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On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos, the Greek poet who was buried

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On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos, the Greek poet who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as follows: go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their law, we lie.


A. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as

B. who was buried at Thermopylae, there are an inscription as

C. buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as

D. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription that

E. that was buried at Thermopylae, there are an inscription as

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On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos, the Greek poet who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as follows: go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their law, we lie.


A. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as

B. who was buried at Thermopylae, there are an inscription as

C. buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as - Correct

D. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription that

E. that was buried at Thermopylae, there are an inscription as


Between A & C, i think the "was" in A means that Simonides is not buried there anymore.

C is more clear in meaning.

Answer C.


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Tough choice between A and C.

Here's my take :

A. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as --> Less correct ?? :lol: :grin:

C. buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as --> Correct

Though both of the aforementioned options are correct and conveys the same meaning, the 'who was' in option A is actually not required to convey the intended meaning, which C does with par and concision.

Hence, C.
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Can someone elaborate why A is incorrect?
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On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos, the Greek poet who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as follows: go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here, obedient to their law, we lie.


A. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as

B. who was buried at Thermopylae, there are an inscription as

C. buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as

D. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription that

E. that was buried at Thermopylae, there are an inscription as


Approach -

1) Eliminate A, B and D -- who is redundant
2) Eliminate E -- that for a person is incorrect and redundant
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Can someone elaborate why A is incorrect?


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the Greek poet who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as follows:


who was buried at Thermopylae ---> This is modifying the poet. How ever "the Greek poet" is still hanging and is in dire need of a verb. there is no verb for it in A. Same mistake made in B, D and E .

C is only possible answer.
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A. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as

C. buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as


Both options are correct. The option A is even more clear because buried can be mixed up with an active verb in past tense in C. GMAT will never bring you to this split. Just forget this odd question and move on. :-)

P.S. This is not the first time when I see a doubtious question from Economist.
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A. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as

C. buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as


Both options are correct. The option A is even more clear because buried can be mixed up with an active verb in past tense in C. GMAT will never bring you to this split. Just forget this odd question and move on. :-)

P.S. This is not the first time when I see a doubtious question from Economist.
This is not just about was. Whatever you said is absolutely correct. Why C is better than A is that "who" is really not required. Without it as in C, the sentence is still clear and concise. Thus, A can be eliminated on this ground.

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Hero8888 wrote:
A. who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as

C. buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription as


Both options are correct. The option A is even more clear because buried can be mixed up with an active verb in past tense in C. GMAT will never bring you to this split. Just forget this odd question and move on. :-)

P.S. This is not the first time when I see a doubtious question from Economist.


In case when A is correct, Can you please help me to understand the verbs in both clauses , if any , Thanks
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On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos - prepositional phrase
,the Greek poet who was buried at Thermopylae, - appositive noun with relative clause
there - placeholder pronoun
is - verb
an inscription - subject
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On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos - prepositional phrase
,the Greek poet who was buried at Thermopylae, - appositive noun with relative clause
there - placeholder pronoun
is - verb
an inscription - subject


Great, Thanks .... A doubt, Can we drop the prepositional phase and still carry on with this sentence. also I find it hard to drop appositive too. As per my understanding we can drop these two and still sentence should stand correct. such as in following example: Appositive is underlined. While in C these rules will be followed. I agree its not gmat type question but in light of redundancy, i guess One can reach to a verdict with C as best answer.

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A doubt, Can we drop the prepositional phase and still carry on with this sentence. also I find it hard to drop appositive too. As per my understanding we can drop these two and still sentence should stand correct. such as in following example: Appositive is underlined. While in C these rules will be followed. I agree its not gmat type question but in light of redundancy, i guess One can reach to a verdict with C as best answer.
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My brother, Most charming person the world, consumed five burgers in one sitting last night.

Main clause without all modifiers can stand by itself : There is an inscription

Original: On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos, the Greek poet who was buried at Thermopylae, there is an inscription
Also possible:There is an inscription On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos, the Greek poet who was buried at Thermopylae
Also possible:There is an inscription On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos, the Greek poet buried at Thermopylae
William Shakespeare Style Mock: An inscription On the gravestone of Simonides of Ceos remains, the Greek, the poet, the buried at Thermopylae
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New post 10 Jul 2018, 17:11
Here I have one doubt.

A. The Greek poet who was buried........
C. The Greek Poet buried.....

Experts say that, though both are correct, C is more concise and clear. I agree with that too.
Now, Let's take one example.
"The crop produced in farms.. or The crop that was produced in farm...".
Which one is correct.

What I think the crop that was produced in farm is clear in meaning and grammar.

Where is my understanding wrong?
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