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As a result of Benito Mussolini's rise to power ...

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As a result of Benito Mussolini's rise to power, Eritreans were demoted to menial
positions in the public sector in 1938; soon after, Italian forces were defeated by
the British, who then relocated Eritrian industry and

(A) Italian forces were defeated by the British, who then relocated Eritrian industry and

(B) the British, who defeated Italian forces, who then relocated Eritrian industry and which

(C) Italian forces were defeated by the British, who relocated Eritrian industry and which

(D) the British relocated Eritrean industry, who defeated Italian forces, and who

(E) the British relocated Eritrean industry, defeating Italian forces, and

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(A) Italian forces were defeated by the British, who then relocated Eritrian industry and -- Correct --

(B)the British, who defeated Italian forces, who then relocated Eritrian industry and which --incorrect-- The british,modifier,who then relocated .. --

(C) Italian forces were defeated by the British, who relocated Eritrian industry and which -- Incorrect -- and which, seems which is referring back to industry..

(D) the British relocated Eritrean industry, who defeated Italian forces, and who -- incorrect -- seems industry defeated the italian forces...

(E) the British relocated Eritrean industry, defeating Italian forces, and -- incorrect -- means by relocating the industry the british defeated the Italian forces..
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24 Dec 2013, 15:03
This is a great example of how incorrect modifiers change the meaning of the sentence. Modifying the wrong word/phrase leads to illogical meaning - i.e. industry defeating the Italian forces.

Get good at modifiers and you'll improve your ability to answer meaning-based questions.

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