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05 Aug 2017, 07:47
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Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage there, now has reason to fear the European Common Market.

(a) Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage there, now has reason to fear the European Common Market.

(b) Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, the diminished economic leverage of the U.S. there is, according to economists, one reason to fear the European Common Market.

(c) Because it controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe, a place where the U.S. have diminished economic leverage, economists argue that they now have reason to fear the European Common Market.

(d) Because it controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S.’s diminished economic leverage is a reason for the U.S. to fear the actions of the European Common Market.

(e) Economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage in Europe, now has reason to fear the actions of the
European Common Market, which controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe.

Please help me with the approach of this question. It is lengthy and makes it difficult to point out the mistake for me. Some way to attempt this question quickly.
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Joined: 21 Jun 2017
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05 Aug 2017, 09:41
swatygi wrote:
Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage there, now has reason to fear the European Common Market.

(a) Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage there, now has reason to fear the European Common Market.

(b) Controlling most inroads to business ventures in Europe, the diminished economic leverage of the U.S. there is, according to economists, one reason to fear the European Common Market.

(c) Because it controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe, a place where the U.S. have diminished economic leverage, economists argue that they now have reason to fear the European Common Market.

(d) Because it controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe, economists argue that the U.S.’s diminished economic leverage is a reason for the U.S. to fear the actions of the European Common Market.

(e) Economists argue that the U.S., with its diminished economic leverage in Europe, now has reason to fear the actions of the
European Common Market, which controls most inroads to business ventures in Europe.

Please help me with the approach of this question. It is lengthy and makes it difficult to point out the mistake for me. Some way to attempt this question quickly.

A. Controlling + economists: wrong subject --> out
B. Controlling + the diminished economic leverage of the U.S: same --> out
C. "it" is linking to "economists" with a modifier for Europe in between : wrong and pronoun is really far away from its antecedent
D."it" is linking to "economists": wrong pronoun even if the pronoun was correct the modifer would make no sense
E. All modifiers are correct: good

The question stems that have commas are often modifiers related.
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05 Aug 2017, 11:44
B,C and D all modifying wrong things.
Left between A and E.
In A it's saying that the economists control everything. So wrong.

E wins.

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