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According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin); "Here Lies Arthur, The Once and Future King."


(A) and Arthur’s coffin marked with the inscription

(B) Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription

(C) and the inscription was marked on Arthur's coffin

(D) the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur

(E) the Coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked

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According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

a. and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Not //--a clause on side and a phrase on the other side of the conjunction 'and'

b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Correct choice. The modifier is connected to the main clause with just a comma.

C. and the inscription were marked on Arthur's coffin-- Looks as if the monks marked the inscription on while exploring.

d. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur --not // with a clause on one side and a noun phrase on the other, the same as in A.

e. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked -- This is a comma-splice with two ics joined by a comma.
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Can someone help me to better understand why A is wrong? More specifically, I am trying to figure out why B is right. I wanted to pick B, but I did not because I felt it needed to say, "Arthur's coffin WAS marked with the inscription." I didn't like A, but not for the same reasons listed as daagh ....I feel I must be missing something...can someone elaborate for me?
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According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

a. and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Not //--a clause on side and a phrase on the other side of the conjunction 'and'

b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Correct choice. The modifier is connected to the main clause with just a comma.

C. and the inscription were marked on Arthur's coffin-- Looks as if the monks marked the inscription on while exploring.

d. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur --not // with a clause on one side and a noun phrase on the other, the same as in A.

e. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked -- This is a comma-splice with two ics joined by a comma.


Daagh, pls some comments,

b. to what main sentence element your modifier is linked ?
e. why is it a problem to have 2 ics joined by comma?
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Below is a fun SC. Let me know how you all arrived at the answer. Thanks.


According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

a. and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription

b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription

c. and the inscription was marked on Arthur's coffin

d. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur

e. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked


the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191 --- please help me understand why this is not an independent clause .

Subject = Remains
Verb = Found
Hence I thought this was an independent clause capable of standing on its own.


Again " Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription " this also looks like an independent clause.

Subject - Arthur's Coffin.
Verb = Marked.

So by choosing B aren't we creating a run on sentence.

Here is the sentence in its entirety with option B , does this sound correct? It certainly looks like a run on.

the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

Please help me correct any flaw, if any, in my understanding ,Thank you.
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Below is a fun SC. Let me know how you all arrived at the answer. Thanks.


According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

a. and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription

b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription

c. and the inscription was marked on Arthur's coffin

d. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur

e. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked


The answer is B

Meaning

We are told that the remains of remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191 and the king Arthur's coffin was marked with the inscription "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

Structure

Clause 1:According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191
Clause 2:and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription
Clause 3: "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

Analysis : Clause 1 has no error it is an IC , clause 2 is connected with the clause 1 with the connector and
but we note that and connects two ICs , compound verbs or compound verbs .Here clause 2 is neither it is not a full sentence .So it does not maintain parallelism
Clause 3 is followed by colon that means it contains further information abut the preceding sentence .There is no error in clause 3

Now one way to remove the error in clause is to connect two clauses with and .
The next way is to remove and make the clause act as a modifier , choice B does that .
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According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

a. and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Not //--a clause on side and a phrase on the other side of the conjunction 'and'

b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Correct choice. The modifier is connected to the main clause with just a comma.

C. and the inscription were marked on Arthur's coffin-- Looks as if the monks marked the inscription on while exploring.

d. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur --not // with a clause on one side and a noun phrase on the other, the same as in A.

e. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked -- This is a comma-splice with two ics joined by a comma.


Daagh, pls some comments,

b. to what main sentence element your modifier is linked ?
e. why is it a problem to have 2 ics joined by comma?




b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- [color=#0000ff]Correct choice. The modifier is connected to the main clause with just a comma.
Here "Marked with the inscription" has no verb and it is acting as a modifier, it is just a noun phrase.

while in option e, we have a complete clause which cannot be separated with comma.
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daagh wrote:
According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

a. and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Not //--a clause on side and a phrase on the other side of the conjunction 'and'

b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Correct choice. The modifier is connected to the main clause with just a comma.

C. and the inscription were marked on Arthur's coffin-- Looks as if the monks marked the inscription on while exploring.

d. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur --not // with a clause on one side and a noun phrase on the other, the same as in A.

e. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked -- This is a comma-splice with two ics joined by a comma.


Does "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King." is modifying inscription in option C ?? i Eliminated option C becoz those lines are not modifying inscription ..
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According to medieval monks,
the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191,
and Arthur's coffin was marked with the inscription (in Latin); "Here Lies Arthur, The Once and Future King."

A) and Arthur’s coffin marked with the inscription
B) Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription -Correct
C) and the inscription was marked on Arthur's coffin
D) the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur
E) the Coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked
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According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin); "Here Lies Arthur, The Once and Future King."

A) and Arthur’s coffin marked with the inscription --> coffin noun is not parallel w/ previous, it should be appositive
B) Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --> correct
C) and the inscription was marked on Arthur's coffin --> inscription should be nearby
D) the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur --> same as C
E) the Coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked --> same as C
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Dear hongg7
May I make a small but serious suggestion to you? vital toy to vital to understand the structure and the construction of various types of sentences even before you want to attempt an SC question. As far as I know, a substantial number of error choices (more than fifty percent, such as fragments, run-ons, and modifiers, parallelism) are based on sentence structure.

B. According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthur, The Once and Future King."
The structure in B is a simple sentence (one subject and one verb) attached with a verbless modifier phrase.

1. According to medieval monks = an introductory non-essential modifier
2. The remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, = the main clause with 'the remains' as the subject and 'were found' as the verb.
3. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthur, The Once, and Future King." = Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription is the verbless modifier; 'marked' is an 'ed modifier' and what comes after the colon is just a description of the inscription.

As a thumb rule, a modifier phrase is attached to the main sentence only by a comma, whether it is a verb+ed or a verb+ing or an appositive or an adverbial modifier.

On the contrary, choice A distorts the legal structure with an intrusion of a conjunction' and'; therefore, it is now not parallel to the clause lying before the conjunction.

C and D violate modification structure by absurdly placing the phrase (in Latin) next to coffin and Arthur as if the coffin and Arthur were in Latin

E violates the sentence structure by joining ICs without a conjunction. Hence, it is a run-on.

Hope this helps.
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