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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote OG Verbal 2016-SC# 63 tagged by: ngk4mba3236 This topic has 7 expert replies and 12 member replies Goto page GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15348 messages Followed by: 1864 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 Quote: Question 1: Can 2 adjective modifiers comes in successive and relate to same NOUN? It is possible for back-to-back modifiers joined solely by a comma to have the same referent. Three examples: http://www.beatthegmat.com/the-hognose-snake-puts-on-an-impressive-bluff-t93558.html http://www.beatthegmat.com/parallelism-issue-t96011.html https://www.beatthegmat.com/in-a-state-of-pure-commercial-competition-t278633.html Generally, the two modifiers joined by a comma will be PARALLEL IN FORM and will serve the SAME GRAMMATICAL PURPOSE. Quote: Question 2: Can an adjective modifiers comes after an Appositive modifier and relate to same NOUN? Proposed construction: NOUN + COMMA + APPOSITIVE + COMMA + ADJECTIVE This construction is not viable if the appositive and adjective are both intended to refer to the preceding noun. For two noun modifiers connected solely by a comma to have the same referent, they must be parallel in form. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. Top Member Legendary Member Joined 25 Sep 2015 Posted: 684 messages Followed by: 5 members Upvotes: 14 GMATGuruNY wrote: Quote: Question 2: Can an adjective modifiers comes after an Appositive modifier and relate to same NOUN? Proposed construction: NOUN + COMMA + APPOSITIVE + COMMA + ADJECTIVE This construction is not viable if the appositive and adjective are both intended to refer to the preceding noun. For two noun modifiers connected solely by a comma to have the same referent, they must be parallel in form. Thanks Mitch for your reply. 1- Can you elaborate please or give an example of your highlighted statement? 2- Is the this construction valid: APPOSITIVE + COMMA + NOUN + COMMA + ADJECTIVE? Thanks GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 25 May 2010 Posted: 15348 messages Followed by: 1864 members Upvotes: 13060 GMAT Score: 790 Mo2men wrote: Thanks Mitch for your reply. 1- Can you elaborate please or give an example of your highlighted statement? In my previous response, I provided links to three official examples. Quote: 2- Is the this construction valid: APPOSITIVE + COMMA + NOUN + COMMA + ADJECTIVE? Thanks This construction seems viable. _________________ Mitch Hunt Private Tutor for the GMAT and GRE GMATGuruNY@gmail.com If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "UPVOTE" icon. Available for tutoring in NYC and long-distance. For more information, please email me at GMATGuruNY@gmail.com. Student Review #1 Student Review #2 Student Review #3 Free GMAT Practice Test How can you improve your test score if you don't know your baseline score? Take a free online practice exam. Get started on achieving your dream score today! Sign up now. Top Member Legendary Member Joined 25 Sep 2015 Posted: 684 messages Followed by: 5 members Upvotes: 14 delete Top Member Legendary Member Joined 25 Sep 2015 Posted: 684 messages Followed by: 5 members Upvotes: 14 GMATGuruNY wrote: Quote: Question 1: Can 2 adjective modifiers comes in successive and relate to same NOUN? It is possible for back-to-back modifiers joined solely by a comma to have the same referent. Three examples: http://www.beatthegmat.com/the-hognose-snake-puts-on-an-impressive-bluff-t93558.html http://www.beatthegmat.com/parallelism-issue-t96011.html https://www.beatthegmat.com/in-a-state-of-pure-commercial-competition-t278633.html Generally, the two modifiers joined by a comma will be PARALLEL IN FORM and will serve the SAME GRAMMATICAL PURPOSE. Quote: Question 2: Can an adjective modifiers comes after an Appositive modifier and relate to same NOUN? Proposed construction: NOUN + COMMA + APPOSITIVE + COMMA + ADJECTIVE This construction is not viable if the appositive and adjective are both intended to refer to the preceding noun. For two noun modifiers connected solely by a comma to have the same referent, they must be parallel in form. Thanks for your great reply. • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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