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# His wife works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so

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His wife works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, and is also a chartered accountant.

A) works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, and is also a chartered accountant
B) is a chartered accountant and also works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast
C) also works for the company and is a chartered accountant, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast
D) is also a chartered accountant for the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, and works for the company
E) works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, where she is a chartered accountant
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13 Apr 2010, 10:09
=> meaning is she is a charted accountant and also works for a company ....

The best suite is B.
B. is a chartered accountant and also works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast

Other options makes the sentense ambiguous.
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13 Apr 2010, 17:35
Its B explanation given above is good enough..

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'And also' is almost everytime wrong. But here it is exception, because and also is used for the same person/same thing. If you see 'and also' used for different person and/or for different thing then it is wrong usage. B is correct here.
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His wife works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, and is also a chartered accountant.

A) works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, and is also a chartered accountant
B) is a chartered accountant and also works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast
C) also works for the company and is a chartered accountant, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast
D) is also a chartered accountant for the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, and works for the company
E) works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, where she is a chartered accountant

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23 Apr 2010, 12:13
A) works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, and is also a chartered accountant
>>>> Misplaced modifiers
B) is a chartered accountant and also works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast
>>> Sounds OK
C) also works for the company and is a chartered accountant, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast
>>>>> we generally say ...he does this and also this ....so "also" is misplaced here.
D) is also a chartered accountant for the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, and works for the company
>>>>> we generally say ...he does this and also this ....so "also" is misplaced here and ofcourse misplaced modifier at the end which is confusing.
E) works for the company, the Breakfast Group, so named because during the early years, Eric worked until breakfast, where she is a chartered accountant
>>>> "where" is modifying the company here and hence it is misplaced.

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25 Apr 2010, 18:18
I got this one wrong, choosed D but carefully looking at above comments i agree with B.

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21 May 2010, 00:03
Nice explainations. OA is B.

Two characteristics of wife are given - she is a CA and works for company, the BG grp...[then modifier for the BG grp is given]
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19 May 2011, 11:00
+1 B

The modifiers follow the "touch rule", the modifiers should "touch" the nouns they modify.
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25 May 2011, 00:57
its B using the modifier rule here.
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Re: His wife works for the company, the Breakfast Group [#permalink]

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13 Jun 2011, 20:38
B! Proper placement of the modifiers.

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