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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".

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  • 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". Commented Jun 1, 2023 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. Commented Jun 1, 2023 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. Commented Jun 1, 2023 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
    Commented Jun 1, 2023 at 19:31
  • @Billy Kerr Emm,"new" can be adv too,referring item in MW dictionary.
    – Mr. Wang
    Commented Jun 2, 2023 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
    Commented Jun 1, 2023 at 19:30

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