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The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

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The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose


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This confusing sentence requires a careful analysis. The original (A) is correct, but many people do not like the structure at the end of the sentence. This structure is called an absolute phrase and is relatively common in language. Absolute phrases are modifiers containing a noun/pronoun and participle and they typically used at the beginning or end of the sentence. Consider this example: “Her arms folded across her chest, Jane sat dejected in the corner.” In this sentence correction problem, “the vast majority exported…” is playing exactly the same role and is correct. In (B) the verb “is” is improperly inserted after “majority” creating a comma splice error. You cannot say: “The oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority is exported…” Answer choices (C), (D), and (E) all contain a bungled series at the end and are thus incorrect. You cannot say “the vast majority are exported to A, B, C, and to D…” as the last “to” creates a bungled series. The correct answer is (A).
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The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where --> Correct

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where -->Wrong. Two independent clauses are joined without a conjunction.

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose --> Wrong. Parallelism Issue.

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where --> Wrong. Parallelism Issue.

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose --> Wrong. Parallelism Issue.

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IMHO D..

Rest have either conjunction errors or SV errors.

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look at choice d and e. they use separate clauses. this makes " vast majority" unclear. "vast mojority" of what

choice A, in contrast, use a phrase which modifies main clause. this modification make the two ideas connected closely

A is correct.
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B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where


B is also guilty of calling four countries as 'a place' , a singular
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The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose


Imo A

This question was very difficult to solve.

This sentence uses a very sophisticated modifier called absolute modifiers.
The structure of the modifier is Noun/Pronoun + modifier.

As per this only A is the winner, let us analyse other choices as well.

B In B there no conjunction to connect two independent sentences. A typical comma splice error.

C It fixes conjunction error of B but commits gets the list wrong. Correct list is to X, Y, and Z and or to X, to Y, and to Z. The majority is singular so we have to is

D Again the list is wrong.

E List is wrong
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The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose



OA-A
B is wrong biz 2 ICs are joined by comma and for comparing multiple countries to a single city.
C AND E wrong biz of WHOSE referring to a place.
left with A nd D
Now mark the essence of the original sentence in which author is linking two things by an absolute phrase ,which is GMAT’s fab.
even D has parallelism issue bkz of TO in the final entity.either TO should be in every entity or should be in the first entity.
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Bunuel wrote:
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The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose


VERITAS PREP OFFICIAL SOLUTION:



This confusing sentence requires a careful analysis. The original (A) is correct, but many people do not like the structure at the end of the sentence. This structure is called an absolute phrase and is relatively common in language. Absolute phrases are modifiers containing a noun/pronoun and participle and they typically used at the beginning or end of the sentence. Consider this example: “Her arms folded across her chest, Jane sat dejected in the corner.” In this sentence correction problem, “the vast majority exported…” is playing exactly the same role and is correct. In (B) the verb “is” is improperly inserted after “majority” creating a comma splice error. You cannot say: “The oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority is exported…” Answer choices (C), (D), and (E) all contain a bungled series at the end and are thus incorrect. You cannot say “the vast majority are exported to A, B, C, and to D…” as the last “to” creates a bungled series. The correct answer is (A).


Hi, Veritaskarishma/ daagh/ empowergmatrich,

What is the role of 'exported' in the sentence? Is it verb or pp

As far as I know, Absolute phrase construction is starting with pronoun (possessive) only. Can anyone shade more light on such type of construction or can you share any reference material.

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Bunuel wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose


VERITAS PREP OFFICIAL SOLUTION:



This confusing sentence requires a careful analysis. The original (A) is correct, but many people do not like the structure at the end of the sentence. This structure is called an absolute phrase and is relatively common in language. Absolute phrases are modifiers containing a noun/pronoun and participle and they typically used at the beginning or end of the sentence. Consider this example: “Her arms folded across her chest, Jane sat dejected in the corner.” In this sentence correction problem, “the vast majority exported…” is playing exactly the same role and is correct. In (B) the verb “is” is improperly inserted after “majority” creating a comma splice error. You cannot say: “The oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority is exported…” Answer choices (C), (D), and (E) all contain a bungled series at the end and are thus incorrect. You cannot say “the vast majority are exported to A, B, C, and to D…” as the last “to” creates a bungled series. The correct answer is (A).


Hi, Veritaskarishma/ daagh/ empowergmatrich,

What is the role of 'exported' in the sentence? Is it verb or pp

As far as I know, Absolute phrase construction is starting with pronoun (possessive) only. Can anyone shade more light on such type of construction or can you share any reference material.

Regards,
Raxit.


Exported is not a verb here it's a participle or a verb-Ed Modifier.
Absolute phrase can begin with Noun + Modifier

Check out this link https://magoosh.com/gmat/2013/absolute- ... -the-gmat/

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