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# Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alc

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Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together.

(A) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace and happiness flourish together

(B) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together is described by the term halcyon days

(C) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, and is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together

(D) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx and refers to a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together

(E) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the flourishing together of prosperity, peace, and happiness is a period described by the term halcyon days

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Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together.

(A) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace and happiness flourish together; The term can not be a defined time rather it can refer to a time when something flourished

(B) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together is described by the term halcyon days; a period can not originate from the Greek myth

(C) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, and is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together; similar to option A - term can not be a period.

(D) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx and refers to a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together; correct choice - Term originated from Greek myth and refers to a period when something flourished

(E) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the flourishing together of prosperity, peace, and happiness is a period described by the term halcyon days; the flourishing originated from Greek myth, meaning is not clear
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Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together.

(A) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace and happiness flourish together

(B) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together is described by the term halcyon days

(C) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, and is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together

(D) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx and refers to a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together

(E) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the flourishing together of prosperity, peace, and happiness is a period described by the term halcyon days

notes: what originates? the term; the period refers to the term, the term is not a period!

ans (D)

Originally posted by exc4libur on 29 Apr 2020, 05:15.
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Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together.

(A) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace and happiness flourish together

(B) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together is described by the term halcyon days

(C) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, and is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together

(D) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx and refers to a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together

(E) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the flourishing together of prosperity, peace, and happiness is a period described by the term halcyon days

B has a ague meaning issue since a period can't originate from the Greek myth.
C has wrong parallelism structure and gives a equal importance meaning-wise to both the aspects which are not.
E has similar issue as that option B had.
Only A and D are proper sentences but D is preferable since in A the noun 'the term halycon days' does not make sense.

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Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together.

(A) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace and happiness flourish together the term halycon days is not a period rather halycon days refers to a period

(B) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together is described by the term halcyon days modifier error incorrect placement of halycon days

(C) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, and is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish togethermeaning error it means that the term halycon days originates and is a part

(D) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx and refers to a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together IMO D correctly conveys the meaning and refers to usage is correct

(E) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the flourishing together of prosperity, peace, and happiness is a period described by the term halcyon days is incorrect as the shows modifier error
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30 Apr 2020, 00:09

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Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together.

(A) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the term halcyon days is a period during which prosperity, peace and happiness flourish together

This answer choice is illogical. The subject of the sentence is the term halcyon days, not actual halcyon days. The term cannot be a period during which prosperity, peace and happiness flourish together.

We cannot say that a word or term is something or other, but a word or term can refer to/define/describe something or other.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign: The word/term... (it) is...

Whenever we see this Stop Sign, we know that the topic that the question checks is pronouns, specifically using refers to/defines/describes after the word/term (and not is).

(B) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together is described by the term halcyon days

Although this answer choice corrects the original Pronoun error by introducing the phrase is described by, it is grammatically incorrect. The original sentence begins with a modifier: Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx. A modifier should be placed right next to the noun it describes. The only noun that this modifier can logically modify is the term halcyon days. However, what immediately follows the modifier is a period during which...together.

What helps us identify this question as a Dangling Modifier question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A modifier, characterized by all of the following:
1. Verb+ing or Verb in 3rd form
2. Separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma
3. Appears at the very beginning of the sentence

Whenever you see this Stop Sign, focus on the modifier: check whether the noun right after the modifier is indeed the noun that the modifier describes. If it isn't - you've found your mistake.

(C) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, and is a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together

This answer choice is illogical and repeats the original Pronoun error. The subject of the sentence is the term halcyon days, not actual halcyon days. The term cannot be a period during which prosperity, peace and happiness flourish together.

We cannot say that a word or term is something or other, but a word or term can refer to/define/describe something or other.

What helps us identify this mistake is the following Stop Sign:

The word/term... (it) is...

Whenever we see this Stop Sign, we know that the topic that the question checks is pronouns, specifically using refers to/defines/describes after the word/term (and not is).

(D) The term halcyon days originates from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx and refers to a period during which prosperity, peace, and happiness flourish together

The subject of the sentence is the term halcyon days, not actual halcyon days. This answer choice corrects the original Pronoun error by introducing the phrase and refers to.

(E) Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx, the flourishing together of prosperity, peace, and happiness is a period described by the term halcyon days

Although this answer choice corrects the original Pronoun error by introducing the phrase is described by, it is grammatically incorrect. The original sentence begins with a modifier: Originating from the Greek myth that recounts the dramatic tale of Alcyone and Ceyx. A modifier should be placed right next to the noun it describes. The only noun that this modifier can logically modify is the term halcyon days. However, what immediately follows the modifier is the flourishing and flourishing cannot originate from a Greek myth.

What helps us identify this question as a Dangling Modifier question as well as identify the mistake is the following Stop Sign:

A modifier, characterized by all of the following:
1. Verb+ing or Verb in 3rd form
2. Separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma
3. Appears at the very beginning of the sentence

Whenever you see this Stop Sign, focus on the modifier: check whether the noun right after the modifier is indeed the noun that the modifier describes. If it isn't - you've found your mistake.

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