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They went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources, in the month of September.

(A) They went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources, in the month of September.
(B) They went to Africa a continent with abundant resources in September.
(C) They had gone to Africa in the month of September, which is a continent with abundant resources.
(D) They went in September to Africa, a continent with abundant resources.
(E) In September, they went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources.
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19 Sep 2010, 11:21
A is the best formed of all the options.
I go for A.
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19 Sep 2010, 11:33
I agree A. it follows the subject correctly.
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Actual Answer : E

Explanation
The given sentence makes it sound as if the continent of Africa has abundant resources only in the month of September.

In sentences such as this, it is best to place the modifier ('in September') as close as possible to what it modifies ('they went to Africa').

Option E does this, and removes all ambiguity from the sentence. It also correctly does away with the redundant 'the month of'.

Hence (E) is the correct answer.

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I think the best option is E. Others have modifier errors.

They went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources, in the month of September.

(A) They went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources, in the month of September. - Means Africa has resources in September.
(B) They went to Africa a continent with abundant resources in September.- Means Africa has resources in September.
(C) They had gone to Africa in the month of September, which is a continent with abundant resources.- Which modifies September, had gone unnecessary.
(D) They went in September to Africa, a continent with abundant resources. -Means Africa is has resources in September.
(E) In September, they went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources. - correct.

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19 Sep 2010, 20:27
E without a doubt. Not only is it structurally the most sound but it fixes the errors mentioned above.

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20 Sep 2010, 01:38
Hemanthp, I am still not convinced with the OA

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20 Sep 2010, 03:57
E does not have any grammatical errors.

Isn't A wordy -
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in the month of September
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20 Sep 2010, 04:16
Both A and E are correct, but E is better than A as the modifier is closer.

Concision is the reason why E is better than A. Grammatically and meaning wise both are fine.
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21 Sep 2010, 07:43
A and E both are correct.

But A is out because " in the month of September" is redundant.

Hence E remains.

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21 Sep 2010, 10:56
I was stuck between D and E.
Wats wrong in D?
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21 Sep 2010, 12:18
gurpreetsingh wrote:
Both A and E are correct, but E is better than A as the modifier is closer.

Concision is the reason why E is better than A. Grammatically and meaning wise both are fine.

Hi
I guess you are missing a point here . Pls refer to hemant's explanantion given above ..A means Africa has abundant resources only in the month of september and not otherwise ...

E clearly defines africa as a land of abundant resources...
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21 Sep 2010, 12:22
vigneshpandi wrote:
I was stuck between D and E.
Wats wrong in D?

the construction seems awkward when compared to E.

to me, D almost sounded like "they went in a plane to africa ..." or "they went in a car to africa ... "
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21 Sep 2010, 12:26
A must be wrong because of 'in the month'... If I remove the portion between commas and said 'the went to Africa in september' it sounds fine.. What is explanation that Africa only has resources n September? I dont understand that...

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21 Sep 2010, 12:50
E.

A "month of September" is redundant .
D is awkward.
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22 Sep 2010, 06:50
gurpreetsingh wrote:
Both A and E are correct, but E is better than A as the modifier is closer.

Concision is the reason why E is better than A. Grammatically and meaning wise both are fine.

Alright, now i get why E is the correct answer

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29 May 2014, 17:53
Hi,

Can you be more specific why D implies "Africa has resources in September".

I can see this implication for option A and B but not necessarily for option D.

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hemanthp wrote:
They went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources, in the month of September.

(A) They went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources, in the month of September.
(B) They went to Africa a continent with abundant resources in September.
(C) They had gone to Africa in the month of September, which is a continent with abundant resources.
(D) They went in September to Africa, a continent with abundant resources.
(E) In September, they went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources.

In response to the OE, no the original sentence does not mean that Africa has abundant resources in September. That would have been the case if there was no comma after resources. Since there is a comma, 'a continent with abundant resources' is a noun modifier modifying Africa, and it terminates before the comma.

Option E is also correct as pointed out by others. In my experience with the real GMAT, such questions never appear.
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