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Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties, the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power.


A) the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power
B) the government informed the Swedish public about energy and nuclear power
C) energy and nuclear power information was given to the Swedish public by the government
D) information about energy and nuclear power was given to the Swedish public by the government
E) the public of Sweden was given energy and nuclear power information by the government

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Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties, the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power.


A) the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power
B) the government informed the Swedish public about energy and nuclear power
C) energy and nuclear power information was given to the Swedish public by the government
D) information about energy and nuclear power was given to the Swedish public by the government
E) the public of Sweden was given energy and nuclear power information by the government

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It is the government which should be modified here so B
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Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties, the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power.


A) the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power
B) the government informed the Swedish public about energy and nuclear power
C) energy and nuclear power information was given to the Swedish public by the government
D) information about energy and nuclear power was given to the Swedish public by the government
E) the public of Sweden was given energy and nuclear power information by the government

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The government informed Swedish public by using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties.

Hence 'Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties' must modify 'the government'

B is the answer
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modifier question. Who is 'Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties'? the government

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Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties, the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power.

A) the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power
B) the government informed the Swedish public about energy and nuclear power
C) energy and nuclear power information was given to the Swedish public by the government
D) information about energy and nuclear power was given to the Swedish public by the government
E) the public of Sweden was given energy and nuclear power information by the government

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Can I say apart from the opening modifier error, options A,C,D, and E are passive and we should "avoid passive". Can that be one of the reasons not to totally eliminate but prefer B to A,C,D,and E?
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Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties, the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power.

A) the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power
B) the government informed the Swedish public about energy and nuclear power
C) energy and nuclear power information was given to the Swedish public by the government
D) information about energy and nuclear power was given to the Swedish public by the government
E) the public of Sweden was given energy and nuclear power information by the government

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Can I say apart from the opening modifier error, options A,C,D, and E are passive and we should "avoid passive". Can that be one of the reasons not to totally eliminate but prefer B to A,C,D,and E?


If two sentences are identical in all respects except that one is in active voice and the other in passive, then probably the active could be preferred to the passive. However I am not aware of any instance in which GMAT requires one to distinguish a correct answer from a wrong only on the basis of this aspect; there are other issues with the wrong answer. In fact using passive in the correct answer can be a trap in some questions.
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If two sentences are identical in all respects except that one is in active voice and the other in passive, then probably the active could be preferred to the passive. However I am not aware of any instance in which GMAT requires one to distinguish a correct answer from a wrong only on the basis of this aspect; there are other issues with the wrong answer. In fact using passive in the correct answer can be a trap in some questions.


Thanks again. So, this means I cannot give merit to option B for being *active in nature*. Right sayantanc2k
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Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties, the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power.
A) the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power
B) the government informed the Swedish public about energy and nuclear power
C) energy and nuclear power information was given to the Swedish public by the government
D) information about energy and nuclear power was given to the Swedish public by the government
E) the public of Sweden was given energy and nuclear power information by the government

The opening modifier Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties should be immediately followed by the doer of the action . Here , the Government is the doer .
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AbdurRakib wrote:
Using study groups managed by the principal popular organizations and political parties, the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power.


A) the Swedish public was informed by the government about energy and nuclear power
B) the government informed the Swedish public about energy and nuclear power
C) energy and nuclear power information was given to the Swedish public by the government
D) information about energy and nuclear power was given to the Swedish public by the government
E) the public of Sweden was given energy and nuclear power information by the government

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How is this an idiom question? This appears to be an idiom question? Anyways the government is the agent using study groups to inform the Swedish public so "the government" should come directly after the comma.
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