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Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar

(A) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(B) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating, he thoroughly explored all that was there to see
(C) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, Caesar’s exploration covered all that was there to see
(D) The view from the mountains is fascinating and is the reason why all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(E) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating and thoroughly explored all that was there to see
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(A) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(B) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating, he thoroughly explored all that was there to see
(C) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, Caesar’s exploration covered all that was there to see
(D) The view from the mountains is fascinating and is the reason why all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(E) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating and thoroughly explored all that was there to see

The part before the comma in A requires a sub.ject to follow, who finds the view interesting? Caesar, not "all that was there".
In B there are two independent sentences. In C there is the same problem there is in A, who is the subject of the first part? The "exploration" : wrong.
"The view is the reason why" is not logically correct, moreover as always avoid passive if possible. IMO E
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it has to be E :Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating and thoroughly explored all that was there to see
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(A) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar >>> Wrong modifier. Passive voice is used incorrectly.
(B) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating, he thoroughly explored all that was there to see >>> Wrong. "he" is redundant, same subject.
(C) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, Caesar’s exploration covered all that was there to see >>> Wrong modifier.
(D) The view from the mountains is fascinating and is the reason why all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar >>> Wrong. Passive voice is unnecessary, bad structure.
(E) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating and thoroughly explored all that was there to see >>> Correct. Parallel structure.
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Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar

(A) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(B) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating, he thoroughly explored all that was there to see
(C) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, Caesar’s exploration covered all that was there to see
(D) The view from the mountains is fascinating and is the reason why all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(E) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating and thoroughly explored all that was there to see



Why not B.. even this makes sense... OA please
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(A) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar --- modification error
(B) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating, he thoroughly explored all that was there to see – run on error
(C) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, Caesar’s exploration covered all that was there to see --- modification error
(D) The view from the mountains is fascinating and is the reason why all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar – the shift of tense from present to past is not grammatical; It should all be in past tense
(E) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating and thoroughly explored all that was there to see -- best choice
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Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar

(A) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(B) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating, he thoroughly explored all that was there to see
(C) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, Caesar’s exploration covered all that was there to see
(D) The view from the mountains is fascinating and is the reason why all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(E) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating and thoroughly explored all that was there to see



Why not B.. even this makes sense... OA please


In the original sentence, the modifying phrase - Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, - should be followed by whoever is finding this view fascinating i.e. Caesar. Both A and C get this wrong so eliminate them.
B is a run-on sentence since it uses a comma to join two independent clauses
The passive construction in D sounds very awkward compared to the active one in E, which is the best answer.


Rakeshd347's reason is correct for using comma. Very good point!
I also eliminate B because the use of "he" is redundant. We don't need to repeat "he" for same subject.
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rakeshd347 wrote:
Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar

(A) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(B) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating, he thoroughly explored all that was there to see
(C) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, Caesar’s exploration covered all that was there to see
(D) The view from the mountains is fascinating and is the reason why all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(E) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating and thoroughly explored all that was there to see



Why not B.. even this makes sense... OA please


It makes sense if you say it out loud because everything is perfect grammatically, but written this way it's not right. The way this is written with a comma instead of a period or a conjunction makes it a Run-On Sentence.

If B were written: "Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating. He thoroughly explored all that was there to see." it would be correct. That's why it sounds right when you speak it out loud. Your natural speech rhythm takes these two thoughts independently. I was torn between B and E originally too until I noticed the problem. :)
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Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar

(A) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(B) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating, he thoroughly explored all that was there to see
(C) Finding the view from the mountains fascinating, Caesar’s exploration covered all that was there to see
(D) The view from the mountains is fascinating and is the reason why all that was there to see was thoroughly explored by Caesar
(E) Caesar found the view from the mountains fascinating and thoroughly explored all that was there to see

The part before the comma in A requires a sub.ject to follow, who finds the view interesting? Caesar, not "all that was there".
In B there are two independent sentences. In C there is the same problem there is in A, who is the subject of the first part? The "exploration" : wrong.
"The view is the reason why" is not logically correct, moreover as always avoid passive if possible. IMO E


clearly it is E.

A===> Needs subject CAESAR after comma.
B===>two independent clause connected only by COMMA...===>wrong
C===>After comma we need subject Caesar and not Caesar's exploration.
D===>AWKWARD
E===>CORRECT

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