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Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the early 1900s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest of family legends.

(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is the one of the proudest of family legends.

(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s.


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Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the early 1900s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest of family legends.

(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is the one of the proudest of family legends.

(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s.


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An epic is a work of art or legend conveying heroic deeds. Therefore, presumably what is meant to be remembered almost as an epic is the family legend relating to the digging of Chicago's subway tunnels in the early 1900s. However, as it is worded, the sentence states that the digging itself is remembered almost as an epic.

Furthermore, it is not immediately clear what one of the proudest of family legends modifies. Whenever possible, it is best to place a phrase close to what it modifies.

A. This choice is incorrect for the reasons described above.

B. This choice does not describe the family legend as almost an epic. Instead, it describes the digging of the subways that way. Additionally, as worded, the sentence seems to say that Chicago's subway tunnels themselves are one of the proudest of family legends.

C. In this choice, the phrase digging Chicago's subway tunnels in the early 1900s modifies America's 12,000 Bosnian Muslims. However, it was an earlier generation who dug the tunnels, not the 12,000 Bosnian Muslims currently living in America. Additionally, as in previous choices, this version of the sentence also describes the digging rather than the legend as being remembered almost as an epic.

D. This choice also incorrectly describes the digging of the subway tunnels, not the family legend, as being almost as an epic.

E. Correct. This version clearly states that it is the family legend that is remembered almost as an epic.

The correct answer is E.
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Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.


(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends. --- Between an introductory modifier and the modified noun, the placement of the verb is considered faulty.

(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the early 1900s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest of family legends. --- Same issue as in A.

(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is the one of the proudest of family legends. --- It looks as if the 12000 Bosnian Muslims did the digging in the early 1900s and are still living to remember the act- Incorrect.

(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends. This must be the correct choice.


(E. One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s. ---- Same issue as in A and B.

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Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.


(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends. --- Between an introductory modifier and the modified noun, the placement of the verb is considered faulty.

(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the early 1900s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest of family legends. --- Same issue as in A.

(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is the one of the proudest of family legends. --- It looks as if the 12000 Bosnian Muslims did the digging in the early 1900s and are still living to remember the act- Incorrect.

(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends. This must be the correct choice.


(E. One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s. ---- Same issue as in A and B.



daagh - Can you please talk more about this - Between an introductory modifier and the modified noun, the placement of the verb is considered faulty. ?
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Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.


(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends. --- Between an introductory modifier and the modified noun, the placement of the verb is considered faulty.

(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the early 1900s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest of family legends. --- Same issue as in A.

(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is the one of the proudest of family legends. --- It looks as if the 12000 Bosnian Muslims did the digging in the early 1900s and are still living to remember the act- Incorrect.

(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends. This must be the correct choice.


(E. One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s. ---- Same issue as in A and B.



How does D get rid of the problem you mentioned in A ?
Also, how does E have the same problem as A ?
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How does D get rid of the problem you mentioned in A ?
Also, how does E have the same problem as A ?


I said about A that between an introductory modifier and the modified noun, the placement of the verb is considered faulty.

The initial phrase 'remembered as ….' is a modifier. But thehre is no such a modifier in D? D has totally side stepped the modifier problem by altogether dropping the introductory modifier.

In E, I hope you can recognize, there are two modifiers that start the clause and then comes the intruding verb rather than the subject just as in both A and B.
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Can anyone explain the logical MEANING of the phrase "one of the... legends", in this context of the sentence.
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E. One of the ...., modifier, is ...

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One of the proudest of the family legends--- If you temporarily mask the prepostion 'of' as -- one of the prodest family legends---I think the meaning will set in properly.

The Chicago Mass Rapid Transport System, of which the subway tennels are a part, is considered the seventh wonder of Chicago and the ancestors of the present 12000 Bosnians helped build that.

I hope I answered it properly vis-a-vis lanaguage as well as history.
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Can you elaborate more about sentence construction in E?

Can I place two modifier in tandem without using conjunction? Moreover, two modifiers are arranged in sentence connecting main verb directly.
Please throw light on this!

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Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the early 1900s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest of family legends.

(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is the one of the proudest of family legends.

(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s.


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An epic is a work of art or legend conveying heroic deeds. Therefore, presumably what is meant to be remembered almost as an epic is the family legend relating to the digging of Chicago's subway tunnels in the early 1900s. However, as it is worded, the sentence states that the digging itself is remembered almost as an epic.

Furthermore, it is not immediately clear what one of the proudest of family legends modifies. Whenever possible, it is best to place a phrase close to what it modifies.

A. This choice is incorrect for the reasons described above.

B. This choice does not describe the family legend as almost an epic. Instead, it describes the digging of the subways that way. Additionally, as worded, the sentence seems to say that Chicago's subway tunnels themselves are one of the proudest of family legends.

C. In this choice, the phrase digging Chicago's subway tunnels in the early 1900s modifies America's 12,000 Bosnian Muslims. However, it was an earlier generation who dug the tunnels, not the 12,000 Bosnian Muslims currently living in America. Additionally, as in previous choices, this version of the sentence also describes the digging rather than the legend as being remembered almost as an epic.

