Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #79 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #79

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Rynosuke Akutagawa's knowledge of the literatures of

Rynosuke Akutagawa's knowledge of the literatures of Europe, China, and that of Japan were instrumental in his development as a writer, informing his literary style as much as the content of his fiction.

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Shekhar Gupta

D) as it informed his literary style as much as

the dependent clause used in d seems to be ambiguous. Two meanings:
1.it informed his literary style as much as it informed the content of his fiction
2.It informed his literary style as much as content of his fiction informed his literary style

Can this reason be used to eliminate d?

Nov 10, 2020 • Comment

Adam , Magoosh Tutor

That's a good point, Shekhar! That clause is ambiguous, which makes D not nearly as clear as C. Well done!

Nov 15, 2020 • Reply

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