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Although Alice Walker published a number of essays, poetry collections, and stories during the 1970s, her third novel, The Color Purple, which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize.

(A) which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize - "both" needs "and", "as well" is wrong here
(B) published in 1982, bringing her the widest acclaim by winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize - no verb, therefore its a fragment not a complete sentence
(C) published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize - CORRECT
(D) was published in 1982 and which, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, brought her the widest acclaim - "which" reference unclear + wordy
(E) was published in 1982, winning both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, and bringing her the widest acclaim - "both" needs "and", "as well" is wrong here
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New post 05 Jul 2017, 19:06
Vertical scan reveals that option A and E have idiom pair ‘both X as well as Y’. Correct idiom pair is ‘both X and Y’. Eliminate A and B.

In option D, ‘was published….. and which’ demands parallel structure. If ‘which’ is present after ‘and’, ‘which’ must be present before ‘and’ as well. Parallel structure missing. Eliminate.

In B, ‘published in 1982’ is a modifier, ‘ bringing her ..’ is again a modifier. ‘her third novel’ is the subject. But verb is not present. Eliminate.

Hence option C is correct.
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A) which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize

(B) published in 1982, bringing her the widest acclaim by winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

(C) published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

(D) was published in 1982 and which, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, brought her the widest acclaim

(E) was published in 1982, winning both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, and bringing her the widest

A and E have incorrect IDIOM - both x as well as y

Correct IDIOM should be both x and y

B - Missing verb

D - usage of "which" is incorrect

Hence, Answer is C

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Is the answer C as I could not see all replies
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Saumya2403 wrote:
Is the answer C as I could not see all replies


Hi Saumya2403,

To check the correct answer, click on [Reveal] Spoiler: OA, which can be located right below the question posted :)

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New post 10 Aug 2017, 23:45
Help me explain the usuage of that in any context
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Although Alice Walker published a number of essays, poetry collections, and stories during the 1970s, her third novel, The Color Purple, which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize.

(A) which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer prize

(B)published in 1982, bringing her the widest acclaim by winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

(C)published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

(D) was published in 1982 and which, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, brought her the widest acclaim

(E) was published in 1982, winning both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, and bringing her the widest acclaim



Can someone please explain why the answer is not B?
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B is missing the main verb. Winning is a participle, therefore, the main clause is missing a verb. C has the correct form of the verb.
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choice c is a pattern, in which "doing" modify main clause by showing a reason of main clause.
doing when fuction as an adverb of main clause can show reason, context, effect of main clause. we can say that the meaing relation between doing and main clause is versatile. this versatility dose not meant that the meaning relation can be anything.

gmat will test us wheather this meaing relation is logic. using our common sense of this world to see weather the relation is logic. but, to succeed in this test, you need to know the relation can be context, reason, effect of main clause

choice c make us feel incorrect at first you read it . but with good command of grammar, you will be comfortable with it.
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New post 14 Feb 2018, 16:02
Hi ggpapas,

To answer your question, B is wrong because it doesn't contain a verb. By starting that phrase with an -ing word, it changes the verb phrase to a modifier phrase. Here is what B looks like with the rest of the sentence added in:

Although Alice Walker published a number of essays, poetry collections, and stories during the 1970s, her third novel, The Color Purple, published in 1982, bringing her the widest acclaim by winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

If we cross out the modifiers from the original sentence, we're left with a sentence fragment:

The Color Purple bringing her the widest acclaim by winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

If we do the same thing with the correct answer (C), we're left with a complete sentence:

The Color Purple brought her the widest acclaim, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

I hope this helps!
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Although Alice Walker published a number of essays, poetry collections, and stories during the 1970s, her third novel, The Color Purple, which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize.

(A) which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer prize. Both A and B is the correct usage

(B)published in 1982, bringing her the widest acclaim by winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. No verb for the subject The color purple

(C)published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Both A and B correctly used

(D) was published in 1982 and which, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, brought her the widest acclaim

(E) was published in 1982, winning both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, and bringing her the widest acclaim

So answer C is correct
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Can we say that "and which" construction is wrong on GMAT such as in option D? Since which is a relative pronoun and it has to modify the nearest noun unless we have some information that can not be placed else where.

Can anyone refer me to a question or give an example sentence where "and which" is used correctly.

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2016 GMAT Official Guide, Question 13

Although Alice Walker published a number of essays, poetry collections, and stories during the 1970s, her third novel, The Color Purple, which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize.

(A) which was published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim in that it won both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize
(B) published in 1982, bringing her the widest acclaim by winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize
(C) published in 1982, brought her the widest acclaim, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize
(D) was published in 1982 and which, winning both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, brought her the widest acclaim
(E) was published in 1982, winning both the National Book Award as well as the Pulitzer Prize, and bringing her the widest acclaim



QA : C , rest all the options are having idiom errors.
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