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# With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books,

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With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over $1 Billion. A)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over$1 Billion

B)J.K. Rowling is estimated to be worth over $1 Billion C)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth more than$1 Billion

D)J.K. Rowling's net worth is estimated to be over $1 Billion E)J.K. Rowling has had income worth over$1 Billion
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With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over $1 Billion. The first part of the sentence is refered to the author, so the author must follow in the next part. A)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over$1 Billion
Here the subject are the sales, not the author
B)J.K. Rowling is estimated to be worth over $1 Billion CORRECT C)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth more than$1 Billion
Here the subject are the sales, not the author
D)J.K. Rowling's net worth is estimated to be over $1 Billion Here the subject is the net worth, not the author E)J.K. Rowling has had income worth over$1 Billion
This is just awkward, and changes the meaning of the sentence. All the other answers talk about her worth now, this one says that she once had such an income.
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31 Oct 2013, 09:14
This one is easy

Only B and E have the noun after the comma being J.K Rowling, and she is the one who has had the success.

E makes no sense, so B it is.
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31 Oct 2013, 09:27
Why couldn't it be the sales that have been successful?
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With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over $1 Billion. Who has got much success from writing 10 HP books? JK rowling or JK rowling sales? It is J K Rowling boz the initial modifier , needs to be closest to the subject it modifies and that is JK Rolwing _________________ How to select your BSchool? General Mistakes to Avoid on the GMAT TOP 10 articles on Time Management on the GMAT Thanks = Kudos. Kudos are appreciated Rules for posting on the verbal forum Manager Joined: 28 Jan 2013 Posts: 92 Location: United States Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, General Management GMAT 1: 650 Q44 V35 GPA: 3.1 WE: Education (Education) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 42 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 Oct 2013, 09:41 Thanks for the clarification! Current Student Status: Everyone is a leader. Just stop listening to others. Joined: 22 Mar 2013 Posts: 991 Location: India GPA: 3.51 WE: Information Technology (Computer Software) Followers: 166 Kudos [?]: 1510 [0], given: 227 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 18 Apr 2014, 08:29 How can we estimate worth of a person ? We can estimate worth of her assets. Can we say what is the worth of Mr.xyz ? or what is the worth of Mr.xyz's assets ? _________________ Piyush K ----------------------- Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. ― Thomas A. Edison Don't forget to press--> Kudos My Articles: 1. WOULD: when to use? | 2. All GMATPrep RCs (New) Tip: Before exam a week earlier don't forget to exhaust all gmatprep problems specially for "sentence correction". Senior Manager Joined: 28 Apr 2014 Posts: 291 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 46 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Jun 2014, 01:42 What is the source of this question ? looks a bit ambiguous for GMAT. Can experts comment on its quality ? GMAT Club Legend Joined: 01 Oct 2013 Posts: 10640 Followers: 943 Kudos [?]: 207 [0], given: 0 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Jun 2015, 17:37 Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot! Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos). Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email. Queens MBA Thread Master Joined: 24 Oct 2012 Posts: 198 Concentration: Leadership, General Management Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 94 [0], given: 45 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jun 2015, 07:58 From the POE, B and E makes out and finally Option B since Option E is out of context. Option B is correct grammatically. My concern is How person is worth of money. Is it correct question ? Verbal Forum Moderator Joined: 02 Aug 2009 Posts: 4370 Followers: 359 Kudos [?]: 3697 [0], given: 106 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 23 Jun 2015, 07:00 guerrero25 wrote: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over$1 Billion.

A)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over $1 Billion B)J.K. Rowling is estimated to be worth over$1 Billion

C)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth more than $1 Billion D)J.K. Rowling's net worth is estimated to be over$1 Billion

E)J.K. Rowling has had income worth over $1 Billion Hi all, this question seems to be awkwardly constructed from the very word go.. the underlined portion is straightway questionable in which a person is estimated to be worth something.. even the non underlined portion does not make sense in its construction "With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books" achieving much success from writing of the 10 Harry Potter books.. is the best it can come to and it will still be wrongly worded.. Regards _________________ Absolute modulus :http://gmatclub.com/forum/absolute-modulus-a-better-understanding-210849.html#p1622372 Combination of similar and dissimilar things : http://gmatclub.com/forum/topic215915.html Manager Joined: 02 Nov 2014 Posts: 217 GMAT Date: 08-04-2015 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 91 [0], given: 75 Re: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Dec 2015, 03:47 chetan2u wrote: guerrero25 wrote: With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over$1 Billion.

A)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth over $1 Billion B)J.K. Rowling is estimated to be worth over$1 Billion

C)J.K. Rowling's sales have made her worth more than $1 Billion D)J.K. Rowling's net worth is estimated to be over$1 Billion

E)J.K. Rowling has had income worth over $1 Billion Hi all, this question seems to be awkwardly constructed from the very word go.. the underlined portion is straightway questionable in which a person is estimated to be worth something.. even the non underlined portion does not make sense in its construction "With much success from writing the 10 Harry Potter books" achieving much success from writing of the 10 Harry Potter books.. is the best it can come to and it will still be wrongly worded.. Regards Hi chetan2u Can't agree more with you. The sentence seems a nuisance from the very start. W/o fluff B stands: With success, J.K. Rowling is estimated to be worth over$1 Billion.
I think this is not a great construction. A Verb+ing or a Verb+ed modifier could have done the job better than the prepositional phrase: With much success.
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