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ACT English question

VenomythVenomyth Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
edited July 2016 in ACT Preparation
Seeing remnants of outdoor advertisements from a bygone era, they are called "ghost signs."

G. The sight of remnants
H. To see remnants
J. Remnants

Replies to: ACT English question

  • actprep34actprep34 Registered User Posts: 85 Junior Member
    edited July 2016
    The answer is J because anything else would be grammatically incorrect. The sight of remnants is not what is called ghost signs, that doesn't even make sense. Seing Remnants also isn't the same thing as the actual ghost signs themselves, seing is an action, ghost signs are an object. The action "to see" remnants is also not correct because it is an action and ghost signs are an object. Though, the remnants themseslves are an object and are what the rest of the sentence is referring to. Also it is plural along with "ghost signs". I think this is called a misplaced modifier.
  • marvin100marvin100 Registered User Posts: 9,755 Senior Member
    Modifier error. The first part of the sentence ("Seeing...era,") is a modifier. The following part ("they...'signs.'") is an independent clause.

    Modifiers have to match the subject of the neighboring IC, and "they" are not "seeing."

    @actprep34 - it doesn't really matter, but this is a dangling modifier because the sentence doesn't include the noun it's meant to modify.
  • VenomythVenomyth Registered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
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