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Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives.

A.Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives
B. Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, who were often his closest friends and relatives
C. Subjects of Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives, tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed
D. In Egon Schiele’s portraits, the subjects, often his closest friends and relatives, tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed
E. Vividly but disturbingly, the subjects portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits tended to be his closest friends and relatives

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Between C and D i chose C. The OA is D. Can someone please explain what i might have overlooked?
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Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives.


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A.Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives
B. Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, who were often his closest friends and relatives

A - Noun modifier 'often...relatives' can modify portraits or subjects. OUT
B - Relative pronoun with modifier 'who....relatives' seems to be modifying portraits. OUT


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C. Subjects of Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives, tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed
E. Vividly but disturbingly, the subjects portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits tended to be his closest friends and relatives

C - Has a similar issue to A. .
E - 'tended to be' -> the change in tense is not required. OUT!


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D. In Egon Schiele’s portraits, the subjects, often his closest friends and relatives, tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed

Removes ambiguity, as the subordinate clause 'In...portraits' is modifying 'the subjects' and the noun modifier 'often...relatives' is modifying the subjects, and then we have the rest of the clause.
It has no grammatical errors, So D is the best choice.
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Between C and D i chose C. The OA is D. Can someone please explain what i might have overlooked?


In (B), the modifying clause, “who were often his closest friends and relatives,” seems to refer to portraits rather than subjects. Choice (B) retains the same problem as (A), so you can eliminate it.(C) is wrong because it is unclear whether “tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed” refers to how these subjects are displayed in the portraits, or elsewhere; perhaps biographers of Schiele depict them in this manner.

Finally, choice (E) is incorrect because the adverbial phrase “Vividly but disturbingly” appears to refer to the verb “tended” rather than to the adjective “portrayed,” making it seem as if the subjects’ tendency to be Egon’s friends is what’s vivid and disturbing. Only choice (D) properly addresses this misplaced modifier problem; it is therefore your correct answer. Moreover, choice (D), unlike (C),makes it clear that the vivid but disturbing portrayal is in the portaits themselves.
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Between C and D i chose C. The OA is D. Can someone please explain what i might have overlooked?

subjects are the noun and often closest relatives is the modifier. The rule of placing a modifier next to the noun it modifies eliminates option C.
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Can anyone please explain what is the antecedent of 'his' in the question, as far as I know a possessive noun (Egon Schiele’s) cannot be the antecedent???
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Can anyone please explain what is the antecedent of 'his' in the question, as far as I know a possessive noun (Egon Schiele’s) cannot be the antecedent???


Possessive noun's can have possessive pronouns as their antecedents.
In this case 'his' refers back to ' Egon Schiele's'

So the sentence is essentially saying, " often Egon Schiele's closest friends and relatives "

If you have the Manhattan SC Guide, Look up Chapter 12.
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Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives.

A.Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives
B. Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, who were often his closest friends and relatives
C. Subjects of Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives, tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed
D. In Egon Schiele’s portraits, the subjects, often his closest friends and relatives, tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed
E. Vividly but disturbingly, the subjects portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits tended to be his closest friends and relatives


This is an excellent question that demonstrates the need to always understand the meaning of a sentence.

Most people would have been stuck with (C) and (D).

[(A) & (B) are incorrect because of modifier error, (i.e.) portraits are modified by the phrase "his closest friends and relatives" whereas it should be "Subjects" that should be modified by the phrase. (E) is incorrect because it changes the entire meaning of the sentence and is nonsensical.]

Between (C) & (D), the right answer choice is (D) because the original meaning of the sentence implies that the subjects are portrayed vividly but disturbingly IN THE PORTRAIT. Therefore, option (D) is the correct answer.
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Can anyone please explain what is the antecedent of 'his' in the question, as far as I know a possessive noun (Egon Schiele’s) cannot be the antecedent???


A non-possessive noun with a non-possessive pronoun . -->Egon Schiele + he , him --> is okay

A possessive noun with a possessive pronoun is ok. --> Egon Schiele’s + his --> is also okay

However, posseesive noun with non-possessive pronoun is NOT OK. ----Egon Schiele’s + he, him --> is NOT okay

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New post 03 Aug 2017, 11:30
After elimination we are left with C and D.

In C we have : Subject of
In D we have : In portraits, the subject is..

So i will pick D.
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Although I chose D, I couldn't quite deny C. Just felt that the construction was a bit awry.
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New post 17 Oct 2017, 00:20
Although I chose D because it sounded correct.

Having a little trouble understanding modifiers: as per my understanding, how is "often his closest friends and relatives" the modifier of "subjects" rather than "vividly but disturbingly" which is the adjective?
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Although I chose D because it sounded correct.

Having a little trouble understanding modifiers: as per my understanding, how is "often his closest friends and relatives" the modifier of "subjects" rather than "vividly but disturbingly" which is the adjective?


"Vividly" and " disturbingly" are not adjectives, but adverbs and hence must refer to other adjectives or verbs. Here they refer to the verb "be portrayed". (Adverbs cannot refer to nouns, hence "vividly" and " disturbingly" cannot refer to "subjects".)

The part "often his closest friends and relatives" is an appositive modifier (i.e. noun referring to another noun) - precisely "his closest friends and relatives" refers to "subjects".
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New post 06 Dec 2017, 20:56
there is a big confuse in this question.
Portraits are things, not people, so portraits do not refer to friends and relatives.
The question does not test the parallel structure, but the pronoun.
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Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives.

A.Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives
Modifier is too far

B. Subjects tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits, who were often his closest friends and relatives
Modifier is wrongly placed

C. Subjects of Egon Schiele’s portraits, often his closest friends and relatives, tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed
Subjects in is correct

D. In Egon Schiele’s portraits, the subjects, often his closest friends and relatives, tend to be vividly but disturbingly portrayed
Correct

E. Vividly but disturbingly, the subjects portrayed in Egon Schiele’s portraits tended to be his closest friends and relatives
Wrong. Changes the meaning
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