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Motive of the crime decides whether the guilty, after the legal proceedings end, is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence

A.Motive of the crime decides whether the guilty, after the legal proceedings end, is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence.

B. After the legal proceedings end, depending on the motive of the crime, the guilty is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence.

C. The guilty is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence after the legal proceedings end, depending on motive of the crime.

D. The guilty is awarded, depending on motive of the crime, maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence after the legal proceedings end.

E. Depending on motive of the crime, the guilty is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence after the legal proceedings end.

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D and E out becuase the guilty is not depending!
narrowed down to A and C but i think A should be the answer becuase choice is berween 3 so whether required
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I think its a...whether used correctly in A...

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Motive of the crime decides whether the guilty, after the legal proceedings end, is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence

A.Motive of the crime decides whether the guilty, after the legal proceedings end, is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence.

B. After the legal proceedings end, depending on the motive of the crime, the guilty is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence.

C. The guilty is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence after the legal proceedings end, depending on motive of the crime.

D. The guilty is awarded, depending on motive of the crime, maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence after the legal proceedings end.

E. Depending on motive of the crime, the guilty is awarded maximum sentence, less than maximum sentence, or minimum sentence after the legal proceedings end.

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A: CORRECT.

B: The placement of "depending on the motive.." is ambiguous in a way here but in both cases it doesn't make sense. If it modifies the previous clause, it doesn't make sense with subject . the legal proceedings. I don't think it can act as a modifier for the clause "the guilty..." and it won't even make sense with the subject - guilty.

C: ING modifier at the end of sentence after comma must make sense with the subject of the clause. The guilty doesn't make sense with "depending..."

D: Same issue as C. The guilty is not depending on the motive of the crime.

E: Same issue as C. The guilty is not depending on the motive of the crime.
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Hello pushpitkc bro,

Can you please provide official explanation for this question?

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