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24. The old fisherman who had a wooden leg that made an eerie sound scaring the children with it as he walked.

a) that made an eerie sound scaring the children with it as he walked
b) that made an eerie sound which scaring the children as he walked
c) it made an eerie sound scaring the children when he was walking
d) that it made a scary sound for the children while he walks
e) which made an eerie sound as he walked which scared the children

Source: GMAT Club grammar book

I'm confused, the answer seems very awkward :? Wouldn't it be more logical if we had "scared" instead of "which scared" at the end of the sentence?
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This is an awful problem. Not only is E awkward, but "which" is ambiguous. On top of that, using E does not even form a sentence.

A is incorrect because it is implying that the wooden leg is scaring the children with itself. That makes no sense and is awkward.

B is incorrect because one must say "which scared" or "which is scaring". "Which scaring" is incorrect.

C is incorrect because it is awkward. Also, you cannot form a logical sentence from combing C to the non-underlined portion.

D is incorrect because it is awkward.


Rest assured, no problem like this would ever appear on the GMAT. All of those answer choices should be incorrect.
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This is an awful problem. Not only is E awkward, but "which" is ambiguous. On top of that, using E does not even form a sentence.

A is incorrect because it is implying that the wooden leg is scaring the children with itself. That makes no sense and is awkward.

B is incorrect because one must say "which scared" or "which is scaring". "Which scaring" is incorrect.

C is incorrect because it is awkward. Also, you cannot form a logical sentence from combing C to the non-underlined portion.

D is incorrect because it is awkward.


Rest assured, no problem like this would ever appear on the GMAT. All of those answer choices should be incorrect.



Thank you for the answer and the explanation Commdiver, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one thinking this problem is really strange. And it is good to hear that something like that will not appear on the GMAT!
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This question is from gmat club grammer book however the answer seems blatantly wrong the second which is very awkward
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This question is from gmat club grammer book however the answer seems blatantly wrong the second which is very awkward


Yes, this seems to be an oversight. Probably the "who" before "had" was not meant to be there.
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Hi I can not find any verb pair for the subject "The old fisher man" in any option . E seems to use awkward usage of "which".
Moreover, the use of pronoun "it" is wrong in both c and D.
Because of absence of Main Verb in the sentence options A and B are wrong.
daagh sir, Can you please enlighten me what to do when we face such circumstances in GMAT.
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Ok, this question is not a proper one; just ignore it and move on.
But, I am using it to give examples of fragments to the students and teach them how to correct the errors by providing amendments in each choice.
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