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Modifiers (place in the sentence)

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Can someone pls. explain the modifier issue here? Many tks. in advance. Lw.

As part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling during the 1950s, so that they could learn to fall without being hurt.

(A) As part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling during the 1950s
(B) As part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live during the 1950s with their disabilities were helped to practice falling
(C) Young polio victims learning to live during the 1950s with their disabilities were helped to practice falling as part of their therapy
(D) Young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling during the 1950s as part of their therapy
(E) During the 1950s, as part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling

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Can someone pls. explain the modifier issue here? Many tks. in advance. Lw.

As part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling during the 1950s, so that they could learn to fall without being hurt.

(A) As part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling during the 1950s
(B) As part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live during the 1950s with their disabilities were helped to practice falling
(C) Young polio victims learning to live during the 1950s with their disabilities were helped to practice falling as part of their therapy
(D) Young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling during the 1950s as part of their therapy
(E) During the 1950s, as part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling


Answer should be E.
In all other options.. "During the 1950' modifies illogically. position of "during the 1950" --> misplaced.

A & D...Polio victims(PV)... were helped to practice falling during the 1950s
---> suggests that PV were helped to practice falling during the 1950s
B & C
Young polio victims learning to live during the 1950s

In E it is clrearly placed
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Tks!
Have any good theory about modifiers?

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lordw wrote:
Can someone pls. explain the modifier issue here? Many tks. in advance. Lw.

As part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling during the 1950s, so that they could learn to fall without being hurt.

(A) As part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling during the 1950s
(B) As part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live during the 1950s with their disabilities were helped to practice falling
(C) Young polio victims learning to live during the 1950s with their disabilities were helped to practice falling as part of their therapy
(D) Young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling during the 1950s as part of their therapy
(E) During the 1950s, as part of their therapy, young polio victims learning to live with their disabilities were helped to practice falling


Answer should be E.
In all other options.. "During the 1950' modifies illogically. position of "during the 1950" --> misplaced.

A & D...Polio victims(PV)... were helped to practice falling during the 1950s
---> suggests that PV were helped to practice falling during the 1950s
B & C
Young polio victims learning to live during the 1950s

In E it is clrearly placed
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Tks!
Have any good theory about modifiers?


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