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# The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, kno

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Project SC Butler: Day 144 Sentence Correction (SC1)

The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary

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Project SC Butler: Day 144 Sentence Correction (SC1)

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The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary
B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary
C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary
D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency
E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary

HIGHLIGHTS

• with the exception of option B, whose verb is wrong, these sentences may appear to be correct at first glance.
Typically this situation happens when modifiers are being tested.

• Two themes vie for attention, but only one is the main event.
-- (1) Main event: "his endurance and consistency" are legendary.
-- (2) sub-theme: Cal Ripken's nickname is Iron Man, a name consistent with the logic of the sentence

THE PROMPT and the OPTIONS

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The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

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A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary

• looks correct
endurance and consistency are correctly paired with plural verb ARE
known as "The Iron Man"
(1) correctly modifies the man, and
(2) is set off by commas and thus does not interfere logically with the main subjects, endurance and consistency

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B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary

• Subject/Verb disagreement
• "endurance and consistency" are the subjects of the sentence. The subject is compound and therefore plural. Is is singular. Correction: endurance and consistency ARE legendary

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C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary

• Modifier misplacement
The endurance and consistency are not known as "The Iron Man." Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man."

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D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency.

reason and because are redundant.
We can say The reason is that but not "the reason is because." Doing so sounds as though we are saying that "the reason is the reason."
GMAC tests this issue. I explain why reason and because are redundant in this post, here.

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E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary[

•This answer could look very tempting. The modifier is wrong.
• Who is the one "known" as The Iron Man?
-- Right after the words "known as Iron Man" should be the name Cal Ripken, not in possessive form.
-- Possessive nouns are adjectives. Cal Ripken's describes whose endurance and consistency and the traits are.
-- "Ripken's endurance and consistency" were not called "The Iron Man." The man himself, Cal Ripken, was called "The Iron Man."

By POE, the answer is A.

In option A,
Correct: endurance and consistency ... ARE
Correct; "known as The Iron Man" modifies Cal Ripken

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01 Aug 2019, 18:31
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The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

This question will test you on S-V agreement,Modification,and Redundancy. Lets find out.

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A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary

Everything in line.

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B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary

A(endurance) and B(consistency) are two things. Therefore, the verb should be plural. Here it is singular is S-V error.

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C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary

Who is known as the Iron Man?? Cal Ripken ?? Not the endurance and consistency. Modification error.

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D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency

Reason and because are redundant.

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E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary

Who is known as the Iron Man?? Not his endurance and consistency but Cal Ripken himself.
Look the possessive here.This is a trap. Some may ignore the possessive and mark this as answer. This is wrong.

IMO A
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The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

Subject: The endurance and consistency
Verb: are legendary
known as the iron man modifies cal ripken correctly.
The subject and verb agree in number and makes sense.
The sentence is correct as it is

IMHO A
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I think B is the correct answer here.

A) SV agreement : The endurance and consistency(subject is quality of a person which should be uncountable)
B)Cal Ripken, known as the "iron man" modifies cal ripken correctly.
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02 Aug 2019, 00:38
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A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary
Correct as is

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary
Is for 2 things is incorrect, we need are

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary
Endurance is not know as iron man

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency
Changes the meaning

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary
Again endurance is not ironman

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A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary
plural subject ---plural verb and the modifier is correctly modifying cal ripken (correct)

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary
the endurance and consistancy----plural subject requires a plural verb --are the use of singular verb --is --wrong here

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary
endurance and consistancy are not known as iron man-----cal Ripken is known as iron man ----modifier error

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency
reason----because are redundant

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary
modifier error----modifier is incorrectly modifying endurance and consistancy
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Project SC Butler: Day 144 Sentence Correction (SC1)

The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary - Correct <best of the five>.

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary - Compound subject - requires plural

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary - the endurance and consistency are known as Iron Man - Incorrect

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency - Changes the meaning (but grammatically correct)

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary - Possessive noun makes the meaning similar to Option C
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The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary - Correct answer

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary - SVA - should be plural

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary - wrong modification

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency - redundancy

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary - wrong modification
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The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary -Correct SVA pair - also, "known as "The Iron Man,"" correctly modifies baseball star Cal Ripken - Correct

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary - SVA agreement error

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary - Incorrect modification, "the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken" is being modified by "Known as "The Iron Man," - Incorrect meaning

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency - Changing the context of the sentence & also "reason" & "because" are redundant usage.

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary - Incorrect modification - Same as C
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The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary
the endurance and consistency...are -> looks fine
Cal Ripken, known as 'the iron man' -> looks fine

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary
the endurance and consistency ..is (looks incorrect because 'and' suggest plural

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary
known as the iron man, who? the endurance and consistency -> incorrect

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency
the reason is because of his endurance and consistency -> sounds correct, except reason and because are the same
the reason he is known as the iron man is because of his legendary endurance -> should there be emphasis on - 'known as iron man' and attach the reason for him to call iron man? is that the intended meaning or is the intended meaning to give emphasis on 'his endurance and consistency' that are legendary

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary
known as 'the iron man' , who? Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency -> incorrect

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The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary - Correct

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary - usage of "is" for Plural subject is wrong

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary - Subject verb agreement error

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency - wrong

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary - The Iron Man refers to Appositive, which is wrong.

Hence, ans. is A
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Project SC Butler: Day 144 Sentence Correction (SC1)

The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary

A ) Endurance and consistency is the subject. If and is there in between, the subject is plural. So Endurance and consistency are legendary. Endurance and consistency is legendary is incorrect.
known as "The Iron Man" correctly points to Cal Ripken.
B ) Endurance and consistency is legendary is incorrect. It should be "are".
C) After the clause Known as the "Iron Man", Cal Ripken should be referred not the endurance and consistency.
D) It changes the original meaning of the sentence. The sentence doesnt focus on why Cal Ripken is known as Iron Man.
The reason Cal Ripken is known as Iron man is because.....Reason and is because....is redundant.....No need to use is because if reason is already used.
E ) After the clause Known as "Iron Man", Cal Ripken should be referred not his endurance and consistency. Similar to C.
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Project SC Butler: Day 144 Sentence Correction (SC1)

The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary.

A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary

The sentence talks about the endurance and consistency of a baseball star and he is known as the iron man.

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The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary

i) Subject - " endurance and consistency" and verb - "are" agree in number.
ii) The sentence has no error.
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A) The endurance and consistency of baseball star Cal Ripken, known as "The Iron Man," are legendary- correct

B) The endurance and consistency of Cal Ripkin, a baseball star known as "The Iron Man," is legendary. - the verb "is" doesn't agree in number with the subject.

C) Known as "The Iron Man," the endurance and consistency of Cal Ripken, the baseball star, are legendary -"Known as The Iron Man" should modify Cal Ripken

D) The reason baseball star Cal Ripken is known as "The Iron Man" is because of his legendary endurance and consistency. - use of reason and because is redundant. Also the sentence distorts the meaning.

E) Known as "The Iron Man," baseball star Cal Ripken's endurance and consistency are legendary. - "Known as The Iron Man" now modfies endurance insteas of Cal Ripken.
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generis what is the source of these question ?
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generis what is the source of these question ?

Alpha14 , the source of this question is PowerScore.
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