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Setting a distance record,in 1984 joe kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the atlantic solo.

A) Setting a distance record,in 1984 joe kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the atlantic solo.

B) In 1984,Joe Kittinger, setting a distance record,piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo

C) In 1984, joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy,setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo

D) Having been first to cross the Atlantic solo, and with a voyage from Maine to Italy, Joe Kittinger set a balloon distance record in 1984

E) Joe Kittinger,in 1984 ,piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy,setting a new distance record,becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo


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Guyz i dont understand how i can deal with subject,.....,....., sutructure comma and comma again i am so confused....help meee
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A) Misplaced modifier - 1984 isn't setting the record joe is...
B) Modifier - Joe piloted the balloon which set a record
C) Correct - parallel easiest to understand
D) Rather hard to understand
E) Misplace Modifier - becoming the first... should modify joe not record
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Setting a distance record,in 1984 joe kittinger piloted his balloon from maine to italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the atlantic solo.

a) Setting a distance record,in 1984 joe kittinger piloted his balloon from maine to italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the atlantic solo modifier + Wordy

b)In 1984, Joe Kittinger, setting a distance record,piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo Wordy

c)In 1984, joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy,setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo Main Clause, V_ing …

d)Having been first to cross the Atlantic solo, and with a voyage from Maine to Italy, Joe Kittinger set a balloon distance record in 1984 Awkward

e)Joe Kittinger,in 1984 ,piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy,setting a new distance record,becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo Use of Verb

Therefore, C is the Correct answer choice.
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c)In 1984, joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy,setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo Main Clause, V_ing …

my problem is;

setting should touch the noun Joe kittinger. Modifier should touch the noun which modified by modifier.Shouldnt it?

i have a problem when the gmat guyz use that sutructure. For example i supposed that setting modify In 1984 or italy so it is wrong. Can you upload new questions about that sutructure.

Noun,.................,.............., i am confused.
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,ing verbs modify the entire proceeding clause.

setting & becoming in a parallel form modify the entire previous clause "joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy" not just the first noun.
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Can you explain it on this plz

fossils of the arm of a sloth,found in puerto rico in 1991,dated at 34 million years old,made it the earliest known mammal of the greater antilles Islands.


can you tell me the difference between a and d?

when we use -ing after second or third clause it will modify the main noun? but if the other forms,except -ing, be used it means that there is a mismodifier?


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d)sloth, found in puerto Rico in 1991,have been dated at 34 million years old,making the sloth the earliest mammal known on
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can you post the whole thing, its just really hard to grasp anything when you don't see it all
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Fossils of the arm of a sloth,found in puerto rico in 1991,dated at 34 million years old,made it the earliest known mammal of the greater antilles Islands.




a)

b)sloth,that they found in Puerto Rico in 1991,has been dated at 34 million years old,thus making it the earliest mammal known on

c)sloth that was found in Puerto Rico in 1991,was dated at 34 million years old,making this the earliest known mammal of

d)sloth, found in puerto Rico in 1991,have been dated at 34 million years old,making the sloth the earliest mammal known on

e)sloth which,found in Puerto Rico in 1991,was dated at 34 million years old,made the sloth the earliest known mammal of


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Fossils of the arm of a sloth,found in puerto rico in 1991,dated at 34 million years old,made it the earliest known mammal of the greater antilles Islands.




a)

b)sloth,that they found in Puerto Rico in 1991,has been dated at 34 million years old,thus making it the earliest mammal known on

c)sloth that was found in Puerto Rico in 1991,was dated at 34 million years old,making this the earliest known mammal of

d)sloth, found in puerto Rico in 1991,have been dated at 34 million years old,making the sloth the earliest mammal known on

e)sloth which,found in Puerto Rico in 1991,was dated at 34 million years old,made the sloth the earliest known mammal of


