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The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, accelerated the development of the first power plant, which opened in New York City in 1882.

A. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb,

B. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb,

C. of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

D. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and

E. that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

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Originally posted by LucyDang on 29 Jul 2014, 23:16.
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New post 29 Jul 2014, 23:31
C seems best here: of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

faults in bold :
of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb,
• of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb,------------>if you want to describe something about "Thomas Edison" then this construction is inferior to the one used in option C
• of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer
• of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and
• that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

"known for his invention" is better construction that "who became known"
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Hi lucy,

Good to see you sharing some nice Q's on the forum. Keep up this work :)
Can you share link to the source (link to souvik_meaning.. doc/pdf ), if you have in handy ?

Regarding this question, key is whoever was known for 'invention of light bulb' - respective phrase must modify him - i.e. - Thomas Edison.
Let us know whether any other thing in this question is troubling you. 8-)
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MKS wrote:
Hi lucy,

Good to see you sharing some nice Q's on the forum. Keep up this work :)
Can you share link to the source (link to souvik_meaning.. doc/pdf ), if you have in handy ?

Regarding this question, key is whoever was known for 'invention of light bulb' - respective phrase must modify him - i.e. - Thomas Edison.
Let us know whether any other thing in this question is troubling you. 8-)


Hi MKS,

Great to know that you read my post ^_^ hihi

Here is the link to the file: meaning-clarity-sc-question-bank-by-carcass-souvik-145694.html

Hope it helps ;)

Your explanation is wonderful ;) Crystal clear now ;)

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C seems best here: of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

faults in bold :
of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb,
• of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb,------------>if you want to describe something about "Thomas Edison" then this construction is inferior to the one used in option C
• of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer
• of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and
• that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

"known for his invention" is better construction that "who became known"



Very close, aditya8062!! Overall, the point is "his" should exactly modifies Thomas Edison or Lewis Latimer, not both of them. Thus, the modifier should be placed properly. Moreover, "known for" is more precise than "who became known".
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LucyDang wrote:
MKS wrote:
Hi lucy,

Good to see you sharing some nice Q's on the forum. Keep up this work :)
Can you share link to the source (link to souvik_meaning.. doc/pdf ), if you have in handy ?

Regarding this question, key is whoever was known for 'invention of light bulb' - respective phrase must modify him - i.e. - Thomas Edison.
Let us know whether any other thing in this question is troubling you. 8-)


Hi MKS,

Great to know that you read my post ^_^ hihi

Here is the link to the file: meaning-clarity-sc-question-bank-by-carcass-souvik-145694.html

Hope it helps ;)

Your explanation is wonderful ;) Crystal clear now ;)

Lucy


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That's so nice of you :-D :lol:
Thanks for sharing the links.
This is my return favor for you , it has topic-wise SC -
have-these-important-topic-wise-questions-for-gmat-sentence-137419.html
in case you don't have this one :)
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C looks best indeed! However, can anyone explain whether we have some grammatical issue with A ? Or its juss that we have a better construction in C!
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C looks best indeed! However, can anyone explain whether we have some grammatical issue with A ? Or its juss that we have a better construction in C!


The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, accelerated the development of the first power plant, which opened in New York City in 1882.

A. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb,
B. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb,
C. of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer
D. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and
E. that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

Hi Maggie27,

In A, pronoun "his" is ambiguous, and ", who" should be "who". Thus A is incorrect!

Hope it helps.
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maggie27 wrote:
C looks best indeed! However, can anyone explain whether we have some grammatical issue with A ? Or its juss that we have a better construction in C!


The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, accelerated the development of the first power plant, which opened in New York City in 1882.

A. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb,
B. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb,
C. of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer
D. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and
E. that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

Hi Maggie27,

In A, pronoun "his" is ambiguous, and ", who" should be "who". Thus A is incorrect!

Hope it helps.


Thanks LucyDang,
Ambiguity of "his" is clear to me. But m not able to understand explanation for ", who" part. Why is it incorrect to use a comma with who or do we have some specific rules with the usage of who? Please help me understand. Your kudos awaits :-D
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The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, accelerated the development of the first power plant, which opened in New York City in 1882.

A. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb,
B. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb,
C. of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer
D. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and
E. that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

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C looks right. But is the comma at the end of light bulb necessary?
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The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, accelerated the development of the first power plant, which opened in New York City in 1882.

A. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb,
B. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb,
C. of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer
D. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and
E. that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

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lets play the logic game, using basic grammar rules which all of us know already and using our common sense of the world.

the main problem with a and b is "who become..." and "known for..." can modify the two persons preceding, ILOGIC CASE.
in d, 'research become known for his invention" is not logic
E is wordier than C

it is C,
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The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, accelerated the development of the first power plant, which opened in New York City in 1882.

A. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb,
B. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb,
C. of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer
D. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and
E. that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

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The pioneering research of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb and Lewis Latimer, accelerated the development of the first power plant, which opened in New York City in 1882.

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The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, accelerated the development of the first power plant, which opened in New York City in 1882.

A. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb,

B. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb,

C. of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

D. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and

E. that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer

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The presence of "Lewis" before Thomas makes it ambiguous; who is "known for his inventions, "his" should refer to "Thomas" but the presence of "Lewis" before "Thomas" is confusing and ambiguous.

"Who became known" is wordy

C is the best answer
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"Who became known" is wordy and not precise in conveying the meaning, "Thomas Edison" is already known for his inventions, "became" is referring to which period of time

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In C, by placing the modifier “known for his invention of the light bulb” immediately after “Thomas Edison” and prior to the introduction of “Lewis Latimer,” this answer choice resolves the original ambiguity and makes it clear that the pronoun “his” refers to “Thomas Edison” rather than “Lewis Latimer.” The construction “known
for his invention” is also more concise than the original form “who became known for his invention.”
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Please help me understand why options A and B are wrong and option C is right.


2 Errors in each of the options A and B:

1. The modifier ("who became known for his invention of the light bulb" in A / "known for his invention of the light bulb" in B) may wrongly refer to both Latimer and Edison.

2. It is not clear whom the pronoun "his" refers to, Latimer or Edison.
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Bounce1987 wrote:
Please help me understand why options A and B are wrong and option C is right.


2 Errors in each of the options A and B:

1. The modifier ("who became known for his invention of the light bulb" in A / "known for his invention of the light bulb" in B) may wrongly refer to both Latimer and Edison.

2. It is not clear whom the pronoun "his" refers to, Latimer or Edison.


Dear experts,
Can you explain why should I choose option C over E?
IMO, option C says research of Thomas Edison + modifier + and latimar accelerated the development. Isn't it non-sensical to say that? I mean, the research of a person accelerated the the development? or it should be research + by someone which accelerated the development?

Because of the above confusion I marked option E.
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