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# In Greek theology the supreme being was Esaugetu Emissee

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In Greek theology the supreme being was Esaugetu Emissee (Master of Breath), who dwelt in an upper realm in which the sky was the floor, and who had the power to give and to take away the breath of life.
A. in which the sky was the floor, and who had the power to give and to take
B. where the sky was the floor, having the power to give and to take
C. whose floor was the sky, and who has the power of giving and of taking
D. in which the sky was the floor, with the power of giving and taking
E. whose floor was the sky, having the power to give and take

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14 Nov 2012, 19:26
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In Greek theology the supreme being was Esaugetu Emissee (Master of Breath), who dwelt in an upper realm in which the sky was the floor, and who had the power to give and to take away the breath of life.
A. in which the sky was the floor, and who had the power to give and to take
B. where the sky was the floor, having the power to give and to take
C. whose floor was the sky, and who has the power of giving and of taking
D. in which the sky was the floor, with the power of giving and taking
E. whose floor was the sky, having the power to give and take

not sure whether the power to do is more correct or not.

A it is.

Go with parallelism. In the non-underlined part we have "who dwelt" to modify "the supreme being was Esaugetu Emissee"

A. in which the sky was the floor, and who had the power to give and to take -> who || who
B. where the sky was the floor, having the power to give and to take -> Having is def the wrong modifier to use.
C. whose floor was the sky, and who has the power of giving and of taking - WHOSE is modifying realm. Realm itself had the sky as the floor? - No sir. of giving and of taking very awkard.
D. in which the sky was the floor, with the power of giving and taking -> "with the power" is not || to anything.
E. whose floor was the sky, having the power to give and take -> same as B and D!
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B. The present participle modifier having the power... wrongly modifies supreme being rather than Esaugetu Emissee.
C. The present tense has is wrong.... should be simple past had. (The first part of the sentence uses simple past the supreme being was Esaugetu Emissee )
D. The prepositional modifier with the power of giving and taking.. is wrong.
E. The present participle modifier having the power to give and take... wrongly modifies supreme being rather than Esaugetu Emissee.

Option A eliminates the errors above and is the correct option.
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28 Mar 2016, 08:26
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Konstantin1983 wrote:

B. The present participle modifier having the power... wrongly modifies supreme being rather than Esaugetu Emissee.
C. The present tense has is wrong.... should be simple past had. (The first part of the sentence uses simple past the supreme being was Esaugetu Emissee )
D. The prepositional modifier with the power of giving and taking.. is wrong.
E. The present participle modifier having the power to give and take... wrongly modifies supreme being rather than Esaugetu Emissee.

Option A eliminates the errors above and is the correct option.

pl. explain why the present participle modifier ''having the power..'' modifies the supreme being and not Esaugetu Emissee.

thanks
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In Greek theology, the supreme being was Esaugetu Emissee (Master of Breath), who dwelt in an upper realm in which the sky was the floor, and who had the power to give and to take away the breath of life.

One general point before we delve into SC; It is supposed to be Creek theology named after a tribe in the US and not Greek theology
Now on the question on the comma plus verb +ing modifier (adverbial modifier): it is supposed to modify the subject of the previous clause and the action. This goes by the general norm that a modifier is required to modify the proximate clause. In the light of this norm, let us see what the logically modified stuff in each case is.

A. in which the sky was the floor, and who had the power to give and to take—this is correct because of the use of the use of past tense and structural parallelism of ‘who’ and ‘who’
B. where the sky was the floor, having the power to give and to take --- The previous clause is ‘ where the sky was the floor” and, therefore, having the power modifies the sky and its being the floor. Wrong.
C. whose floor was the sky, and who has the power of giving and of taking --- use of present tense ‘has' is wrong
D. in which the sky was the floor, with the power of giving and taking – The preposition modifier acts like an adverbial modifier and wrongly modifies the sky ‘; In addition, the structure of a preposition + a noun+ ing is wrong grammatically as its modifier is not the actor of giving and taking.
E. whose floor was the sky, having the power to give and take --- same adverbial modifier problem in which having the power is modifying the sky and its being the floor.
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01 Apr 2016, 04:52
Ashokshiva wrote:
sayantanc2k wrote:
Konstantin1983 wrote:

B. The present participle modifier having the power... wrongly modifies supreme being rather than Esaugetu Emissee.
C. The present tense has is wrong.... should be simple past had. (The first part of the sentence uses simple past the supreme being was Esaugetu Emissee )
D. The prepositional modifier with the power of giving and taking.. is wrong.
E. The present participle modifier having the power to give and take... wrongly modifies supreme being rather than Esaugetu Emissee.

Option A eliminates the errors above and is the correct option.

pl. explain why the present participle modifier ''having the power..'' modifies the supreme being and not Esaugetu Emissee.

thanks

A present participle modifier may modify the subject of the previous clause or the entire previous clause. Therefore "having the power" may modify either the subject of the previous clause, " the supreme being", or the entire previous clause, but not the object the previous clause, "Esaugetu Emissee".
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