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A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

places when they vote to curb potential fraud
places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, to curb potential fraud by voting

In option (d), what does the " to curb potential fraud" modify?. In general, how do one identify the "subject" when there are two modifiers separated by comma?.

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13 Nov 2011, 22:29
+1 for B.

A places when they vote to curb potential fraud -ambiguous meaning. Eliminate
B places when they vote, to curb potential fraud - Clear meaning. Hold
C places, when they vote to curb potential fraud - Incorrect Meaning. Eliminate
D places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud - Here "when they vote" is a dangling modifier as it cannot modify places (places do not vote). Eliminate
E places, to curb potential fraud by voting - Incorrect meaning.Eliminate

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14 Nov 2011, 00:50
when they vote, in d is a dangling modifier, we cant have that in GMAT. +1 for B

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14 Nov 2011, 19:44
The big problem in this sentence is the meaning. Seemingly, only B is the correct intended meaning of the author.
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15 Nov 2011, 16:23
What does "to curb potential fraud" modify?.
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A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting

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06 Jun 2012, 12:36
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A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting

[Reveal] Spoiler:
OA: B

Between B and D, I took D

What exactly is wrong with D.

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06 Jun 2012, 22:17
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In D , the clause " when they vote " seems to modify places rather than people .

In general - modifier should be asclose to what it is modifying.

A,C,E are out for meaning .

So hecnce B remains and is gramatically correct also!

Hope that helps:D

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07 Jun 2012, 01:37
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In D , the clause " when they vote " seems to modify places rather than people .

In general - modifier should be asclose to what it is modifying.

I was not sure with my choice, but still went for it.
Now I realize what is the problem.
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01 Nov 2012, 03:07
Hi guys,
Can anyone cite a grammar rule making B correct ?
I don' think A has any grammar problem and it meanings is clear
"A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote, to curb potential fraud"
What is the Subject & function of the clause behind the comma ?

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Somewhere in this forum I read that Infinitive is not preceded by COMMA.

B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud

And if my memory is not wrong the post was written by MARCAB.
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Yes its correct that an infinitive should not be followed by an infinitive, infact thats what so far I learnt.
D changes the meaning by making "when they vote" to non essential when it should not be a "non-essential".
B retains the meaning and is hence correct.
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25 Jan 2013, 11:45
@Marcab

But if I am not wrong ,somewhere in this forum I read your post which said that.

An Infinitive cannot be followed by a COMMA .

Plz clear the air.

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Remember, this is not an official question. In official ones, an infinitive will not be followed by a comma.
The rule is valid for official questions but can't say the same for non-official ones.
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A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A.places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B.places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C.places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D.places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E.places, to curb potential fraud by voting

Can some one tell how to decide placement of command and the subject , which is modified by the "to curb" phrase?
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manulath wrote:
A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting

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OA: B

daagh could you please clarify this.

I am getting confusion in option B and D.

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A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.
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OA: B

A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
Vote to curb fraud - wrong meaning

B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
Correct placement of modifier. To curb fraud, a law would require people.......photo id to polling places when they vote" correct.

C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
Vote to curb fraud - wrong meaning

D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
",when" here comma is not required.

E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting
to curb potential fraud by voting - wrong meaning

wrong meaning is - people are not voting to curb the fraud. it's the that require people to come with the ID when they vote so that fraud could be curbed.
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A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

A. places when they vote to curb potential fraud
B. places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
C. places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
D. places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
E. places, to curb potential fraud by voting

when "when" comes after a comma, it should be with reference to time, not places, so C,D are out,
E : voting is not curb potential fraud,

B gives the proper meaning, A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote
to curb potential fraud.

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A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places when they vote to curb potential fraud.

places when they vote to curb potential fraud
places when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote to curb potential fraud
places, when they vote, to curb potential fraud
places, to curb potential fraud by voting

In option (d), what does the " to curb potential fraud" modify?. In general, how do one identify the "subject" when there are two modifiers separated by comma?.

in D, ''when they vote'' is the modifier. The sentence core is ''A proposed law would require people to bring photo ID to polling places to curb potential fraud'' in D. Here, the law will be made so that people carry ID card WHEN they come to the polling station; law will not be made ''to curb potential fraud''. option A and D emphasize that 'law will be required to '' curb potential fraud''. So, A and D don't give the intended meaning.
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