句子的修饰中对于名词所有格('s或S'结尾的名词)同样值得注意:

  ◆ Wrong: Unskilled in complex math, Bill’s score on the exam was poor.

在这里,Unskilled in complex math 应修饰Bill,但此处却是Bill’s,所以句意变成Bill’s score是Unskilled in complex math ,显然这非作者要表达的意思。要改正:

  ◆ Right: Unskilled in complex math, Bill did not score well on the exam.

 

我们再来看一个例子:

  ◆ Only in the past century has origami’s development, a ceremonial activity invented millennia ago, into a true art form taken place.

上面的例子中句意变成了the development of origami was a ceremonial activity,所以不要忽视development或其他抽象的名词。他们遵循相同的规则:邻近的修饰语将修饰这个名词。所以上面的句子改写为:

  ◆ Origami—a ceremonial activity invented millennia ago—has developed into a true art form only in the past century.

 

我们日常英语有时会看到这种形式的所有格OF X’s,但是在GMAT中这是错误的格式,选择OF X或者X’s

  ◆ Wrong: The orca, a relative of the blue whale’s, is found throughout he globe.

  ◆ Right: The orca, a relative of the blue whale, is found throughout the globe.

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  • 包含题目数

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  • 已做过人数

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  • 全站平均正确率

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  • 预计耗时

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