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John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents,

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John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in his family home, they featured elaborate meals of local fish and lobster, famous guests, and late nights.

(A) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in his family home, they featured

(B) Parties were held in one of the most social U.S. president’s home, John F. Kennedy, and they featured

(C) John F. Kennedy, who was one of the most social U.S. presidents in his family home, held parties that featured

(D) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in his family home that featured

(E) In his family home, John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties that featured
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John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in
his family home, they featured
elaborate meals of local fish and lobster, famous
guests, and late nights.

(A) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many
parties in his family home, they featured
- run on sentence
(B) Parties were held in one of the most social U.S. president’s home, John
F. Kennedy, and they featured - awkward and meaningless

(C) John F. Kennedy, who was one of the most social U.S. presidents in his
family home
, held parties that featured - meaning change, suggesting John was the most social U.S. presidents among the family home members(implied)

(D) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many
parties in his family home that featured non underlined part incorrectly refers to the home

(E) In his family home, John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S.
presidents, held many parties that featured - non underlined part correctly refers to the party

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John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in
his family home, they featured
elaborate meals of local fish and lobster, famous
guests, and late nights.

(A) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many
parties in his family home, they featured

(B) Parties were held in one of the most social U.S. president’s home, John
F. Kennedy, and they featured

(C) John F. Kennedy, who was one of the most social U.S. presidents in his
family home, held parties that featured

(D) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many
parties in his family home that featured

(E) In his family home, John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S.
presidents, held many parties that featured


I think you can easily eliminate A,B and C for the following reasons:
A) run on sentence
B) modifier is wrong-home is being modified by John F. Kennedy
C) changes the meaning of the sentence
This leaves us with D and E. I am leaning towards E because I think the placement of "in his family home" in D is incorrect. In D, the sentence is saying that the home featured elaborate meals... rather than the parties featured elaborate meals...
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deucebigalow wrote:
John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in his family home, they featured elaborate meals of local fish and lobster, famous guests, and late nights.

(A) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in his family home, they featured

(B) Parties were held in one of the most social U.S. president’s home, John F. Kennedy, and they featured

(C) John F. Kennedy, who was one of the most social U.S. presidents in his family home, held parties that featured

(D) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in his family home that featured

(E) In his family home, John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties that featured



(A) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in his family home, they featured - incorrect meaning

(B) Parties were held in one of the most social U.S. president’s home, John F. Kennedy, and they featured - passive and same error as A.

(C) John F. Kennedy, who was one of the most social U.S. presidents in his family home, held parties that featured .- incorrect meaning

(D) John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties in his family home that featured - again meaning problem

(E) In his family home, John F. Kennedy, one of the most social U.S. presidents, held many parties that featured - correct
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New post 17 Oct 2018, 17:53
this question is interesting as veritas has in a previous question said "Remember: “That”
clauses are not nearly as strict as “which” clauses and can modify a noun that
is not directly beside it."
the question was "Johnny held parties for his kids that featured clowns, numerous exotic
birds, and lots of food."
GMATNinja please help with your expert opinion.
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New post 25 Apr 2019, 19:35
Classic example of read the whole text.

I narrowed it down to D or E, using slash and burn, and incorrectly marked D without reading the whole sentence once again.
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E for me, but could any one explain the usage of *that* in option D ??

Isn’t *in his family home* a modifier for the parties ?

Moreover, if you notice, *in his family home* is a prepositional phrase. So *that* could refer to the parties in option D?

I chose E because that has a clear antecedent in option E.

usage of *that* in option D is ambiguous is what makes option D incorrect?

Usually *that* and *which* modify the noun they touch, but that isn’t always the case. They just have to have a logical antecedent. Remember that popular question from the official guide —-> Emily Dickinson’s letters to Susan Huntington, which ........ // here *which* is correctly modifying *letters* ..

Could any of the experts/ members of gmat club/ explain this phenomenon??

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E for me, but could any one explain the usage of *that* in option D ??

Isn’t *in his family home* a modifier for the parties ?

Moreover, if you notice, *in his family home* is a prepositional phrase. So *that* could refer to the parties in option D?

I chose E because that has a clear antecedent in option E.

usage of *that* in option D is ambiguous is what makes option D incorrect?

Usually *that* and *which* modify the noun they touch, but that isn’t always the case. They just have to have a logical antecedent. Remember that popular question from the official guide —-> Emily Dickinson’s letters to Susan Huntington, which ........ // here *which* is correctly modifying *letters* ..

Could any of the experts/ members of gmat club/ explain this phenomenon??


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The reason why "that" cannot modify "parties" is because it is modifying the preposition phrase with a noun.
There is a rule that states that the modifier can skip the prepositional phrase ONLY if the preceding prepositional phrase is needed in that position and cannot be placed elsewhere.
However, in this case, "In his family house" can be placed anywhere without changing the meaning of the sentence so the rule doesn't apply here. This means that "that" modifier cannot skip "house" to get to "parties"
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