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Writing > Improving Sentences

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

A renowned French American artist who worked in New York until her death at age 98, Louise Bourgeois’s sculptures often resembled giant spiders, earning her the nickname “the Spiderwoman.”

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Hint

Ask yourself who made the sculptures and who should be the subject of the sentence.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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10/11 , 11/8

Jul
23
2014
13,231 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 8,701
Incorrect 4,530
65% correct

Writing > Improving Sentences

Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.  

A renowned French American artist who worked in New York until her death at age 98, Louise Bourgeois’s sculptures often resembled giant spiders, earning her the nickname “the Spiderwoman.”

Answer Choices

Answer

Choice (B) is correct. It avoids the modification error of the original by providing the proper noun “Louise Bourgeois” to serve as the subject of the sentence. In the original sentence, the phrase “A renowned French American artist who worked in New York until her death at age 98” illogically modified Bourgeois’s sculptures instead of Bourgeois herself.