Pointing at his new designed map, Tom proudly said that it was not a piece of paper, but a record of ____________.

A. organized geographically information
B. geographical organized information
C. geographically organized information
D. organized geographical information

The answer is C. But D i think is also right,for the two adjectives modify "information".

  • You're quite right, and as usual, such online tests aren't worth the metaphorical paper they're written on. Note that D carries a slightly different nuance than C, because the implication is that the referent in D is primarily "geographical" data (height above sea level with associated grid references, or whatever), whereas in C it's just "any old data" capable of being organised geographically (the results of a survey of eating habits with associated postcodes, perhaps). The difference is between whether "geographical[ly]" modifies "information" or "organized". Jun 1 at 10:20
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    Personally, I'm sceptical that any native Anglophone would ever come up with that example context: Pointing at his new designed map, Tom said... In all the tens of millions of books indexed by Google, the sequence new designed map doesn't appear even once. Jun 1 at 10:45
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    Could you endeavour to post text as text, rather than pictures. Pictures of text cannot be indexed by google or read by software for the sight-impaired. Jun 1 at 12:15
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    Where did you find this question? It appears to contain a grammatical error. "new designed map" is incorrect. It should be a "newly designed map".
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 1 at 19:31
  • @Billy Kerr Emm,"new" can be adv too,referring item in MW dictionary.
    – Mr. Wang
    Jun 2 at 2:34

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Yes, both C and D are grammatically correct, but they have different meanings.

C means the information is organized according to geography, and is probably the intended meaning.

D means the information is geographical, and it's organized somehow, but it doesn't specify how the information is organized.

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    In other words, in D both adjectives modify the noun ‘information’ — but in C ‘geographically’ modifies ‘organized’, and the combination modifies ‘information’. Since there's little point mentioning that the map is merely organised (as it's unlikely to be more so than any other map), C seems most likely to be the intended meaning: that the organisation is geographical.
    – gidds
    Jun 1 at 19:30

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