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# The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical tha

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The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.

(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was

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19 Jan 2018, 11:57
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I answered correctly. but still I need detailed explanation

Hello,

Looking at the stem, it seems like in the sentence "first Broadway musical" should be modified by adjectival modifiers, which answer C provides:

- written by a large group of composers AND
- the inspiration for

if you went a different way and used verbs (I'm not sure whether this would be correct or not), you'd have something like this

- was (or had been) written by a large group of composers AND
- was the inspiration for

However, even if you're not sure whether this is acceptable, the other answers are still wrong because they're either not consistent or the verbs are not parallel:

(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and - (VERB + MODIFIER)
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was - (MODIFIER + VERB)
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was (INF VERB + PAST TENSE VERB, "to be" and "was" are not parallel)
(D) written by a large group of composers and - (MODIFIER + MODIFIER)
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was (PRES PART VERB + PAST TENSE VERB, "to have been" and "was" are not parallel)

hope this helps. let me know if you disagree
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18 Jan 2018, 11:21
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The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.

(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was

Correct Answer must be (D) for the highlighted errors in other options...
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Updated on: 19 Jan 2018, 05:20
Sasindran wrote:
The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.
(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was

OA is D.
B,C,E is out because they violate paralell.
If we want to use 'had+p.p', this sentence needs some event, which happened after 'had+p.p event'.
So OA is D.

Originally posted by HG0815 on 18 Jan 2018, 15:42.
Last edited by HG0815 on 19 Jan 2018, 05:20, edited 1 time in total.
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18 Jan 2018, 20:19
I answered correctly. but still I need detailed explanation
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19 Jan 2018, 02:02
gmatFalcon wrote:
I answered correctly. but still I need detailed explanation

A/B/C/E - Run-on sentences
D - Appositives
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31 Mar 2018, 08:00
IMO
the first Broadway musical [noun] written[past participle] by a large group of composers and the inspiration[noun] for a plethora of similar works that crowded[past participle] Broadway for years after.
Hence it is of the form
Noun+modifier AND noun+ modifier
what does "that" refer to ? similar works ??
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Sasindran wrote:
The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.
(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was

Imo D
The subject in this sentence is Meet Pauline and what follows it is a modifier .
The modifier has two clauses that have to parallel .
A is wrong as we do not have to use had as there is not timeline in the sentence
B which was is used wrongly here we do not was here here the parallelism is between two clauses not verbs so we need full clause .
C to be written is wrong as it the play had been written already , so there is no intent of action and again the use which was is wrong .
D Correct
E Again wrong for using to be written and incorrect parallelism .
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02 Apr 2018, 18:17
Can anyone please post an OE for this question or explain how A/B/C/E are run on sentences?
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02 Apr 2018, 20:49
IMO D

Simple modifiers statement.

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25 Jul 2018, 00:04
Sasindran wrote:
The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.
(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was
(D) written by a large group of composers and
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was

In original sentence past perfect tense is incorrect as it presents a fact so it should be ideally in present tense.

A. incorrect, because of above reason
B. incorrect, Uses of which is incorrect. Also clause and phrase is not parallel out there on later half of sentence
C. incorrect, for same reason as that of B. Also to verb is not correct as there are no purpose which is being conveyed out here.
D. correct, its noun+noun modifier which correctly modified Meet Pauline. Its in parallel.
E. incorrect, phrase and clause are not parallel.
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30 Jul 2018, 06:45
Sasindran wrote:
The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.

(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and - we don't need a had as there are no two events happening
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was - and which was is referring to broadway Musical but should modify Meet Pauline
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was - same as B
(D) written by a large group of composers and - CORRECT
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was

IMO D
The part after comma modifies Meet Pauline.
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02 Nov 2018, 00:46
Another wonderful question on Modifiers - So, here goes!

A - Doesn't satisfy parallelism. The first part of the option starts with that but the second part doesn't.

B - The which was is inappropriate as it is modifying "musical"

C - The tense of the option (to be written) is incorrect. Also this option inappropriately uses the word "which was"

D - OA

E - Tense mismatch between the first and second part of the options.

Hope that added a different perspective to the question.

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The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical that had been written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.

(A) that had been written by a large group of composers and - Tense issue - past perfect had been written
(B) written by a large group of composers and which was - incorrect usage of which- which needs to be preceded by a comma
(C) to be written by a large group of composers and which was - incorrect usage of which- which needs to be preceded by a comma; parallelism issue
(D) written by a large group of composers and - Correct
(E) to have been written by a large group of composers and was - Run-on sentence, the part after the comma is an independent clause

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20 Feb 2019, 13:52
Can somebody explain why "which was" is incorrect in option C?
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Let us break the sentence in its clauses:

The producers are closing Meet Pauline,
that had been written by a large group of composers
and

the inspiration for a plethora of similar works
that crowded Broadway for years after.

The sentence tests parallelism as below to share few details about first Broadway musical
1. It was written by a large group of composers
2. It was an inspiration for a plethora of similar works
These works crowded Broadway for many later years.

If you have doubt about usage of had been written (a past perfect tense), pay close attention to
simple past tense- crowded - in non-underlined portion and how they need to be parallel.

So now when you understand how the things are parallel, let us rewrite the sentence:
The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical
written by a large group of composers and (modifier written modifying musical, and connects another noun modifier - inspiration)
the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.
(that = noun modifier that modifies works)

Remember the noun modifier inspiration modifies - musical

C is incorrect since we always use -to be - for a showing a purpose and which incorrectly modifies - composers.

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Is it apt to use AND between two modifiers: written and inspiration ?
The and is joining the first Broadway musical and the inspiration.

The producers are closing Meet Pauline, the first Broadway musical written by a large group of composers and the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.

Both the first musical and the inspiration tell us something about Meet Pauline. So Meet Pauline was the the first Broadway musical written by a large group of composers and it was the inspiration for a plethora of similar works that crowded Broadway for years after.
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