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Performing in front of a crowd for the first time, Mike’s voice was

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Performing in front of a crowd for the first time, Mike’s voice was barely audible above the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.

A) Mike’s voice was barely audible above the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.
B) Mike had a hard time making his voice audible over the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.
C) Mike’s voice was barely audible over the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.
D) the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback made it impossible to hear Mike’s voice
E) Mike had a voice that was audibly above the screeching din of feedback from the loudspeaker.
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Performing in front of a crowd for the first time, Mike’s voice was barely audible above the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.

A) Mike’s voice was barely audible above the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.
B) Mike had a hard time making his voice audible over the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.
C) Mike’s voice was barely audible over the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.
D) the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback made it impossible to hear Mike’s voice
E) Mike had a voice that was audibly above the screeching din of feedback from the loudspeaker.


This question is testing your concepts about the modifiers.

"Performing in front of a crowd for the first time". We should have Mike after this statement as Mike is performing, not Mike's voice of the screeching din of loudspeaker.
Hence we are left with: B and E

Option E changes the meaning of the sentence as the original sentence says that Mike's voice was barely audible.
Hence Option B.
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Mascarfi wrote:
Performing in front of a crowd for the first time, Mike’s voice was barely audible above the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.

A) Mike’s voice was barely audible above the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.
B) Mike had a hard time making his voice audible over the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.
C) Mike’s voice was barely audible over the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback.
D) the screeching din of loudspeaker feedback made it impossible to hear Mike’s voice
E) Mike had a voice that was audibly above the screeching din of feedback from the loudspeaker.


Who is performing in front of the crowd.. its Mike.. and hence after comma it should start with mike.
Option B & E.

E changes the meaning also "Was audilbly ". Hence B
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Official solution from VeritasPrep:

A) The sentence as written has a misplaced modifier – whenever a sentence begins with a participial phrase, in this case “Performing in front of a crowd for the first time,’ the modified subject should come immediately after the comma. Here, it sounds as though ‘Mike’s voice’ is performing in front of a crowd

B) Correct. The participial phrase ‘performing in front of a crowd for the first time’ correctly modifies Mike.

C) Again, it sounds as though Mike’s voice is performing in front of a crowd for the first time.

D) Here it sounds as though ‘the screeching din’ is performing, which is nonsensical.

E) The phrase “Mike had a voice that was audibly above’ is wordy and awkward. Additionally, “Mike had a voice” is illogical; he still has the same voice, so a past tense “had” doesn’t quite make logical sense.
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