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After suffering the effects of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet high and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster.

A) a way to protect
B) in efforts to protect
C) protecting
D) to protect in one way
E) in order to protect
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After the tsunami, the residents of a city built a wall, PROTECTING the city against another disaster.
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After suffering the effects of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall (on their coast over forty feet high and a mile long, in order) to protect the city against another disaster.

protecting seems awkward in the above sentence.

I would go for E.
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New post 28 Jun 2007, 10:20
im with E

why'd they build a wall?

they built a wall in order to protect


whyd they build a wall?

C says protecting against another disaster, awkward, changes meaning
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After suffering the effects of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall ont their coast over forty feet high and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster.

A) a way to protect
B) in efforts to protect
C) protecting
D) to protect in one way
E) in order to protect

Down to C and E and pick the wrong one.

Please explain how would you choose from C and E.


This requires a "present participle" - "protecting"


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Can some one please clarify this .
I am not able to narrow down after eliminating A , D.
SO bacially i am stuck with B, C , E
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New post 26 Jun 2012, 06:25
In E: The comma after long is a problem there, because the comma indicates that a modifier, an adverbial modifier using a verb+ing form is about to come to modify the entire essence of the preceding clause. However, what we have here is an infinitive. Normally a sentence does not take an infinitive after a comma.

If the comma were not there after long, I think E would be ok as it is; IMO the phrase ‘a way to protect the city against another disaster’ simply dangles without a suitable modified noun or action.
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Can some one please clarify this .
I am not able to narrow down after eliminating A , D.
SO bacially i am stuck with B, C , E


Hi,

After suffering the effects of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet high and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster.

Notice the presence of comma after long which is not underlined. The presence of comma makes choice C correct and choice B and E incorrect.

The sentence with choice B reads: After suffering the effects of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet high and a mile long, in efforts to protect the city against another disaster.

The phrase “in efforts to protect” shows the purpose why the residents built the wall on the coast. There is no reason why this purpose should be separated from the rest of the sentence by using a comma. This is not the correct structure.
Choice E is also incorrect for the same reason. When purpose is presented using “to + verb”, it is not separated from the main clause by using comma.

In Choice C, presence of comma makes the structure correct because verb-ing modifier when followed by comma modifies the entire preceding clause. In this choice, “protecting” is modifying the entire preceding clause, presenting the reason why the residents built the wall. Hence, choice C is the correct answer.

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mbunny wrote:
After suffering the effects of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet high and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster.

A) a way to protect
B) in efforts to protect
C) protecting
D) to protect in one way
E) in order to protect


hi sumanainampudi,

In ref to a PM

firstly what should separate out choices is COMMA right before the underlined portion.

B,D and E start with a preposition and show a break in continuity of a sentence
Only two choices - A and C - are left

lets see A first..
a way to protect - this is used as an appositive modifier and is used to modify a noun but here it does not fit

Now lets see why C is correct
protecting
this is verb+ing modifier or a present participle and when preceded by a COMMA modifies the PRECEDING clause, that is it gives some purpose etc of the clause

so C fits in here
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mbunny wrote:
After suffering the effects of several tsunamis, the residents of a Japanese city built a wall on their coast over forty feet high and a mile long, a way to protect the city against another disaster.

A) a way to protect
B) in efforts to protect
C) protecting
D) to protect in one way
E) in order to protect


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Of the options for this sentence, only (D) is explicitly incorrect since it distorts the meaning of the sentence (in one way suddenly suggests that there are other ways that the city is being protected). Choices (А), (В), (C), and (E) all make the final phrase, originally a way to protect the city against another disaster, a modifier. The most succinct way to introduce the modifier is to use the participle protecting, so answer choice (C) represents the best choice. You may think that a modifier in this place is not ideal, that an option such as and the wall protects the city... would be better, or that the phrasing isn't very eloquent. Regardless of whether such criticisms are true, don't waste time thinking about options that you're not given.

An 800 test taker always remembers that an answer choice doesn't need to be perfect in order to be right.
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