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# Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and

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Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore, many “Roswellians” are convinced that some type of extra-terrestrial crash-landing occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.

(A) Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore

(B) Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore

(C) Basing it on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore

(D) With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis

(E) By eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore

Originally posted by vishu1414 on 22 Dec 2012, 19:00.
Last edited by vishu1414 on 23 Dec 2012, 01:32, edited 1 time in total.
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23 Dec 2012, 01:48
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IMO B as explained by ravi.
The "it" in C has no referrent.
A implies that many Rosellians are based on eye-witness accounts.
In D, the usage of "with" is incorrect because the two clauses are not reinforcing into each other. The usage of "with" should have been like:
With two children at home, Rachel has no time for her hobbies.
E implies that many Rosellians are convinced by many eye-witness accounts.

+1B
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22 Dec 2012, 23:19
vishu1414 wrote:
Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore, many “Roswellians” are convinced that some type of extra-terrestrial crash-landing occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.

A) Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
B)Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
C)Basing it on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
D)With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis
E) By eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore

OA after discusssion .

I narrowed it down to B and C as these two try to qualify "many “Roswellians” ".
C-> the construction "many “Roswellians” are convinced " does not goes with "Basing it".
B-> "Swayed by..." correctly qualifies "many “Roswellians” . Hence Correct.
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25 Dec 2012, 13:15
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Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore, many “Roswellians” are convinced that some type of extra-terrestrial crash-landing occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.

A) Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
B)Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
C)Basing it on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
D)With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis
E) By eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore

OA after discusssion .

Why not A?
Also how come B..
Can any one explain,....
I went with A actually
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25 Dec 2012, 17:41
In A, there is modifier issue.
It implies that many Rosellians are based on the fact.
Hope that helps.
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26 Dec 2012, 00:34
Hi Marcab, Can you explain what is wrong with D and E?
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26 Dec 2012, 00:56
Hi Umeshpatil.
Please refer the earlier posts. I have already explained the reasons, which are correct as per my knowledge.
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12 Mar 2015, 08:08
Marcab wrote:
IMO B as explained by ravi.
The "it" in C has no referrent.
A implies that many Rosellians are based on eye-witness accounts.
In D, the usage of "with" is incorrect because the two clauses are not reinforcing into each other. The usage of "with" should have been like:
With two children at home, Rachel has no time for her hobbies.
E implies that many Rosellians are convinced by many eye-witness accounts.

+1B
Hope that helps.

Hi Marcab,

could you explain D a little bit more? I do not understand why "with" could not be used here.

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Hi lucky1829,
the question checks us on the use of modifier....
as in non underlined portion, the modifier is "many “Roswellians”", the dependent clause cannot start with "based on"... so A out .. as you are asking about D lets look at the correct answer and D..

B)Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore
many “Roswellians” are swayed by.. so correct usage...

D)With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis...
firstly the usage of "with" is not correct here... with... is an adverbial modifier..
here if i take the modifier , the first part to be correct..... then it should be modifying some facts,books account ie the recipient and not the subject ....
correct eg... using eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore as a basis, many....

another way is just place the two parts next to modifier and see if it makes sense

1)B)Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore..
many “Roswellians”,Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore, are convinced that some type of extra-terrestrial crash-landing occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.... sounds correct..

2)D)With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis...
many “Roswellians”,With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis, are convinced that some type of extra-terrestrial crash-landing occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.... does not fit in properly
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12 Mar 2015, 09:33
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could you explain D a little bit more? I do not understand why "with" could not be used here.

That is because “Roswellians” are not "with" eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore! "With" is used in the sense of "together with" (for example, you get 1 item free "with" one item that you buy).

However, I find it slightly surprising that B uses "swayed", which is not used in the original sentence at all.
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14 Mar 2015, 00:27
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Can you please help me in understanding why 'A' is wrong ?

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Can you please help me in understanding why 'A' is wrong ?

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hi SG,
the sentence ,when fitted with choice A would read....

Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore, many “Roswellians” are convinced that some type of extra-terrestrial crash-landing occurred in the New Mexico desert in 1947.

we have to look at choices satisfying the nonunderlined portion. in the non underlined portion the modified noun is "many “Roswellians”", so we look at the modifying clause...
it is..Based on eye-witness accounts..... if we put these two things together the question we can ask is.. Can some person be based on eye witness accounts.... no... based on eye.... has to modify some work, book, documentary etc
Since it will be some book, work,fact etc which can be based on eye witness accounts
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Ahh my bad i am not able to relate thanks

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Swayed means Influence. People were influenced.
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A) Based on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore --What is based?
B)Swayed by eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore--yes roswellians are swayed
C)Basing it on eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore --What is it?
D)With eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore used for a basis--doesn't make sense
E) By eye-witness accounts, claims of alien autopsy footage, and local folklore--doesn't make sense
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As per Veritas official explanation::

With answer choice (A), the sentence begins with an opening modifier, but “many ‘Roswellians’” cannot be described as “based on….accounts” since people cannot logically be based on accounts. We must adjust the first-half of the sentence to correctly describe human beings.

(B) is the correct response to this Modifier-based question. The verb “swayed” correctly modifies “Roswellians” since the opening modifying clause now describes something human beings could do.
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Veritas Prep Official Explanation:

With answer choice (A), the sentence begins with an opening modifier, but “many ‘Roswellians’” cannot be described as “based on….accounts” since people cannot logically be based on accounts. We must adjust the first-half of the sentence to correctly describe human beings.

(B) is the correct response to this Modifier-based question. The verb “swayed” correctly modifies “Roswellians” since the opening modifying clause now describes something human beings could do.

In answer choice (C), the pronoun “it” does not have a specified noun, and since “Roswellians” is plural the pronoun “it,” and thus the entire opening modifying phrase, cannot possibly modify the subject of the sentence, “many ‘Roswellians’.”

For answer choice (D), this construction is awkward with a confused meaning. Starting a modifying clause with the phrase “with...” it would seem we should be describing the “Roswellians”, however this is confused by the addition of “used for a basis” at the end of the clause. We need the opening clause to clearly modify the people, the “Roswellians.”

In answer choice (E), the opening phrase here is an adverbial phrase; it would properly describe a verb, not the “Roswellians” it modifies in this construction.
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