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The attorney turned down the law firm's offer of a position

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The attorney turned down the law firm's offer of a position because she suspected that it was meant merely to fill an affirmative action quota with no commitment to minority hiring and eventually promoting .
(C) quota and did not reflect a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion

(D) quota, not reflecting a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion

can u please shed more light on how d is wrong here.

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The attorney turned down the law firm's offer of a position because she suspected that it was meant merely to fill an affirmative action quota with no commitment to minority hiring and eventually promoting .
(C) quota and did not reflect a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion

(D) quota, not reflecting a commitment to minority hiring and eventual promotion

can u please shed more light on how d is wrong here.

thanks in advance,

keerthi


Hi Keerthi,

In choice C, the comma + verb-ing modifier "not reflecting" modifies the preceding clause. So either this modifier will present additional information about the how aspect of the verb or will present the result of the action in the preceding clause.

If it presents the how aspect of the verb in the preceding clause, then this modification does not make sense to say that the offer was meant by not reflecting a commitment.

If this modifier presents the result of the preceding clause then the sentence will mean that the offer was meant resulting into not reflecting the commitment. In both cases the modification is illogical.

Choice D on the other hand presents the characteristics of the offer in parallel structure - the verbs and makes complete sense.

Hope this helps. :)
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Re: VERBING VS VERB   [#permalink] 25 Feb 2013, 21:53
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