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The failing of the book lies not in a lack of attention to

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The failing of the book lies not in a lack of attention to scientific detail but in the depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that reduce the credibility of the work.

(A) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that
(B) fact that it depicts marine world scenes of life and death as having emotional overtones that
(C) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones
(D) depiction of marine world scenes of life and death, which have emotional overtones and thus
(E) fact that it depicts scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones

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Re: SC: Failing Book [#permalink]

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New post 29 Oct 2008, 17:09
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The failing of the book lies not in a lack of attention to scientific detail but in the depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that reduce the credibility of the work.

(A) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world with emotional overtones that
(B) fact that it depicts marine world scenes of life and death as having emotional overtones that
(C) depiction of scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones
(D) depiction of marine world scenes of life and death, which have emotional overtones and thus
(E) fact that it depicts scenes of life and death in the marine world, whose emotional overtones


not in X but in Y. So B & E out.

C is wrong because it says marine world it self has emotional overtones

D is wrong because which refers to scenes of life and death and that means that scenes themselves have emotional overtones and not the depiction. Also, D moves scenes of L & D away from depiction making it awkward

A remains.
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Re: SC: Failing Book [#permalink]

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New post 29 Oct 2008, 23:56
Choose A..dont find anything wrong with it
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New post 01 Nov 2008, 22:54
IMO A. Eliminate B and E as I read somewhere GMAT never likes facts....now remaining A,C and D....in C whose is not clear while in D which is ambiguous...so remaining A
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New post 02 Nov 2008, 03:52
C. "whose" clearly references "depiction".

Does "emotional overtones" in A not seem to refer to "marine life"?

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