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# Mary received nine reports from her students after the

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Re: Mary & nine reports [#permalink]
C it is.
eliminate E for it is not clear what "them" refers to.
A and D sounds wordy and awkward resp.
B is plain wrong
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c - concise to the point, gets the author's point straight away
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Re: Mary & nine reports [#permalink]
C.
(a) + (b) it reports are clearly not it
(d) the reports are not of Mary but of her students!
(e) What them refers to: reports or students???????
C wins!
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Re: Mary & nine reports [#permalink]
C is terse and does not have any have modifier problems.
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Hi Expert,

I found C and E both correct, please provide the solid reasoning to reject choice E
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AR15J wrote:
Hi Expert,

I found C and E both correct, please provide the solid reasoning to reject choice E

The pronoun "them" is ambiguous. It could refer to "reports" or "students". Hence E is wrong.
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Please explain why "E" is wrong. If "them is not there" would it be correct.
thanku.
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