Can someone throw some light on why E is wrong and when to use the touch rule of modifier ...
There is a verb tense error in E
Only seven people this century have been
killed by the great white shark, the man-eater of the movies—less than those killed by bee stings.
B. movies—fewer than have been
E. movies, fewer than the ones (killed)
The touching rule is used for noun-modifiers and has only few exceptions:
1)parallel structure like
noun, which(touches the noun) .... and which (does not touch the noun, but is in a parallel structure)
2)noun with modifiers or prepositional phrases like
the car of the year (prep phrase) that won the championship(refers to the car even if it touches the noun "year")
At the moment I cannot remember any other case... hope this answers your question!
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