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Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.


A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.

C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars.

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843.

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843.

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Below is my reasoning.

Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.


A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. wrong because after semi colon, we need a clause

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. wrong because which incorrectly modifies 1843

C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars. correct- opening modifier correctly modifying Mauna Loa. Perfect parallel structure is used.

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. wrong - awkward constriction. who can be used only for people

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. wrong - missing main verb
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Below is my reasoning.

Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.


A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. wrong because after semi colon, we need a clause

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. wrong because which incorrectly modifies 1843

C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars. correct- opening modifier correctly modifying Mauna Loa. Perfect parallel structure is used.

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. wrong - awkward constriction. who can be used only for people

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. wrong - missing main verb



Hii Rakesh, I hope option c is not the answer. If we consider the second part of the sentence "and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars" it means that the volcano itself relies upon its rich soil and tourist dollars. But this is odd considering the meaning.

I am not an expert, but I guess C is not correct.
I opted A.
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Hi jackspire , I agree that the 2nd part of C has a problem but in A , "who" modifies Hawai instead of the residents of hawai , that I believe would lead to the elimination of A

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Option (D) seems to be the best of the lot. My reasoning below:

A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. - This option is wrong because a semi-colon can connect only two Independent clauses. Here the second part is a modifier and not a clause

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. - The placement of which is wrong. It should modify Mauna Loa and is placed very far away

C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars. -This option is wrong because of Meaning. The usage of AND conveys that Mauna Loa relied on tourists dollars. It is actually the residents of Hawaii who rely on those

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. - Correct. Modifers are placed correctly, even though not closely. I believe this concept tests the placement of modifiers and emphasizes that they can modify far away nouns

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. -This option is wrong because if you look closely, you will notice that this sentence has no verb.
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A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. -- Second part after the semicolon is a fragment.

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollar -- The relative pronoun 'which' cannot refer to the distant noun volcano overriding the verb has erupted.


C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars.-- Mauna Loa did not rely on its rich soil or the dollars. The residents depended upon them.

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843-- correct

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. -- This is a blatant fragment.

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Below is my reasoning.

Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.


A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. wrong because after semi colon, we need a clause

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. wrong because which incorrectly modifies 1843

C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars. correct- opening modifier correctly modifying Mauna Loa. Perfect parallel structure is used.

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. wrong - awkward constriction. who can be used only for people

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. wrong - missing main verb


While you are right, 'residents' are type of people and therefore 'who' is correct.
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Hi jackspire , I agree that the 2nd part of C has a problem but in A , "who" modifies Hawai instead of the residents of hawai , that I believe would lead to the elimination of A

Thank You , COrrect me if I am wrong


No abhinav, the word "who" is correctly modifying the residents(Relative pronouns ignore any kind of prepositions; here who is correctly referring to "the residents". After residents the part "on the big island of Hawaii" is just a prepositional string), but the part after the semicolon in this sentence is just a modifier. A semicolon is used in between two independent clauses. So A is wrong.

Now I got why A is wrong.
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Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.


A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.

C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars.

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843.

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843.


Let's read the original sentence for some time. Because whole sentence is underlined. So it is very important to understand the correct intended meaning.

It states Mauna Loa is volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. This is absolutely correct. No error.
It also states that "volcano is an active and sometimes dangerous" in nature. Perfect. It only describes volcano.
a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii - This sentence is also describing Volcano.
who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars - This is describing about residents.

No let's see the sentence structure :-
Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; There is no error in this part of sentence.
a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. - Here we have Verb error. Actually there is no verb in IC (Independent Clause).
Note that "who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars" is placed correctly. It is not placed close to "residents" because "on the Big Island of Hawaii" should be placed next to it in order to make sense with subjects.

Now let's move on to Process of elimination.

A - is incorrect fot the reason mentioned above.
B - is incorrect because "a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii" is placed little far away. We need better construction which is closer to "Mauna Loa".
C - It alters the meaning by stating that "Mauna Loa is relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars". it doesn't make sense.
D - Is much better of all the options.
E - it is completely wrong. there is no main verb in the sentence.

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Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.


A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.

C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars.

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843.

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843.

It's testing modifier and meaning knowledge.
Modifier manau la should be placed appropriately and we need to infer it's refer to manau la and not to volcano.
D is only correct.

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A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars. -- Second part after the semicolon is a fragment.

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollar -- The relative pronoun 'which' cannot refer to the distant noun volcano overriding the verb has erupted.


C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars.-- Mauna Loa did not rely on its rich soil or the dollars. The residents depended upon them.

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843-- correct

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843. -- This is a blatant fragment.


Hi daagh,
regarding D,
"A source of pride..." and "who rely.." are two modifiers. "who rely" modifies the residents in "A source of pride".
Doesn't "who rely" make "A source of pride" a too far away modifier (dandling modifier)?
I thought that the sentences with 2 consecutive modifiers are incorrect because the remote modifier becomes "a dandling modifier". Or is this rule - about 2 consecutive modifiers - only applicable if both modifiers modify the same entity, making one of the modifiers remote/dandling?
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Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.


A. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843; a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.

B. Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843, which is a source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars.

C. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843 and relied upon for its rich soil and tourist dollars.

D. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa is an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843.

E. A source of pride for the residents on the Big Island of Hawaii, who rely on the volcano’s rich soil and tourist dollars, Mauna Loa, an active and sometimes dangerous volcano that has erupted 33 times since 1843.


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With so much underlined and so many decision points, try to find something concrete to start with. After a quick look at answer choices, you see that the problem is primarily testing sentence construction (how the different elements are linked) and modifiers.

Answer choice (A) contains a fairly easy-to-spot error with the semi-colon: the portion following the semi-colon is not an independent clause, so it can be eliminated. (B) contains a “which” modifying clause, so look to see if it is used properly: the “which” clause has no noun close by to logically modify (it is supposed to be modifying Mauna Loa) so it too can be eliminated. (C) contains a sentence construction error at the end of the sentence: you cannot say “a volcano that has erupted…and relied upon.” It would need to be “a volcano that has erupted and is relied upon…” but even that is awkward as it is unclear who is relying on it with that structure.

(D) is correct: the appositive modifier “A source of pride…” properly modifies “Mauna Loa”, the main subject of the sentence. The modifier “who rely on its rich soil and tourist dollars” is properly giving extra information about the residents on the Big Island and can removed to look at the overall structure. (E) is incorrect as there is no main verb in the sentence – Mauna Loa lacks a verb after it. The correct answer is (D).
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After all, a modifier's sole job is to modify or describe something. Per se, a modifier can modify either a noun or another modifier or a noun within another modifier. Such nested modifiers are legal. When there is more than one modifier or a bunch of stacked modifiers, you may appreciate only one of them is going to be near the noun. It all depends upon the context whether all of the modifiers modify the same noun or a different entity. As such, there may not be a hard and fast formula about this.
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After all, a modifier's sole job is to modify or describe something. Per say a modifier can modify either a noun or another modifier or a noun within another modifier. Such nested modifiers are legal. When there is more than one modifier or a bunch of stacked modifiers, you may appreciate only one of them is going to be near the noun. It all depends upon the context whether all of the modifiers modify the same noun or a different entity. As such, there may not be a hard and fast formula about this.
As long as some entity is available for the modifier to fall back on within the given sentence, we may not reckon them as dangling. Dangling occurs only when there is altogether nothing for the modifier to modify meaningfully and thus we are forced to bring in an appropriately modified entity to complete the meaning


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