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# Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contains forecas

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Project SC Butler: Day 110 Sentence Correction (SC1)

Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contains forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.

(A) Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contains forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.

(B) Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contained forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.

(C) Published every year since 1818, forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening are all contained in the Farmers' Almanac.

(D) Every year since 1818, the published Farmers' Almanac contained forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.

(E) Every year since 1818, forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening were all contained in the Farmers' Almanac.

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24 Feb 2019, 08:58
IMO A .

Published since 1818 indicates that it is still getting published .

So use of simple present looks okay

A. Looks okay
B. uses simple past incorrect.
C. Incorrect use of past participle modifier , modifying forecasts.

D . Again simple past
E. same as C

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24 Feb 2019, 10:21
sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 110 Sentence Correction (SC1)

Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contains forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.

(A) Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contains forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.

A————STATES A FACT. PERFECT USE OF PRESENT TENSE. NO ERROR. CORRECT

(B) Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contained forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.

B———CONTAINED IS INCORRECT

(C) Published every year since 1818, forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening are all contained in the Farmers' Almanac.

C——-PASSIVE VOICE , AWKWARD

(D) Every year since 1818, the published Farmers' Almanac contained forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.

D——————PUBLISHED FARMERS’ ALAMANAC CONTAINED——INCORRECT

(E) Every year since 1818, forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening were all contained in the Farmers' Almanac.

E————WERE ALL CONTAINED ——INCORRECT

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24 Feb 2019, 11:08
kumarankit01 wrote:
IMO A .

Published since 1818 indicates that it is still getting published .

So use of simple present looks okay

A. Looks okay
B. uses simple past incorrect.
C. Incorrect use of past participle modifier , modifying forecasts.

D . Again simple past
E. same as C

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+1 for (A)

Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contains forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.

The highlighted part must ,modify what follows it, in this case it is the Farmers' Almanac

Further since 1818 suggests a continuing action hence, contains perfectly fits in, nothing wrong with the OA, COrrect answer IMHO is (A)
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24 Feb 2019, 21:00
Taking a shot at this question. Feel free to critique my explanation. Thanks.
sudarshan22 wrote:

Project SC Butler: Day 110 Sentence Correction (SC1)

Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contains forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.
Meaning: The sentence is trying to communicate that there is a almanac (yearly publication - looked up on Google) which provides insight into weather, astronomical calendar etc. The point to be noted here is that the publication continues to be published to this year.

(A) Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contains forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.
The modifier 'Published every year since 1818' correctly modifies the noun 'the almanac', answering the question who/what is published since 1818. The elements in the list i.e. forecasts, the most recent calendar and advice are parallel. Also, the plural noun interests makes perfect sense with cooking and gardening. Keep A for now.

(B) Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contained forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.
The verb (past tense) 'contained' incorrectly suggests that the publication no longer contains the information on forecast, calendar etc. And this goes against the intended meaning of the original sentence. We can eliminate this option for this error.

(C) Published every year since 1818, forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening are all contained in the Farmers' Almanac.
In this option the modifier 'Published every year since 1818' incorrectly modifies 'forecasts' suggesting that it is the forecast that is published since 1818, whereas it is the almanac that is published since 1818. We can eliminate this option for this error.

(D) Every year since 1818, the published Farmers' Almanac contained forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.
This option has the error that I called out for option B as well presents an awkward construction in - 'Every year since 1818, the published Farmers' Almanac'

(E) Every year since 1818, forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening were all contained in the Farmers' Almanac.
This option also repeats the error from option B.

Correct answer as per me: A
Plugging in the correct option: Published every year since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac contains forecasts about the weather, the most recent astronomical calendar, and humorous advice on household interests, such as cooking and gardening.
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25 Feb 2019, 01:15
Since past participle is at the beginning of the sentence it should modify the subject of the main clause and in case the subject of the main clause happens to be "Farmers' Almanac"

Hence, the answer should be A.
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25 Feb 2019, 09:58
Official Explanation :

The sentence is correct as written. The beginning phrase modifies the next words the Farmers' Almanac, avoiding any misplaced modifier errors. Eliminate (C) and (E) because they contain misplaced modifiers for the reason mentioned above.

Eliminate (B) because it switches to the past tense (contained); the sentence should stay in the present tense because the Farmers' Almanac is still in publication. Also, published every year is present tense in this sentence, so it retains the parallelism.

Finally, eliminate (D) because it is in past tense, and the placement of published makes the sentence awkward. The correct answer is (A).
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