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# Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces

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Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he once turned a broken goblet into a dinner bell and a cake mold into a lamp.
(A) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he
(B) Alexander Calder, for whom old pieces of junk was often made into sculpture, believed in recycling at home and
(C) A believer in recycling at home, sculptor Alexander Calder often made use for old pieces of junk in his art; he
(D) Alexander Calder, for whom sculpture was often made from old pieces of junk, also believed in recycling at home, for example, he
(E) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, also believed in recycling at home; he

What's wrong with "C"??? Pl explain in detail
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20 Sep 2008, 02:16
Sentences before and after (;) must be independent and therefore can stand alone. "He" is ambigous.

IMO, B.
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20 Sep 2008, 08:15
vivektripathi wrote:
Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he once turned a broken goblet into a dinner bell and a cake mold into a lamp.
(A) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he
(B) Alexander Calder, for whom old pieces of junk was often made into sculpture, believed in recycling at home and
(C) A believer in recycling at home, sculptor Alexander Calder often made use for old pieces of junk in his art; he
(D) Alexander Calder, for whom sculpture was often made from old pieces of junk, also believed in recycling at home, for example, he
(E) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, also believed in recycling at home; he

What's wrong with "C"??? Pl explain in detail

"make use OF" is correct idiom. So, B and C out. A is wrong. D awkward. So only E left. IMO E.
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Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he once turned a broken goblet into a dinner bell and a cake mold into a lamp.
(A) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he
(B) Alexander Calder, for whom old pieces of junk was often made into sculpture, believed in recycling at home and
(C) A believer in recycling at home, sculptor Alexander Calder often made use for old pieces of junk in his art; he
(D) Alexander Calder, for whom sculpture was often made from old pieces of junk, also believed in recycling at home, for example, he -> awkward
(E) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, also believed in recycling at home; he-> PERFECT

What's wrong with "C"??? Pl explain in detail

Clearly E
C is wrong since use for is wrong usage
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20 Mar 2010, 08:10
Why is "also" needed after the comma?

Shouldn't the structure be:
"Sculptor Alexander Calder, who..., believed in... "?

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21 Mar 2010, 12:37
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I go with E.

If there was an option without "also", that would have been the best option !

"Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, believed in recycling at home; he"

But, with the 5 options given, E is the best among them.
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22 Mar 2010, 09:10
nsp007 wrote:
I go with E.

If there was an option without "also", that would have been the best option !

"Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, believed in recycling at home; he"

But, with the 5 options given, E is the best among them.

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05 Apr 2010, 08:56
Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he once turned a broken goblet into a dinner bell and a cake mold into a lamp.

(A) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he - the sentence before semicolon does not read like a complete sentence
(B) Alexander Calder, for whom old pieces of junk was often made into sculpture, believed in recycling at home and - awkward
(C) A believer in recycling at home, sculptor Alexander Calder often made use for old pieces of junk in his art; he
(D) Alexander Calder, for whom sculpture was often made from old pieces of junk, also believed in recycling at home, for example, he - wordy and awkward
(E) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, also believed in recycling at home; he - correct and conveys the meaning
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05 Apr 2010, 09:05
nsp007 wrote:
I go with E.

If there was an option without "also", that would have been the best option !

"Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, believed in recycling at home; he"

But, with the 5 options given, E is the best among them.

Thanks NSP007, i went with E, but did not like the presence of "also". You cleared my doubt.
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08 Apr 2010, 12:12
I agree with NSP007. Without "also," the sentence sounds much better. Still E is the best among given.
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08 Apr 2010, 15:16
E is correct. There should be 2 distinct sentences separated by semicolumn both with the subject and the verb. E takes care of that.
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08 Apr 2010, 15:23
(A) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; some thing is missing and looks like a in complete sentence
(B) Alexander Calder, for whom old pieces of junk was often made into sculpture, believed in recycling at home and - awkward
(C) A believer in recycling at home, sculptor Alexander Calder often made use for old pieces of junk in his art; he
believer in recycling should be a necessary info it should not be not restrictive clause
(D) Alexander Calder, for whom sculpture was often made from old pieces of junk, also believed in recycling at home, for example, he - wordy and awkward
(E) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, also believed in recycling at home; he
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02 Jan 2011, 11:14
E...
don't understand why A is wrong?
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02 Jan 2011, 12:27
rojans wrote:
E...
don't understand why A is wrong?

Consider options A and E

Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he once turned a broken goblet into a dinner bell and a cake mold into a lamp.
(A) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he --> Read the statement before semi colon carefully . It does not sound complete . It would have been correct if -->Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home had turned a broken goblet into a dinner bell and a cake mold into a lamp

(E) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, also believed in recycling at home; he --> The statemnt before semi colon sounds correct and complete
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07 Jan 2011, 11:35
Between A & E, went with A, but now i can see that E is the better one.
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02 May 2011, 04:29
ysr wrote:
rojans wrote:
E...
don't understand why A is wrong?

Consider options A and E

Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he once turned a broken goblet into a dinner bell and a cake mold into a lamp.
(A) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home; he --> Read the statement before semi colon carefully . It does not sound complete . It would have been correct if -->Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home had turned a broken goblet into a dinner bell and a cake mold into a lamp

(E) Sculptor Alexander Calder, who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art, also believed in recycling at home; he --> The statemnt before semi colon sounds correct and complete

I think sentence in A is having an extra "also" after "and". Usage of "and" obviates use of "also". "and" means an appendage in idea, which is same in function as that of "also". If there has been a choice with "and also" correct in the choices of any of GMAT questions, I would like to know the same.

Another big issue is that first sub-sentence in choice A is incomplete owing to missing verb here--> Sculptor Alexander Calder, {who often made use of old pieces of junk in his art and also believed in recycling at home} ->modifier to Sculpture

"Also" in E is definitely twisting the meaning in this sentence.
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