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Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2012, 19:00
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Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore, many “Roswellians” are convinced that some type of extra-terrestrial crash-landing occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.

A) Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
B)Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
C)Basing it on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
D)With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis
E) By eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore


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Re: Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2012, 23:19
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Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore, many “Roswellians” are convinced that some type of extra-terrestrial crash-landing occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.

A) Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
B)Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
C)Basing it on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
D)With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis
E) By eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore


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I narrowed it down to B and C as these two try to qualify "many “Roswellians” ".
C-> the construction "many “Roswellians” are convinced " does not goes with "Basing it".
B-> "Swayed by..." correctly qualifies "many “Roswellians” . Hence Correct.
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Re: Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2012, 01:48
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IMO B as explained by ravi.
The "it" in C has no referrent.
A implies that many Rosellians are based on eye-witness accounts.
In D, the usage of "with" is incorrect because the two clauses are not reinforcing into each other. The usage of "with" should have been like:
With two children at home, Rachel has no time for her hobbies.
E implies that many Rosellians are convinced by many eye-witness accounts.

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Re: Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2012, 13:15
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Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore, many “Roswellians” are convinced that some type of extra-terrestrial crash-landing occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.

A) Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
B)Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
C)Basing it on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
D)With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis
E) By eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore


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Why not A?
Also how come B..
Can any one explain,....
I went with A actually
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Re: Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2012, 17:41
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In A, there is modifier issue.
It implies that many Rosellians are based on the fact.
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Re: Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2012, 00:34
Hi Marcab, Can you explain what is wrong with D and E?
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Re: Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2012, 00:56
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Hi Umeshpatil.
Please refer the earlier posts. I have already explained the reasons, which are correct as per my knowledge.
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