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29 Sep 2007, 05:59
With just several quick strokes with the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

A. the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
B. The artist sketched the monkeys capturing their antics.
C. the artist captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them.
D. the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
E. the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist
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29 Sep 2007, 06:05
It seems it is E, but I was between B and E.
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29 Sep 2007, 06:13
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With just several quick strokes with the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

A. the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
B. The artist sketched the monkeys capturing their antics.
C. the artist captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them.
D. the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
E. the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

C and D ruled out.
Between A,B and E.

I choose B.
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29 Sep 2007, 06:13
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With just several quick strokes with the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

A. the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
B. The artist sketched the monkeys capturing their antics.
C. the artist captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them.
D. the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
E. the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

Straight B.
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29 Sep 2007, 06:22
I chose B.

A. The artist is sketching not the monkeys.
B. Concise and the right answer
C. "captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them." changes the meaning somewhat
D. "capturing" should be "captured"
E. Passive voice not preferred
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29 Sep 2007, 06:32
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rishi2377 wrote:
With just several quick strokes with the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

A. the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
B. The artist sketched the monkeys capturing their antics.
C. the artist captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them.
D. the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
E. the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

Straight B.

Lol dwivedy, OA is B but it is not 'that' straight. E is grammatically right but out only because of the use of passive voice.
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29 Sep 2007, 07:10
Damn ... I picked E !

Can someone explain this passive voice concept to me ? And when it comes down to 2 choices, is the one with passive voice always incorrect ?
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29 Sep 2007, 08:33
Who is using the pen...the artist, so he must be the next word after the comma.

B
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01 Oct 2007, 21:56
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dwivedys wrote:
rishi2377 wrote:
With just several quick strokes with the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

A. the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
B. The artist sketched the monkeys capturing their antics.
C. the artist captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them.
D. the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
E. the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

Straight B.

Lol dwivedy, OA is B but it is not 'that' straight. E is grammatically right but out only because of the use of passive voice.

Well, I didn't realize it was that trivial. E IMO has a modifier problem also besides being passive.
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01 Oct 2007, 22:04
rishi2377 wrote:
With just several quick strokes with the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

A. the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
B. The artist sketched the monkeys capturing their antics.
C. the artist captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them.
D. the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
E. the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

B is direct and clear..
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01 Oct 2007, 22:17
Agree with 'B'
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02 Oct 2007, 17:17
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With just several quick strokes with the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

A. the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
B. The artist sketched the monkeys capturing their antics.
C. the artist captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them.
D. the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
E. the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

B for me
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03 Oct 2007, 13:12
rishi2377 wrote:
With just several quick strokes with the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

A. the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
B. The artist sketched the monkeys capturing their antics.
C. the artist captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them.
D. the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
E. the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

I was down to C and B.
In B, it sounds like monkeys are capturing their antics...though it is probably the best choice.
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05 Oct 2007, 08:33
rishi2377 wrote:
With just several quick strokes with the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

A. the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.
B. The artist sketched the monkeys capturing their antics.
C. the artist captured the antics of monkeys, sketching them.
D. the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
E. the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

This one was tough b/c they all STINK!

anyway, I elim AE b/c we need proper modifier here.
C: has problem w/ them. its ambigious. Its suppose to refer to monkeys, but it refers to the antics of the monkeys. so this is out.
D: has a problem w/ ||ism. "sketched... capturing"

B: best one on there. Correclty has modifier refer to the artist. And capturing modifies how the artist sketched.
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05 Oct 2007, 08:40
I agree, B has it right
05 Oct 2007, 08:40
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