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Disappointed by the company’s decision to put itself for sale, its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration.

A. its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration
B. investors voiced their frustration, quickly selling the company's shares
C. investors quickly sold its shares and voiced their frustration
D. investors quickly sold its shares, voicing their frustration
E. investors quickly sold their shares and voiced their frustration

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Disappointed by the company’s decision to put itself for sale, its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration.

A. its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration
B. investors voiced their frustration, quickly selling the company's shares
C. investors quickly sold its shares and voiced their frustration
D. investors quickly sold its shares, voicing their frustration
E. investors quickly sold their shares and voiced their frustration

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A)its is referring to whom? modifier error
B)wordy
C)pronoun error
D) pronoun error
E) Correct
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Disappointed by the company’s decision to put itself for sale, its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration.

A. its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration
B. investors voiced their frustration, quickly selling the company's shares
C. investors quickly sold its shares and voiced their frustration
D. investors quickly sold its shares, voicing their frustration
E. investors quickly sold their shares and voiced their frustration

Tricky. I had earlier chosen B but later realized that 'its' in D refers to company. The investors sold the company's shares and this action voiced their frustration.
It is illogical to say that the investors sold their own shares, as shares are possessive of a certain company and not that of the buyer (implied incorrectly by the option B)

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Originally posted by TaN1213 on 11 Apr 2018, 11:39.
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Why is E Wrong pls explain


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it can be inferred that the investors voiced their frustration by selling their shares. E incorrectly seperates these two actions. It sounds like the investors sold their shares and voiced their frustration in any other way. However, this doesn't match the intended meaning. TaN1213 already described very well, why B is correct.

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IMO, option B is correct.

In option E, the two ideas are presented at two independent clauses joined by conjunction 'and', thus altering the original meaning of sentence.

In option B, this meaning issue is rectified by presenting one of the two ideas as verbing modifier.

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Imo c, "it" should be referring back to the company.

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I answered E.

Doubt on D - what does its refer to - isn't the pronoun incorrect.

Shouldn't it be replaced by their
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Disappointed by the company’s decision to put itself for sale, its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration.

A. its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration
B. investors voiced their frustration, quickly selling the company's shares
C. investors quickly sold its shares and voiced their frustration
D. investors quickly sold its shares, voicing their frustration
E. investors quickly sold their shares and voiced their frustration

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Comma + ing Modifier = Modifies the entire preceding clause.

Correct Answer must be (D)
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Disappointed by the company’s decision to put itself for sale, its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration.

A. its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration- Modifier issue
B. investors voiced their frustration, quickly selling the company's shares - Selling is not due to voicing of frustration
C. investors quickly sold its shares and voiced their frustration - frustration was due to quick sell
D. investors quickly sold its shares, voicing their frustration - voicing was a result of quick selling of shares
E. investors quickly sold their shares and voiced their frustration - wrong pronoun - Company's shares should be its
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Disappointed by the company’s decision to put itself for sale, its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration.

A. its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration- Modifier issue
B. investors voiced their frustration, quickly selling the company's shares - Selling is not due to voicing of frustration
C. investors quickly sold its shares and voiced their frustration - frustration was due to quick sell
D. investors quickly sold its shares, voicing their frustration - voicing was a result of quick selling of shares
E. investors quickly sold their shares and voiced their frustration - wrong pronoun - Company's shares should be its



Doubt - I think that "their" in the Option E refers to Investors and not shares - as their is a personal pronoun and can't refer to shares.
I chose E as my answer
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Disappointed by the company’s decision to put itself for sale, its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration.

A. its shares were quickly sold by the investors, voicing their frustration
B. investors voiced their frustration, quickly selling the company's shares
C. investors quickly sold its shares and voiced their frustration
D. investors quickly sold its shares, voicing their frustration
E. investors quickly sold their shares and voiced their frustration

Tricky. I had earlier chosen B but later realized that 'its' in D refers to company. The investors sold the company's shares and this action voiced their frustration.
It is illogical to say that the investors sold their own shares, as shares are possessive of a certain company and not that of the buyer (implied incorrectly by the option B)




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The grammar errors are based on the rules of antecedence. The first phrase is antecedent to the subject of the sentence. Thus, the investors were the ones disappointed. This error is so common, it has become almost a cliche in grammar tests. The second rule here is that a pronoun refers to the first noun prior to it. So, its refers to company. In terms of style, it is actually desirable and parsimonious to use the pronoun, and not repeat the noun again. The final error is one of logical antecedence: it must be made clear that the investors voiced their frustration by selling their shares. The shares do belong to the investors, not the company, but that is not contradicted by the use of its shares - these are shares in the company - so its doesn’t imply ownership. D is best. It is logically correct and stylistically better.


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And D
Voicing the frustration is result of selling shares and D correctly captures this meaning

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