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Completing the physical examination , the tonsils were found to be diseased.

(A) Completing the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
(B) Having completed the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
(C) When the physical examination was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
(D) The physical examination completed was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
(E) The physical examination found that the tonsils were diseased.

Please select the best choice and give the reason.

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pls change the color of the question for ppl to be able to read it...

btw hw cum of all the colors u chose "yellow".
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pls change the color of the question for ppl to be able to read it...

btw hw cum of all the colors u chose "yellow".


Select the words you want to highlight and choose color.
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Easy E here. (the most difficult thing in this problem was reading the sentence :) )

We do not need a modifier here. A,B and C seem to be modifying tonsils.

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yup.. this is a dangling modifier

completing the physical examination, ________

this modifier is modifying someone who did the investigation

correct usage- complting the PE, the doctor/ The examiner/ (or whoever did the examination) found the tonsils to be diseased

so i hope u can see what the original sentence and the other options B, C, and D mean by

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DeeptiM wrote:
pls change the color of the question for ppl to be able to read it...

btw hw cum of all the colors u chose "yellow".


Select the words you want to highlight and choose color.


I don't know if I have vague sense of humor...but I can't stop laughing on your answer.... awesome man :lol: :lol: ROFL

However my answer is,

E - Best among the lot

I followed your method "Select the words you want to highlight and choose color" :lol:
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Easy E here. (the most difficult thing in this problem was reading the sentence :) )

We do not need a modifier here. A,B and C seem to be modifying tonsils.

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Completing the physical examination , the tonsils were found to be diseased.

A. Completing the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
B. Having completed the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
C. When the physical examination was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
D. The physical examination completed was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
E. The physical examination found that the tonsils were diseased.

My issue with option "E" was - How the PE can find something. It is the doctor who finds something. Hence, I selected "C" thinking that the option is an example of dependent+Independent clause.
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'the examination found' is bothering me too. the result of the examination can indicate whether tonsils were diseased.

flipping C makes it sound better. why is it still incorrect?
the tonsils were found to be diseased, when the physical examination was completed.
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'the examination found' is bothering me too. the result of the examination can indicate whether tonsils were diseased.

flipping C makes it sound better. why is it still incorrect?
the tonsils were found to be diseased, when the physical examination was completed.


You guys made me laugh like crazy. Hilarious off-topic humor.

"the tonsils were found to be diseased, when the physical examination was completed."
These two statements sound like two disparate events, but, in reality, physical examination revealed that the tonsils were diseased.

It'd sound better for statements such as;
When the physical examination was completed, Joe knocked the door.
When the physical examination was completed, patient took a sigh of relief.

In this case, however, "C" doesn't convey the intended meaning as beautifully as "E" does. Moreover, E is less wordy.

Ans: "E"
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I'll revert back the original post to its original color, i.e. yellow. I modified it without reading the conversation. :D
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MBAhereIcome wrote:
'the examination found' is bothering me too. the result of the examination can indicate whether tonsils were diseased.

flipping C makes it sound better. why is it still incorrect?
the tonsils were found to be diseased, when the physical examination was completed.


You guys made me laugh like crazy. Hilarious off-topic humor.

"the tonsils were found to be diseased, when the physical examination was completed."
These two statements sound like two disparate events, but, in reality, physical examination revealed that the tonsils were diseased.

It'd sound better for statements such as;
When the physical examination was completed, Joe knocked the door.
When the physical examination was completed, patient took a sigh of relief.

In this case, however, "C" doesn't convey the intended meaning as beautifully as "E" does. Moreover, E is less wordy.

Ans: "E"
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I'll revert back the original post to its original color, i.e. yellow. I modified it without reading the conversation. :D


Thanks Fluke....happy that this discussion is spreading happiness....
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+1 E

A and B seem that the tonsis have performed the examination.
D is a run on sentence.
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I too have the same doubt .How can physical education find something !!this is the reason i did not select E.Is the source of the question and OA correct ?
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(A) Completing the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased. - wrong modifier, the tonsils didn't complete the examination
(B) Having completed the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased. - wrong modifier, the tonsils didn't complete the examination
(C) When the physical examination was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased. - the statement is incomplete, we need something along the lines of (by the doctor) to complete the sentence.
(D) The physical examination completed was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased. - :completed was completed" is wrong.
(E) The physical examination found that the tonsils were diseased.
- This is correct. Here, we do not use a living thing, so it might seem ludicrous, but really, it's not.
Let us take another example, to better understand this.
Example: The election found Mr. X to be the most voted leader.

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Can PH find something? Seems unusual!
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Completing the physical examination , the tonsils were found to be diseased.

(A) Completing the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
The Tonsils did not complete the physical examination
(B) Having completed the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
Same as A, phrase is modifying the tonsils and that is incorrect.
(C) When the physical examination was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
Close and clear meaning but the tonsils were not diseased because of the physical examination
(D) The physical examination completed was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
completed was completed is absolutely wrong.
(E) The physical examination found that the tonsils were diseased. Correct answer.

Please select the best choice and give the reason.
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n Option "e" how can the physical examination find anything? the one who conducted the examination can find something through the examination.
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900 level questions are written in yellow.

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Completing the physical examination , the tonsils were found to be diseased.

(A) Completing the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
(B) Having completed the physical examination, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
(C) When the physical examination was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
(D) The physical examination completed was completed, the tonsils were found to be diseased.
(E) The physical examination found that the tonsils were diseased.

answer is E
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