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gaurav90 wrote:
EDIT: but I guess "are known to be" is not a past participle, its a working verb. nvm...let me see if I come across any such sentence.

Yes gaurav. Do let me know if you see any exceptions, though I am reasonably confident on this one!

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to eliminate a and be is hard. this kind of logicness is harder.
using our common sense of our world to see the something illogic.

hard logicness
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Hi Experts / chetan2u

I would have correctly opted option C but then I thought the option C uses "NOW" and Verb-ed modifier "called".

Don't we need to use "Call" because the presence of word "Now" represents current situation.


Please assist what I am missing.



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Hi Experts / chetan2u

I would have correctly opted option C but then I thought the option C uses "NOW" and Verb-ed modifier "called".

Don't we need to use "Call" because the presence of word "Now" represents current situation.


Please assist what I am missing.



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Hi Prakhar,

called is not a verb but a past participle here.....
A past participle not necessarily talks of past things..
It modifies the previous NOUN, here 'plant'.....

whenever you see a verb with -ing or -ed, especially after a COMMA, look whether it is verb or past participle....
For that check if the SUBJECT has a VERB, if it already has a verb, then WHAT is this VERB+ed or VERB+ing refering to..
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Hi chetan2u,

I agree that "called" is a past participle here. However, I would like to know the usage of "now". if we don;t use "now and just uses the sentence as "commonly called wild spinach" then also it will be correct.

But in this modifier we are using 2 word "Now"- Present tense
Called -> Past
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Hi chetan2u,

I agree that "called" is a past participle here. However, I would like to know the usage of "now". if we don;t use "now and just uses the sentence as "commonly called wild spinach" then also it will be correct.

But in this modifier we are using 2 word "Now"- Present tense
Called -> Past



Hi,

why can't now and called go together..
again CALLED is not showing PAST, it is a past participle and acts as an adjective..

Bombay is now called Mumbai... this is perfectly fine... now + called....
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Hi chetan2u,

Thanks for your response. So that means, we can use "now" with past participle. However, if "called" has been used as a verb then I hope I should be incorrect..?
Am I right.?
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New post 02 Jul 2016, 23:56
Hi All,

I do have a doubt in this question.
I completely understand the contradiction between usage of "ancient" and "now". However can some one clarify the usage of such here ?
At first, I blindly chose B. as it follows such..... that ....

Why is it wrong in this scenario ?

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New post 10 Dec 2016, 18:41
What makes this sentence overly complex is the lack of context

Removing the fluffy, the following shows up:

the ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, now commonly called wild spinach

It sounds super weird because, as you read, it seems like a randomized extraction from a book; therefore, the logic and the flow that we expect from a sentence are not present.

If there was context before and after the entire sentence, the flow would be clearer for many.

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The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

(A) what they now commonly call
(B) a plant that they now commonly call
(C) now commonly called
(D) and is mow commonly called
(E) which it is now commonly called


Well, we can't use "they" in this sentence because "they" doesn't refer to anyone in the sentence.

You will HEAR that in spoken English ("they say not to go to that part of town") but the GMAT will never do that.

You have to know who "they" are, so you can just use a simple modifier.

"The bee plant, now called ..."

You wouldn't want to use "and" in D, because you'd be saying "The Anasazi harvested plants and is now called wild spinach". That's obviously illogical and "which it is" in E is redundant, you wouldn't need "it", we know you're describing the bee plant.

Answer : C
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The ancient Anasazi harvested such native desert vegetation as the purple-flowered bee plant, what they now commonly call wild spinach in northern Arizona and other parts of the southwestern United States.

(A) what they now commonly call
(B) a plant that they now commonly call
(C) now commonly called
(D) and is mow commonly called
(E) which it is now commonly called
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In A and B, they seems to refer to the ancient Anasazi, implying the following:
The ANCIENT Anasazi NOW call the bee plant "wild spinach".
Here, ancient and now contradict each other.
Eliminate A and B.

D: The ancient Anasazi harvested...and is now commonly called wild spinach.
Here, the subject of verb is called (singular) seems to be the ancient Anasazi (plural).
Eliminate D.

In E, it lacks a clear referent.
Eliminate E.

The best answer is C
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