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The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days
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Is it C?

Even I think it's c , can anyone provide the solution!!

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a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days

I think it is between A and C.

In A : "for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative" does this part wrongly refers to The Final Days of Marie, and not Marie?

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I think C is the correct answer as it sounds grammatically ok...
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The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days


Interesting question here.

A - the modifier could be confused to modify to "final days" instead of Marie; without Marie as the subject the meaning of the sentences is unclear - who endured the final days of Marie with dignity? Marie herself? Her family? Friends?
B - the modifier "for most of her life..." is illogically modifying "final days" instead of "Marie"
C - Marie is correctly modified; making Marie the subject conveys clear meaning that she endured her final days with remorse - CORRECT
D - Unnecessarily includes "being" what otherwise would be a correct sentence
E - Again uses "being" unnecessarily

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OA is C

In additon to reasoning given by KyleWiddison , Correct idiom is REGARDED AS

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Cool. You know, that particular idiom is a prime example of why the GMAT is getting away from 'meaningless' idiom questions. When I say meaningless, what I'm referring to are idioms that don't impact the meaning when you get them wrong. 'Regarded as' is the correct idiom, but 'regarded to be' essentially means the same thing.

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Adding to what Kyle has said on this, although the larger picture looks good enough structure-wise, yet there is an uneasy calm in the particular expression 'selfish exploitative'. Selfishly exploitative would have been more parallel with egregiously sly;
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The answer is C

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured ... C is a better option , Marie had to endure difficulties in her final days , but the usage here indicates that final days had to endure stuff
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured ... Issue with meaning ,The modifier should modify Marie not Marie's final days
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days.... the modifier correctly modifies Marie in this sentence
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days ............ Usage of Being
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days ............ Usage of Being

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I have a doubt that for option C . what is the verb for the sentence ?

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I have a doubt that for option C . what is the verb for the sentence ?


Not sure that I fully understand your doubt, but the verb for the sentence in C is "endured". Marie [modifier] endured...

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C is the answer. The question tests modifier and idiom errors.
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The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days


Interesting question here.

A - the modifier could be confused to modify to "final days" instead of Marie; without Marie as the subject the meaning of the sentences is unclear - who endured the final days of Marie with dignity? Marie herself? Her family? Friends?
B - the modifier "for most of her life..." is illogically modifying "final days" instead of "Marie"
C - Marie is correctly modified; making Marie the subject conveys clear meaning that she endured her final days with remorse - CORRECT
D - Unnecessarily includes "being" what otherwise would be a correct sentence
E - Again uses "being" unnecessarily

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Hello Kyle,

Could you please confirm whether it is allowed to have a modifier that modifies the object of a prepositon. For instance in Option A, the modifier
"for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative" clearly is modifying "marie" (object of the preposition "of").

I have seen quite a number of incorrect options where the above pattern was used, but all of them had other problems as well. So I am having a hard time figuring out if
this is allowed.

beatrix-potter-in-her-book-illustrations-carefully-64899.html

I noticed this pattern in the above OG question as well. Option B does exactly this.

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KyleWiddison wrote:
wastedyouth wrote:
The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days



Hello Kyle,

Could you please confirm whether it is allowed to have a modifier that modifies the object of a prepositon. For instance in Option A, the modifier
"for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative" clearly is modifying "marie" (object of the preposition "of").

I have seen quite a number of incorrect options where the above pattern was used, but all of them had other problems as well. So I am having a hard time figuring out if
this is allowed.

beatrix-potter-in-her-book-illustrations-carefully-64899.html

I noticed this pattern in the above OG question as well. Option B does exactly this.

Many Thanks :-)


Yes, a modifier can modify the object of a preposition. Look at the example of Beatrix Potter that you sent. The correct answer is written as "In her book illustrations, which she carefully coordinated with her narratives" and the 'which' modifier is modifying illustrations - the object of the prepositional phrase 'in her book illustrations'.

With modifiers you have to be able to determine if the right thing is modified in the right way. That is why modifier questions can get pretty tricky.

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The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.
a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured - Who's life marie or marie's last days?
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days

Modifying phrase : The final days of marie
Type of Errors : were endured - wrong verb were
Being - wrong, awkward
Kyle is my analysis is right?
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The Final days of marie, for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured with unexpected dignity and remorse.

a) The Final days of marie,for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,were endured
b) for most of her life regarded to be egregiously sly and selfish exploitative,marie's final days were endured
c) marie,for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
d) marie,being for most of her life regarded egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, endured her final days
e) being for most of her life regarded as egregiously sly and selfish exploitative, marie endured her final days


The correct idiom is regard as not regard to be

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