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Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and exaggerates them

A. Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and exaggerates them
B. Political satire seizes typically on a public official‘s foibles and flaws or exaggerates them
C. Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws thereby exaggerating it
D. Political satire tends to typically seize on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and exaggerate them
E. Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and is exaggerating them
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I would go with A. seizes and exxagerates are parallel. Cant find anything wrong with it

Siezes and exaggerates are parallel in B too..
the fight is between siezes typically...OR ... typically siezes...!!

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Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and exaggerates them

A. Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and exaggerates them
B. Political satire seizes typically on a public official‘s foibles and flaws or exaggerates them
C. Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws thereby exaggerating it
D. Political satire tends to typically seize on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and exaggerate them
E. Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and is exaggerating them

You are right that "typically" plays a major role in the sentences. However I cannot emphasize it enough that wrong answers in gmatland, almost every time, have more than one wrong stuff in them.
So "typically"/"and/or" both could work for you depending upon which you are more confident about.
(Similar multiple mistakes can be observed in pronouns/modifiers etc)
If you look a bit objectively, this sentence ideally wants to say "typically seizes"
Consider the following analogy
Bullies typically prey on weak boys
Bullies prey typically on weak boys

The first sentence suggests a common thing among bullies while the second sentence emphasizes the common traits of preying habits of bullies.
Am I being clear?
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I would go with A. seizes and exxagerates are parallel. Cant find anything wrong with it
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One point to note here is the adverbs tend to modify those that are following after them. In this case, that is why -typically seizes – captures the proper context. But, -seizes typically - tends to focus on the public official’s foibles or flaws, which is improper.
But more importantly, the important clue here is that the satire should first catch the foibles and flaw, and then only it can exaggerate them. , So the- and exaggerates - becomes very essential to the meaning, while or exaggerates - cannot portray that eventuality. Going by this tenet, A is the clear winner. Others you may see are horribly ungrammatical
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I would go with A. seizes and exxagerates are parallel. Cant find anything wrong with it

Siezes and exaggerates are parallel in B too..
the fight is between siezes typically...OR ... typically siezes...!!
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05 Oct 2012, 04:14
Siezes and exaggerates are parallel in B too..
the fight is between siezes typically...OR ... typically siezes...!!

Option B : Political satire seizes typically on a public official‘s foibles and flaws or exaggerates them - What about the placement of "and" and "or"?

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05 Oct 2012, 04:17
I think "and" is necessary
Political satires first seizes and then exaggerates. "or" cannot serve the same function now can it!
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05 Oct 2012, 04:28
Siezes and exaggerates are parallel in B too..
the fight is between siezes typically...OR ... typically siezes...!!

souvik101990 wrote:
I think "and" is necessary
Political satires first seizes and then exaggerates. "or" cannot serve the same function now can it!

As stated by Souvik, the position of "and" and "or" has been compromised, thus making the option incorrect. Any thoughts?

OA is A. Please let us know why you think A is wrong?

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05 Oct 2012, 04:41
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05 Oct 2012, 06:39
i was a bit confused between the meaning of the sentence..
siezes and exxagerates is also correct
siezes or exaggarates is also correct (iff u consider only the meaning...)

but then the example given with regard to TYPICALLY solves the problem..
Now i would go with A

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05 Oct 2012, 08:27
i was a bit confused between the meaning of the sentence..
siezes and exxagerates is also correct
siezes or exaggarates is also correct (iff u consider only the meaning...)

but then the example given with regard to TYPICALLY solves the problem..
Now i would go with A

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My take how i eliminated an option because there are more than one rules tested so you can go by one way or the other whichever clicks u
i am posting my way
correct me guys if i am wrong...?

'Political satire' is singular so verb should be singular therefore eliminated 'D'

Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and exaggerates them

A. Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and exaggerates them <== adverb 'typically'modifies verb 'seizes' so i went with A
B. Political satire seizes typically on a public official‘s foibles and flaws or exaggerates them
C. Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws thereby exaggerating it
D. Political satire tends to typically seize on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and exaggerate them
E. Political satire typically seizes on a public official‘s foibles or flaws and is exaggerating them
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30 Apr 2013, 07:13
What is the subject for the word exaggerate is it
political sattire or public official‘s foibles or flaws
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30 Apr 2013, 07:47
No use both to decide which one; Political satire exaggerates (not exaggerate as you have stated; to find some such thing on a wrong choice will land us off-tack.) This is perfectly ok. Now on to the second choice:
official‘s foibles or flaws exaggerate them: If foibles and flaws become the subject, what is the pronoun them referring to? There is no other plural noun in the clause. So this cannot be correct.
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