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# Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineate

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A) No Verb for the subject Animal welfare groups (AWGs); "disdaining the standards of perfection (SOP)" is a modifier ...

B) AWGs disdain The SOP and AWGs are trying to spread the awareness
Two part are parallel and parallelism allows the subject to be missing from the action of the second part if subjects performing the action is same; so, the missing subject= AWGs is very much valid and required for conciseness

No flaws -Keep it

C) No Verb

D) Same issue as in A (No main verb )

E) Changes meaning - AWGS are not delineated by breed registries rather SOPs are.

(B) is the answer IMO
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I’ve selected B
Here’s my explanation:

First we notice disdain AND disdaining. Which would be correct here?
Although, both are verbs. disdaining ... and trying ... AND disdain .... and trying ... both seems fine. But Verb-ing disdaining shows an on-going action. Asking ourselves should the act of disdain the standards of perfection continuos? NO
So, Elimination options A and D

In option C, the usage of that shows a subset. When we say Animal welfare groups that disdain... we are referring to certain subset of animal welfare group and not the whole group. But here in the sentence, we do not concern about any sub group but rather whole animal welfare group.
Eliminate C

Also the option E, which used modifier. Note here Verb-ed modifier Delineated by ... this modifies the subject animal welfare group. This unnecessary usage of verb-ed here signals a result of action... It is not because animal welfare groups were delineated by breed registries that they would disdain the standards of perfection.
Eliminate E

Answer choice B does not have any such errors and is the correct choice

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Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about the problems created by such inbreeding practices.

A) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about -> We don't have the main verb, "disdaining" is not a verb. Now, we can't make a parallelism with "are trying". Incorrect.

B) Animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection delineated by such breed registries as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about -> I took most the time understanding it. And, it makes sense to say, "disdain" and "are trying" are parallel to each other. Let's keep it. If we get a better, then we shall drop it.

C) Animal welfare groups that disdain the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and that are trying to spread awareness about -> "that" makes it incorrect.

D) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about -> Same as A. Incorrect.

E) Delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club, animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection and are trying to spread awareness about -> Modifier error, we can't say, animal welfare groups delineated by breed registries. Incorrect.

So, I think B.
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Sentence Structure
Animal welfare groups
disdaining the standards of perfection
-------------delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and
the problems
--------------created by such inbreeding practices.
Error Analysis
1. Missing verb in the first clause - "disdaining" is acting as modifier
2. Also "disdaining" is creating parallelism error
3. "delineated" and "created" acting as modifier - seems fine

POE

A) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about
- Error as highlighted above

B) Animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection delineated by such breed registries as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about
- Seems fine grammatically and logically - case of imperfect parallelism
- CORRECT

C) Animal welfare groups that disdain the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and that are trying to spread awareness about
- Missing verb for main clause

D) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about
- Same as A

E) Delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club, animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection and are trying to spread awareness about
- animal welfare groups are Delineated by breed registries - illogical meaning
- Modifier error
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A) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about - eliminate, "disdaining" here gives a sense of continuous action, (disdaining....are trying) - incorrect

B) Animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection delineated by such breed registries as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about - best choice

C) Animal welfare groups that disdain the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and that are trying to spread awareness about - eliminate, "that" is used, the main verb is missing- incorrect

D) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about - eliminate, "disdaining" here gives a sense of continuous action, (disdaining....are trying) - incorrect

E) Delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club, animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection and are trying to spread awareness about - eliminate, Animal welfare groups are not delineated by breed registries - incorrect

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A) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about
"disdaining" and "and are trying" are not parallel. incorrect

B) Animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection delineated by such breed registries as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about
seems fine and parallel

C) Animal welfare groups that disdain the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and that are trying to spread awareness about
"that disdain the standards" and "that are trying" seems like talking about two different groups. furthermore ,no verb or anything to complete the sentence.

D) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about
"disdaining" and "and are trying" are not parallel. incorrect

E) Delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club, animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection and are trying to spread awareness about
this makes no sense .groups have been delineated by the breed registries .incorrect

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Re: Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineate [#permalink]
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Project SC Butler: Sentence Correction (SC2)

Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about the problems created by such inbreeding practices.

A) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about

B) Animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection delineated by such breed registries as the American Kennel Club and are trying to spread awareness about

C) Animal welfare groups that disdain the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and that are trying to spread awareness about

D) Animal welfare groups disdaining the standards of perfection delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club and they are trying to spread awareness about

E) Delineated by breed registries such as the American Kennel Club, animal welfare groups disdain the standards of perfection and are trying to spread awareness about

Edit: OPTION D WAS IDENTICAL TO OPTION A. I HAVE REPLACED THE ORIGINAL OPTION D.

A - (1) No finite verb in the first clause for the subject Animal welfare groups (disdaining is the present participle & delineated is the verb for subject breed registries) (2) Parallelism issue with and. Can eliminate.

B - (1) Finite verb - disdain correctly used, (2) Parallelism works well - disdain and are both verbs using the stem "Animal welfare groups", (3) Use of such as is also correct. Either such as together or such....noun...as separated works acceptable. Correct.

C - (1) use of that seems to create a restrictive clause which might be okay but the 2nd that is leaving the sentence hanging. Meaning and structure not ideal. Can eliminate.

D - (1) No finite verb in the first clause (same as A), (2) Parallelism issue (same as A), (3) use of pronoun - redundant. Can eliminate.

E - (1) Modifier issue - "Delineated by...." must modify the standard of perfection not animal welfare groups - important decision maker so can eliminate without reading more.

Therefore, Option B is correct.

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