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Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #53 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #53

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The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the

The nineteenth-century chemist Humphry Davy presented the results of his early experiments in his "Essay on Heat and Light." a critique of all chemistry since Robert Boyle as well as a vision of a new chemistry that Davy hoped to found.

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Shekhar Gupta

In option e : envisioning of
I think it is gerund . Please correct me if I am wrong?
I many questions I observed noun form of action verb is preferred .
a.Destructing historical monuments is illegal
b.Destructing of historical monuments is illegal
c.Destruction of historical monument is illegal
C will be preferred over a and b

Nov 7, 2020 • Comment

Adam , Magoosh Tutor

Hi Shekhar,
A gerund is a verb acting as a noun. In E, though, "envisioning" is a modifier, describing the essay. Modifiers using -ing are often suspect on the GMAT, but E has several issues that make it wrong. In the example you gave, A and C are both acceptable, but B is grammatically incorrect.

Nov 14, 2020 • Reply

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May 22, 2013 • Comment

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