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Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems to be hard to come by in the deteriorating economy.

(A) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems
(B) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants request money on the streets, money seeming
(C) On the streets wretched and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money that seems
(D) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants request money on the streets seeming
(E) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets that seems

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Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems to be hard to come by in the deteriorating economy.

(A) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems
(B) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants request money on the streets, money seeming
(C) On the streets wretched and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money that seems
(D) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants request money on the streets seeming
(E) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets that seems


Wretched and prevalent are adjectives modifying mendicants' and are, therefore, correct ...
But increasing has to modify an adjective prevalent and therefore is wrong and increasingly is the adverb that can correctly modify prevalent.
THAT has to modify money and should be next to it.

C is the best option available
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Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems to be hard to come by in the deteriorating economy.

(A) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems
(B) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants request money on the streets, money seeming
(C) On the streets wretched and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money that seems
(D) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants request money on the streets seeming
(E) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets that seems
Wretched and increasing are adjectives...in this sentence..so..C.D.E are out..from A n B...I choose A..because..the sentence formation is better ..than B..which is awkward

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Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems to be hard to come by in the deteriorating economy.

(A) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems
(B) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants request money on the streets, money seeming
(C) On the streets wretched and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money that seems
(D) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants request money on the streets seeming
(E) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets that seems

As it seems, the words Wretched and Prevalent are adjectives modifying mendicants. Increasing is there to modify prevalent. But, an adverb should modify an adjective. So, increasingly would be correct.
A. is incorrect as explained above
B. No increasingly. "money seeming" is wrong.
C. Even if "on the streets" has changed position, the errors are rectified with no additional errors.
D. Logically, "Wretchedly prevalent mendicants" is wrong. Further, removal of comma also changes the meaning.
E. Same use of "Wretchedly prevalent mendicants" is wrong.
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I got C as the correct answer.
The word "money" is used twice in A and B. so rejected on grounds of redundancy.
I rejected D and B because of the word "wretchedly".

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Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems to be hard to come by in the deteriorating economy.

(A) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets, money that seems
(B) Wretched and increasing prevalent mendicants request money on the streets, money seeming
(C) On the streets wretched and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money that seems
(D) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants request money on the streets seeming
(E) Wretchedly and increasingly prevalent mendicants are requesting money on the streets that seems


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This question involves determining whether words are modifying adjectives or nouns. What does wretched describe? The mendicants. The word ‘mendicants’ is a noun, so wretched stays as an adjective. That eliminates choices D and E. What does increasing refer to? It refers to the word ‘prevalent’, an adjective. Therefore you need an adverb to modify the adjective. Eliminate A and B. Choice C is the correct answer. In addition, the relative pronoun ‘that’ is correctly placed in C, next to the word to which it refers, ‘money’.
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