Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #57 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #57

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Many of the earliest known images of

Many of the earliest known images of Hindu deities in India date from the time of the Kushan Empire, fashioned either from the spotted sandstone of Mathura or Gandharan grey schist.

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Yunwen Chang

Hi Mike,

In question 48, you said that "When we have a modifier that begins with a participle such as an -ing verb, the participle modifies the subject of the previous clause, NOT the closest noun." Is this only true for -ing form and not true for "-ed" participle? That is to say, the participle "-ed" modifies the word it touch; however, the "-ing" modifies the subject of the previous clause. Is my understanding correct?

Oct 31, 2015 • Comment

Pete Rossman, Magoosh Tutor

Hi Yunwen! If we have a past participle (that is, a modifier in the -ed form), it must either modify the noun or pronoun immediately before it or the phrase before it as a whole. Since "fashioned", as used initially in this sentence, is next to the word "Empire" and the phrase "of the Kushan Empire", "fashioned cannot work in this context, and as such A is incorrect. Your understanding, however, is correct!

Nov 10, 2015 • Reply

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Jun 15, 2015 • Comment

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