It is currently 20 May 2019, 23:05
My Tests

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 6562
Followers: 107

Kudos [?]: 1253 [1] , given: 5955

CAT Tests
The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2018, 04:48
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
00:00

Question Stats:

32% (00:32) correct 68% (00:48) wrong based on 50 sessions
The modern novel is not only the (i) _____ of the epic, but it has also despoiled drama, the lyrics and the oration that are part of its inheritance.


A. sister

B. heir

C. forerunner

D. predecessor

E. descendant
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Get the 2 FREE GREPrepclub Tests

Intern
Intern
Joined: 21 Aug 2018
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 1

Re: The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2018, 08:23
the sentence doesn't seem to make sense. do you mind elaborating on it?
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 6562
Followers: 107

Kudos [?]: 1253 [0], given: 5955

CAT Tests
Re: The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2018, 08:40
Expert's post
The modern novel step in as the new way to show the drama, the characters and so on once was the epic literature.

So the conclusion is that the modern novel has taken the testimony of the old epic literature.

Ask for further assistance if you do need.

Regards
_________________

Get the 2 FREE GREPrepclub Tests

Director
Director
Joined: 09 Nov 2018
Posts: 509
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 1

Re: The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2018, 18:57
Carcass wrote:
The modern novel step in as the new way to show the drama, the characters and so on once was the epic literature.

So the conclusion is that the modern novel has taken the testimony of the old epic literature.

Ask for further assistance if you do need.

Regards

What is wrong with decedent?
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 6562
Followers: 107

Kudos [?]: 1253 [0], given: 5955

CAT Tests
Re: The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2018, 11:00
Expert's post
Where do you see decedent ?' :cry:
_________________

Get the 2 FREE GREPrepclub Tests

1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 30 Nov 2018
Posts: 12
GRE 1: Q164 V164
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [1] , given: 12

Re: The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2018, 06:32
1
This post received
KUDOS
Carcass wrote:
Where do you see decedent ?' :cry:

I think he meant descendant
2 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 21 Nov 2018
Posts: 24
GRE 1: Q170 V170
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 23 [2] , given: 0

Re: The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2018, 08:53
2
This post received
KUDOS
nightfury23 wrote:
the sentence doesn't seem to make sense. do you mind elaborating on it?


This is, of course, an unofficial question and this sentence is in fact written in a way that would not occur on the official GRE exam.

This portion "but it has also despoiled drama, the lyrics and the oration that are part of its inheritance." is not correct English. For this to be correct the appositive phrase "the lyrics and oration that are part of its inheritance" would need to clearly refer to drama. Of course it does not. In fact, that appositive phrase does not refer to anything in the sentence. There is nothing in this sentence that could be referred to by "the lyrics and oration."

Secondly, the use of "not only....but also" in this sentence is incorrect. To make this correct the sentence would have to have the "not only" come before the verb "is" and would have to remove the word "it". As in "The modern novel NOT ONLY IS the _____ of the epic, BUT ALSO HAS despoiled drama. The way it is written makes it very difficult to read.

So while this is not the GMAT and this is not Sentence Correction, it is important that sentences actually make sense so that we can grasp the logic of them and be able to apply that logic to filling in the blank(s) correctly. The five answer choices here are not difficult vocabulary. I would think that most test takers would know 4 or 5 of these 5 words very clearly.

So because the words are not difficult someone has tried to make a difficult sentence here in two ways: one of these two is legitimate to the GRE and the other is not.

1) A difficult word in the sentence rather than the answers is something the writers of the official GRE absolutely do! In this case the word is "despoil," which means "plunder" "to steal or violent remove valuables." This word absolutely fits the sentence. The modern novel has stolen lyrics and oration from the art form known as "drama" - think Greek dramas or Shakespeare: plenty of lyrics and oration to steal right?

So it is legitimate to give you a challenging word or words in the sentence rather than the answers.

2) Making a sentence that is impenetrable because it does not follow the rules of written English is NOT a legitimate tactic and this is where this question falls short.

Therefore, I would not use this particular question to study for the GRE!

Hope that helps
_________________

David Newland
Veritas Prep GRE Instructor

Re: The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h   [#permalink] 03 Dec 2018, 08:53
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The modern novel is not only the _____ of the epic, but it h

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GRE Prep Club Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GRE Prep Club Rules| Contact

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group

Kindly note that the GRE® test is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by ETS®.