A group of researchers, through a groundbreaking study, at the University of California have developed a prototype of a lab-created ligament, growing with the recipient, and it shows none of the blood clotting or calcification that other ligaments do.

A – ligament, growing with the recipient, and it shows

B – ligament, growing with the recipient for showing

C – ligament that grows with the recipient and showing

D – ligament that grows with the recipient and shows

E – ligament that is growing with the recipient and it shows

Right Answer: D

Error Identification: 

IdentifierFix
Participial modifier “growing…” incorrectly modifies the entire preceding clauseModifier
Underlined words “growing” and “it shows” are not parallelParallelism

Explanation:

In the sentence, the underlined participial modifier ‘growing…’ incorrectly modifies the entire preceding clause. Instead, it should modify “ligament”. Also, ‘growing’ and ‘it shows’ are not parallel. 

A – Incorrectly uses the participial modifier ‘growing…’, which modifies the entire preceding clause. ‘Growing’ and ‘it shows’ are not parallel. Hence, eliminated.

B – Incorrectly uses participial modifier ‘growing…’, which modifies the entire preceding clause. ‘Growing’ and ‘it shows’ are not parallel. Hence, eliminated.

C – While the modifier error is corrected, the verbs ‘Grows’ and ‘showing’ are not parallel. Hence, eliminated.

D – Absolute modifier ‘that grows…’ correctly modifies ‘ligament’. ‘Grows’ and ‘shows’ are parallel. This is the correct answer.

E – ‘Growing’ and ‘it shows’ are not parallel. Hence, eliminated.

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