Help With ID Sentence Error
1.(By painting them) this afternoon, the walls would be completely dry by tomorrow evening.
(A) By painting them
(B) If they would have been painted
(C) Were they to be painted
(D) After painting them
(E) They would be painted
Why is C the right answer and why are choices A and B incorrect?
2. One of the earliest of the ancient Greek writers of love poetry, Sappho (has had such a profound influence on) later lyric poets that she came to be known as "the tenth Muse"
(A) has had such a profound influence on
(B) has had so profound an influence on
(C) has so profoundly influenced
(D) so profoundly influenced
(E) profoundly in fluenced
Why is D the right answer and why are choices A and B incorrect?