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Shunned by literary critics for decades as something fit only for youthful consumption, the graphic novel is now gaining recognition both as an art form and as a legitimate literary genre.

A) the graphic novel is now gaining recognition both as an art form and

B) the art form of the graphic novel is now gaining recognition, as is its reality

C) the graphic novel, gaining recognition not only as an art form but also

D) graphic novels are gaining recognition both as a form of artistic work and

E) recognition of the graphic novel is gaining, both as an art form and

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Shunned by literary critics for decades as something fit only for youthful consumption, the graphic novel is now gaining recognition both as an art form and as a legitimate literary genre.

A) the graphic novel is now gaining recognition both as an art form and
B) the art form of the graphic novel is now gaining recognition, as is its reality
C) the graphic novel, gaining recognition not only as an art form but also [VERB?]
D) graphic novels [plural] are gaining recognition both as a form [singular] of artistic work and
E) recognition of the graphic novel is gaining, both as an art form and

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

• This sentence is correct as written.
The introductory phrase is correctly modifying the graphic novel, and
the comparison between graphic novels as an art form versus a literary genre is parallel

• Choices B and E incorrectly change the subject of the introductory phrase

• Choice C incorrectly removes the verb is, making the sentence incomplete

• Choice D incorrectly describes plural graphic novels as a singular art form.

The correct answer is A

COMMENTS

-- This sentence means that a concrete noun, the graphic novel, was rejected by elitist literary critics who
thought that the graphic novel was essentially a book for immature readers.
-- As such, literary critics suggested that the graphic novel was neither an art form (X) nor a legitimate literary genre (Y).

Meaning: Although literary critics once rejected it as immature, the graphic novel is gaining recognition as X and as Y.

• Choice B and E incorrectly change the subject of the introductory phrase
-- A modifier that begins with a participle (past participle SHUNNED, i.e. verbED) MUST modify the subject that follows.

Option B: Art form?
-- Which noun makes more sense? Lit crits shunned an art form? Or lit crits shunned the graphic novel?
We may need to use parallelism.
At the end of the sentence, something is parallel to "legitimate literary genre."
That phrase is a category, an abstract noun. "An art form" is also a category, and also an abstract noun.

-- The introductory phrase should modify the graphic novel, not an art form

Option E: recognition?
-- The introductory participial phrase should modify the graphic novel, not recognition
-- Literary critics cannot shun recognition as suitable only for immature readers.
-- Wrong noun. If you missed that part: compare E's recognition . . . is gaining to A's is gaining recognition
A makes a lot more sense than E, given the two parallel items that follow.

• Choice D incorrectly describes plural graphic novels as a singular art form.
-- Descriptors such as "an art form [singular]" and "A legitimate literary genre" must match the noun they describe.
-- D, corrected THE graphic novel IS gaining recognition both as a form of artistic work and
(we are locked into a singular "legitimate literary genre.")

Finally, a note on "categories" -- the GMAT tests both abstract categories and concrete things that can also be categories such as "the graphic novel," or "the sloth," or
"the ideology of neoconservatism."

The graphic novel is another way to say "all novels that fall under the characterization of 'graphic,'" in which many pictures are accompanied by text.

The graphic novel is both a category and a more concrete/specific noun than "art form" or "literary genre."

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A) the graphic novel is now gaining recognition both as an art form and ---correct, parallelism and modifier

B) the art form of the graphic novel is now gaining recognition, as is its reality---incorrect, modifier and parallelism error

C) the graphic novel, gaining recognition not only as an art form but also ---incorrect, no verb

D) graphic novels are gaining recognition both as a form of artistic work and---wrong, modifier error and parallelism

E) recognition of the graphic novel is gaining, both as an art form and---wrong, modifier error and parallelism

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Shunned by literary critics for decades as something fit only for youthful consumption, the graphic novel is now gaining recognition both as an art form and as a legitimate literary genre.

A) the graphic novel is now gaining recognition both as an art form and

B) the art form of the graphic novel is now gaining recognition, as is its reality

C) the graphic novel, gaining recognition not only as an art form but also

D) graphic novels are gaining recognition both as a form of artistic work and

E) recognition of the graphic novel is gaining, both as an art form and

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I feel the answer should be D.

If we look at option A, it says that "the graphic novel" i.e one particular novel is gaining recognition.
Since we are talking about something that was shunned and then gained recognition as an art from, IMO it should be D.

A and D are both grammatically correct.

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Graphic novels are gaining recognition as a form of artistic work.

Is this sentence grammatically wrong?

Can you please elaborate more why choice (D) is incorrect?

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Helium - please check comment by generis. your doubt has been covered there.

In non-underlined part there is "as a legitimate literary genre." some some singular entity is compared with this. subject must be singular. Please read detail explanation in above post.
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since we have a plural verb "fit", why shouldn't we use plural form in D?
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since we have a plural verb "fit", why shouldn't we use plural form in D?
That fit is actually not a verb (it's a modifier).

... something fit only for...
is a shorter way of saying
... something that is fit only for...Fit is still not a verb (is is the verb here)

This may be easier to see with a word that does not look like a verb:

someone capable of
is a shorter way of saying
someone who is capable of ← Again, capable is just an adjective.
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