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Designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883,the brooklyn bridge,

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Designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

A) Designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
B) Designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, the Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
C) Designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn.
D) The Brooklyn bridge, designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide.
E) 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, the Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883.

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Designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.

A) Designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, connecting the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
B) Designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, the Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
C) Designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge is 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, and connects Manhattan and Brooklyn.
D) The Brooklyn bridge, designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883, connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide.
E) 1825 meters long and 26 meters wide, the Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883.

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Dear souvonik2k,

I'm happy to respond. :-) The Brooklyn Bridge is my favorite bridge in the world.

This is a very easy SC question, somewhat cookbook and much more straightforward than the official questions. Basically, the different choices simply shuffle around modifiers.

(A) has no verb, so it commits the famous missing verb mistake. This is incorrect.

(B) the modifying phrase "1825 meters long and 26 meters wide" is very awkward where it is. This is incorrect

(C) no problems; a clear elegant solution

(D) misplaced modifier: implies that Brooklyn is "1825 meters long and 26 meters wide"

(E) misplaced modifier: implies that Brooklyn was "designed by John and Washington Roebling in 1883"

Only (C) could be the answer.

Here's a much higher quality SC practice question:
What the eye sees

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
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