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Ryunosuke Akutagawa‘s knowledge of the literatures of Europe, China

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Ryunosuke Akutagawa‘s knowledge of the literatures of Europe, China, and that of Japan were instrumental in his development as a writer, informing his literary style as much as the content of his fiction.


Hi EMPOWERgmatVerbal,
There is NO COMMA before AND in the official guide! So, could you remove COMMA before AND so that no student being misguided, please?
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Well, then OG 2019 contains a TYPO. The 2016 Official Guide does include the comma exactly as the guide should.

GMAC uses the Oxford comma. Perhaps you did not know that fact.
(British English does not use the Oxford comma. U.S. English does almost always, though not in newsprint jormalism.)

As mentioned, the Oxford comma is required.

EMPOWERgmatVerbal has the correct construction.

Maybe you should notify GMAC?

EDIT: I checked the hard copy of 2016 first. I just checked the hard copy of OG 2018. That edition also correctly includes the comma.
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Ryunosuke Akutagawa‘s knowledge of the literatures of Europe, China, and that of Japan were instrumental in his development as a writer, informing his literary style as much as the content of his fiction.


Hi EMPOWERgmatVerbal,
There is NO COMMA before AND in the official guide! So, could you remove COMMA before AND so that no student being misguided, please?
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AsadAbu


EDIT: I checked the hard copy of 2016 first. I just checked the hard copy of OG 2018. That edition also correctly includes the comma.



I can confirm that the HARD copies of OG2019, OG2017, and OG2015 also ALL contain the comma.
AsadAbu Did you get some kind of a bootleg copy? Please do not confuse people!
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generis wrote:
AsadAbu wrote:
EMPOWERgmatVerbal wrote:

Ryunosuke Akutagawa‘s knowledge of the literatures of Europe, China, and that of Japan were instrumental in his development as a writer, informing his literary style as much as the content of his fiction.


Hi EMPOWERgmatVerbal,
There is NO COMMA before AND in the official guide! So, could you remove COMMA before AND so that no student being misguided, please?
Thanks__

AsadAbu


EDIT: I checked the hard copy of 2016 first. I just checked the hard copy of OG 2018. That edition also correctly includes the comma.



I can confirm that the HARD copies of OG2019, OG2017, and OG2015 also ALL contain the comma.
AsadAbu Did you get some kind of a bootleg copy? Please do not confuse people![/quote]

Hello Everyone!

I copied the question directly from the online OG 2017 version on this site, which uses a comma. It also appears that there is a comma in all other hard copies as well, so let's keep it the way it is for now. The GMAT is in favor of using the Oxford comma in lists, so we need to stay consistent with their thoughts on using it.

Thank you to everyone who checked their hard copies to confirm! I'm sorry to hear you may have a typo in one of your guides, but it does seem that it appears in all the other guides. It also doesn't change the overall outcome of this question - the OA stays the same whether there is a comma there or not.

I hope this helps!
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Ryunosuke Akutagawa‘s knowledge of the literatures of Europe, China, and that of Japan were instrumental in his development as a writer, informing his literary style as much as the content of his fiction.

(A) that of Japan were instrumental in his development as a writer, informing his literary style as much as

(B) that of Japan was instrumental in his development as a writer, and it informed his literary style as well as

(C) Japan was instrumental in his development as a writer, informing both his literary style and

(D) Japan was instrumental in his development as a writer, as it informed his literary style as much as

(E) Japan were instrumental in his development as a writer, informing both his literary style in addition to


my doubt is very small.
my POE
1. the usage is X,Y and Z and not X,Y and that of Z (wrong) -- rejected A and B

2. Knowledge is Singular and use of "were" is wrong -- rejected E

3. Between C and D -- D is rejected because of unknown reference of "it".

my question is that in C -- both X and Y should be parallel so
a. is X and Y a noun phrase
b. moreover, shouldnt they start from the same word (eg. both his ..... and his .....

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my question is that in C -- both X and Y should be parallel so
a. is X and Y a noun phrase
b. moreover, shouldnt they start from the same word (eg. both his ..... and his .....

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1. You're right. In both his literary style and the content of his fiction, we are indeed looking at noun phrases.

Ignore the his literary and the of his fiction:
both his literary style and the content of his fiction

We are left with style and content.

Although style can also be a verb (in which case the meaning is usually "to design something in a particular way"), in this case it is a noun (meaning "a particular way of writing"). This content can only be a noun. There is another content (with a different pronunciation, usually used to mean "satisfied") that can be either an adjective or a verb.

2. Not necessarily. The "main word" is much more important than anything else you might see.

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a. Yes. Both X and Y are noun phrases. Please remember broadly that if a set of words contains a noun and some other words that modify that noun, then it is a noun phrase. In this case, x namely 'his literary style', style is the noun modified by the possessive, 'his literary' and Y is the noun 'content' modified by the possessive of his fiction. Therefore, both are parallel.

b. May I ask you to complete the e.g. you have mentioned with the word 'his' for both x and y, and see how appropriate they are?


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a. Yes. Both X and Y are noun phrases. Please remember broadly that if a set of words contains a noun and some other words that modify that noun, then it is a noun phrase. In this case, x namely 'his literary style', style is the noun modified by the possessive, 'his literary' and Y is the noun 'content' modified by the possessive of his fiction. Therefore, both are parallel.

b. May I ask you to complete the e.g. you have mentioned with the word 'his' for both x and y, and see how appropriate they are?


HTH!


thank you sir.
I can't think of any good example. It is just that I saw a few questions in which the X and the Y ( for closed markers) started with the same word and in some they didn't
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