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A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 20:17
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A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

places when they vote to curb potential fraud
places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, to curb potential fraud by voting


In option (d), what does the " to curb potential fraud" modify?. In general, how do one identify the "subject" when there are two modifiers separated by comma?.

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Re: Modifiers [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 21:29
+1 for B.

A places when they vote to curb potential fraud -ambiguous meaning. Eliminate
B places when they vote, to curb potential fraud - Clear meaning. Hold
C places, when they vote to curb potential fraud - Incorrect Meaning. Eliminate
D places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud - Here "when they vote" is a dangling modifier as it cannot modify places (places do not vote). Eliminate
E places, to curb potential fraud by voting - Incorrect meaning.Eliminate
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Re: Modifiers [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 23:50
when they vote, in d is a dangling modifier, we cant have that in GMAT. +1 for B
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Re: Modifiers [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 18:44
The big problem in this sentence is the meaning. Seemingly, only B is the correct intended meaning of the author.
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Re: Modifiers [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 15:23
What does "to curb potential fraud" modify?.
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Re: A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 02:07
Hi guys,
Can anyone cite a grammar rule making B correct ?
I don' think A has any grammar problem and it meanings is clear
"A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote, to curb potential fraud"
What is the Subject & function of the clause behind the comma ?
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