Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #115 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #115

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Because there are provisions of the new

Because there are provisions of the new maritime code that provide that even tiny islets can be the basis for claims to the fisheries and oil fields of large sea areas, they have already stimulated international disputes over uninhabited islands.

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Luis Alania

My question is the misplaced modifier. The misplaced modifier in C, D and E. Gary from Magoosh, if you would expand on your analysis for the misplaced modifier, that would be great!

Nov 6, 2016 • Comment

Adam

Hi Luis,

Not all of these choices have misplaced modifiers.

In (C), "already stimulating" modifies the entire preceding clause, which seems okay, except that the -ING participle must also apply to the subject of the preceding clause. Thus (C) implies that the "tiny islets" are stimulating international disputes, and this is illogical.

In (D), it is unclear to what "this" refers to. Maritime code? The entire "because" clause? We don't know.

In (E), both "because..." and "which..." introduce subordinate clauses. There is no main clause in this sentence, so it is a fragment.

Nov 21, 2016 • Reply

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May 25, 2013 • Comment

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