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# Kelp is a natural fertilizer that has become popular among g

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04 May 2013, 01:25
Kelp is a natural fertilizer that has become popular among growers of heirloom tomatoes,who generally are willing to pay a premium for organic products.

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04 May 2013, 01:28
Kelp is a natural fertilizer that has become popular among growers of heirloom tomatoes,who
generally are willing to pay a premium for organic products.

The reasoning given that the RED part is correct is :

The green part is mission critical modifier as per MGMAT SC Guide.

However , we could have framed the sentence as below:

Kelp is a natural fertilizer that has become popular among heirloom tomatoes growers,who generally are willing to pay a premium for organic products.

The Green part. Isn't this sentence correct.

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09 May 2013, 06:08
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The second version is fine if you change "tomatoes growers" to "tomato growers." (Here, "tomato" is serving as an adjective modifying "growers," and in English the adjective does not need to agree in number with the noun it is modifying.) However, the original is a more standard way to express the idea. This is a good example of how almost every grammar rule has exceptions! There isn't really any way to misread the sentence as is--"who" can't refer to tomatoes--so there's no need to rearrange anything.

Besides, any time we have more than one modifier, some interpretation is needed. If we read the phrase "heirloom tomato growers," what is the intended meaning? Are we talking about "(heirloom tomato) growers"--people who grow heirloom tomatoes--or "heirloom (tomato growers)"--tomato growers who are heirlooms? Clearly the first version makes much more sense, so we'll go with that, but notice that we can avoid that ambiguity by saying "growers of heirloom tomatoes." That's why it's so important to use process of elimination in SC. Start by getting rid of the answers that absolutely cannot be correct, and then narrow down more carefully from the remaining choices. Sometimes you'll have to select an answer that seems to break a rule because it is the only one that fixes some other problem, or that conveys a clear meaning.
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09 Aug 2013, 08:10
targetgmatchotu wrote:
Kelp is a natural fertilizer that has become popular among growers of heirloom tomatoes,who generally are willing to pay a premium for organic products.

Correct it !!

I want to discuss this question again. I understand that this statement is correct and the reasons for that.
But I wanted to discuss that modifier " that has become popular .... products"

IMO it is modifying KELP and
" is a natural fertilizer " is a very short predicate that falls between and thus shift the modifier back

BUT

MGMAT says that modifier " that has become popular .... products" modified Fertilizer, it doesnt seems to be correct.

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29 Sep 2013, 15:10
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Anyone???????????????????????

Good post for understanding modifiers
noun-modifiers-can-modify-slightly-far-away-noun-135868.html

The example below is taken from same post and is similar to your example I guess
The committee chose Mr. Smith of Left Block, who was the most experienced member, to lead all the management-related operations
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