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# Delighted by the reported earnings for the first quarter of the fiscal

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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
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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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23 Jun 2007, 11:23
C it is
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23 Jun 2007, 13:14
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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
>>>"it was decided by the lacks concision"
B the decision of the company manager was to give her staff a raise
>>>Modifier problem
C the company manager decided to give her staff a raise
>>>CORRECT
D the staff was given a raise by the company manager
>>>Modifier problem
E a raise was given to the staff by the company manager
>>>Modifier problem
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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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01 Sep 2013, 06:34

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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30 Aug 2014, 05:42
Past participle modifier should modify manager.
Ans -c.
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14 Mar 2016, 09:50
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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16 Dec 2016, 01:45
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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14 Feb 2017, 08:17
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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