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The critically acclaimed film Agent Vinod, by replacing the tack from

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The critically acclaimed film Agent Vinod, by replacing the tack from Bollywood capers with story and spectacle, became the first Hindi film on modern day espionage, and it was only the second that came to be known for the ambition of an Indian director.

A) it was only the second that came to be known for the ambition of an Indian director
B) it was only the second that an ambitious Indian director produced
C) the second one only that an ambitious Indian director produced
D) the second one only produced by an ambitious Indian director
E) only the second to be known for the ambition of an Indian director

The correct answer is E but I am not understanding one thing.Comma+ and is followed by an independent clause but here in option E -
only the second to be known for the ambition of an Indian director-(what only the second)
is not an independent clause and does not contain a subject.

Originally posted by stomar67 on 25 Jan 2018, 07:15.
Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Jun 2019, 23:31, edited 3 times in total.
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28 Jan 2018, 10:02
A) it was only the second that came to be known for the ambition of an Indian director-----came to be known--too wordy
B) it was only the second that an ambitious Indian director produced-----says the previous directors are not ambitious
C) the second one only that an ambitious Indian director produced-------says the previous directors are not ambitious
D) the second one only produced by an ambitious Indian director---------it says it is the 2nd movie "only" produced by ...only modifies "produced"
E) only the second to be known for the ambition of an Indian director----------correct
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03 Jun 2019, 23:30
stomar67 wrote:
The critically acclaimed film Agent Vinod, by replacing the tack from Bollywood capers with story and spectacle, became the first Hindi film on modern day espionage, and it was only the second that came to be known for the ambition of an Indian director.

E) only the second to be known for the ambition of an Indian director

The correct answer is E but I am not understanding one thing.Comma+ and is followed by an independent clause but here in option E -
only the second to be known for the ambition of an Indian director-(what only the second)
is not an independent clause and does not contain a subject.

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E. You are right about the usage of 'comma + and' to replace a semi-colon and represent an independent clause as a subordinate clause.
Bur here, 'comma' is used to separate the non-essential clause (without which the sentence is still complete). Additional information is provided after the comma that is not essential to the first part of the sentence.
'only the second' is parallel to 'the first' and implies 'only the second Hindi film'
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06 Sep 2019, 08:25
Can we have a full sentence on one side of a conjunction 'and' and a 'phrase with no working verb' on the other side?
Would it made a difference if there was no 'and'? I mean was the sentence still correct?

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07 Sep 2019, 01:37
ishan261288 wrote:
Can we have a full sentence on one side of a conjunction 'and' and a 'phrase with no working verb' on the other side?
Would it made a difference if there was no 'and'? I mean was the sentence still correct?

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No but the mathematical principle that a*(b+c) = a*b + a*c is a valid sentence construction, even without the said brackets, on GMAT. This is how the "phrase with no working verb" gets it's verb in this problem.
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