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Re: SC Modifiers & Participial Phrases [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 10:00
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bmwhype2 wrote:
Fistail wrote:
B is clearly wrong modifier cuz the modifier is modifying the action not the nown. so B is clearly wrong..

should be A.
color][/b]


it cannot be A. the participial phrase in A modifies manager. That was the intent of this question.

read page 57.
http://www.manhattanreview.com/download ... -Guide.pdf

I believe both answers are correct in their respective ways, but B is much more clear.


i do not believe both are correct. B is clearly wrong and cannot be correct.

again, this modifier modifies the action of career switichers, not the career switchers. so it should be at the end to modify the whole clause not the noun.

i never saw any SC question like this one (similar to B). any example from OG? OG examle make sense.

manhattan review is not really apealing and manhattan review is not really effective and persuading.
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Re: SC Modifiers & Participial Phrases [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 23:47
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bmwhype2 wrote:
Fistail wrote:
B is clearly wrong modifier cuz the modifier is modifying the action not the nown. so B is clearly wrong..

should be A.
color][/b]


it cannot be A. the participial phrase in A modifies manager. That was the intent of this question.

read page 57.
http://www.manhattanreview.com/download ... -Guide.pdf

I believe both answers are correct in their respective ways, but B is much more clear.


why has the manhattan review not given the answers???????????/
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Re: SC Modifiers & Participial Phrases [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2010, 02:14
In all grammar books (british or american english) it is preferred to have modifier as close as possible to the thing it is modifying

In british english even if a participle is at the end it is not acceptable.

british english prefers this formation -> participle, X (what is being modified)

Even the OG says the modifier should be as close as possible to what is being modified(we are asked to choose best possible sentence formation) so B must be the answer.

eg Bob lives in London,who is good at drawing. vs Bob, who is good at drawing, lives in london. (which is more clearer the first or second)

Obviously second

There is no rule regarding subject as close as possible to verb in either british or american english.
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