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    Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully
    coordinating them with her narratives
    , capitalized
    on her keen observation and love of the natural
    world.

    (A) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, care-
    fully coordinating them with her narratives
    (B) In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating
    them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter


    (C) In her book illustrations, which she carefully
    coordinated with her narratives, Beatrix
    Potter
    (D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives,
    Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
    (E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully
    coordinated them with her narratives and


    Answer please and why?

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    vanesslondon Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:25 am
    It's C. The others do not make grammatical sense. Try to simplify the sentence if you're not sure of the answer. Where there is a sub clause between two commas, you should be able to remove it whilst leaving a sentence taht makes sense.
    Take answer A:
    Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully
    coordinating them with her narratives, capitalized
    on her keen observation and love of the natural
    world.

    in her book illustrations is a sub clause. Take it away and the sentence makes no sense.... Beatrix Potter, carefully coordinating them... coordinating what? wrong answer.

    B. In her book illustrations, carefully coordinating
    them with her narratives, Beatrix Potter

    can you see that this doesn't flow? In her book illustrations, coordinating them? It should read: in her book illustrations... Beatrix Potter + verb (did something etc) or Beatrix Potter carefully coordinated her book illustrations with her narrative. It is disjointed,clumsy and therefore wrong.

    (D) Carefully coordinated with her narratives,
    Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations
    This confuses subject and object. What is carefully coordinated with her narratives? her book illustrations. So why does the sentence continue with Beatrix Potter? It should read: Because they are carefully coordinated with her narratives, her book illustrations (just an example) allow the reader to visualise the story.

    E.(E) Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefully
    coordinated them with her narratives and

    What does this mean? What did she coordinate in her book illustrations? It should say Beatrix Potter carefully coordinated her book illustrations with her narratives.

    Only C is a propertly constructed sentence. In her illustrations WHICH she coordinated with... she did X.

    hope this helps

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    Post Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:47 am
    Another C.

    All others have modifier problems. The subject is not placed close
    to the modifier. There's also a pronoun problem by using "them"

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    Post Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:07 pm
    Yes,to keep it simple as Jay has pointed out,

    ....."capitalized on her keen observation" who?
    so,This clause is modifying the Subject "Beatrix Potter"
    So,A sentence that uses a logical flow of modifiers and places them in correct order will be the best one.

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