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Played in Belgrade, the famous game between Ivan Nikolic and Goran

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Played in Belgrade, the famous game between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was the longest time for a chess game ever recorded.

(A) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was

(B) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes,

(C) Arsovic, which lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, was

(D) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, being

(E) Arsovic, lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, and was


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Played in Belgrade, the famous game between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was the longest time for a chess game ever recorded.

(A) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was ( and introduce another clause, making an information equivalent to a independent clause)

(B) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes,( correct,phrase correctly modifies 20 hrs 15 min )

(C) Arsovic, which lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, was( which incorrectly modifies Arsovic, change in meaning, game was not the longest time)

(D) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, being( use of being is incorrect)

(E) Arsovic, lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, and was( no subject for second independent clause)


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Played in Belgrade, the famous game between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was the longest time for a chess game ever recorded.

Meaning: Played in X, the famous game between A and B lasted for 20 hrs. This amount of time was longest ever recorded.

Elimination:

(A) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was
it ---> Game or time??

(E) Arsovic, lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, and was
A, details, and was ---> missing verb for Arsovic

(D) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, being
being --> Avoid awkward usage!

These last two options contributed to 1 min of my 1.30 min of my answering process.
(B) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes,
Did Arsovic last for 20 hr and 15 min? Or was it the game?

(C) Arsovic, which lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, was


P.S: I've marked B, but found C would make a better choice!
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Played in Belgrade, the famous game between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was the longest time for a chess game ever recorded.

Meaning analysis: if we decipher the sentence: there was one famous game:
- played in Belgrade;
- game was between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic;
- lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes (the longest time ever recorded)

Error analysis: the first question here any antecedent for “it”?, logically “it” refers to "some time", hence period of played game (20 hours and 15 minutes)

(A) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was

("it" has no antecedent and distorts the meaning)

(B) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes,

(“lasted” is the main verb of the subject “famous game”, “the longest time for a chess game ever recorded” is the noun+noun modifier that modifies “20 hours and 15 minutes”)

(C) Arsovic, which lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, was

(“which” illogically modifies preceding noun “Goran Arsovic”, “which” CANNOT go over “between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic” and modify “game”, also meaing was distorted, "the game" cannot be "the longest time")

(D) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, being

(per GMAT rules being can be used in 2 cases: 1) as a noun; 2) as part of past continuous verb tense, this answer choice is not under this rule)

(E) Arsovic, lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, and was

(“and was” makes this part of the sentence // to “lasted” hence totally distorts the meaning of the sentence)

So B is correct

(please correct if you see any mistakes or gaps in my explanation, thank you)
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New post 01 Jan 2019, 11:41
sonusaini1 I have marked B, but I am of mind that Option C is correct.

Structure of C: In B, the game between X and Y, which lasted.
So which---> modifies the game. Can you point me to resources if I missed any?

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sonusaini1 I have marked B, but I am of mind that Option C is correct.

Structure of C: In B, the game between X and Y, which lasted.
So which---> modifies the game. Can you point me to resources if I missed any?

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yes, your structure of the sentense is correct, but now meaning has changed,
now you have the famous game was the longest time for a chess game ever recorded
it doesn't make any sence
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Played in Belgrade, the famous game between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was the longest time for a chess game ever recorded.

(A) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was ----Incorrect, It hasn no antecedant

(B) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes,---Correct, Noun + noun modifier, modifying 20 hrs and 15 minutes

(C) Arsovic, which lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, was--Incorrect, which cannot refer to human beings

(D) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, being--> Incorrect, being usage as modifier is wrong

(E) Arsovic, lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, and was---> Incorrect, Subject of was does not make sense.

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IMO: B
Usage of and is incorrect here as these two are not independent things.

(A) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was [Parallelism Error and Usage of was is incorrect as it is still the longest time for a chess game]

(B) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, [Correct use of Modifier]

(C) Arsovic, which lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, was [Usage of was is incorrect as It still is the longest time for a chess game]

(D) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, being [Incorrect usage of being]

(E) Arsovic, lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, and was [Usage of was is incorrect]
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Played in Belgrade, the famous game between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was the longest time for a chess game ever recorded.

(A) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was

(B) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes,

(C) Arsovic, which lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, was

(D) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, being

(E) Arsovic, lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, and was


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First of all longest ever recorded should modify the time not the game itself.

A - what is precedent for it ? - incorrect

B - the longest modifies the time - Correct

C - again it says game was the longest time - incorrect

D - being is used as verbing modifier - incorrect

E - and was is another clause without noun - incorrect
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Official Explanation :

Two independent clauses should be connected either by a semicolon or a comma and a conjunction. While the underlined portion of the sentence contains a conjunction, and, it lacks a comma. Eliminate choice (A).

Choice (B) corrects the original error and does not make any further errors, so keep (B).

Choice (C), if read in context, says that the famous game ....was the longest time; eliminate (C).

Choice (D) incorrectly uses being as a participle; eliminate (D).

Choice (E) uses an unnecessary and; eliminate (E). The correct answer choice is (B).
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Modifier of Game, The Game between X and Y lasted for 20hrs and 15 mins, Modifer of 20hrs:15mins
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Appreciate if anyone could shed some light on why relative pronoun, in this case, cannot jump and modify "the famous game". (I am talking about option C. Though this option is logically wrong, I am trying to acquaint myself with relative pronoun traps)

Experts in the house, please help-

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Narrowed it to down to A and B,
However the subtle difference of the usage of "it", makes B option correct.
It should refer to something that is mentioned before. Non underlined part already mentions chess game , hence it in A can not refer to chess game, making B the only correct option
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I've chosen "C" at the beginning, but, here is what I think. If anybody has any comment on it please do.

Played in Belgrade, the famous game between Ivan Nikolic and Goran Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was the longest time for a chess game ever recorded.
(A) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes and it was .
"it" denotes whom here: game or time itself? use of "Lasted" looks fine. Incorrect.
(B) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes,
I couldn't comprehend that "The longest time for.." can be a modifier of noun "time noun", in this case, "20 hours and 15 minutes". Correct.
(C) Arsovic, which lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, was
"which..blah blah.." is a clause. Read it as: the game was the longest time for chess. Now, It looks awkward. the game can't be the longest time. Only time can the longest time. The game can be the longest game. Incorrect
(D) Arsovic lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, being
Using "Being" is not ok for Gmat
(E) Arsovic, lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes, and was
-didn't choose because :
1. lasted for 20 hours and 15 minutes: a participial phrase or a verb (predicate)?
if verb (predicate) then should not have a comma.
if phrase then ", and ," should not be there.
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