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Post Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:38 pm
(Although appearing less appetizing than most of their
round and red supermarket cousins, heirloom
tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the
previous year)-they are often green and striped, or
have plenty of bumps and bruises-heirlooms are
more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.

(A) Although appearing less appetizing than most of
their round and red supermarket cousins,
heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved
during the previous year

(B) Although heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds
saved during the previous year, appear less
appetizing than most of their round and red
supermarket cousins

(C) Although they appear less appetizing than most
of their round and red supermarket cousins,
heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved
during the previous year

(D) Grown from seeds saved during the previous
year, heirloom tomatoes appear less appetizing
than most of their round and red supermarket
cousins

(E) Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved
during the previous year, although they appear
less appetizing than most


I chose D because it presented the facts in detailed and proper manner. I agree that it was very hard to do splits here.

Kindly explain your answer. It is B.

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I really dont understand that in OA how verb is not lacking and in option C & E verb is lacking?

Please help sir.

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C: Although they appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.

E: Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, although they appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.

In each case, the portion in red is a subordinate clause, while the portion in blue is a non-essential modifier.
If we remove these colored potions, we get:
Heirloom tomatoes heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
Here, are is the verb for heirlooms, with the result that the subject in red lacks a verb.
Eliminate C and E.

OA: Although heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
Here, the portion in blue is a non-essential modifier.
If we remove the colored portion, we get:
Although heirloom tomatoes appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
Here, appear is the verb for the subject heirloom tomatoes, while are is the verb for the subject heirlooms.
Thus, each subject has a verb.

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C: Although they appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
The subject in red lacks a verb.
Eliminate C.

E: Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, although they appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
The subject in red lacks a verb.
Eliminate E.
Hi GMATGuruNY ,

I really dont understand that in OA how verb is not lacking and in option C & E verb is lacking?

Please help sir.

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I really dont understand that in OA how verb is not lacking and in option C & E verb is lacking?

Please help sir.

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C: Although they appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.

E: Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, although they appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.

In each case, the portion in red is a subordinate clause, while the portion in blue is a non-essential modifier.
If we remove these colored potions, we get:
Heirloom tomatoes heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
Here, are is the verb for heirlooms, with the result that the subject in red lacks a verb.
Eliminate C and E.

OA: Although heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
Here, the portion in blue is a non-essential modifier.
If we remove the colored portion, we get:
Although heirloom tomatoes appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
Here, appear is the verb for the subject heirloom tomatoes, while are is the verb for the subject heirlooms.
Thus, each subject has a verb.

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C: Although they appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
The subject in red lacks a verb.
Eliminate C.

E: Heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, although they appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
The subject in red lacks a verb.
Eliminate E.
Hi GMATGuruNY ,

I really dont understand that in OA how verb is not lacking and in option C & E verb is lacking?

Please help sir.

Thanks

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