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# Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable

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Re: Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable [#permalink]
Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf
Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best
golfers in the history of the sport.

• Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf
Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best: Correct
• Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf
Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded to be two of the better: regarded as is the correct idiom
• Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed
Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, are widely regarded to be two of the best: Singular pronoun reference
• Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed
Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, are widely regarded as being two of the better: Singular pronoun reference
• Solidifying his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best : Singular pronoun reference
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Re: Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable [#permalink]
Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf
Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best
golfers in the history of the sport.

• Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf
Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best
Correct - Propor idiom usage and correct pronoun-antecedent agreement ['who' and 'his' clearly refers to Jack].
• Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf
Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded to be two of the better
Incorrect Idiom
• Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed
Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, are widely regarded to be two of the best
Incorrect Idiom
• Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, are widely regarded as being two of the better
ambiguous antecedent for pronoun 'his'
• Solidifying his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best
ambiguous antecedent for pronoun 'his'
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Re: Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable [#permalink]
In the original sentence, “Jack Nicklaus” is clearly modified by “who solidified…in 1986.” Also, the
correct form of the idiom “regarded as” is used. Finally, the superlative “best” is correctly used to
compare more than two golfers: Jack Nicklaus and Tiger woods are “regarded as two of the best”
golfers among all the golfers in the history of the sport.

(A) CORRECT. This choice is correct as it repeats the original sentence.

(B) The idiom “regarded to be” is incorrect. The correct form of the idiom is “regarded as.” Further,
the comparative “better” is incorrectly used to compare more than two golfers. The superlative “best”
is needed to compare more than two golfers: Jack Nicklaus and Tiger woods are regarded as two of
the best golfers among all the golfers in the history of the sport.

(C) The modifying phrase “who solidified his legendary status…in 1986” incorrectly modifies the plural
subject “Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.” Noun modifiers beginning with “who” always refer to the
directly preceding noun. In this case, the directly preceding noun is the plural “Tiger Woods and Jack
Nicklaus.” Consequently, the singular pronoun “his” in the modifying phrase incorrectly refers to the
plural “Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.” Further, the idiom “regarded to be” is incorrect. The correct
form of the idiom is “regarded as.”

(D) The modifying phrase “who solidified his legendary status…in 1986” incorrectly modifies the plural
subject “Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.” Noun modifiers beginning with “who” always refer to the
directly preceding noun. In this case, the directly preceding noun is the plural “Tiger Woods and Jack
Nicklaus.” Consequently, the singular pronoun “his” in the modifying phrase incorrectly refers to the
plural “Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.” Further, the idiom “regarded as being” is incorrect. The
correct form of the idiom is “regarded as.” Finally, the comparative “better” is incorrectly used to
compare more than two golfers. The superlative “best” is needed to compare more than two golfers:
Jack Nicklaus and Tiger woods are regarded as two of the best golfers among all the golfers in the
history of the sport.

(E) The singular pronoun “his” in the modifying phrase “Solidifying his legendary status…in 1986” does
not agree with the adjacent plural subject “Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.”
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Re: Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable [#permalink]
Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf
Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best golfers in the history of the sport.

• Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf
Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best - Seems perfectly fine.
• Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf
Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded to be two of the better - improper use of comparative degree. Best is more suitable.
Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed
Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, are widely regarded to be two of the best - incorrect placement of modifier
Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed
Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, are widely regarded as being two of the better - same as C
Solidifying his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, Jack
Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are
widely regarded as two of the best - Incorrect construction. His refers to both Jack and Tiger which is wrong.
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Re: Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable [#permalink]
1. Hi, But does "who" not refer to the Noun just before the comma, i.e it must imply that the description applies to Jack Nicklaus.

2. Also, In option D, does the description in the beginning followed by a comma not refer to "Jack Nicklaus" alone
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Re: Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable [#permalink]
Just in case anyone's curious, this is a Manhattan Prep question.

shikhar wrote:
Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best golfers in the history of the sport.

A. Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best

B. Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, and Tiger Woods are widely regarded to be two of the better

C. Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, are widely regarded to be two of the best

D. Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, who solidified his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, are widely regarded as being two of the better

E. Solidifying his legendary status with an improbable victory at the famed Augusta National Golf Club in 1986, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are widely regarded as two of the best
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