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Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many

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The problem with B is the distorted meaning in the modifier starting with' which'. …………, implying that they are Etruscan or Greek only from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. This is not the grain of the original. What happed to the exhibits after the 2nd century B.C? Are they not any more Etruscan or Greek? The text means that the treasures date from a certain period and to certain period and they happen to be Etruscan or Greek.
I hope one can see the significance difference in meaning.

In C, there is no comma between exhibit and from, implying that the prepositional modifier starting with ----from …. Blah, blah –--- modifies the exhibit. In that case the logical question is, whether the exhibit is being carried over from the 7th to 2nd century BC? It can’t be.

D and E have a fatal error. Here the fanboy conjunction- and – is used a co-coordinator. It is connecting a clause first and then the second part after the ‘and’ is simply a phrase without a working verb. This is untenable.

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14 Nov 2012, 05:53
yeaH +1 for A, "which dates" is clearly wrong in E.
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14 Nov 2012, 06:52
My guess is A. Others seem to incorrectly modify exhibit.
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Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many Correct IMO. "many from the period when the Greeks colonized the southern half of the Italian peninsula" correctly modies "most of the archaelogical treasures " in the preceding clause.
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many Two mistakes.i) treats "exhibit" as plural ii) "Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C" implies that only the greek treasures are from those centuries.
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are Again two mistakes i)as if the particular exhibit belongs to different centuries. Illogical ii) "which" incorrectly modifies only "greek".This "of which" phrase should be placed next to "most of the archaelogical treasures".
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Undermines the second part.
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Though grammatically and logically correct but the clause starting from "many...." ambigously talks about either the same group or the different group.
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Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many

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not B, C, or D

I have a different take on this.
A Incorrect. The second part of the sentence is an independent clause and connected without proper connector.
B. Incorrect. refers to exhibit
C Incorrect. Changes the meaning (treasures out of the unusual exhibit-forms a sub group).
D Correct
E Same as B
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gmatbull wrote:
Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many Correct IMO. "many from the period when the Greeks colonized the southern half of the Italian peninsula" correctly modies "most of the archaelogical treasures " in the preceding clause.
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many Two mistakes.i) treats "exhibit" as plural ii) "Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C" implies that only the greek treasures are from those centuries.
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are Again two mistakes i)as if the particular exhibit belongs to different centuries. Illogical ii) "which" incorrectly modifies only "greek".This "of which" phrase should be placed next to "most of the archaelogical treasures".
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Undermines the second part.
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Though grammatically and logically correct but the clause starting from "many...." ambigously talks about either the same group or the different group.

IMO A.
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Just wanted to highlight that and is used to connect equal elements and not subordinators. Hence the second part is equal to the 1st sentence.
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Marcab wrote:
gmatbull wrote:
Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many Correct IMO. "many from the period when the Greeks colonized the southern half of the Italian peninsula" correctly modies "most of the archaelogical treasures " in the preceding clause.
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many Two mistakes.i) treats "exhibit" as plural ii) "Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C" implies that only the greek treasures are from those centuries.
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are Again two mistakes i)as if the particular exhibit belongs to different centuries. Illogical ii) "which" incorrectly modifies only "greek".This "of which" phrase should be placed next to "most of the archaelogical treasures".
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Undermines the second part.
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Though grammatically and logically correct but the clause starting from "many...." ambigously talks about either the same group or the different group.

IMO A.
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Just wanted to highlight that and is used to connect equal elements and not subordinators. Hence the second part is equal to the 1st sentence.[/quote]

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Yes you are absolutely correct in that AND is used to connect the equal elements but my second part meant "from the seventh......B.C". In D, this phrases acts as a modifier and hence not being given equal importance.
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The exhibit doesn't date from a time period but the present, so and C and E are out. B is out for sounding odd and seemingly modifying exhibit. So it's A or D.

I'm going to pick A here.
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Marcab wrote:
gmatbull wrote:
Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many Correct IMO. "many from the period when the Greeks colonized the southern half of the Italian peninsula" correctly modies "most of the archaelogical treasures " in the preceding clause.
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many Two mistakes.i) treats "exhibit" as plural ii) "Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C" implies that only the greek treasures are from those centuries.
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are Again two mistakes i)as if the particular exhibit belongs to different centuries. Illogical ii) "which" incorrectly modifies only "greek".This "of which" phrase should be placed next to "most of the archaelogical treasures".
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Undermines the second part.
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Though grammatically and logically correct but the clause starting from "many...." ambigously talks about either the same group or the different group.

