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SC Question Help--In addition to her work on the Miocene

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Hi there,

Can someone help in getting answer to following question. Any help would be appreciated.

In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

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The sentence starts out 'In addition to'. For this reasons we need to say 'Leakey's contributions to acheology include' because we must include the work on the hominid fossil as one of them.
ex. If we say;
In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of ....

This implies that the work on the Miocene hominid fossil is not a contribution.
ex. In addition to X, Mary Leakey contributed to Y..
This sentence structure suggest that X and Y are different.
ex. In addtion to X, Mary Leakey's contributions to Y include..
This sentence structure suggest that X and Y are related.

Should be A

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But how have you eliminated the options. Please eloberate.

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In addition to X, Leaky's contribution ... --> comparing two similar things assuming that X is also one of Leaky's contributions.

However, when you look at "her" in the introductory modifier, it still bothered me that "her" has no explicit referent other than the possessive "Leaky's".
Fellas, the reason "her" is used correctly in D is because possesive pronouns can refer back to posssesive nouns. That's explained in the MGMAT SC guide.

SHOULD BE D.

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eliminate D. E. because of modifier error. further elimiate C because it changes the meaning of the sentence,
and eliminate B becuase it used contributed to something by something, which is not the correct idiom.
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Hi there,

Can someone help in getting answer to following question. Any help would be appreciated.

In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of


Would you please underline the Sentence Correction Q's?


In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record should modify ML's contributions. Hence A B & C are out

Between D and E, D is clear and parallel

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What is the source for this OA ? This question is in the Brutal SC and the answer key states its D.

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I also think D is good one....since it maintains proper ||ism, how come OA is A and what is OE for this one?

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OA is D. This is in GMATPrep 2, Q4

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I would go for D. Between A and D. A can not be the ans, reasons-
discovery and painstakingly documenting are not ||.

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VERSATA wrote:
In addition to X, Leaky's contribution ... --> comparing two similar things assuming that X is also one of Leaky's contributions.

However, when you look at "her" in the introductory modifier, it still bothered me that "her" has no explicit referent other than the possessive "Leaky's".
Fellas, the reason "her" is used correctly in D is because possesive pronouns can refer back to posssesive nouns. That's explained in the MGMAT SC guide.

SHOULD BE D.

Her is tricky it can be used as possessive noun like this case.

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Would you please underline the Sentence Correction Q's? [/color]

In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record should modify ML's contributions. Hence A B & C are out

Between D and E, D is clear and parallel


This point is really good. I was pondering over this question for some time but this thought never came to me..Really nice. Kudos sent!!

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D is the best choice

In addition to her work on the Miocene hominid fossil record, Mary Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting East African cave paintings.
A. Leakey contributed to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstakingly documenting
B. Leakey contributed to archaeology by her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and by painstakingly documenting
C. Leakey was a contributor to archaeology with her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and with her painstaking documentation of
D. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovery of the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and her painstaking documentation of
E. Leakey’s contributions to archaeology include her discovering the earliest direct evidence of hominid activity and painstaking documentation of

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