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Post Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:38 pm
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    (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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    Post Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:15 am
    Quote:
    Although appearing less appetizing than most of their
    round and red supermarket cousins, heirloom
    tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the
    previous year
    -thev 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 of their round and red
    supermarket cousins

    OAB
    The dashed portion (not underlined) is a PARENTHETICAL THOUGHT.
    A parenthetical thought is not necessary; it can be removed without changing the core meaning of the sentence.
    Combine each answer choice with the rest of the sentence, replacing the dashed portion with a COMMA.
    The result must be a structurally sound sentence.

    A: Although appearing 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 A.

    B: 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.
    This works.

    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.

    D: Grown from seeds saved during the previous year, heirloom tomatoes appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
    Here, a contrasting CONJUNCTION is needed to connect the two complete clauses: heirloom tomatoes appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, BUT heirlooms are more flavorful.
    Eliminate D.

    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.

    The correct answer is B.

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    Post Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:33 am
    GMATGuruNY wrote:
    Quote:
    Although appearing less appetizing than most of their
    round and red supermarket cousins, heirloom
    tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the
    previous year
    -thev 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 of their round and red
    supermarket cousins

    OAB
    The dashed portion (not underlined) is a PARENTHETICAL THOUGHT.
    A parenthetical thought is not necessary; it can be removed without changing the core meaning of the sentence.
    Combine each answer choice with the rest of the sentence, replacing the dashed portion with a COMMA.
    The result must be a structurally sound sentence.

    A: Although appearing 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 A.

    B: 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.
    This works.

    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.

    D: Grown from seeds saved during the previous year, heirloom tomatoes appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.
    Here, a contrasting CONJUNCTION is needed to connect the two complete clauses: heirloom tomatoes appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, BUT heirlooms are more flavorful.
    Eliminate D.

    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.

    The correct answer is B.
    Hi Mitch as usual your explanations are simple and satisfactory.
    I have one doubt in the non-underlined part.

    Well, its right since it is not underlined but still,
    will you care to explain how?

    Heirlooms "are more flavourful" and "thus in increasing demand".
    How are these two parallel (since connected by 'and')?

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    Post Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:07 am
    Quote:
    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

    Post Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:59 am
    rsarashi wrote:
    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
    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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