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Sentence correction for all! [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2003, 20:08
hey all,

I have collected some questions of similar types which can be classified under various headings!! If u r using PR, do check the review!!

First, i am posting misplaced modifiers collection. The collection is from BARRONS, ETS, PR!



SENTENCE CORRECTION

MISPLACED MODIFIERS
1. Delighted by the reported earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year, it was decided
by the company manager to give her staff a raise.

a. it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise.
b. the decision of the company manager was to give her staff a raise.
c. the company manager decided to give her staff a raise.
d. the staff was given a raise by the company manager.
e. a raise was given to the staff by the company manager.

2. In addition to having more protein than wheat does, the protein in rice is higher quality
than that in wheat, with more of amino acids essentials to the human diet.

a. the protein in rice is higher quality than that in
b. rice has protein of higher quality than that in
c. the protein in rice is higher in quality than it is in
d. rice protein is higher in quality than it is in
e. rice has a protein higher in quality than

3. Having inherited great wealth, her desire to continue her study of archeology would
not be thwarted by lack of funds.

a. her desire to continue her study of archeology
b. her study of archeology
c. she was able to continue her study of archeology; she
d. the opportunity to continue her study of archeology
e. studying archeology

4. Continually late and guilty of disruptive behavior, the professor had the student
expelled from class.

a. Continually late and guilty of disruptive behavior, the professor had the student
expelled from class.
b. Continually late and disruptive, the professor has the student expelled from his class.
c. Continually late and guilty of disruptive behavior, the student was expelled from
professor’s class.
d. Although he was continually late and guilty of disruptive behavior, the professor had
the student expelled from class.
e. since he was continually late and guilty of disruptive behavior, the professor had the
student expelled from class.



5. The train rolled into the station pulled by the diesel engine.

a. The train rolled into the station pulled by the diesel engine.
b. The train rolled into the station by the diesel engine.
c. The train, pulled by the diesel engine, rolled into the station.
d. Pulled by a diesel engine into the station rolled the diesel engine.
e. The train rolled into the station, which was pulled by a diesel engine.

6. Feeling it was shameful, their action was deplored by all.

a. Feeling it was shameful, their action was deplored by all.
b. Their action was deplored shamefully by all.
c. Their action, feeling it was shameful, they all deplored it.
d. Feeling their action was shameful, all deplored it.
e. Their action, feeling it was shameful was deplored.

7. Crossing the street, a car almost struck us.

a. Crossing the street, a car almost struck us.
b. A car almost struck us, crossing the street.
c. As we crossed the street, a car almost struck us.
d. A car, crossing the street, almost struck us.
e. Having crossed the street, a car almost struck us.

8. Having bowed our heads, the minister led us in prayer.

a. Having bowed our heads, the minister led
b. After we bowed our heads, the minister led
c. After we bowed our heads, the minister leads
d. After we had bowed our heads, the minister led
e. Having bowed our heads, the minister leads

9. Familiar with the terrain fro previous visits, the explorer’s search for the abandoned
mine site was a success.

a. the explorer’s search for the abandoned mine site was a success.
b. the success of the explorer’s search for the abandoned mine site was assured.
c. the explorer succeeded in finding the abandoned mine site.
d. the search by the explorer for abandoned site was successful.
e. the explorer in his search for abandoned mine site was successful.






10. The lieutenant reminded Company B that the only information to be given to the
enemy if captured was each individual’s name, rank and serial number.

a. the only information to be given to the enemy if captured was each individual’s name,
rank and serial number.
b. the only information to be given to the enemy if they were captured was each
individual’s name, rank and serial number.
c. the only information to be given to the enemy if captured were each individual’s name,
rank and serial number.
d. , if captured, the only information to be given to the enemy was each individual’s
name, rank and serial number.
e. , if they were captured, the only information to be given to the enemy was each
individual’s name, rank and serial number.

11. The horse, ridden by the experienced jockey with the broken leg, had to be destroyed.

a. horse, ridden by the experienced jockey with the broken leg, had
b. horse ridden by the experienced jockey with broken leg had
c. horse with broken leg ridden by experienced, jockey had
d. horse with the broken leg ridden by experienced jockey, had
e. horse with the broken leg, ridden by experienced jockey, had

12.Our guest let us know that he would be arriving next week in his last letter.

a. that he would be arriving next week in his last letter.
b. that he was arriving next week in his last letter.
c. that he will arrive next week in his lasst letter.
d. in his last letter that he would be arriving next week.
e. in his last letter that he was arriving next week.

13. As a child, my parents took me to Chicago to visit my grandfather.

a. As a child, my parents took me to Chicago to visit my grandfather.
b. My parents took me to Chicago to visit my grandfather as child.
c. My parents took me, as a child, to Chicago to visit my grandfather.
d. A child, my parents took me to Chicago to visit my grandfather.
e. When I was a child, my parents took me to Chicago to visit my grandfather.









14. Because nuclear weapons have been scorned by so many liberal activists with the
power to destroy the world, both of the super powers have begun to consider both the
limitation and the reduction of their arsenals.

a. Because nuclear weapons have been scorned by so many liberal activists with the
power to destroy the world
b. World –destroying nuclear weapons have been scorned by many liberal activists
c. With the power to destroy the world, liberal activists have scorned nuclear weapons
d. Because nuclear weapons with the power to destroy the world have been scorned by so
many liberal activists
e. Liberal activists scorning nuclear weapons

15. Having broken with Freud, Jung’s later writings nevertheless bore signs of the
continued influence of the Freudian doctrine and theories.

a. Having broken with Freud, Jung’s later writings nevertheless bore signs of the
continued
b. Since breaking with Freud, Jung’s later writings nevertheless bore signs of continued
c. Although he had broken with Freud, in his later writings Jung nevertheless showed
signs of the continued
d. Having broken with Freud, Jung’s later writings nevertheless bore signs of the
continual
e. Having broken with Freud, later writings by Jung nevertheless bore signs of continued
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2003, 20:14
senthil,

appreciate your great effort for the gmat community..!
you may want to put the ques., like a 'SC Test', under verbal section. I am sure people will participate and will give their valuable inputs.

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2003, 20:17
Sure man,

i found this site just twodays ago!!
I ll post more quetions from official ETs book too!!

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2003, 20:20
great.

I am sure you will enjoy being a part of this forum...atleast, I do. :wink:
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