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# A number of customers saw the bank being robbed and based on their

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Can someone please explain why C is not possible here?

E seems to me like a very odd structure. First part of the clause in the stem is SVO structure and after the conjunction follows a prepositional phrase modifying the police after.

Additionally, is this a GMAT like question?

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Hi Rudy

You are right that option (E) may seem a little awkward because it uses "their various accounts", with the possessive pronoun being immediately followed by an adjective. However, this is merely due to the structure with "their" not being commonly used and not because it is incorrect. For an analogy, this is the same structure as "his red ball" or "her excellent dissertation".

Option (C) is incorrect because it does not specify whose accounts are being used by the police - a departure from the original meaning which serves to only dilute the message conveyed by the sentence.

Hope this clarifies.
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rudywip wrote:
Can someone please explain why C is not possible here?

E seems to me like a very odd structure. First part of the clause in the stem is SVO structure and after the conjunction follows a prepositional phrase modifying the police after.

Additionally, is this a GMAT like question?

Cheers
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Hi Rudy

You are right that option (E) may seem a little awkward because it uses "their various accounts", with the possessive pronoun being immediately followed by an adjective. However, this is merely due to the structure with "their" not being commonly used and not because it is incorrect. For an analogy, this is the same structure as "his red ball" or "her excellent dissertation".

Option (C) is incorrect because it does not specify whose accounts are being used by the police - a departure from the original meaning which serves to only dilute the message conveyed by the sentence.

Hope this clarifies.

Hi svasan05
Can we say
A number of customers saw the bank being robbed and based on their various accounts given by them, the police were able to profile the thieves.
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