Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #56 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #56

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Elizabeth Barber, the author of both Prehistoric Textiles,

Elizabeth Barber, the author of both Prehistoric Textiles, a comprehensive work on cloth in the early cultures of the Mediterranean, and also of Women's Work, a more general account of early cloth manufacture, is an expert authority on textiles in ancient societies.

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May 22, 2013 • Comment

Li Jian Xin

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i have a question. here, 'a comprehensive work' is used to modify Prehistoric Textiles'. but i remember that possessive noun "of-phrase" cannot be modified.

Apr 13, 2016 • Reply

Adam

Hi Li Jian Xin,

This construction is 100% correct here. The phrase "a comprehensive work on cloth in the early cultures of the Mediterranean" is an appositive phrase that correctly modifies "Prehistoric Textiles."

You can read more about appositive phrases here:

http://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/gmat-grammar-appositive-phrases/

Apr 18, 2016 • Reply

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