style is a product of its regional influences.

b) In D, "each" introduces a noun modifier applying to "styles" (of cooking). As for "with," that's just what I was saying previously. In this case it creates an adverbial modifier, and there's no sensible way for that to apply.
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19 Jun 2010, 10:03
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Indian food comprises many f, modifier, from the fiery x to the Portuguese-influenced y, to the more familiar z

A and B don't modify the "styles of cooking" properly. "styles of cooking" is a product of regional influences.
each a product --> correct
each products ---> wrong

A. with each a product of their >> modifier issue
B. with each as a product of its >> modifier issue
C. each products of their >> each is singular.
D. each a product of >> Answer
E. each products of >> each is singular

My reasoning goes exactly the same as yours .. so D for me too ..

I differ from you on one thing ... highlighted in bold above ... I feel "Indian food" is a product of regional influences and not "styles of cooking" ... so A and B don't have to modify "styles of cooking" .. they have to modify "Indian food", which there are not doing .. hence both of 'em are wrong ..
correct me if I am wrong ..
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Yeah, may be wrong. Just threw that from the keyboard LOL. But also see this post
http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/mba ... t1196.html

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25 Jan 2012, 16:41
A. with each a product of their
B. with each as a product of its ??
C. each products of their
D. each a product of
E. each products of
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24 Mar 2015, 10:36
I am a non-native English speaker and I have trouble understanding that why "each" is modifying "styles of cooking" but not "cooking" itself?
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19 Feb 2019, 04:14
Hi Expert,

I choose the correct answer but I'm not sure whether my reason is valid.

A. "With" is incorrect & their is incorrect because it refers to India.
B. "With" is incorrect
C. "their" is incorrect because it refers to India.
D. Correct
E. products (it need to be product to correspond with each)

Please provide explanation on this question.

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17 Apr 2019, 08:41
Can i say "each of which is a product of regional influences"
or
"each is a product of regional influences"
or
"each of them is a product of regional influences"
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20 Apr 2019, 23:51
1) Yes, that works well.

2 and 3) These are independent clauses, so we'd need a semicolon first. (Outside of SC, we might also start a new sentence here.)

4) I don't see any reason to forbid this, but it feels less clear, perhaps because "all products" could serve as the subject of a new clause if the meaning were different. (E.g. "All products of regional influences are also connected by larger national influences.") This makes it a bit more confusing to read.
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22 Apr 2019, 19:11
Can someone please explain it in detail?

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24 Apr 2019, 00:45
Can anyone explain this?

Clause 1: Indian food comprises many different styles of cooking,

Clause 2: each a product of regional influences, from the fiery vegetarian dishes of the south to the Portuguese-influenced Goan cooking of the west, to the more familiar Mogul food of the north.

there is no connector between clauses in the sentence..... doesn't it look like a run-on sentence.
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24 Apr 2019, 04:46
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Clause 2: each a product of regional influences, from the fiery vegetarian dishes of the south to the Portuguese-influenced Goan cooking of the west, to the more familiar Mogul food of the north.

Hi Rupesh, this is not a clause, since there is no verb. Hence, the sentence is not a run-on sentence.
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24 Apr 2019, 05:00
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rupeshnverbal wrote:
Clause 2: each a product of regional influences, from the fiery vegetarian dishes of the south to the Portuguese-influenced Goan cooking of the west, to the more familiar Mogul food of the north.

Hi Rupesh, this is not a clause, since there is no verb. Hence, the sentence is not a run-on sentence.

Yeah, you are right ......I got confused with "influences".
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22 May 2019, 20:13
DmitryFarber wrote:
1) Yes, that works well.

2 and 3) These are independent clauses, so we'd need a semicolon first. (Outside of SC, we might also start a new sentence here.)

4) I don't see any reason to forbid this, but it feels less clear, perhaps because "all products" could serve as the subject of a new clause if the meaning were different. (E.g. "All products of regional influences are also connected by larger national influences.") This makes it a bit more confusing to read.

Dear DmitryFarber,

This question was a cakewalk for me as I got D in seconds, having studied the Modifier Chapter in MGMAT SC Book.

But still I've few doubts-

a) In B, 'its' can refer logically to 'INDIA' only IMO, but is it because the two ICs are joined by 'colon' instead of 'semi-colon' ??

b) Also I've almost every-time seen using 'with....' as an 'adverbial modifier' so in correct option D 'each...' indeed modifies 'many styles of cooking'. Using 'with....' in A & B makes the 'with .....' modifier modify the 'entire clause' or the verb 'comprises', which doesn't make sense. [btw sorry for incorrect usage of which ] So, is my reasoning right here??

c) Like you said 'As' in B is not clear, in that what is it used for - 1) No comparison, 2) No explanation(because/since), 3) No parallel-timing(while), & 4) Not as- In the capacity of(in the role of)
I double you with this point!!
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