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rss GMAT Practice Question (One of Hundreds)
In the early seventeenth century, French philosopher, Rene Descartes performed a thought experiment in which he decided to doubt everything that he had previously assumed to be true, resulting in the famous phrase, "Cogito ergo sum," "I think, therefore I am."
Correct Answer: D
Make sure participial phrases are correctly placed. A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence modifies the word that immediately follows it; a participial phrase in the middle of a sentence modifies the word that immediately precedes it. Avoid comma splices (the connection of two complete sentences using only a comma).

The participial phrase beginning with the participle resulting does not have a noun preceding it to modify. The participial phrase is a dangling modifier and incorrect.

  1. The participial phrase beginning with the participle resulting does not have a noun preceding it to modify.
  2. This sentence is a comma splice. To connect two sentences, there must either be a semicolon or a comma and a conjunction.
  3. The result is being used as an appositive with no noun preceding it to modify.
  4. This answer is an absolute phrase and is correct because an absolute phrase modifies the whole sentence. Because it is a phrase, it does not create a comma splice, and a conjunction is not necessary.
  5. This sentence is a comma splice. To connect two sentences, there must either be a semicolon or a comma and a conjunction.