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The most expensive painting ever sold is the abstract expressionist pi

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Re: The most expensive painting ever sold is the abstract expressionist pi  [#permalink]

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New post 31 Aug 2018, 03:47
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The important elements to remember are that it is an abstract expressionist painting and that it was not just an expensive painting but an expensive painting ever sold. These are essential legacies of the original text and should be taken through in the correct choice.


A. The most expensive painting ever sold is the abstract expressionist piece that was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, and was sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million --- Looks ok;

B. The abstract expressionist piece that was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, is the most expensive painting, and was sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million ---I see no problem with ‘that was’ created except that it is two words extra. But more importantly, it is missing the ever sold point and hence is not reproducing the intent of the original.

C. Sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million, the abstract expressionist piece that was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, is a most expensive painting ---- same as in B. In addition, 'a most expensive' is ungrammatical.

D. The abstract expressionist piece that was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, was sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million making it the more expensive painting ever sold --- making it ‘the more expensive’ is wrong.

E. The most expensive painting ever sold was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, and was sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million – missing the abstract expressionist piece

A therefore is the correct choice.


Hi Daagh,

Although i marked A as the answer, it was a difficult choice between A and B. Also,IMO, the language is a bit messed up as it should've been 'an abstract expressionist piece' as this clearly represent a genre/category.
My question is: What should be the concrete reason to choose A over B?






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B changes the meaning.
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Hi friends,
Please tell me one more reason to eliminate E over A.other than the below one.
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– missing the abstract expressionist piece


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Re: The most expensive painting ever sold is the abstract expressionist pi  [#permalink]

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MSR007 wrote:
daagh wrote:
The important elements to remember are that it is an abstract expressionist painting and that it was not just an expensive painting but an expensive painting ever sold. These are essential legacies of the original text and should be taken through in the correct choice.


A. The most expensive painting ever sold is the abstract expressionist piece that was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, and was sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million --- Looks ok;

B. The abstract expressionist piece that was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, is the most expensive painting, and was sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million ---I see no problem with ‘that was’ created except that it is two words extra. But more importantly, it is missing the ever sold point and hence is not reproducing the intent of the original.

C. Sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million, the abstract expressionist piece that was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, is a most expensive painting ---- same as in B. In addition, 'a most expensive' is ungrammatical.

D. The abstract expressionist piece that was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, was sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million making it the more expensive painting ever sold --- making it ‘the more expensive’ is wrong.

E. The most expensive painting ever sold was created by artist Jackson Pollock entitled No. 5, 1948, and was sold in 2006 by David Geffen for $149.7 million – missing the abstract expressionist piece

A therefore is the correct choice.


Hi Daagh,

Although i marked A as the answer, it was a difficult choice between A and B. Also,IMO, the language is a bit messed up as it should've been 'an abstract expressionist piece' as this clearly represent a genre/category.
My question is: What should be the concrete reason to choose A over B?



If you got confused between A & B, I suggest you to pay attention to use of "ever" in original sentence. "Daagh" clearly indicated in explanation. In general such subtle details are not the ones to be ignored in the answer choices. To your further query about what should have been or otherwise - Just pay good reason to POE and move on after all we have to choose best from the given answers not the best answer.
Hope it clarifies.
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