IMO A.
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Hi Marcab!!

In choice E, you stated it is logically correct but I think ",Which dates" modifies exhibit while it should modify treasures. Am I getting it wrong??

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Marcab wrote:
gmatbull wrote:
Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Though grammatically and logically correct but the clause starting from "many...." ambigously talks about either the same group or the different group.

IMO A.
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Hi Marcab!!

In choice E, you stated it is logically correct but I think ",Which dates" modifies exhibit while it should modify treasures. Am I getting it wrong??

Thanks!!

I also 2nd that E doesn't look logical.
Most of = plural; THIS unusual exhibit = singular.
IMO, "Most of the archaeological treasures in THIS unusual exhibit, which dates from the 7th through the 2nd " is illogical.
"THIS unusual exhibit" is in the present and cannot date from 7th through 2nd century, even though "dateS" grammatically refers to "exhibit"
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Marcab wrote:
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Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many Two mistakes.i) treats "exhibit" as plural ii) "Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C" implies that only the greek treasures are from those centuries.

Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual
exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many
from the period when the Greeks colonized the southern half of the Italian peninsula.
B is structurally similar to: X's in Y, which ARE....... where X is plural and Y is singular. i think it's logically ok
The verb "ARE" can modify either X or Y provided there is no ambiguity.
What do you think, Marcab?
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Marcab wrote:
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Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many Two mistakes.i) treats "exhibit" as plural ii) "Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C" implies that only the greek treasures are from those centuries.

Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual
exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many
from the period when the Greeks colonized the southern half of the Italian peninsula.
B is structurally similar to: X's in Y, which ARE....... where X is plural and Y is singular. i think it's logically ok
The verb "ARE" can modify either X or Y provided there is no ambiguity.
What do you think, Marcab?

GMATBULL and Marcab are two members in a club, which was established by BB.
Is it clear now.
Moreover the context you are talking about is "of" construction.
ex- The two boxes of nails, which was kept on the table, are brown in colour
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Marcab wrote:
gmatbull wrote:
Most of the archaeological treasures in this unusual exhibit date from the seventh through the
second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
from the period when the Greeks colonized
the southern half of the Italian peninsula.

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many

A. exhibit date from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. and are Etruscan or Greek, many Correct IMO. "many from the period when the Greeks colonized the southern half of the Italian peninsula" correctly modies "most of the archaelogical treasures " in the preceding clause.
B. exhibit, which are Etruscan or Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., include many Two mistakes.i) treats "exhibit" as plural ii) "Greek from the seventh through the second centuries B.C" implies that only the greek treasures are from those centuries.
C. exhibit from the seventh through the second centuries B.C. are Etruscan or Greek, of which many are Again two mistakes i)as if the particular exhibit belongs to different centuries. Illogical ii) "which" incorrectly modifies only "greek".This "of which" phrase should be placed next to "most of the archaelogical treasures".
D. exhibit, from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Undermines the second part.
E. exhibit, which dates from the seventh through the second centuries B.C., are Etruscan or Greek and many Though grammatically and logically correct but the clause starting from "many...." ambigously talks about either the same group or the different group.

IMO A.
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Hi Marcab!!

In choice E, you stated it is logically correct but I think ",Which dates" modifies exhibit while it should modify treasures. Am I getting it wrong??

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Hi vineet.
Honestly speaking, that depends on the exhibit itself. If it is capable of surviving several centuries, then the sentence is absolutely correct. "Which" is modifying exhibit itself?
Regarding your question that it should modify treasures, ask yourself "How do you know that it should modify tresures?". If it is by intended meaning, trust me, then there is no such thing. If you feel the sentence is logical then it may be correct provided that it is at match with the rest of the context.
By the way, thank for pointing that out. This E is logically incorrect, in addition to the ambiguity error at the last.
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I am going in with A here. Others have wrong modifiers or incorrect/illogical construction. I guess OA is also A here.
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