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Malteses, which originated in south central Europe, have long been a prized dog when ancient Egyptians are thought to have worshiped them and Queen Elizabeth I kept them as pets.


A. Malteses, which originated in south central Europe, have long been a prized dog when

B. Malteses, originating in south central Europe, have long been prized dogs to

C. Originated in south central Europe, Malteses have long been a prized dog;

D. Originating in south central Europe, Malteses have long been prized dogs;

E. Malteses originate in south central Europe;they also have long been prized dogs when

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A. Malteses, which originated in south central Europe, have long been a prized dog when

Use of "them" in the non-underlined portion of the sentence implies that "Malteses" is plural. Hence the use of singular "a prized dog" is INCORRECT
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B. Malteses, originating in south central Europe, have long been prized dogs to

The presence of "to" makes the "ancient Egyptians" part of the first clause and hence the second clause is missing a subject INCORRECT
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C. Originated in south central Europe, Malteses have long been a prized dog;

Use of "them" in the non-underlined portion of the sentence implies that "Malteses" is plural. Hence the use of singular "a prized dog" is INCORRECT
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D. Originating in south central Europe, Malteses have long been prized dogs;

"Originating in south central Europe" correctly modifies Malteses. The presence of ";" correctly splits the sentence into two clauses. CORRECT
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E. Malteses originate in south central Europe;they also have long been prized dogs when

Meaning error. Use of simple present in the first clause changes meaning. INCORRECT
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Hence option D
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+1 for D.

A. Malteses, which originated in south central Europe, have long been a prized dog when

B. Malteses, originating in south central Europe, have long been prized dogs to

C. Originated in south central Europe, Malteses have long been a prized dog;

D. Originating in south central Europe, Malteses have long been prized dogs; --> Correct, rectifies modifier error, and correct usage of semi-colon without any redundancy

E. Malteses originate in south central Europe;they also have long been prized dogs when

Hence, D.
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Malteses, which originated in south central Europe, have long been a prized dog when ancient Egyptians are thought to have worshiped them and Queen Elizabeth I kept them as pets.


A. Malteses, which originated in south central Europe, have long been a prized dog when

B. Malteses, originating in south central Europe, have long been prized dogs to

C. Originated in south central Europe, Malteses have long been a prized dog;

D. Originating in south central Europe, Malteses have long been prized dogs;

E. Malteses originate in south central Europe;they also have long been prized dogs when


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Correct Choice: (D)

This question is almost impossible to answer without first reading all of the answer choices. The adverbial conjunction “when” seems to set up an impossible sequence of events; the correct answer should alter or even dispose of “when” altogether. Choice (D) replaces “when” with a semicolon to express several ideas in a clear, concise way. It also correctly uses the plural dogs to describe Malteses.

Choice (B) begins well, streamlining the relative clause (“originating from...”), but, in altering “when”to “to,” it makes “Egyptians” have the impossible double function of object of “to” and subject of “are thought”. Choice (C) needlessly uses the past participle “originated” to modify “Malteses” instead of the present participle (“originating”). Choice (E)also uses a semicolon, but the division of ideas is awkward and the “when” problem is uncorrected.
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Malteses, which originated in south central Europe, have long been a prized dog when ancient Egyptians are thought to have worshiped them and Queen Elizabeth I kept them as pets.


A. Malteses, which originated in south central Europe, have long been a prized dog when

B. Malteses, originating in south central Europe, have long been prized dogs to

C. Originated in south central Europe, Malteses have long been a prized dog;

D. Originating in south central Europe, Malteses have long been prized dogs;

E. Malteses originate in south central Europe;they also have long been prized dogs when


My choice is D as it is conveying clear meaning with proper modifier placement and it also separates two independent clauses with a semicolon.
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guys can someone please explain the difference between originating(option D) and originated(option C) in terms of meaning and grammar and why originated is wrong in this sentence?.
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guys can someone please explain the difference between originating(option D) and originated(option C) in terms of meaning and grammar and why originated is wrong in this sentence?.


Hi madhankumar666,
If option C had "prized dogs" instead of "a prized dog", then it could have been grammatically correct.
Grammatically both "originated in" and "originating in" are correctly modifing malteses.
When we will go for the meaning difference between above two modifier, then we can see a subtle difference. While "originated in" says only the source of origin, "originating in" conveys the flavor of continuum which the sentence is trying to provide. The sentence is telling that malteses orginated in south central Europe and spread from there.

I hope i clarified your doubt.
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Would "having originated" be correct in option C?

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