Our Premium and Ultimate plans guarantee up to 90+ points score increase or your money back.
We cover every section of the GMAT with in-depth lessons, 5000+ practice questions and realistic practice tests.
Study whenever and wherever you want with our iOS and Android mobile apps.
Adaptive learning technology focuses on your academic weaknesses.
Using simple technologies, the Nazca people of Peru created huge images ranging on complexity, the largest measuring 886 feet long.
Although this answer choice corrects the original Prepositions error by changing the idiomatic phrase ranging on to ranging in, it is grammatically incorrect. The original sentence begins with a modifier: Using simple technologies. A modifier should be placed right next to the noun it describes. The only noun that this modifier can logically modify is the Nazca people. However, what immediately follows the modifier is huge images and huge images cannot use simple technologies.
What helps us identify this question as a Dangling Modifier question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:
A modifier, characterized by all of the following:
1. Verb+ing or Verb in 3rd form
2. Separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma
3. Appears at the very beginning of the sentence
Whenever you see this Stop Sign, focus on the modifier: check whether the noun right after the modifier is indeed the noun that the modifier describes. If it isn't - you've found your mistake.
This answer choice is grammatically incorrect. The idiom ranging on complexity contains an incorrect preposition.
This answer choice is grammatically incorrect and repeats the original Preposition error. The idiom ranging on complexity contains an incorrect preposition.
Although this answer choice corrects the original Preposition error, the wordy phrase that are in a range of complexities creates Redundancy.
This answer choice corrects the original Preposition error by using the correct preposition in in the idiom ranging in complexity.