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Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them with the ferocity of a small tornado.

A. Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them
B. Coming in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind
C. After they had come in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind
D. After coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them
E. As they had come in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them


According to me i feel Option C and E both are grammatically correct.

I could understand why Option B is correct. Please help !!
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E is wrong because who is coming from the rain,certainly not wind.SO E has modifying problem.That is why B is correct with correctly placed modifiers.C is wordy.

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Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them with the ferocity of a small tornado.

A. Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them
B. Coming in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind
C. After they had come in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind
D. After coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them
E. As they had come in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them


According to me i feel Option C and E both are grammatically correct.

I could understand why Option B is correct. Please help !!


Coming in from the rain should modify 'they'. Thus B.
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E is wrong because who is coming from the rain,certainly not wind.SO E has modifying problem.That is why B is correct with correctly placed modifiers.C is wordy.



C is can understand ...it is sounds wordy though i do not find any errors in it.

But if you closely look at the option E then according to my understanding it doesn't have any modifier problem because "As they had......" is a subordinate clause which is never Noun Hungry.

"As they ..." the answer to who is coming from the rain is already given in the clause itself so it is not wrong for the phrase "a gust of wind..." to follow after comma.

Do you concur with me ?

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I think you are right about E. But grammatically correct answers will usually appear more than once in every question you'll encounter. So grammar is not the only consideration for a right or wrong answer. B is more concise and clear therefor even if E is grammatically correct B is preferable.
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THough E is also correct, B wins because of its consciseness, modifier and sentence formation.
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It's B. The first clause modifies the subject which is "They." E is too wordy.
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My 2 cents.

B is the only one that maintains the tense/sequence of events. While they were coming in the rain, they were hit by the tornado.
E changes the meaning to they were hit by the tornado after they had come in the rain.
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There is problem with the placement of modifier.

Modifier - 'Coming in the rain' - incorrectly modifying gust of wind.

Hence need to place the subject after 'Coming in the rain' so that it correctly modifies subject.

Hence correct answer choice is B. Thanks.

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I reckon B is the only correct statement !!.
E changes meaning !

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Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them with the ferocity of a small tornado.

A. Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them
B. Coming in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind
C. After they had come in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind
D. After coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them
E. As they had come in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them


According to me i feel Option C and E both are grammatically correct.

I could understand why Option B is correct. Please help !!


Coming in from the rain should modify 'they'. Thus B.


This kind of Modifier error is called a [highlight]Dangling Modifie[/highlight]r. The modifying phrase which tries to modify the word/sentence is missing. Here B correctly introduces "They" making the option correct. E of course is wordy and also introduces erroneous perfect tense "had come".
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gurpreetsingh wrote:
sachinrelan wrote:
Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them with the ferocity of a small tornado.

A. Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them
B. Coming in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind
C. After they had come in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind
D. After coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them
E. As they had come in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them


According to me i feel Option C and E both are grammatically correct.

I could understand why Option B is correct. Please help !!


Coming in from the rain should modify 'they'. Thus B.


This kind of Modifier error is called a [highlight]Dangling Modifie[/highlight]r. The word which is intended to be modified by modifying phrase is missing. Here B correctly introduces "they" making the option correct. E of course is wordy and also introduces erroneous perfect tense "had come".
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Why is option A incorrect ? :(

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Why is option A incorrect ? :(


Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them with the ferocity of a small tornado.


who was coming in from the rain ... People=They or a Gust
A is incorrect because "Coming in from the rain" should modify " People= They " NOT a Gust
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Why is option A incorrect ? :(


Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them with the ferocity of a small tornado.


who was coming in from the rain ... People=They or a Gust
A is incorrect because "Coming in from the rain" should modify " People= They " NOT a Gust



Ohh, now I get it :)
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B seems to be the best answer. I know A and D are incorrect due to modifier errors.

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coming ( verb+ ing ) before comma so modifies the subject, here is (they) but not the gust of wind, becz of wind ( they) got hurt

so B
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I think we should retain the original meaning specially what is coming in from the rain.. a gust of wind can also come in from the rain, but in B it is suggesting people are coming in from the rain and that is changing the meaning.

A. Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them with the ferocity of a small tornado.
B. Coming in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind with the ferocity of a small tornado.

Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind drenched the paintings. << we can write sentences like this one specially in literature etc.

Jumping on the floor, a gust of wind hit the people << this one is certainly wrong because we know that wind can't jump.

Therefore, I think A is correct.
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I think we should retain the original meaning specially what is coming in from the rain.. a gust of wind can also come in from the rain, but in B it is suggesting people are coming in from the rain and that is changing the meaning.

A. Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind hit them with the ferocity of a small tornado.
B. Coming in from the rain, they were hit by a gust of wind with the ferocity of a small tornado.

Coming in from the rain, a gust of wind drenched the paintings. << we can write sentences like this one specially in literature etc.

Jumping on the floor, a gust of wind hit the people << this one is certainly wrong because we know that wind can't jump.

Therefore, I think A is correct.


Although A makes some sense...but the intended meaning is surely that which is conveyed by B..it is a more fit
I guess one needs a native ear to catch this one..
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