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GMAT Verbal Practice, Sentence Correction

Question 5

Perhaps the boldest and most grandiose composition in the history of Indian painting, the blossoming of that nation's classical period cannot be better represented than by the Simhala Avadana frieze.

  1. Perhaps the boldest and most grandiose composition in the history of Indian painting, the blossoming of that nation's classical period cannot be better represented than by the Simhala Avadana frieze.
  2. The Simhala Avadana frieze is perhaps the boldest and most grandiose composition in the history of Indian painting, the blossoming of that nation's classical period cannot be better represented than by it.
  3. Representing the blossoming of India's classical period better than any other composition, the Simhala Avadana frieze, which in the history of Indian painting is perhaps the boldest and most grandiose composition.
  4. The blossoming of India's classical period cannot be better represented than by the Simhala Avadana frieze, perhaps the boldest and most grandiose composition in the history of Indian painting.
  5. The blossoming of India's classical period cannot better represent what is perhaps the boldest and most grandiose composition in the history of Indian painting: the Simhala Avadana frieze.

Explanatory Answer

The sentence's first phrase is intended to refer to the Simhala Avadana frieze, but the reference is unclear because the two are separated by an intervening phrase. Choice (D) is the only one that fixes the problem (by moving the intervening phrase to the beginning of the sentence) without creating another one. The correct response is (D).

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