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Introduced by Italian merchants resident in London during the sixteenth century, in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being ship owners, overseas merchants, or professional moneylenders.

A. in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being
B. in England life insurance had remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were
C. until the end of the seventeenth century life insurance in England had remained a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically
D. life insurance in England remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically
E. life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century in England a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were
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I would recommend not to attempt this if you have not taken the GMAT Prep Test 1 as familiarity with the questions may inflate your score when you actually take the test.

Introduced by Italian merchants resident in London during the sixteenth century, in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being ship owners, overseas merchants, or professional moneylenders.

A. in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being
B. in England life insurance had remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were
C. until the end of the seventeenth century life insurance in England had remained a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically
D. life insurance in England remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically
E. life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century in England a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were

Please do not respond by just saying the answer is __. Please try to provide a reason why a given choice is correct or incorrect.


I choose option D as my answer.

Because the sentence starts with "Introduced by Italian merchants resident...." suggests that the subject of the next clause should be an object. Having said that, we should eliminate all the answer choices except options D and E. Life insurance is a logical subject that is being introduced. Now notice in both options D and E, we have the tested idiom "between." The use of "between" requires the structure of "between x and y." Only option follows that structure precisely. So answer choice D remains.

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I would recommend not to attempt this if you have not taken the GMAT Prep Test 1 as familiarity with the questions may inflate your score when you actually take the test.

Introduced by Italian merchants resident in London during the sixteenth century, in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being ship owners, overseas merchants, or professional moneylenders.

A. in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being
B. in England life insurance had remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were
C. until the end of the seventeenth century life insurance in England had remained a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically
D. life insurance in England remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically
E. life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century in England a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were

Please do not respond by just saying the answer is __. Please try to provide a reason why a given choice is correct or incorrect.


This is a modifier error. "Introduced by Italian merchants resident in London during the sixteenth century"-what is being introduced by Italian merchant? Life Insurance NOT England. The modifier must be followed by life insurance....... From here you narrow down the answer choice to either D or E.

E is clearly wrong because it should be "between X and Y", NOT "between X with Y"
Hence, D is the answer.

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D is right because it use correct idiom "between X and Y"

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IMO - D
First Split : What was introduced by Italian merchants ? Answer : Life Insurance so A,B,C out
Second Split : Between 'individual underwriters with their clients' : wrong idiom. Correct idiom is between. Hence E out.
D remains and hence should be the correct answer.
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Introduced by Italian merchants resident in London during the sixteenth century, in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being ship owners, overseas merchants, or professional moneylenders.

A. in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being
B. in England life insurance had remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were
C. until the end of the seventeenth century life insurance in England had remained a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically
D. life insurance in England remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically
E. life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century in England a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were

Please do not respond by just saying the answer is __. Please try to provide a reason why a given choice is correct or incorrect.


In the five cases the subject is life insurances, I think that is not a misplaced modified error.

This is my analysis:
A. in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being - Being is avoided by gmat
B. in England life insurance had remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were - the correct structure is Between X and Y
C. until the end of the seventeenth century life insurance in England had remained a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically - The error is the past perfect
D. life insurance in England remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically - correct
E. life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century in England a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were - the correct structure is Between X and Y

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I understood that the answer was "D" and not "E" since E had "between..x.with..y.." and not "between x...and...y" but I'm wondering if "who typically were" is still wrong in E?

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E. life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century in England a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were
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I understood that the answer was "D" and not "E" since E had "between..x. with..y.." and not "between x...and...y" but I'm wondering if "who typically were" is still wrong in E?

There is nothing wrong with 'who typically were' in E except that it is a little wordier than 'typically" in D.
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Introduced by Italian merchants resident in London during the sixteenth century, in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being ship owners, overseas merchants, or professional moneylenders.

A. in England life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically being - Initial modifier error - in the case of an initial subject-less modifier in front of a comma, the modifier should always be followed IMMEDIATELY by the noun / noun phrase that's being modified
B. in England life insurance had remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were - same as A
C. until the end of the seventeenth century life insurance in England had remained a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically - same as A
D. life insurance in England remained until the end of the seventeenth century a specialized contract between individual underwriters and their clients, typically - Correct
E. life insurance remained until the end of the seventeenth century in England a specialized contract between individual underwriters with their clients, who typically were- Idiom error - between X and Y

Answer D
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