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# With just several quick strokes of the pen, the monkeys were

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25. With just several quick strokes of the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

(A) the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics
(B) the artist sketched the monkeys, capturing their antics
(C) the artist captured the antics of the monkeys, sketching them
(D) the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
(E) the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

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30 Jun 2009, 21:39
(A) the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics -Out for using passive voice. An active voice would be preferred in this case
(B) the artist sketched the monkeys, capturing their antics -Correct
(C) the artist captured the antics of the monkeys, sketching them -Sounds like artist captured antics and not monkeys.
(D) the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics -sounds awkward and wordy. Monkeys and antics cannot be separated. Also both the parts are not parallel.
(E) the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist -Sounds as if Monkeys and antics were sketched seperately.
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25. With just several quick strokes of the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

(A) the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics ...misplaced modifier problem...opening phrase should modify artist and not monkeys..
(B) the artist sketched the monkeys, capturing their antics ..correct
(C) the artist captured the antics of the monkeys, sketching them ...artisit captured mnkeys and not antics
(D) the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics ...awkard
(E) the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist...misplaced modifier problem
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30 Jun 2009, 23:01
25. With just several quick strokes of the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

(A) the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics Case of dangling modifier
(B) the artist sketched the monkeys, capturing their antics Correctamundo
(C) the artist captured the antics of the monkeys, sketching them the pronoun reference 'them' is not clear
(D) the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics Not parallel
(E) the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist Case of dangling modifier
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25. With just several quick strokes of the pen, the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics.

(A) the monkeys were drawn by the artist, capturing their antics
(B) the artist sketched the monkeys, capturing their antics
(C) the artist captured the antics of the monkeys, sketching them
(D) the artist sketched the monkeys and also capturing their antics
(E) the monkeys and their antics were sketched by the artist

Stumped!!!!!!!
remove A and E because the previous fragment has to be followed by the artist.....
for C the artist captured the antics by sketching so C not possible ..
D just sound s incorrect
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