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The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

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Re: The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority [#permalink]

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IMHO D..

Rest have either conjunction errors or SV errors.

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look at choice d and e. they use separate clauses. this makes " vast majority" unclear. "vast mojority" of what

choice A, in contrast, use a phrase which modifies main clause. this modification make the two ideas connected closely

A is correct.
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The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose


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This confusing sentence requires a careful analysis. The original (A) is correct, but many people do not like the structure at the end of the sentence. This structure is called an absolute phrase and is relatively common in language. Absolute phrases are modifiers containing a noun/pronoun and participle and they typically used at the beginning or end of the sentence. Consider this example: “Her arms folded across her chest, Jane sat dejected in the corner.” In this sentence correction problem, “the vast majority exported…” is playing exactly the same role and is correct. In (B) the verb “is” is improperly inserted after “majority” creating a comma splice error. You cannot say: “The oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority is exported…” Answer choices (C), (D), and (E) all contain a bungled series at the end and are thus incorrect. You cannot say “the vast majority are exported to A, B, C, and to D…” as the last “to” creates a bungled series. The correct answer is (A).
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The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where --> Correct

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where -->Wrong. Two independent clauses are joined without a conjunction.

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose --> Wrong. Parallelism Issue.

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where --> Wrong. Parallelism Issue.

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose --> Wrong. Parallelism Issue.

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B is also guilty of calling four countries as 'a place' , a singular
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Re: The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority [#permalink]

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Bunuel wrote:
The remaining Florida oranges are shipped out fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where people love premium citrus.


A. fresh, the vast majority exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, where

B. fresh, the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, Singapore, a place where

C. fresh and the vast majority are exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose

D. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, where

E. fresh and the vast majority is exported to Canada, Europe, China, and, increasingly, to Singapore, whose


Imo A

This question was very difficult to solve.

This sentence uses a very sophisticated modifier called absolute modifiers.
The structure of the modifier is Noun/Pronoun + modifier.

As per this only A is the winner, let us analyse other choices as well.

B In B there no conjunction to connect two independent sentences. A typical comma splice error.

C It fixes conjunction error of B but commits gets the list wrong. Correct list is to X, Y, and Z and or to X, to Y, and to Z. The majority is singular so we have to is

D Again the list is wrong.

E List is wrong
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