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Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Austrailians ever since 1788, when Europeans saw Dharug-speaking men tossing "bumariny" in the area later known as Sydney.

A) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Austrailians ever since 1788,

B) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Austrailians ever since 1788,

C) Ever since 1788, non-Austrailians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from

D) Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Austrailians, regardless of its form or function, from

E) Non-Austrailians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from


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Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Austrailians ever since 1788, when Europeans saw Dharug-speaking men tossing "bumariny" in the area later known as Sydney.

A) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Austrailians ever since 1788,

B) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Austrailians ever since 1788,

C) Ever since 1788, non-Austrailians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from

D) Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Austrailians, regardless of its form or function, from

E) Non-Austrailians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from


OA to follow.


C, D, E are wrong. the expression from when here does not make sense.
when is modifying the time or 1788.
B is wrong because has does not agree with the plural objects.
So, A is the correct answer here.

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Oh boy !!! an SC talking about aussies and boomerangs .. I gotta get this one :):) (+1 for posting this)

I think the answer is A although even A has an error of the dangling modifier.


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Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians ever since 1788, when Europeans saw Dharug-speaking men tossing "bumariny" in the area later known as Sydney. <-- that when is a dead giveaway that the date MUST precede it. This eliminates CDE and since B is obviously wrong, the answer is A.


A) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians ever since 1788, <-- incorrect dangling modifier usage BUT I think this is the answer.

B) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians ever since 1788, <-- SV error

C) Ever since 1788, non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from

D) Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians, regardless of its form or function, from

E) Non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from


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Oh boy !!! an SC talking about aussies and boomerangs .. I gotta get this one :):) (+1 for posting this)

I think the answer is A although even A has an error of the dangling modifier.


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Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians ever since 1788, when Europeans saw Dharug-speaking men tossing "bumariny" in the area later known as Sydney. <-- that when is a dead giveaway that the date MUST precede it. This eliminates CDE and since B is obviously wrong, the answer is A.


A) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians ever since 1788, <-- incorrect dangling modifier usage BUT I think this is the answer.

B) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians ever since 1788, <-- SV error

C) Ever since 1788, non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from

D) Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians, regardless of its form or function, from

E) Non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from


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I see nothing wrong with A, "aerodynamically" modifies correctly "enhanced"
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Regardless of their form or function, <what goes here?>

Generally speaking dangling modifiers such as above must be followed by a proper noun. But here everything else was totally incorrect.

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Regardless of their form or function, <what goes here?>

Generally speaking dangling modifiers such as above must be followed by a proper noun. But here everything else was totally incorrect.


i think the phrase "aerodynamically enhanced" acts as an adjective

substitute into the sentence: Regardless of their form or function, all black and blue objects made for throwing

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Yeah, I understand that they are adjectives, but are adjectives allowed straight after a dangling modifier ?

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Regardless of their form or function, <what goes here?>

Generally speaking dangling modifiers such as above must be followed by a proper noun. But here everything else was totally incorrect.


i think the phrase "aerodynamically enhanced" acts as an adjective

substitute into the sentence: Regardless of their form or function, all black and blue objects made for throwing

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Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Austrailians ever since 1788, when Europeans saw Dharug-speaking men tossing "bumariny" in the area later known as Sydney.

A) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Austrailians ever since 1788,

B) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Austrailians ever since 1788,

C) Ever since 1788, non-Austrailians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from

D) Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Austrailians, regardless of its form or function, from

E) Non-Austrailians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from


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A is my pick.
"From" doesn't makes sense when you are dealing with time, unless you have "to" as a companion. For example:
I worked from 1995 to 1997. (correct)
I worked from 1995. (incorrect).
"have" is correct because of plural.

Here is the sentence breakdown:
Regardless of their form or function,
(SUBJECT) all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing
(VERB) have been called
boomerangs by non-Austrailians ever since 1788, when Europeans saw Dharug-speaking men tossing "bumariny" in the area later known as Sydney.

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C, D and E can be eliminated -> the second modifying clause "when europeans saw.. " should modify 1788 and should be next to it. When is a noun modifier.

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Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Austrailians ever since 1788, when Europeans saw Dharug-speaking men tossing "bumariny" in the area later known as Sydney.

A) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Austrailians ever since 1788,

B) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Austrailians ever since 1788,

C) Ever since 1788, non-Austrailians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from

D) Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Austrailians, regardless of its form or function, from

E) Non-Austrailians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from


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Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for
throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788,
when Europeans
saw Dharug-peaking men tossing “bumariny” in the area later known as Sydney.

A. Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects
made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788,
B. Regardless of their form or function, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object
made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians even since 1788,
C. Ever since 1788, non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved
objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from
D. Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has
been called a boomerang by non-Australians, regardless of its form or function, from
E. Non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for
throwing boomerang ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from

Could someone explain the diff b/w the usage of all and any in options 1 and 2. Which usage is better and why?
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Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for
throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788,
when Europeans
saw Dharug-peaking men tossing “bumariny” in the area later known as Sydney.

A. Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects
made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788,
B. Regardless of their form or function, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object
made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians even since 1788,
C. Ever since 1788, non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved
objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from
D. Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has
been called a boomerang by non-Australians, regardless of its form or function, from
E. Non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for
throwing boomerang ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from

Could someone explain the diff b/w the usage of all and any in options 1 and 2. Which usage is better and why?

Answer is undoubtedly A.

The deciding factor is not the usage of all or any. Rather its the pronoun 'their'. 'Their' must refer to a plural antecedent. In B the antecedent is clearly 'object' which is singular. Hence, use of their is incorrect. While in A, the antecedent is 'objects', which is plural. Therefore A is the correct option.

In others clearly the use of 'from' in conjunction with 'when' helps in eliminating them.

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Good point. Chose A, but missed the "their" error.

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GMBA85 wrote:
Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for
throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788,
when Europeans
saw Dharug-peaking men tossing “bumariny” in the area later known as Sydney.

A. Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects
made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788,
B. Regardless of their form or function, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object
made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians even since 1788,
C. Ever since 1788, non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved
objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from
D. Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has
been called a boomerang by non-Australians, regardless of its form or function, from
E. Non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for
throwing boomerang ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from

Could someone explain the diff b/w the usage of all and any in options 1 and 2. Which usage is better and why?

Answer is undoubtedly A.

The deciding factor is not the usage of all or any. Rather its the pronoun 'their'. 'Their' must refer to a plural antecedent. In B the antecedent is clearly 'object' which is singular. Hence, use of their is incorrect. While in A, the antecedent is 'objects', which is plural. Therefore A is the correct option.

In others clearly the use of 'from' in conjunction with 'when' helps in eliminating them.

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It should be A.

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What about the difference between has & have? S-V agreement.

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What about the difference between has & have? S-V agreement.


If you meant the difference between answer choices A and B, then B is c;learly wrong because of the use of "their".

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GMBA85 wrote:
Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for
throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788,
when Europeans
saw Dharug-peaking men tossing “bumariny” in the area later known as Sydney.

A. Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects
made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788,
B. Regardless of their form or function, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object
made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians even since 1788,
C. Ever since 1788, non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved
objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from
D. Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has
been called a boomerang by non-Australians, regardless of its form or function, from
E. Non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for
throwing boomerang ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from

Could someone explain the diff b/w the usage of all and any in options 1 and 2. Which usage is better and why?

Answer is undoubtedly A.

The deciding factor is not the usage of all or any. Rather its the pronoun 'their'. 'Their' must refer to a plural antecedent. In B the antecedent is clearly 'object' which is singular. Hence, use of their is incorrect. While in A, the antecedent is 'objects', which is plural. Therefore A is the correct option.

In others clearly the use of 'from' in conjunction with 'when' helps in eliminating them.


I agree with this reasoning and answer. I came across another Q yesterday with any/all and the tie breakers were the pronoun and the singular/plural subjects.

when should refer to a time or time period. In C,D & E from and when together do not make sense

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Choice A for me


The sentence is inverted. If you reorganise the sentence and look for pronoun reference it will make sense.Also, when should refer to a time,date etc.

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OA is A guys.

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Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788, when Europeans saw Dharug-peaking men tossing “bumariny” in the area later known as Sydney.

(A) Regardless of their form or function, all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing have been called boomerangs by non-Australians even since 1788,

(B) Regardless of their form or function, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians even since 1788,

(C) Ever since 1788, non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerangs, regardless of their form or function, from

(D) Ever since 1788, any aerodynamically enhanced, curved object made for throwing has been called a boomerang by non-Australians, regardless of its form or function, from

(E) Non-Australians have called all aerodynamically enhanced, curved objects made for throwing boomerang ever since 1788, regardless of their form or function, from

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A IMO.....It should be 'ALL' and not 'any'

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