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The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism.

A. The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism.
B. The Edicts of Aso, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare.
C. Accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.
D. Containing writings on several Buddist themes by Aso, and accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso contain his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.
E. The Edicts of Aso, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, explaining how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social wel fare.
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The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2014, 19:42
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The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism.

A. The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism.
B. The Edicts of Aso, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare.
C. Accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.
D. Containing writings on several Buddist themes by Aso, and accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso contain his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.
E. The Edicts of Aso, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, explaining how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social wel fare.



please check the source because as written, C can never be the answer

C says: Accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.--------------->the underlined portion is wrong enough to cancel this choice . if this choice has to be correct then THE COMMA should not be there

BTW what is the source?
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Re: The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2014, 21:36
I selected D) for the same reason as mentioned by aditya8062
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Re: The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2014, 00:33
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please check the source because as written, C can never be the answer

C says: Accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.--------------->the underlined portion is wrong enough to cancel this choice . if this choice has to be correct then THE COMMA should not be there

BTW what is the source?


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The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2014, 01:45
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rajtare wrote:
The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism.

A. The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism.
B. The Edicts of Aso, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare.
C. Accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.
D. Containing writings on several Buddist themes by Aso, and accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso contain his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.
E. The Edicts of Aso, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, explaining how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social wel fare.



please check the source because as written, C can never be the answer

C says: Accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.--------------->the underlined portion is wrong enough to cancel this choice . if this choice has to be correct then THE COMMA should not be there

BTW what is the source?


I am not sure if this is can be termed as a standard question.

A. The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism.
B. The Edicts of Aso, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism , contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social welfare.
C. Accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso , contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare. (I think comma is typo)
D. Containing writings on several Buddist themes by Aso, and accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso contain his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.

- I didn't understand why there is ,and
",and" is used in two cases:
1) More than 2 items in the list.
2) very long clause in the list.

E. The Edicts of Aso, accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: his principles, explaining how he intended to spread Buddism, and creating social well fare.
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Re: The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2014, 02:54
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the source of this question is 800score. I will post the official explanation by the end of the day.


if C is indeed as is written then there can be no explanation to justify the presence of comma. it is plain wrong .

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Containing writings on several Buddist themes by Aso, and accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso contain his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.

- I didn't understand why there is ,and
",and" is used in two cases:
1) More than 2 items in the list.
2) very long clause in the list.


"AND" is justified here (you can put two modifiers in the beginning of the clause separated by a comma) but then there is a larger problem with D .the meaning of D is wrong because effectively D is trying to say: "Containing writings on several Buddist themes by Aso, the Edicts of Aso contain his principles...."----------->this does not make sense for precisely the same reason which i had pointed out some day back (regarding modifiers in one of your post)
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Re: The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2014, 03:44
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the source of this question is 800score. I will post the official explanation by the end of the day.


if C is indeed as is written then there can be no explanation to justify the presence of comma. it is plain wrong .

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Containing writings on several Buddist themes by Aso, and accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism, the Edicts of Aso contain his principles, an explanation of how he intended to spread Buddism, and the creation of social welfare.

- I didn't understand why there is ,and
",and" is used in two cases:
1) More than 2 items in the list.
2) very long clause in the list.


"AND" is justified here (you can put two modifiers in the beginning of the clause separated by a comma) but then there is a larger problem with D .the meaning of D is wrong because effectively D is trying to say: "Containing writings on several Buddist themes by Aso, the Edicts of Aso contain his principles...."----------->this does not make sense for precisely the same reason which i had pointed out some day back (regarding modifiers in one of your post)


AND is ok I was worried about COMMA + AND.

I agree with the modifier issue in option D)
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Re: The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2014, 03:49
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AND is ok I was worried about COMMA + AND.


this is also oki .there is no problem with this construction either !!
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Re: The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2014, 07:32
here is the original explanation

(C) This question tests misplaced modifiers, parallelism, and wordiness. (A) contains a misplaced modifier: ‘accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism’ which should be placed much closer to ‘the Edicts of Aso’ to which it refers. (A) also contains improper parallelism. Items in a list is a case for paralleli sm and not all items
in this sentence match grammatically: his principles (noun), an explanation (noun)…, and creating (verb)… (B) fixes the modifier issue, but still contains improper parallelism. (D) is redundant: ‘containing writings…’ and ‘the Edicts of Aso contain.’ The sentence could be worded better. (E) contains improper parallelism, adding
‘explaining how’ into the mix. (C) contains better wording than (D) and contains no grammatical errors.
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Re: The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2014, 08:04
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here is the original explanation

(C) This question tests misplaced modifiers, parallelism, and wordiness. (A) contains a misplaced modifier: ‘accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism’ which should be placed much closer to ‘the Edicts of Aso’ to which it refers. (A) also contains improper parallelism. Items in a list is a case for paralleli sm and not all items
in this sentence match grammatically: his principles (noun), an explanation (noun)…, and creating (verb)… (B) fixes the modifier issue, but still contains improper parallelism. (D) is redundant: ‘containing writings…’ and ‘the Edicts of Aso contain.’ The sentence could be worded better. (E) contains improper parallelism, adding
‘explaining how’ into the mix. (C) contains better wording than (D) and contains no grammatical errors.


Considering this explanation

comma in C) seems a typo.
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Re: The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2014, 08:08
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(C) This question tests misplaced modifiers, parallelism, and wordiness. (A) contains a misplaced modifier: ‘accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism’ which should be placed much closer to ‘the Edicts of Aso’ to which it refers. (A) also contains improper parallelism. Items in a list is a case for paralleli sm and not all items
in this sentence match grammatically: his principles (noun), an explanation (noun)…, and creating (verb)… (B) fixes the modifier issue, but still contains improper parallelism. (D) is redundant: ‘containing writings…’ and ‘the Edicts of Aso contain.’ The sentence could be worded better. (E) contains improper parallelism, adding
‘explaining how’ into the mix. (C) contains better wording than (D) and contains no grammatical errors



this explanation does NOT MAKE C CORRECT . the fact is that we CANNOT have a construction where subject and verb are separated by a COMMA, unless of course that COMMA serves some other purpose
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Re: The Edicts of Aso contain writings on several Buddist themes by Aso: [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2014, 09:42
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(C) This question tests misplaced modifiers, parallelism, and wordiness. (A) contains a misplaced modifier: ‘accepted by many as the first evidence of Buddism’ which should be placed much closer to ‘the Edicts of Aso’ to which it refers. (A) also contains improper parallelism. Items in a list is a case for paralleli sm and not all items
in this sentence match grammatically: his principles (noun), an explanation (noun)…, and creating (verb)… (B) fixes the modifier issue, but still contains improper parallelism. (D) is redundant: ‘containing writings…’ and ‘the Edicts of Aso contain.’ The sentence could be worded better. (E) contains improper parallelism, adding
‘explaining how’ into the mix. (C) contains better wording than (D) and contains no grammatical errors



this explanation does NOT MAKE C CORRECT . the fact is that we CANNOT have a construction where subject and verb are separated by a COMMA, unless of course that COMMA serves some other purpose



i agree with you aditya, (even i picked option D) that's the reason, i posted this question in this forum for discussion. Also, i have double checked the options, they are correct the way they are written. Can any expert please comment on this question. ??
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