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Margaret Courtney-Clarke has traveled to remote dwellings in the Trans

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Margaret Courtney-Clarke has traveled to remote dwellings in the Transvaal to photograph the art of Ndebele women, whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house.

A. whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house
B. whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries are embellished with old and new iconography, and their style is varying among women and houses
C. whose murals are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries are embellished with old and new iconography, and they are in styles that vary from woman to woman and house to house
D. with murals brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography, and their style varies among women and houses
E. with murals that are brilliantly colored, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography, and their styles vary among women and houses
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please elaborate this concept


The part "their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house" is an absolute phrase modifier. Following is an excerpt from Manhattan SC guide:

A few GMAT sentences use a sophisticated modifier called an Absolute Phrase. Absolute phrases are composed of a noun plus a noun modifier. These phrases do not have to modify what they touch; rather, they modify the main clause in some way.

The construction of an absolute phrase is as follows:
Noun / noun phrase + noun / noun phrase modifier

Here,
Noun phrase: "their geometrical symmetries"
Noun phrase modifier: "embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house".

This noun phrase + noun phrase modifier (i.e. the absolute phrase) as a whole refers to the clause "whose murals are brilliantly colored".

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RudraM wrote:
please elaborate this concept


The part "their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house" is an absolute phrase modifier. Following is an excerpt from Manhattan SC guide:

A few GMAT sentences use a sophisticated modifier called an Absolute Phrase. Absolute phrases are composed of a noun plus a noun modifier. These phrases do not have to modify what they touch; rather, they modify the main clause in some way.

The construction of an absolute phrase is as follows:
Noun / noun phrase + noun / noun phrase modifier

Here,
Noun phrase: "their geometrical symmetries"
Noun phrase modifier: "embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house".

This noun phrase + noun phrase modifier (i.e. the absolute phrase) as a whole refers to the clause "whose murals are brilliantly colored".



Hi sayantanc2k,

Thanks for the reply.

So in this case -

Margaret Courtney-Clarke has traveled to remote dwellings in the Transvaal to photograph the art of Ndebele women = main clause
, whose murals are brilliantly colored = prepositional phrase modifying "the art"
, their geometrical symmetries embellished with old and new iconography and in a style that varies from woman to woman and house to house.= absolute phrase also modifying "the art".

in this type of construction is there any rule to follow for the two modifier. I mean can they be just joined a comma or a ", and" construction preferred ? Once I identify the absolute phrase and its intent, what should I look for to check if the sentence is correct.


Thanks in advance.

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