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The Official Guide for GMAT Review, 10th Edition, 2003

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Question No.: SC 45
Page: 660

Delighted by the reported earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year, it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise.

(A) it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise
(B) the decision of the company manager was to give her staff a raise
(C) the company manager decided to give her staff a raise
(D) the staff was given a raise by the company manager
(E) a raise was given to the staff by the company manager

Originally posted by vay on 23 Jun 2007, 05:18.
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New post 23 Jun 2007, 10:34
I would say C. The modifying phrase is referring to the manager so the manager must follow the modifying phrase.
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New post 04 May 2012, 09:08
C is for sure since only manager can be delighted and gave raise.

Employee as a subject would transfer the sentence to passive voice.
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The answer will be "C".

As the sentence is talking about "The Company Manager" who was delighted by the records and decided to give a raise.
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Past participle modifier should modify manager.
Ans -c.
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A starter level question dealing with the fundamentals of modification. Not much left advanced level practice.
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basic level modifier question with straight answer as option C
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Delighted by the reported earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year, it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise.

A it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise
B the decision of the company manager was to give her staff a raise
C the company manager decided to give her staff a raise
D the staff was given a raise by the company manager
E a raise was given to the staff by the company manager

C - Correct - the opening modifier "Delighted ... year " should modify company manager .
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Delighted by the reported earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year, it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise.

Issue: Modifier

Analysis: The non-underlined part of the sentence "Delighted by... of the fiscal year" is a clause that begins with "Delighted". The word that immediately after comma should answer the question "Who was delighted?". Looking at the options,
1. only 2 options (C) and (D) qualify to be possible answers for "Who was delighted?"
2. Option (D) has meaning issue, hence it can crossed off.

A it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise
B the decision of the company manager was to give her staff a raise
C the company manager decided to give her staff a raise
D the staff was given a raise by the company manager
E a raise was given to the staff by the company manager
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New post 28 Sep 2017, 00:58
c is the right answer ,

delighted by ....... refers to the company manager
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Delighted by the reported earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year, it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise.

Issue: Modifier

Analysis: The non-underlined part of the sentence "Delighted by... of the fiscal year" is a clause that begins with "Delighted".



Hello anox,

I am aware that you presented this analysis a long time ago. But since official questions always remain significant for test takers, I would just like to make a small correction here. :-)

The structure Delighted by the reported earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year is not a clause because it does not have a Subject-Verb (SV) pair. A clause must have an SV pair.

The opening verb-ed modifier is a phrase and, as you said, correctly must refer to the entity who was delighted by the reported earnings.


Hope this helps. :-)
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e-gmat,

I understand that in option C, 'her' can only refer to the company manager. This may be a silly question but anyway: Whether company manager is a woman or a man, how do we know? Why is this out of scope?
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always choose, active sentence ..not the passive ones
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vay wrote:
Delighted by the reported earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal year, it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise.

(A) it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise
(B) the decision of the company manager was to give her staff a raise
(C) the company manager decided to give her staff a raise
(D) the staff was given a raise by the company manager
(E) a raise was given to the staff by the company manager


(A) it was decided by the company manager to give her staff a raise

(B) the decision of the company manager was to give her staff a raise

(C) the company manager decided to give her staff a raise

(D) the staff was given a raise by the company manager

(E) a raise was given to the staff by the company manager

The one who is delighted should be present after the comma. Hence "company manager"

(C)

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New post 10 Jul 2018, 12:30
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e-gmat,

I understand that in option C, 'her' can only refer to the company manager. This may be a silly question but anyway: Whether company manager is a woman or a man, how do we know? Why is this out of scope?


Doesn't matter. All we need to do is fix the modifier.

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