grammar question help
Here's the original sentence:
The author, taking the reader on a chronological journey through her native land, skillfully combining history and legend with fragments of fiction.
Here are 2 options:
(C) The reader is taken on a chronological journey through her native land by the author who is skillfully
(E) The author takes the reader on a chronological journey through her native land, skillfully
Here are the reasons:
Choice (C) involves the use of a vague pronoun. It is not clear whether the pronoun "her" refers to the reader or to the author.
I don't see how option C uses a vague pronoun. Doesn't "her" clearly refer to "reader" in this case?
Choice (E) is correct. It avoids the error of the original by providing a verb ("takes") to complete the main clause begun by the subject, "The author."
I thought E uses vague pronoun usage, though. How do you know who "her" refers to in this case?
In fact, I thought C sounded more correct than E and went with it, but the actual answer is E. I'm confused.