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Implied pronoun and idiom error
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Fossils of the arm of a sloth,found in puerto rico in 1991,dated at 34 million years old,made it the earliest known mammal of the greater antilles Islands.


a)sloth,found in puerto rico in 1991,dated at 34 million years old,made it the earliest known mammal of
Fossils is plural It is singular which I guess goes to the sloth but the focus switches from the fossils to the sloth which I just don't like.

b)sloth,that they found in Puerto Rico in 1991,has been dated at 34 million years old,thus making it the earliest mammal known on
Who is they? Also fossils is plural has is singular

c)sloth that was found in Puerto Rico in 1991,was dated at 34 million years old,making this the earliest known mammal of
SVA fossils are plural was is singular

d)sloth, found in puerto Rico in 1991,have been dated at 34 million years old,making the sloth the earliest mammal known on
The answer is D
e)sloth which,found in Puerto Rico in 1991,was dated at 34 million years old,made the sloth the earliest known mammal of
SVA was is singular fossils is plural

D - I don't think this question really has anything to do with modifiers there are SVA or pronoun agreement errors in 4 answer choices.

I don't know about the split between on/of at the end I was thinking of but I don't really know.
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I selected B as a answer, because of became. As we are discussing about here past. Can anyone help me with this doubt?
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We don't need "became" here because neither "becoming" nor "setting" is used as a verb in the correct version. They are both present participles that serve as modifiers, showing the result of Kittinger's action. Notice that even in B, we have "setting."

B is problematic because it moves the modifier ("setting") in front of the action. The meaning is less clear this way. It seems like Kittinger was setting a record the entire time, whereas in C it's clear that "setting" and "becoming" both show the end results of his action. Additionally, by creating a new clause ("and he became"), B implies that becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo was a separate, additional action, when in fact it was the same action as "piloted." The idea is that when we piloted the balloon, he set a speed record and became the first one to cross the Atlantic solo. Since both of these things are consequences of the main action ("piloted"), the use of a modifier with -ing words makes the most sense.
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A - year didnt set
B - same as A
C - comma comma - meaning changes
In 1984, joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy,setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo
In 1984,setting
isnt this incorrect?
D - meaning change
E answer
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Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

A. Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.
B. In 1984, Joe Kittinger, setting a distance record, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.
C. In 1984, Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.
D. Having been first to cross the Atlantic solo, and with a voyage from Maine to Italy, Joe Kittinger set a balloon distance record in 1984.
E. Joe Kittinger, in 1984, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a new distance record, becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.
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Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

A. Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. Dangling modifier. Setting ... should modify Joe.
B. In 1984, Joe Kittinger, setting a distance record, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. we don't need a pronoun. The subject is already Joe.
C. In 1984, Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. - Correct
D. Having been first to cross the Atlantic solo, and with a voyage from Maine to Italy, Joe Kittinger set a balloon distance record in 1984. Passive
E. Joe Kittinger, in 1984, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a new distance record,becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. highlighted portion misses a conjunction such as 'and'
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Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

A. Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. Dangling modifier. Setting ... should modify Joe.
B. In 1984, Joe Kittinger, setting a distance record, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. we don't need a pronoun. The subject is already Joe.
C. In 1984, Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. - Correct
D. Having been first to cross the Atlantic solo, and with a voyage from Maine to Italy, Joe Kittinger set a balloon distance record in 1984. Passive
E. Joe Kittinger, in 1984, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a new distance record,becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. highlighted portion misses a conjunction such as 'and'


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Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

A. Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. Dangling modifier. Setting ... should modify Joe.
B. In 1984, Joe Kittinger, setting a distance record, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. we don't need a pronoun. The subject is already Joe.
C. In 1984, Joe Kittinger piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. - Correct
D. Having been first to cross the Atlantic solo, and with a voyage from Maine to Italy, Joe Kittinger set a balloon distance record in 1984. Passive
E. Joe Kittinger, in 1984, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a new distance record,becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo. highlighted portion misses a conjunction such as 'and'


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