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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 ## The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult The pioneering research of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, accelerated the development of the first power plant, which opened in New York City in 1882. A. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, B. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, C. of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer D. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and E. that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer OA C Source: Manhattan Prep ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Dec 2012 Posted: 1931 messages Followed by: 235 members Upvotes: 1443 A. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, - when "who" follows "Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison", it should modify both of them. Since it continues "his invention," we must rearrange the sentence so that we're only modifying Thomas Edison. B. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, - same issue as in A. "known for" is modifying both men here. C. of Thomas Edison, known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer - the modifier is correctly modifying just "Edison" D. of Lewis Latimer and Thomas Edison became known for his invention of the light bulb and - same issue with "his" applying to both men - the structure of the sentence is now "the research... became known for... and accelerated..." This is nonsensical. Edison was known for the lightbulb; the research accelerated development. E. that was conducted by Thomas Edison, who became known for his invention of the light bulb, and Lewis Latimer - unnecessarily wordy. This fixes the modifier issues of A, B, and D, but C gets the same information across more succinctly, without unnecessary tense makers such as "was conducted" and "who became known." The answer is C. _________________ Ceilidh Erickson Manhattan Prep GMAT & GRE instructor EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education Harvard Graduate School of Education Manhattan Prep instructors all have 99th+ percentile scores and expert teaching experience. Sign up for a FREE TRIAL, and learn why we have the highest ratings in the GMAT industry! Free Manhattan Prep online events - The first class of every online Manhattan Prep course is free. Classes start every week. • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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