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Mark Antony (SC) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2012, 08:07
Mark Antony is a famous Latin singer, he is also married to Jennifer Lopez.
a) singer, he is also married to
b) singer because he is married too with
c) singer which happens to also be married to
d) singer, he is happily married with
e) singer who is happily married to

OA is e

but whats wrong with a?
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Re: Mark Antony (SC) [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2012, 11:37
A creates a RUN ON.
B distorts meaning
C Illegal use of WHICH
D RUN ON
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Re: Mark Antony (SC) [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 03:04
A is a run-on aka dangling modifier aka comma splice. You need a conjunction to make it work.

Better still, the relative pronoun "who" preserves the meaning of the original sentence.

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Re: Mark Antony (SC) [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 18:05
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A is a run-on aka dangling modifier aka comma splice. You need a conjunction to make it work.

Better still, the relative pronoun "who" preserves the meaning of the original sentence.

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but I thought He is correctly pointing towards Latin singer mark..so how is it dangling modifier.? :? Confused
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Re: Mark Antony (SC) [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 03:03
Hi Nikhil007,

"He is married...." is a correct clause by all standards, as it rightly modifies Mark Antony. However, it is an independent clause and therefore cannot be attached to another independent clause by merely using a comma--this is what is referred to as the comma splice or a run on(or dangling modifier). A better punctuation to use instead of a comma is a semicolon.

If you still want to use a comma, you must use a conjunction in addition. Your options, apart from using "who" as seen in choice E, are therefore as follows:

1) Mark Antony is a famous Latin singer; he is also married to Jennifer Lopez.

Or

2) Mark Antony is a famous Latin singer, and he is also married to Jennifer Lopez.

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