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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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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???????
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Re: Mary & nine reports [#permalink]
C is terse and does not have any have modifier problems.
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Re: Mary received nine reports from her students after the [#permalink]
Hi Expert,

I found C and E both correct, please provide the solid reasoning to reject choice E
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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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Re: Mary received nine reports from her students after the [#permalink]
Please explain why "E" is wrong. If "them is not there" would it be correct.
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Re: Mary received nine reports from her students after the [#permalink]
I think C has a meaning ambiguity. Brackets indicate modifier.
1) Mary used the nine reports (she received from her students) after the midterm to help calculate
2) Mary used the nine reports (she received from her students after the midterm) to help calculate

Did she use reports after the mid term or did she use reports that she received after mid term (to evaluate end term grades)

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