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Aug 26 2008   12:05PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business 0826

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

blu-ray1.jpg Which is correct?
Blu-ray is a video and computer optical disk format __________________________.
a. being promoted by most of the industry’s leading companies that uses a blue laser.
b. that uses a blue laser and is being promoted by the industry’s leading companies.

Answer: B
The error in the first choice is an example of a misplaced modifier: Because the phrase “that uses a blue laser” follows “most of the industries leading companies,” it indicates that the companies use a blue laser.

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