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New post 10 Apr 2017, 11:36
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*Avoid stacking adverbial modifiers together if at all possible.
*Avoid separating the subject and verb with an adverbial modifier if at all possible.

It's important to remember that a sentence shouldn't require deep analysis to reveal the correct relationships between its parts. A well-written sentence should be arranged in order to make interpretation as easy as possible (unless the author is being poetic, which isn't going to happen on the GMAT).

So in this case, it's not enough that logically, both adverbial modifiers clearly apply to the main clause. It works "mathematically," in the same sense that serving your guest all the ingredients for a sandwich in random order is the same as serving that guest a completed sandwich. But that first option isn't polite to your guest, and option D isn't polite to your reader. It chops up the sentence in a way that makes it difficult and halting to read.
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It seems the question is flawed. Correct question is mentioned by @blueseas
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Mahmud6 wrote:
It seems the question is flawed. Correct question is mentioned by @blueseas


Why do you feel so? In option C we see a modifier nested within another modifier: such construction is alright.

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Mahmud6 wrote:
It seems the question is flawed. Correct question is mentioned by @blueseas


Why do you feel so? In option C we see a modifier nested within another modifier: such construction is alright.

[Through their manuscript illuminations, (with which they meticulously embellished elaborate calligraphy,)]


If C is correct, then the sentence stands as below:

Through their manuscript illuminations, with which they meticulously embellished elaborate calligraphy, medieval monks, communicated their interpretive understanding of the texts they illustrated.

Is usage of comma (,) after medieval monks correct here?

Therefore, I think underline shall be carried to the end of communicated as mentioned by an earlier poster, blueseas.

Am I still in wrong?
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