D. This choice also incorrectly describes the digging of the subway tunnels, not the family legend, as being almost as an epic.

E. Correct. This version clearly states that it is the family legend that is remembered almost as an epic.

The correct answer is E.
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I rejected option E because 2 modifiers are connected without a conjunction. Kindly help.
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Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the early 1900s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest of family legends.- the verb/modifier remember(ed) is missing here

(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is the one of the proudest of family legends.- incorrect meaning- it seems that America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims were involved in the digging Chicago's subway tunnels in early 1990's and they remember it almost as an epic...

(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s. - I rejected on E because of usage of two back to back modifiers to modify the 'the digging...'. But, now I can see that One of the proudest of family legends is a subject in option E.

I chose option D.
1. Can we eliminate options A, B and D on the basis of 'one of the proudest of family legends' trying to modify 'the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s' ?
2. Please let me know any other way to eliminate the other options.

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The GMAT is very particular about getting modifiers in the right place. Specifically, we try to get noun modifiers right next to the noun they're modifying. So what is "one of the proudest of family legends"? The digging of the tunnel. A, B, and D don't get the modifier close enough to "digging." C has other problems, but E solves the problem another way. It makes the modifier into part of the main sentence core.

So to answer your objection, sunny91, although we can sometimes have two consecutive modifiers without a conjunction, that's not what we have in E. The core is "One of the proudest of legends is the digging," and only the intervening part ("remembered . . . Muslims") is a modifier.
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The sentence structure in choice E is confusing.
E uses the inverted structure and the placement of the modifier "remembered . . . Muslims" is in the middle of the sentence where we usually start a modifier with "that" or "which"
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(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.


After comma – modifies tunnels, but we need the digging. Out.


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(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the early 1900s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest of family legends.


After comma – modifies tunnels, but we need the digging. Out.


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(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is the one of the proudest of family legends.


Muslims “remember” (now), but it was in the early 1900s… We need past ("remembered"), not present. Out.


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(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.


Muslims “remember” (now), but it was in the early 1900s… We need past ("remembered"), not present. Out.


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(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s.


“One of family legends, [modifies “one”] remembered among…, is the digging…” seems ok.

OA: E.
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It seems to me that there are three things that are the same:
A: One of the proudest of family legends
B: remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims
C: the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s.
The official answer is A, B, is C. Or A = B = C. But the official answer seems to care about the order of the A, B, and C elements. Why is that?
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Remembered almost as an epic among America's 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago's subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America's 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago's subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(B) Almost an epic among America's 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the early 1900s of Chicago's subway tunnels, one of the proudest of family legends.

(C) Digging Chicago's subway tunnels in the early 1900s, America's 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is the one of the proudest of family legends.

(D) America's 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago's subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among America's 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago's subway tunnels in the early 1900s.

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Option B and C are pretty clear and have clear points of eliminations.
i rejected option D considering that the original question is focusing on "digging of ...", while option D focuses on "Australia's 12000 ..."
Obviously, this is not the correct approach, but I could not find specific points to eliminate either A or D.
I understand that option E is correct.
However, can you please provide more clarity on the different grammatical errors in incorrect options!

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Option B and C are pretty clear and have clear points of eliminations.
i rejected option D considering that the original question is focusing on "digging of ...", while option D focuses on "Australia's 12000 ..."
Obviously, this is not the correct approach, but I could not find specific points to eliminate either A or D.
I understand that option E is correct.
However, can you please provide more clarity on the different grammatical errors in incorrect options!

Good question!

Both (A) and (D) have modifier issues.

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(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

Here, it seems as though "the digging of Chicago's subway" is remembered as "an epic." That doesn't make any sense. A legend can be remembered as an epic. But not digging. So we turn our noses up at (A).

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(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900s, one of the proudest of family legends.

Same problem! We can shovel some dirt on (D).

Notice that in (E), it is unmistakably the legend that's remembered as an epic. Far more logical.

I hope that helps!
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The GMAT is very particular about getting modifiers in the right place. Specifically, we try to get noun modifiers right next to the noun they're modifying. So what is "one of the proudest of family legends"? The digging of the tunnel. A, B, and D don't get the modifier close enough to "digging." C has other problems, but E solves the problem another way. It makes the modifier into part of the main sentence core.

So to answer your objection, sunny91, although we can sometimes have two consecutive modifiers without a conjunction, that's not what we have in E. The core is "One of the proudest of legends is the digging," and only the intervening part ("remembered . . . Muslims") is a modifier.



DmitryFarber Sir,

I know that essential vs. non-essential modifier split shouldn't be a dispositive one. But still there are some SC problems in which this split hugely helps come to the correct answer. In E, what is in between commas is a non-essential mod because of its placement, but its meaning still seems to be essential to understand the whole picture and who thinks of this legend to be an epic (or at least why it’s a family legend). So, could you please elaborate on why we can’t eliminate E for turning that part of information into non-essential?

Thank you very much beforehand.
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