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Upon visiting the church where the murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

a. Upon visiting the church where the murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

b. Upon visiting the church where he knw murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

c. As he visited the church where the murder had taken place, the Duke was unnerved by the grotesque brickwork.

d. The grotesque brickwork, visiting the church, unnerved the Duke, for it was where the murder had taken place.

e. The murder having taken place in the church with the grotesque brickwork, the Duke was unnerved.

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Upon visiting the church where the murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

a. Upon visiting the church where the murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

b. Upon visiting the church where he knw murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

c. As he visited the church where the murder had taken place, the Duke was unnerved by the grotesque brickwork.

d. The grotesque brickwork, visiting the church, unnerved the Duke, for it was where the murder had taken place.

e. The murder having taken place in the church with the grotesque brickwork, the Duke was unnerved.


It should contain past perfect tense as it contains a series of events. So option D and E are out. I am not very sure why A and B are wrong grammatically but grotesque brickwork cannot do the action of unnerved, So I have eliminated option A and B.

Option C is the right choice.
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Upon visiting the church where the murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

a. Upon visiting the church where the murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

b. Upon visiting the church where he knw murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

c. As he visited the church where the murder had taken place, the Duke was unnerved by the grotesque brickwork.

d. The grotesque brickwork, visiting the church, unnerved the Duke, for it was where the murder had taken place.

e. The murder having taken place in the church with the grotesque brickwork, the Duke was unnerved.


It should contain past perfect tense as it contains a series of events. So option D and E are out. I am not very sure why A and B are wrong grammatically but grotesque brickwork cannot do the action of unnerved, So I have eliminated option A and B.


Option C is the right choice.


Your reasoning is correct to eliminate A and B. We need a doer after the comma who can perform the action of "visiting". That's why A and B are wrong.
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Can you please explain between option A and C
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Can you please explain between option A and C


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Upon visiting the church where the murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

b. Upon visiting the church where he knew murder had taken place, the grotesque brickwork unnerved the Duke.

The "grotesque brickwork" can't have "visit[ed] the church." This is a modifier issue - don't be fooled by the upon!

c. As he visited the church where the murder had taken place, the Duke was unnerved by the grotesque brickwork.

This makes more sense!

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New post 30 Mar 2019, 04:13
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Can you please explain between option A and C


Let us start with a simple example.

After eating the cake, the table was removed by John over which the cake was placed.

After eating the cake, John removed the table over which the cake was placed.

Both sentences feel same in daily life, but not in GMAT.

John eats the cake, so word "John" should come after the comma.

What follows after the comma must be the person/or some actionable noun, who is doing the action mentioned in the first modifying phrase.

As in the original sentence, the person who visited the church must come after the comma.

We have two nouns after the comma

1. The grotesque brick work

2. The Duke

Think, who can do the action of coming; The duke or The X brickwork

Certartainly, The Duke is the one who can visit the church. So A & B are wrong.

Now looking at option C, I believe you can easily understand why it is correct.

Pronoun "he " rightly refers to noun "The Duke". Rest of the sentence is easily understood.

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