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# V08-14

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04 Aug 2015, 07:57
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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

A. Misplaced modification; The United States should come after the comma the phrase after ‘and bypassing’ is a fragment

B. Correct modification but the phrase after and bypassing’ is a fragment

C. Correct modification ; Correct choice

D. ‘decided to provide’ is distortion of original meaning

E. Misplaced modification after the initial modifier

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21 Jan 2016, 12:17
Is there any problem with the use of "thus" in answer choice D?
I am not being able to see a problem with answer choice D. I think that "decided to provide" changes the meaning as souvik101990 mentioned, but the meaning is still logical and, therefore, acceptable. Would anybody disagree with that?

Any thoughts?

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Thank you souvik101990 for posting that question.
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25 Jul 2016, 09:31
I have the same doubt as martin has.
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25 Jul 2016, 11:57
chaitanya87 wrote:
I have the same doubt as martin has.

When there are more than 1 grammatically correct sentences, the one that matches in meaning with the original sentence should be selected (if the original sentence does not convey an absurd meaning).
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28 Aug 2018, 12:29
just as answer choice D changes the meaning with "decided to provide", so to does answer choice C when it lists "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"

Those 3 verbs could be taken to mean parallel actions no?

In the original sentence, the meaning is that the US decided to airlift the food in part so that they could bypass the ports and reduce the need to send convoys (the original includes "thus").

Is this slight change in meaning in answer choice C less egregious than the meaning change in D, and thus C is the right choice?

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