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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.


A) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

B)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

C)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

E) The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

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(A), (B), & (E) all use the modifier "by selecting." Who is doing the selecting? We're never told, so we can't use this modifier. It would be like saying "By leaving out food, the cat was won over." Wait--did the cat leave out food for itself? (Compare this to SC82 in the OG.)

(D) is a fragment. It says "but the selection . . . the term Georgian came to have" and never gives us a verb for "selection."
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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
B)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting
C)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of
D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
E) The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting


Understand the logic of the sentence.
Georgian poetry was named after the new king George in order to give the impression that the contents of the poetry were ascontemporary as the new king, but because of the selection of conventional poets, the motive was not fulfilled.

E is not a sentence because there is no verb.

D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
In this answer choice, it implies that the contents were as contemporary as the contents of the newly installed king. Illogical.
Also, there is a SVA issue because "contents" has to be referred with "those".
"but the selection of" doesn't makes complete sense. "Because" is lacking.

"but by selecting rather conventional poets" must be followed by the "noun" which actually does the task of "selecting rather conventional poets". In A and B, the usage implies that "the term Georgian" does this task. Illogical. Eliminate A and B.

C seems the best.

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Even though I marked option C, I am not sure why each option was wrong. Can anyone please explain?


Q : The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

B. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

C. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

D. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

E. The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting



There is parallel error and verb usage error in the question - named and selecting

Both has to be in the same tense and should be named and selection. This eliminated options A, B and E.

' The term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation' event is the result of selection of selection of conventional poets, so because is needed. Also in 'were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king' (Option C) - that of makes it too wordy.

This makes C to be the right option.
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(A), (B), & (E) all use the modifier "by selecting." Who is doing the selecting? We're never told, so we can't use this modifier. It would be like saying "By leaving out food, the cat was won over." Wait--did the cat leave out food for itself? (Compare this to SC82 in the OG.)

(D) is a fragment. It says "but the selection . . . the term Georgian came to have" and never gives us a verb for "selection."


Dmitry, what about the fact that the correct answer places George V in commas, making it an additional piece of information, where as his name is very important to the sentence (the anthology is based on his name).
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Well, there's a difference between something being an important element in real life and its being an important grammatical element of the sentence. The name of the king might be important, and as you say it does shed light on the reason for the name of the anthology, but it has absolutely no bearing on the overall grammatical structure of the sentence: "The anthology was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the king, but because of the selection, the term came to have the impression." Does that sentence make sense all by itself? Not exactly, but it's the skeleton on which the rest of the content is hung. It's absolutely fine for those additional modifiers to provide some of the most important ideas of the sentence. In fact, I'd say the most important word I omitted is the adjective "opposite." Add that in and you have a perfectly sensible, albeit vague, sentence.
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Even though I marked option C, I am not sure why each option was wrong. Can anyone please explain?


Q : The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

A. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

B. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

C. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

D. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

E. The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting



There is parallel error and verb usage error in the question - named and selecting

Both has to be in the same tense and should be named and selection. This eliminated options A, B and E.

' The term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation' event is the result of selection of selection of conventional poets, so because is needed. Also in 'were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king' (Option C) - that of makes it too wordy.

This makes C to be the right option.


I do not see how "named" and "selecting" can be in parallel.
The main verb of the clause following coordinating conjunction "but" is "came", as appeared in the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.
This is is rather a modification error problem, I'd like to argue. By the way the original sentence is written, the doer of the selecting is the term Georgian.
This is what makes the original sentence questionable.
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mjhoon1004, I don't know what you mean about "named" and "selecting" being parallel. I don't think anyone proposed that, and there's no parallel marker that requires those two words to match up.

In any case, you're right that in A, the modifier "by selecting" refers to "the term Georgian."
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A, B, and E have serious modifier problems. After the participle ‘selecting’, whoever selected the poets should appear immediately.
D is a fragment with no verb for the subject ‘selection’
C is the correct choice
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Don't understand what the question is trying to say. Can someone elaborate?
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The name ‘Georgian Poetry’ has been given to an anthology (collection) of poems; the purpose was to say that the poems belonged to the period of the King George. However, the authors whose poems were selected happened to be the conventional ones (meaning belonging to earlier than the king’s time). This gave the wrong signal that Georgian means old, but not current.
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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.


well, I highly doubt this kind of question would appear on GMAT, as A and B basically say the same thing. as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, and B as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king. so 2 questions with no mistake here. The error is in "by selecting". who does the selecting? since it is an ing modifier, it should logically modify the closest noun or the clause that comes after it. neither of the functions makes sense here, since the term can't select anything, and the fact that the term came to have the opposite connotation has nothing to do with selecting. so A and B are wrong.

C. The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of
looks good. now we do not have the ing modifier error here. because of X, something else happened. a good candidate for the correct answer.

D.The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of
as that - means contents. contents of the newly installed king? nonsense. the selection of though corrects the mistake in A and B.

E. The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting
this one doesn't have a verb for the anthology.

C is the best.
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"because of" is used for verbs , for "selection" here shouldn't "due to" be used in choice C.

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The verb is "came", not "select". The term came because of the selection. Option C is alright.

The game stopped because of rain.
The stoppage was due to rain.

Here "rain" remains the same for both cases. "Selection" in option C is equivalent to "rain" in the above example.

The term came because of selection. (came: verb)
The coming of the term was due to selection. (coming : noun - gerund)
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To me, in the OA:
C)The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

seems like "contents of the anthology" is compared to "newly installed king". Doesn't this sound illogical?

Could someone make me understand this?

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No, there is no problem with this comparison - "contemporary" means "of the same time" - the contents and the king can be contemporary.

However the usage "as contemporary as" in this case seems to be problematic. When the term "contemporary" is used in the sense "modern" or "belonging to the present" then such usage is alright. But when "contemporary" is used to depict "occurring at the same time", then such usage seems problematic.

My father's outlook is as contemporary as that of any modern teenager ... correct.
My father is as contemporary as Netaji Subhash Bose... problematic. (means: my father is as modern as Netaji.. wrong meaning)
My father is contemporary of Netaji Subhash Bose... correct.
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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting rather conventional poets, the term Georgian came to have the opposite connotation.

(A) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

(B) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

(C) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

(D) The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

(E) The anthology Georgian Poetry, named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting


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Correct Answer: C

Explanation: This Modifier question uses the modifying phrase " . . . by selecting rather conventional poets, . . ." which should modify whatever noun comes after the comma. In choices A, B, and E, that noun is "the term Georgian", which clearly cannot be the subject of the verb 'selecting'. Accordingly, these choices are all incorrect. Choice D incorrectly uses the pronoun "that" ('that of the king') to refer to the plural noun 'contents'; because of this Pronoun error, D is incorrect.

Why answer choice A is incorrect?
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The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but by selecting

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as George V, the newly installed king, but by selecting

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as the newly installed king, George V, but because of the selection of

The anthology Georgian Poetry was named to give the impression that the contents were as contemporary as that of the newly installed king, George V, but the selection of

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