Directions: In each of the following sentences, the underlined portion may contain a modifier error. If there is no error, then choice A is correct.

1. Although mentioned in Plato’s dialogues, classical scholars believe that the legend of Atlantis actually dates from a much earlier time.

  1. Although mentioned in Plato’s dialogues
  2. Despite being mentioned in Plato’s dialogues
  3. Having been mentioned in Plato’s dialogues
  4. Although receiving mention in Plato’s dialogues
  5. Although Plato mentioned it in his dialogues

2. Max Roach, already an accomplished drummer by the age of 10, played on one of the most influential jazz albums ever and with some of the art’s greatest performers,considered by critics to be a turning point in recorded jazz.

  1. played on one of the most influential jazz albums ever and with some of the art’s greatest performers, considered by critics to be a turning point in recorded jazz
  2. considered by critics to be a turning point in recorded jazz, played on many of the most influential jazz albums and with some of the art’s greatest performers 
  3. played on one of the most influential jazz albums ever, considered by critics to be a turning point in recorded jazz, and with some of the art’s greatest performers
  4. played on one of the most influential jazz albums, considered as a turning point in recorded jazz by critics and with some of the art’s greatest performers
  5. played, considered by critics to be a turning point in recorded jazz, on one of the most influential jazz albums ever, and with some of the art’s greatest performers

3. A borrower who cannot qualify for prime financing with a poor credit score should avoid sub-prime loans and instead work on rebuilding their credit.

  1. A borrower who cannot qualify for prime financing with a poor credit score should avoid subprime loans and instead work on rebuilding their credit
  2. A borrower with a poor credit score who cannot qualify for prime financing should avoid subprime loans and instead work to rebuild his credit
  3. A borrower with a poor credit score should work on rebuilding their credit instead of settling for a subprime loan
  4. With a poor credit score, a borrower who cannot qualify for prime financing should avoid subprime loans, working instead on rebuilding credit
  5. A borrower who cannot qualify for prime financing should avoid subprime loans and instead, with a poor credit score, work on rebuilding his credit

4. Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, eldest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last autocratic ruler of Russia, nursed wounded soldiers during World War I.

  1. Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, eldest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last autocratic ruler of Russia, nursed wounded soldiers during World War I.
  2. Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, a nurse of wounded soldiers during World War I, the eldest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, who was the last autocratic ruler of Russia.
  3. The eldest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, the last autocratic ruler of Russia, nursed wounded soldiers during World War I.
  4. During World War I, the eldest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last autocratic ruler of Russia, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, nursed wounded soldiers.
  5. Nursing wounded soldiers during World War I, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna, the eldest daughter of the last autocratic ruler of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II.

5. Alternately called typhoons, hurricanes, and tropical depressions, meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation.

  1. meteorologists generally recognize six different factors contributing to cyclone formation
  2. cyclones, meteorologists recognize, form from the contribution of six different factors
  3. cyclones form from the contribution of six different factors recognized by meteorologists
  4. cyclones are formed, meteorologists recognize, from the contributions of six different factors
  5. meteorologists are recognizing that cyclones are formed from the contributions of six different factors

Answers

  1. E
  2. C
  3. B
  4. A
  5. D