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Increasingly partisan political coverage may be leading pollsters to alter their polling methods to support an intended result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of questions in order to elicit desired responses.


A result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of

B result, such as to be phrasing

C result, like to phrase

D result, as an example, to phrase

E result; pollsters may, for example, phrase

Originally posted by anceer on 05 Jul 2014, 03:09.
Last edited by Bunuel on 04 Oct 2018, 05:00, edited 1 time in total.
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Increasingly partisan political coverage may be leading pollsters to alter their polling methods to support an intended result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of questions in order to elicit desired responses.

A result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of
which refers to its previous noun which is "result"---> wrong modification
"as an example" is sandwiched.. the sentence will be: result may be the phrasing..

B result, such as to be phrasing

C result, like to phrase
like is used to introduce example.... wrong usage

D result, as an example, to phrase
again "as an example" is sandwiched... the sentence will be" "to support an intended result to phrase!!!

E result; pollsters may, for example, phrase
pollsters may phrase--- makes sense
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Increasingly partisan political coverage may be leading pollsters to alter their polling methods to support an intended result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of questions in order to elicit desired responses.

A result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of
which refers to its previous noun which is "result"---> wrong modification
"as an example" is sandwiched.. the sentence will be: result may be the phrasing..

B result, such as to be phrasing

C result, like to phrase
like is used to introduce example.... wrong usage

D result, as an example, to phrase
again "as an example" is sandwiched... the sentence will be" "to support an intended result to phrase!!!

E result; pollsters may, for example, phrase
pollsters may phrase--- makes sense


good explanation, though, pretty much a long thought process.

The meaning is to explain something in two indipendent clauses. as such, you need semicolon: A and E, A is completely wrong and even reading it is totally a mess.

E in 10 seconds

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Clause post ";" needs a subject "polsters" to stand on it own , only option E has it , hence the answer.
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[quote="bb61"]Increasingly partisan political coverage may be leading pollsters to alter their polling methods to support an intended result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of questions in order to elicit desired responses.

A result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of
which refers to its previous noun which is "result"---> wrong modification
"as an example" is sandwiched.. the sentence will be: result may be the phrasing..

B result, such as to be phrasing

C result, like to phrase
like is used to introduce example.... wrong usage

D result, as an example, to phrase
again "as an example" is sandwiched... the sentence will be" "to support an intended result to phrase!!!

Hey, this might sound stupid but why "to be phrasing" is wrong in B?
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Increasingly partisan political coverage may be leading pollsters to alter their polling methods to support an intended result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of questions in order to elicit desired responses.


A result; which may, as an example, be the phrasing of

B result, such as to be phrasing

C result, like to phrase

D result, as an example, to phrase

E result; pollsters may, for example, phrase

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The underlined portion of the sentence features a semi-colon, which must join two independent clauses, so check whether the portion of the sentence after the semi-colon is an independent clause. Which may, as an example, be the phrasing of questions in order to elicit desired responses is a dependent clause that cannot be joined with a semi-colon, so there is a clauses and connectors error. Eliminate choice A and look for any obvious repeaters. Because each answer choice must be examined carefully in order to determine whether the clauses and connectors error is repeated, there are no obvious repeaters. Therefore, evaluate the remaining answer choices individually, looking for reasons to eliminate each.

Choice B fixes the original clauses and connectors error by changing the punctuation to a comma but replaces the phrasing of questions with such as to be phrasing. This creates a misplaced modifier error because such as should be followed by a noun instead of an infinitive verb, so eliminate choice B. Choice C fixes the original clauses and connectors error by changing the punctuation to a comma. However, choice C introduces a new error by using the word like as an idiom for something other than a comparison. Eliminate choice C. Choice D fixes the original clauses and connectors error by changing the punctuation to a comma but places the modifying phrase as an example next to support an intended result, thereby changing the meaning of the sentence. Eliminate choice D. Choice E fixes the original clauses and connectors error by introducing pollsters may, which is the subject required to create an independent clause, and introduces no new errors. Keep choice E.

Choice A: No. Which may, as an example, be the phrasing of questions in order to elicit desired responses is a dependent clause that cannot be joined to an independent clause with a semi-colon. Clauses & Connectors.

Choice B: No. Such as must be paired with a noun. Misplaced modifier.

Choice C: No. Like is used for something other than a comparison. Idiom.

Choice D: No. As an example is used to modify result. Misplaced modifier.

Choice E: Correct.

The correct answer is choice E.
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