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With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.


(A) With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.

(B) Cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals with the aid of informants.

(C) With the assistance of informants, we can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.

(D) Otherwise elusive criminals can often have cases made against them with the assistance of informants.

(E) With the assistance of informants, litigators can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.

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Confused between a and b, but b seems slightly more structurally appropriate

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With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.


(A) With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.

(B) Cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals with the aid of informants.

(C) With the assistance of informants, we can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.

(D) Otherwise elusive criminals can often have cases made against them with the assistance of informants.

(E) With the assistance of informants, litigators can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.


IMO E.
The initial modifier -With the assistance of informants- correctly connects to litigators.
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Imo E
A--> Dangling modifier.
Who will do? No answer
B--> with the aid is supposed to modify the verb be made but it is very far away. We have a much elegant and concise structure available in A.
C--> Who is we ?
D--> suggesting that criminals make cases against themselves. That's a train wreck
E---> this sentence introduces the term litigators . This is not wrong


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With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.


(A) With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.

(B) Cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals with the aid of informants.

(C) With the assistance of informants, we can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.

(D) Otherwise elusive criminals can often have cases made against them with the assistance of informants.

(E) With the assistance of informants, litigators can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.


IMO E.
The initial modifier -With the assistance of informants- correctly connects to litigators.

+1 for (E)
With the assistance of informants, is a modifier modifying litigators.
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Imo A

B--> with the aid is supposed to modify the verb be made but it is very far away. We have a much elegant and concise structure available in A.
C--> Who is we ?
D--> suggesting that criminals make cases against themselves. That's a train wreck
E---> this sentence introduces the term litigators . This is not wrong but it is different from the original intended meaning. If the original meaning is not nonsense, always try to preserve the meaning of the original sentence.


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For A , who is going to make the case ?
Litigators in E solves that dangling modifier
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Imo A

B--> with the aid is supposed to modify the verb be made but it is very far away. We have a much elegant and concise structure available in A.
C--> Who is we ?
D--> suggesting that criminals make cases against themselves. That's a train wreck
E---> this sentence introduces the term litigators . This is not wrong but it is different from the original intended meaning. If the original meaning is not nonsense, always try to preserve the meaning of the original sentence.


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For A , who is going to make the case ?
Litigators in E solves that dangling modifier
Yeah, I am in sync with your reasoning.
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I may go with C or E. With modifier needs an action-or such as Litigator or We.
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Bunuel wrote:
With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.


(A) With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.

(B) Cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals with the aid of informants.

(C) With the assistance of informants, we can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.

(D) Otherwise elusive criminals can often have cases made against them with the assistance of informants.

(E) With the assistance of informants, litigators can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.


A) so far, so good - keeping it aside. Although there's no doer of the action, it can be implied at this point of time
B) it kind of sounds like A in passive voice. Ignoring this one
C) who's we here? Can all of us make a case? Nope.
D) i find this to be too wordy
E) looks good. Much better than A

On exam day, I'd have chosen E over A, but then again, I did not do too well in verbal. So I'd wait for the oa or an expert reply.

For me, E is the answer.

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I may go with C or E. With modifier needs an action-or such as Litigator or We.
We is not correct in this context. You can't attribute an antecedent with we

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Bunuel wrote:
With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.


(A) With the assistance of informants, cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals.

(B) Cases can often be made against otherwise elusive criminals with the aid of informants.

(C) With the assistance of informants, we can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.

(D) Otherwise elusive criminals can often have cases made against them with the assistance of informants.

(E) With the assistance of informants, litigators can often make cases against otherwise elusive criminals.


KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:



The original phrase, With the assistance of informants, is a modifier. Based on the structure of the original sentence, it appears to modify cases but it doesn't really make sense for a case—an inanimate, abstract thing—to be assisted by people. What is more logical is that the people who are building the case are assisted by the informants. Since those people are not mentioned in the original sentence, the modifier dangles and needs something concrete to modify. Scanning through your options, you'll see that only (C) and (E) give you concrete subjects. (C) is out because we isn't logical; there's no indication that we are making cases. (E) is your best option.

An 800 test taker knows that dangling modifiers create a situation in which, by adding a modifier, she'll have to change the meaning of the sentence in order to make it correct.
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