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Sentence Correction 12

    The decision to pull the US out from the Paris agreement by the president drew heavy criticism within the US and internationally, including China, which swiftly recommitted itself to the agreement forged with the previous administration.

    1. The decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement by the president drew heavy criticism within the US and internationally, including China,
    2. The decision by the president to pull the US out off the Paris agreement drew heavy criticism within the US and internationally, including China,
    3. The president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement drew heavy criticism within the US and internationally, including China,
    4. The president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement drew heavy criticism within the US and internationally, including in China,

 

  • Correct Answer
    Choice (D)

Detailed Solution

The modifier “by the president” is misplaced in the given sentence. The modifier should be close to the word it modifies, which, in this case, is the decision and not the Paris Agreement. The correct expression is “the decision by the president” or “the president’s decision”.

The second error is the use of the preposition “from”. The correct usage is “pull out of”.

The third error is the omission of the preposition ‘in’ before China. Where did the decision draw heavy criticism? Within the US, internationally, and specifically, in China.

Option (d) corrects all these errors.

Correct Answer: D



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