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d) having photographed it continually since his teenage years

The adverbial modifier starting with 'having' faultily modifies essentially the doer of the previous clause namely the 'images' as if the images have photographed the park
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d) having photographed it continually since his teenage years

The adverbial modifier starting with 'having' faultily modifies essentially the doer of the previous clause namely the 'images' as if the images have photographed the park

Hi daagh Sir ,

I have one more doubt suppose there in non essential modifier in D before ing modifier , then ing modifier will modify non essential modifier or images in the first clause.

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I do not think that your hypothetical issue can be a grammatical proposition since an adverbial modifier should modify a noun and its action primarily. but it can't modify another modifier unless the other modifier itself happens to be the subject. Can a modifier be the subject?
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I do not think that your hypothetical issue can be a grammatical proposition since an adverbial modifier should modify a noun and its action primarily. but it can't modify another modifier unless the other modifier itself happens to be the subject. Can a modifier be the subject?


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Thanks for the clarification .Now its clear.

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In B and C the conjunction AND is not correctly used.

Can you'll please clarify the errors in B and C?


B and C are wordy, i.e. these options use more words than option A to express the same idea.

I started running at 3 pm and then continually (ran).
I continually ran from 3 pm.

The second option is better because of concision.
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The most widely known images of Yosemite National Park are those made by photographer Ansel Adams, who photographed it continually from his teenage years on.

a) who photographed it continually from his teenage years on
b) who photographed it starting from his teenage years and then continually
c) who photographed it starting in his teenage years and continually from then on
d) having photographed it continually since his teenage years
e) having photographed it starting in his teenage years and then continually


A) Correct.
B) "And" cannot join a participle "starting" and an adverb "continually."
C) "Continually from then on" is redundant.
D) "Having" introduces an adverbial modifier that modifies the entire preceding clause, but the proper object is Ansel Adams.
E) Ditto.
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konork wrote:
Hi Experts,

In B and C the conjunction AND is not correctly used.

Can you'll please clarify the errors in B and C?


B and C are wordy, i.e. these options use more words than option A to express the same idea.

I started running at 3 pm and then continually (ran).
I continually ran from 3 pm.

The second option is better because of concision.


Hi! I would like to ask a quick question if I may.

Would this rewording of option D be correct?

"Having photographed it continually since his teenage years, photographer Ansel Adams made the most widely known images of Yosemite National Park."

I specially have my doubts on whether the initial "IT" refers correctly to the YN Park (given that there is no other singular noun in the following clause) and on the initial "Having photographed" modifier. The sentence looks good to me, but I am not a V40+ yet :)

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Can anyone please explain why we are eliminating C in this question.
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Can anyone please explain why we are eliminating C in this question.


As always, sayantanc2k gave a good explanation and example.

sayantanc2k wrote:
konork wrote:
Hi Experts,

In B and C the conjunction AND is not correctly used.

Can you'll please clarify the errors in B and C?


B and C are wordy, i.e. these options use more words than option A to express the same idea.

I started running at 3 pm and then continually (ran).
I continually ran from 3 pm.

The second option is better because of concision.


C is grammatically correct but wordy.



BTW: Could someone clarify the doubts I exposed in the previous post? Thanks!

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Hi! I would like to ask a quick question if I may.

Would this rewording of option D be correct?

"Having photographed it continually since his teenage years, photographer Ansel Adams made the most widely known images of Yosemite National Park."

I specially have my doubts on whether the initial "IT" refers correctly to the YN Park (given that there is no other singular noun in the following clause) and on the initial "Having photographed" modifier. The sentence looks good to me, but I am not a V40+ yet :)

Thanks in advance for any answers!!
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Can anyone explain the answer choices in terms of tense?

I am clear with D and E. Participle phrases don't indicate time. The tense of participle phrases follow the tense of the main clause. Perfect tense (here, "having photographed") is used when it needs to emphasize that the action in the participle phrase took place before the timing of the main clause. In this sentence, there is no need to emphasize that the photographing took place in the past. Therefore, neither D nor E is the best choice.

But I am not clear with A, B, and C.
A: The phrase "continually from his teenage years on" indicates the photographing is a continued action. So, I think the use of past tense in this choice "who photographed it" is wrong, and the correct sentence should be "who has photographed it..."
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But I am not clear with A, B, and C.
A: The phrase "continually from his teenage years on" indicates the photographing is a continued action. So, I think the use of past tense in this choice "who photographed it" is wrong, and the correct sentence should be "who has photographed it..."
It depends on (a) whether the person the sentence is talking about is still alive and (b) whether that person is still performing the action discussed in the sentence.

1. Einstein, who continually attempted to argue against quantum mechanics...
Because Einstein is no longer alive, the past tense is appropriate.

2. X, who has continually attempted to argue against quantum mechanics...
If X is still alive and is still trying to argue against quantum mechanics, we can use the present perfect tense in this sentence.
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Shouldn't be there comma after it? Isn't continually creating a modifier error?

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Shouldn't be there comma after it? Isn't continually creating a modifier error?
Continually just means regularly. You can read that part of the sentence like this:

Ansel Adams, who photographed it regularly...

If we add a comma after it, we'll get
Ansel Adams, who photographed it, regularly...
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Hey,

I eliminated choice B and C because "continually" is an adverb and after "and" there is nothing for the adverb to modify (there needs to be another verb after and).

Is this correct thinking? I am surprised no one in this forum talked about it. I instantly eliminated B and C because "continually" needs to modify how he photographed.

GMAT tests this concept often by puting an adverb after comparison or conjunction but there is nothing for the adverb to modify

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Can some please explain why C is wrong?


Hi DiyaDutta

Having seen many OG explanations, I would assume that C seems too wordy vs. option A.
Both sentences have the same meaning, but A looks much cleaner and sharper. And, unfortunately, our lovely GMAT prefers short and direct sentences.

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I eliminated choice B and C because "continually" is an adverb and after "and" there is nothing for the adverb to modify (there needs to be another verb after and).

Well, in B and C, a case could be made that photographed it is elided after continually.

I would strike off B and C, primarily for redundancy.
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For the option C is there a verb required after the usage of and?

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is (Comma + WHO) acceptable syntax ?
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New post 11 Aug 2019, 07:34
Hey, here's my take on it. I got this wrong on the exam, so I tried reasoning why i went wrong, and I think I've an answer:
verb+ing modifier can be used to describe the verb (made by) but it needs to make perfect sense with the subject. In this case, the subject seems to be, most widely known images. These images did not photograph the Park, Ansel Adams did.

Do let me know if this makes sense to you all.





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Can anyone explain why option D is wrong?
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