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# Spending enormous amounts out of the French treasury, Catherine de Med

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Spending enormous amounts out of the French treasury, Catherine de Medici sponsored the construction of numerous edifices and statues during her reign, influenced by the historic buildings of her native Italy and by her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II.

A. the historic buildings of her native Italy and by her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
B. the historic buildings of her native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling the need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
C. the historic buildings of her native Italy, her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
D. the building of her historic native Italy and her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
E. the building of her historic native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II

Originally posted by ruchi857 on 18 Jul 2017, 06:18.
Last edited by abhimahna on 18 Jul 2017, 07:08, edited 1 time in total.
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18 Jul 2017, 06:21
I had selected C. I don't understand why the admiration part of the sentence need to be seperated by a "and". It can very well be part of the sublist
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18 Jul 2017, 06:27
A. the historic buildings of her native Italy and by her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II CORRECT
B. the historic buildings of her native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling the need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
C. the historic buildings of her native Italy, her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
D. the building of her historic native Italy and her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
E. the building of her historic native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
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18 Jul 2017, 06:31
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Spending enormous amounts out of the French treasury, Catherine de Medici sponsored the construction of numerous edifices and statues during her reign, influenced by the historic buildings of her native Italy and by her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II.

A. the historic buildings of her native Italy and by her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
B. the historic buildings of her native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling the need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
C. the historic buildings of her native Italy, her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
D. the building of her historic native Italy and her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
E. the building of her historic native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II

A. the historic buildings of her native Italy and by her admiration[/color] for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II ------- The two elements "influenced by...." and "propelled by...." are parallel hence Correct
B. the historic buildings of her native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling the need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II ------breaks the parallelism
C. the historic buildings of her native Italy, her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II ------creates illogical lists, breaks the parallelism
D. the building of her historic native Italy and her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II ------illogical construction
E. the building of her historic native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II ------illogical construction, breaks the parallelism
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18 Jul 2017, 21:45
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Spending enormous amounts out of the French treasury, Catherine de Medici sponsored the construction of numerous edifices and statues during her reign, influenced by the historic buildings of her native Italy and by her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II

A nice question of Parallelism. Sentence could be read as below

Catherine sponsored X, Influenced by A and by B, and Propelled by C
Points to Note -
1) Influenced by A and by B, and Propelled by C is modifying act that Catherine sponsored the construction
2) A, B & C should be Grammatically and Logically Parallel.

Coming back to options
A. the historic buildings of her native Italy and by her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
Correct

B. the historic buildings of her native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling the need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
Incorrect since B (Admiring) is not grammatically parallel to A (A Noun). Moreover, PROPELLING is not parallel to INFLUENCED. Hence Incorrect.

C. the historic buildings of her native Italy, her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
Incorrect since B (Her Admiration) is not grammatically parallel to "BY A" (A Noun). Hence Incorrect.

D. the building of her historic native Italy and her admiration for the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelled by a need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
Incorrect since B (Her Admiration) is not grammatically parallel to "BY A" (A Noun). Moreover, placement of HISTORIC changes the original intent since the option now means that ITALY was Historic rather than Historic Buildings. Hence Incorrect.

E. the building of her historic native Italy and admiring the architectural patronage of her father-in-law, and propelling need to commemorate her deceased husband, Henry II
Incorrect since B (Admiring) is not grammatically parallel to "BY A" (A Noun). PROPELLING is not parallel to INFLUENCED. Moreover, placement of HISTORIC changes the original intent since the option now means that ITALY was Historic rather than Historic Buildings. Hence Incorrect.
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19 Jul 2017, 02:50
However I have a discrepancy to mention which surfaced up as I went through the verbed and verbing modifiers by e-gmat.

The concept is this that verbed modifiers modify the closest noun. Even if they are preceded with a comma. However your point that influenced and propelled are modifying the "sponsored", which is a verb is incorrect. Clearly these verbed modifiers past the litmus test but they are modifying the respective noun clauses: historical buildings, admiration and need for....

I do understand now my mistake that I was considering these lists to be parallel to sponsored if I was not taking "and", as per the option C. Because the clause "admiration for the architectural...." needs the modifier in that of "influenced" for the sentence structure to mean what the original sentence conveyed. So the identification as verbed modifiers (influenced, propelled), thus means that 'A' is correct.

Pls let me know if my understanding as per the concept is right.
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19 Jul 2017, 03:07
ruchi857 wrote:
However I have a discrepancy to mention which surfaced up as I went through the verbed and verbing modifiers by e-gmat.

The concept is this that verbed modifiers modify the closest noun. Even if they are preceded with a comma. However your point that influenced and propelled are modifying the "sponsored", which is a verb is incorrect. Clearly these verbed modifiers past the litmus test but they are modifying the respective noun clauses: historical buildings, admiration and need for....

I do understand now my mistake that I was considering these lists to be parallel to sponsored if I was not taking "and", as per the option C. Because the clause "admiration for the architectural...." needs the modifier in that of "influenced" for the sentence structure to mean what the original sentence conveyed. So the identification as verbed modifiers (influenced, propelled), thus means that 'A' is correct.

Pls let me know if my understanding as per the concept is right.
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Dear ruchi857,
Firstly,I wrote that INFLUENCED and PROPELLED is modifying an ACT presented in previous sentence.

1) Influenced by A and by B, and Propelled by C is modifying act that Catherine sponsored the construction

Secondly, "Historical buildings", "Her admiration" etc is modifying INFLUENCED
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19 Jul 2017, 04:11
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I had selected C. I don't understand why the admiration part of the sentence need to be seperated by a "and". It can very well be part of the sublist

"influenced by......and propelled by" should be parallel to each other.

The sentence says, "influence by X and Y, and propelled by Z.
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19 Jul 2017, 04:37
A .. parallel influenced by x & by y

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