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Responding to the worsening famine, relief efforts were provided by the United States to assist by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys.

(A) Responding to the worsening famine, relief was provided by the United States by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(B) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(C) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(D) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States decided to provide relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys.

(E) Responding to the worsening famine, relief provided by the United States to airlift food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys
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Responding to the worsening famine, relief efforts were provided by the United States to assist by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys.

(A)Responding to the worsening famine, relief was provided by the United States by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(B) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(C) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(D) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States decided to provide relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out
convoys.

(E)Responding to the worsening famine, relief provided by the United States to airlift food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys



Ans is clearly C. As only C is parallel and we need "the united states" after the COMMA for correct the modifier error.
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Responding to the worsening famine, relief efforts were provided by the United States to assist by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys.

(A)Responding to the worsening famine, relief was provided by the United States by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(B) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(C) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(D) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States decided to provide relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out
convoys.

(E)Responding to the worsening famine, relief provided by the United States to airlift food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys
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C... i think easy one with multiplier
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Lets look at the structure

Modifier , Clause, modifier

A and E - modifier is modifying relief rather than the united states so you are left with B, C and D

B- modifier , clause , and verb-ing blah blah - and is used to create subordinate clause or it should be part of list X and Y - neither is the case - rejected

Between C and D - the only difference is 'thus' and 'decided to provide' - So, brevity issue . obviously C is succinct

and here is your winner - C
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I am not so clear why is D so wrong? Doesn't thus imply that it was the result of what US did?
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I am not so clear why is D so wrong? Doesn't thus imply that it was the result of what US did?


Option D - "Responding to the worsening famine, the United States decided to provide relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out
convoys."

Here it has been mentioned as "US Decided to provide" which change the intended meaning. The intended meaning is "US provided the relief efforts and its over". Option "D" completely change the intended meaning of the sentence.
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Responding to the worsening famine, relief efforts were provided by the United States to assist by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys.

(A)Responding to the worsening famine, relief was provided by the United States by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(B) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, and bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(C) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States provided relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys

(D) Responding to the worsening famine, the United States decided to provide relief by airlifting food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out
convoys.

(E)Responding to the worsening famine, relief provided by the United States to airlift food from nearby Kenya to remote airfields in the interior of Somalia for distribution, thus bypassing congested ports and reducing the need to send out convoys


Can some one tells the meaning of the below sentences?

1. Relief was provided by the united states by airlifting food from Kenya to remote places.
2. United states provided relief by airlifting food from Kenya to remote places.
3. Relief was provided by united states to airlift food from Kenya to remote places.
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I am not so clear why is D so wrong? Doesn't thus imply that it was the result of what US did?



Hi,
'bypassing ....' is an absolute phrase since it doesn't have a subject.

Using thus makes is a subordinate clause, which can't exist without a subject. Debates about meaning are subjective, but this is the definite reason why D is wrong.
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I do not think, per se, sentence 1 and 2 mean any different except for the change of voice. However, three is different. Instead of giving relief by means of airlifting, it says that the very purpose of the relief was to airlift. This is not the intended meaning.
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I aggree c is best.
logically "comma+doing" can mofify a preceding doing
but this case never appear in og books.
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