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# NAIL THE SENTENCE CORRECTION SECTION The only motive behind

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19 Dec 2012, 10:21
basically what I said is this: a noun or part of a sentence can be modified by a modifier: one after and one before.

As such in this case suppose that

As a novelist, Selma Lagerlöf turned away from literary realism and wrote romantic stories about
the peasant life and landscape of northern Sweden, in 1909 becoming the first woman and also
the first Swedish writer that won

The two red parts are modifier? can they $$at the same$$ time modifie Selma ???

Form me is rare that it can happen, even impossible
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07 Feb 2013, 08:33
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This is the second one and it would be great to discuss the answer choice A.

Anyways the OA is
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E for me.
Lying is discussed by syches...we should have IT in both arts
only E is best among the rest.
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13 Feb 2013, 22:48
carcass wrote:
Marcab wrote:
And what about the last prepositional phrase, "in 1909 becoming bla bla bla". Why do you feel that it is incorrect, I am assuming that you feel so.

a quote from a previous comment

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As a novelist modifies Selma Lagerlof
turned || with wrote
"becoming the first woman and also the first Swedish writer that won" modifies Selma Lagerlof

How much modifiers should we have ??

In becoming ete etc.......in my logic point out to novelist but at the same time should refers to selma and at the same time novelist modifies selma.......

No way, we would lose the focus and the meaning of the sentence.

I would like to know from souvik if we can have more than a modifiers that modifie at the same time the same thing, especially in a long and complex sentence.

I think the answer is no. let me know what about.

Hi ppl great discussion there, I wonder what approach needs to be taken for these kind of questions(completely underlined sentences). I'm sure concentrating on the differences and elimination doesn't stand a chance as we have to read and reread all the sentences before choosing the right answer.

Any advice is appreciated

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13 Feb 2013, 23:23

Hi ppl great discussion there, I wonder what approach needs to be taken for these kind of questions(completely underlined sentences). I'm sure concentrating on the differences and elimination doesn't stand a chance as we have to read and reread all the sentences before choosing the right answer.

Any advice is appreciated

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I understand your concern; recognizing error patterns in such questions could be challenging. Our structural understanding of sentences would be put to test more often in these type of questions. If you are able to recognize the clauses, main subject, main verbs, modifiers, prepositional phrases in the sentence, you will be able to apply your knowledge of known errors to these questions.

Elimination and differences still stand a chance in such questions and probably the best way. The most efficient way to solve an SC question is to prove that a choice is incorrect, and not to prove why this is correct.( For analysis purposes, you must understand why it is correct.)

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19 May 2013, 12:41
A is correct..Subject verb agreement and parallelism question...
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