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Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 20:45
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Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis, the Persian king Xerxes, whose initial arrogance quickly changed to horror, fled back to Asia and left his remaining troops under the generalship of his brother-in-law, Mardonius.


A.Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis
B.In view of his crack Phoenician fleet had been decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis
C.Because of there having been a much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis that decimated his crack Phoenician fleet
D.Seeing as the crack Phoenician fleet having been decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis
E.His crack Phoenician fleet decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis
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Re: [u]Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 22:10
E is correct as that's the only one with proper usage and making any sense. Explanation of errors for A to D is best left to the experts, I think. :)
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Re: [u]Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2012, 01:34
I went for Option "B" but OA is E. For detailed explanation may visit below link:

http://www.manhattangmat.com/forums/hav ... 11713.html
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Re: Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 10:15
Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis, the Persian king Xerxes, whose initial arrogance quickly changed to horror, fled back to Asia and left his remaining troops under the generalship of his brother-in-law, Mardonius.


A.Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis
B.In view of his crack Phoenician fleet had been decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis
C.Because of there having been a much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis that decimated his crack Phoenician fleet
D.Seeing as the crack Phoenician fleet having been decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis
E.His crack Phoenician fleet decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis

How come E is the answer ?



His crack Phoenician fleet (Noun) + (ed-modifier) decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis,

(Independent clause starts)
the Persian king Xerxes (Noun), whose initial arrogance quickly changed to horror,(verb) fled back to Asia and (verb) left his remaining troops under the generalship of his brother-in-law, Mardonius.
(Independent clause ends)

Where is the verb for "His crack Phoenician fleet" (Noun), even if crack is verb or anything else then where is coordination conjunction joining second IC.

I think answer should be anyone of choices A and D.

A.Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis
D.Seeing as the crack Phoenician fleet having been decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis

ing modifier Having or Seeing is referring to the Persian king Xerxes and that makes first half to act as participle ing modifier.

I will go with A.

Seeing as the crack Phoenician fleet doesn't look ok.

Experts please help to understand this option E.
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Re: Having the crack Phoenician fleet being decimated by the [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2014, 11:26
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Refer this link:
http://www.beatthegmat.com/modifier-mis ... 37-15.html

A similar question is explained here. I think option E is ok.

In E, His crack Phoenician fleet (Noun) + (ed-modifier) decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis, is an absolute phrase. An absolute phrase:

-- consists of a noun and a modifier and perhaps a few other words
-- is connected to an independent clause without a conjunction
-- modifies the entire clause and provides context.

In the sentence above, His crack Phoenician fleet (Noun) + (ed-modifier) decimated by the much smaller Greek fleet in the straits of Salamis, tells us in what context the Persian king Xerxes FLED and LEFT.
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