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The nephew of Pliny the Elder wrote the only eyewitness account of the

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Does moving a preposition to the beginning of the sentence closed off by commas make it adverbial preposition? Can adjective preposition be at the opening modifier closed off by commas?

For example - The book on the table is hidden. "on the table" is modifying book so it is adjective preposition

On the table, the book is hidden. "on the table" becomes adverbial preposition describing where the book is hidden. Am I correct in my thinking?

So, an adjective preposition cannot be moved at the beginning of the sentence closed off by commas but adverbial can? Are there any instances where preposition is closed off by commas at the beginning of the sentence but it is adverb?

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Is this why choice E is correct because it shows that the preposition is adverb rather than adjective?

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Your understanding seems to be broadly correct. Prepositional phrases at the beginning of a clause are adverbial modifiers.
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Can you elaborate on what broadly correct means? Is there something in my explanation that is wrong? Because I will take my GMAT soon and want to be sure about the rules of adverb vs adjective prepositions.

I appreciate your answers. Thank you for your help
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Hi! your understanding about prepositional phrases at the beginning of the clause, acting as adverbial modifiers, is correct.

Just that "an adjective prepositional phrase" can be moved to the beginning of the clause; just that in that case, it becomes adverbial. I believe this is your understanding as well.
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Yes that is my understanding. However I don't believe that all adjective prepositions should be moved to the beginning because it distorts the meaning. Sometimes if you move the adjective preposition to the beginning of the sentence, it still won't make sense to modify the verb
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The nephew of Pliny the Elder wrote the only eyewitness account of the great eruption of Vesuvius in two letters to the historian Tacitus.


(A) The nephew of Pliny the Elder wrote the only eyewitness account of the great eruption of Vesuvius in two letters to the historian Tacitus.

(B) To the historian Tacitus, the nephew of Pliny the Elder wrote two letters, being the only eyewitness accounts of the great eruption of Vesuvius.

(C) The only eyewitness account is in two letters by the nephew of Pliny the Elder writing to the historian Tacitus an account of the great eruption of Vesuvius.

(D) Writing the only eyewitness account, Pliny the Elder’s nephew accounted for the great eruption of Vesuvius in two letters to the historian Tacitus.

(E) In two letters to the historian Tacitus, the nephew of Pliny the Elder wrote the only eyewitness account of the great eruption of Vesuvius.



E only explains:
after comma , the nephew of pliny can be written
eye witness is singular --> Account is also singular
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New post 10 Aug 2019, 02:07
This is one question in which i am not able to understand what it is testing??

I can only eliminate D coz the opening modifier should modify a noun
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