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According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

a. and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription

b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription

c. and the inscription was marked on Arthur's coffin

d. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur

e. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked
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According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

a. and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Not //--a clause on side and a phrase on the other side of the conjunction 'and'

b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Correct choice. The modifier is connected to the main clause with just a comma.

C. and the inscription were marked on Arthur's coffin-- Looks as if the monks marked the inscription on while exploring.

d. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur --not // with a clause on one side and a noun phrase on the other, the same as in A.

e. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked -- This is a comma-splice with two ics joined by a comma.
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Can someone help me to better understand why A is wrong? More specifically, I am trying to figure out why B is right. I wanted to pick B, but I did not because I felt it needed to say, "Arthur's coffin WAS marked with the inscription." I didn't like A, but not for the same reasons listed as daagh ....I feel I must be missing something...can someone elaborate for me?
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daagh wrote:
According to medieval monks, the remains of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere were found at Glastonbury Abbey in A.D. 1191, and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription (in Latin): "Here Lies Arthurs, The Once and Future King."

a. and Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Not //--a clause on side and a phrase on the other side of the conjunction 'and'

b. Arthur's coffin marked with the inscription --- Correct choice. The modifier is connected to the main clause with just a comma.

C. and the inscription were marked on Arthur's coffin-- Looks as if the monks marked the inscription on while exploring.

d. the inscription that was marked on the coffin of Arthur --not // with a clause on one side and a noun phrase on the other, the same as in A.

e. the coffin of Arthur had the inscription marked -- This is a comma-splice with two ics joined by a comma.


Daagh, pls some comments,

b. to what main sentence element your modifier is linked ?
e. why is it a problem to have 2 ics joined by comma?
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