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Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories, searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies.


A. searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies

B. searches are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies who are looking for alternative investment opportunities

C. shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies had begun searching for investment opportunities outside of the manufacturing industry

D. the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities for its shareholders

E. shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities

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Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories, searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies.

searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading
manufacturing companies
searches are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies who are looking for alternative investment opportunities
shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies had begun searching for investment opportunities outside of the manufacturing industry
the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities for its
shareholders
shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities
Ask the question who is discouraged by new data. Obviously not searches. It should be the shareholders. C and E remain. ‘Had begun’ is wrong tense for a sentence that is set in present tense. E survives
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Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions.............. should modify Shareholders. So options A, B and D are out. Between C and E, C uses past perfect tense and this usage leads to incorrect sequence of events.

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Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories, searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies.

A) searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies

B) searches are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies who are looking for alternative investment opportunities

C) shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies had begun searching for investment opportunities outside of the manufacturing industry

D) the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities for its shareholders

E) shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities


Hi,
Please post your Q in correct format and properly underlined..

the Q again test on modifier- the beggining clause modifies 'shareholders', so Only C and E are left..
there is no necessity of past perfect 'had', so C is out,..
ans E

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Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories, searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies.
• searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading
manufacturing companies
• searches are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies who are looking
for alternative investment opportunities
• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies had begun searching for investment opportunities
outside of the manufacturing industry
• the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities for its
shareholders
• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities

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Hi,
There are two issues in the Q..
1) modifier issue..... sentence starts with ' discouraged by..'…...... now who is discouraged, ofcourse not searches and neither the companies,it is the SHAREHOLDERS... so only C and E are left..
2) tense issue.......'had begun' requires to have some past event to which it is being connected to, so here simple PRESENT will be correct..

E is correct
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Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories, searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies.

(A) searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies
(B) searches are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies who are looking for alternative investment opportunities
(C) shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies had begun searching for investment opportunities outside of the manufacturing industry
(D) the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities for its shareholders
(E) shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities stuck with above SC problem, please assist.


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comma subject rule
so,
Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories, who?
searches
shareholders
the nation’s leading manufacturing companies
so, shareholders
C & E remains
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had begunsearching for investment OR are searching for alternative investment
are is a verb correctly for shareholders
hence E
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Hope you are consistent in your efforts. Conceptual clarity is very important to do well in SC questions. A correct answer choice should rectify the existing error, introduce no new error and should keep the intended meaning of the sentence unchanged. Also, it should be concise. Let us try to understand the following question
The modifying phrase “Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories” intends to modify shareholders. However, this incorrectly modifies searches. Now searches can’t be discouraged. This is an absurd logic. Hence there is an error of misplaced modifier present in the underlined portion.
Choice A can be eliminated as this is the repetition of the underlined portion.
Choice B repeats the error, hence can be eliminated on the same ground. Also, the placement of “who are looking for alternative investment opportunities” after “companies” gives an intended idea that companies are looking for alternatives and the shareholders.
Choice C Though the error of misplaced modifier is corrected, a new error is introduced. The use of past perfect tense is inappropriate. The use of “had begun” suggests that the “shareholders” had begun searching for new investment opportunities before the discouraging data were released. However, this is not the intended idea of the original sentence. The use of past perfect tense is to describe actions before a specific time in the past.
Also, this choice is less precise in nature as “investment opportunities outside of the manufacturing industry” is used as compared to “alternative investment opportunities”.
D. The choice has an error of misplaced modifier. The modifying phrase “Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories” intends to modify shareholders. However, this incorrectly modifies companies.
E. Correct answer. The modifier rightly touches shareholders.
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D is also wrong because of "its". should have been searching for "their" shareholders.
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