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# Question on Modifiers

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Manager
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16 Dec 2017, 11:33
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Hi guys,

I was watching a video on gmat modifiers and where the example below was wrong.

Incorrect: "Gina walked toward the car carrying a laptop."

If I added a comma (",") after "car", would the sentence be accepted on the gmat?

My example: "Gina walked toward the car, carrying a laptop."

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16 Dec 2017, 12:59
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Without comma
Car was carrying the laptop

With comma
Gina was carrying the laptop

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16 Dec 2017, 16:54
alokgupta1009 wrote:
Without comma
Car was carrying the laptop

With comma
Gina was carrying the laptop

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So my example would be correct, awesome! thanks.
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16 Dec 2017, 17:28
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exc4libur wrote:
Hi guys,

I was watching a video on gmat modifiers and where the example below was wrong.

Incorrect: "Gina walked toward the car carrying a laptop."

If I added a comma (",") after "car", would the sentence be accepted on the gmat?

My example: "Gina walked toward the car, carrying a laptop."

1) without comma
It modifies the preceding noun or noun phrase..
Here it is car and so WRONG
2) with comma
It modifies the preceding clause..
So HOW was Gina walking towards car.. .Carrying a laptop
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