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Although formally lasting from June of 1812 until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December of 1814, the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who had received no report of the treaty.



(A)the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who
(B)the War of 1812 actually ended with the battle fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who
(C)the War of 1812's final battle was actually fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he
(D)the final battle of the War of 1812 had actually been fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he
(E)Andrew Jackson actually fought the final battle of the War of 1812 in the spring of 1815 because he

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(A)the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who - Incorrect - Modifier error

(B)the War of 1812 actually ended with the battle fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who - Correct - Sentence clearly states that the war lasted from 1812 to 1814

(C)the War of 1812's final battle was actually fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he - Incorrect - Awkward

(D)the final battle of the War of 1812 had actually been fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he - Incorrect - Modifier error

(E)Andrew Jackson actually fought the final battle of the War of 1812 in the spring of 1815 because he - Incorrect - Modifier error

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Although formally lasting from June of 1812 until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December of 1814, the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who had received no report of the treaty.



(A)the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who
(B)the War of 1812 actually ended with the battle fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who
(C)the War of 1812's final battle was actually fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he
(D)the final battle of the War of 1812 had actually been fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he
(E)Andrew Jackson actually fought the final battle of the War of 1812 in the spring of 1815 because he


'Although formally lasting from June of 1812 until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December of 1814' must modify 'war', and this could be followed by saying that final battle of this long lasted war was fought.......

Another point is that 'who' must modify a person - Andrew Jackson.

This analysis leaves us with option 'B'
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Although formally lasting from June of 1812 until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December of 1814,the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who had received no report of the treaty.



(A)the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who
(B)the War of 1812 actually ended with the battle fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who
'(C)the War of 1812's final battle was actually fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he
(D)the final battle of the War of 1812 had actually been fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he
(E)Andrew Jackson actually fought the final battle of the War of 1812 in the spring of 1815 because he


The highlighted part of the above sentence must modify what comes after the comma , check the options only (B) is correct among the given options....
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AbdurRakib wrote:
Although formally lasting from June of 1812 until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December of 1814, the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who had received no report of the treaty.



(A)the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who
(B)the War of 1812 actually ended with the battle fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who
(C)the War of 1812's final battle was actually fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he
(D)the final battle of the War of 1812 had actually been fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he
(E)Andrew Jackson actually fought the final battle of the War of 1812 in the spring of 1815 because he


Opening modifier should modify war , Only option B has subject war , therefore correct option :)
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Although and because in a sentence are incorrect. Another reason C, D and E are incorrect.
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(A)the final battle of the War of 1812 was actually fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who - Incorrect - Modifier error

(B)the War of 1812 actually ended with the battle fought in the spring of 1815 by Andrew Jackson, who - Correct - Sentence clearly states that the war lasted from 1812 to 1814

(C)the War of 1812's final battle was actually fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he - Incorrect - Awkward

(D)the final battle of the War of 1812 had actually been fought by Andrew Jackson in the spring of 1815 because he - Incorrect - Modifier error

(E)Andrew Jackson actually fought the final battle of the War of 1812 in the spring of 1815 because he - Incorrect - Modifier error

Answer: B


hey, can you elaborate a little more?
I know answer is B but why is A and e wrong?
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hey, can you elaborate a little more?
I know answer is B but why is A and e wrong?


Hi saarthak299 ,

Look at the modifier "Although formally lasting". As per the rules, it MUST modify the subject of the independent clause.

Now, in option A, we have the subject "the final battle". So, it is trying to convey the meaning that the final battle lasted for so many years but in reality it was the war that lasted while the final battle ended " in the spring of 1815 ". Hence, A is incorrect.

Now, in option E, it is trying to say "Andrew Jackson" lasted for so many years. It is completely non sense.

Hence, A and E are out because of modifier issue.

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This sentence has a modification problem. As written, it states that the final battle of the War of 1812 formally lasted from June of 1812 until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in 1814. In fact, it must be the war itself that lasted that long, since the final battle was fought in 1815. Eliminate (A).

A vertical scan shows that only (B) fixes this modification problem by moving the War of 1812 so that it directly follows the comma. Although (C) may seem to make the same move, notice that it has "the War of 1812's," a possessive, which actually acts as an adjective rather than a noun. Technically, the preceding phrase still modifies "the final battle."

Neither (D) nor (E) corrects the modification problem. Notice that although (E) may seem like the simplest, most concise choice, since it makes Andrew Jackson the subject and the verb simply "fought," it cannot be correct because of the initial modifying phrase. When this is read back into the sentence, the sentence says that Jackson lasted from 1812 to 1814. The general lived longer than that. Always remember to read the answer choice back into the entire sentence to make sure it works.

TAKEAWAY: Make sure that an introductory modifying phrase actually modifies what it's intended to modify. When you cannot change the phrase because it is not underlined, you need to select an answer choice that begins with a noun that the phrase logically describes.
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