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# President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia during the c

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President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon.

A. President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon.

B. President Obama in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon got to know about the killings.

C. Getting to know about the killings in Siberia, President Obama, during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon.

D. During the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon, President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia.

E. At the Pentagon, President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting.
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A. President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon.
Modifier Error: The phrase "during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon' modifies killings in Siberia, nonsensically implying that the killings in Siberia took place during the meeting.

B. President Obama in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon got to know about the killings.
Modifier Error: Phrase "in Siberia" nonsencially modifies President Obama.

C. Getting to know about the killings in Siberia, President Obama, during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon.
Verb Error: Verb is missing in the sentence.

D. During the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon, President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia.

E. At the Pentagon, President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting.
Modifier Error: The phrase "during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon' modifies killings in Siberia, nonsensically implying that the killings in Siberia took place during the meeting.

Option D fixes all the errors and is therefore the correct answer.

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03 Jan 2019, 11:14
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A. President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon.--wrong, placement of prepositonal phrase is wrong

B. President Obama in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon got to know about the killings.---wrong, prepositional phrase error

C. Getting to know about the killings in Siberia, President Obama, during the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon---wrong changes meaning.

D. During the chiefs of staff meeting at the Pentagon, President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia.---correct

E. At the Pentagon, President Obama got to know about the killings in Siberia during the chiefs of staff meeting.---wrong, during seems to modify siberia, instead should modify pentagon
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