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Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, one of the proudest of family legends.

(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, one of the proudest of family legends.
(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the 1900’s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest family legends.
(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is one of the proudest family
(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, one of the proudest of family legends.
(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s.
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stuck between C and E...

will pick E.

though I cant see anything wrong with C either? anyone?
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New post 03 Mar 2005, 23:59
"one of the proudest of family legends"-- what is this phrase after the "comma" modifying the sentence.

"E" is a run on sentence as jpv said.
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(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, one of the proudest of family legends.
"one of the proudest of family legends" seems to modify tunnels.

(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the 1900’s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest family legends.
"one of the proudest of family legends" seems to modify tunnels.

(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is one of the proudest family
Sounds like 12000 Muslims are still digging.

(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, one of the proudest of family legends.
"one of the proudest of family legends" seems to modify tunnels.

(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s.
This one would be correct if there wasn't a comma between "among" and "America's 12000...".
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OA is E
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New post 05 Mar 2005, 10:22
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doesnt the phrase "One of the proudest of family legends" requires the "subject" to which it is modifying to follow just after it.
for example
One of the proudest of family legends, the digging of-----

again,IMO the form as in E would have been correct if it were sth like this

One of the proudest of family legends AND remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of------ (removed the "comma" between "among" and "america's"

again two modifiers placed back to back with a "comma" inserted between them and with the subject following them is what i consider run on sentence. for example
entering in the house, drinking a glass of millk, i went upstairs to my study room.

IMO this is a run on sentence.

please comment.[/b]
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(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s.
This one would be correct if there wasn't a comma between "among" and "America's 12000...".


Agree.. (E) can be correct only if there is no comma.
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(E)

Misleading modifier in (A),(B),(D), therefore eliminlated
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modifier issue A,B,D ..
E by POE but not totally convinced..
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(A) Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, one of the proudest of family legends.
- 'remembered ... by' should be the correct idiom. A is out.

(B) Almost an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims is the digging in the 1900’s of Chicago’s subway tunnels, one of the proudest family legends.
- modify wrong noun

(C) Digging Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember it almost as an epic and it is one of the proudest family
-pronoun 'it' has no clear referent. C is out.

(D) America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims remember almost as an epic the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s, one of the proudest of family legends.
- modify wrong noun

(E) One of the proudest of family legends, remembered almost as an epic among, America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of Chicago’s subway tunnels in the early 1900’s.
- sentences seems fragmented with America's 12,00 Bosnian muslims as a stand-alone phrase (seperated out by commas).


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New post 07 Mar 2005, 20:22
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hong hu

doesnt the phrase "One of the proudest of family legends" requires the "subject" to which it is modifying to follow just after it.
for example
One of the proudest of family legends, the digging of-----

again,IMO the form as in E would have been correct if it were sth like this

One of the proudest of family legends AND remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims, is the digging of------ (removed the "comma" between "among" and "america's"

again two modifiers placed back to back with a "comma" inserted between them and with the subject following them is what i consider run on sentence. for example
entering in the house, drinking a glass of millk, i went upstairs to my study room.

IMO this is a run on sentence.

please comment.[/b]


Basically "remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian Muslims" is a phrase modifying "One of the proudest of family legends". We can get rid of it and still get a complete sentence like this: One of the puoudest of family legends is the digging of ...

The structure of this sentence is similar to this:

One of the best students in our class, I believe, is Ann.
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