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# Turning away from literary realism...

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As I managed to understand, this question tests idiom 'turned from X to Y', though I thought that it must be in form 'turned away from realism to writing'. Am I right?
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14 Oct 2009, 22:28
basically testing Modifier
good Q
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A is wordy and awkward
D is concise and the only other sentence that uses the modifier correctly

Hence D

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07 Nov 2009, 11:19
Turning away..... , Selma... (thats what the question is testing.. the use of the modifier)

D is grammatically correct as well as the most well constructed option.
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28 Aug 2017, 11:01
In option D we have the redundant pair "AND ALSO"
I think C is the best option.
Kindly explain and update the OA
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30 Aug 2017, 21:54
buan15 wrote:
In option D we have the redundant pair "AND ALSO"
I think C is the best option.
Kindly explain and update the OA

Hi,
It is a GMAT Prep ques and correct answer is D. Yes 'and also' is considered redundant but here it is in the best option. so u can learn the lesson that don't eliminate answer choice just because of 'and also' .

C is wrong because of 'in addition to' , It seems that there was another person also apart from her to win the prize.
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30 Aug 2017, 22:06
yogeshmisthi wrote:
What do u think about E

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Hi,
You use 'that' for non living thing . Here it should be 'who'. Moreover the main clause is about that she won the prize , winning prize is not the result.
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31 Aug 2017, 03:54
yogeshmisthi wrote:
What do u think about E

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Hello yogeshmisthi,

The comma + verb-ing modifier becoming... in Choice E seems to present the result of the preceding action wrote romantic stories. The choice seems to suggest that because SL wrote romantic stories, she won the mentioned accolades. This meaning does not make sense.

And yes, we cannot use the noun modifier that to refer to human beings. So usage of that is also incorrect in Choice E.

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