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A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered as a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

 

(A) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered as a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(B) Considered to be a delicacy fit for a gourmet by most Japanese, genmai-cha is a special green tea that contains brown rice, virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(C) A special Japanese green tea called genmai-cha contains brown rice and is considered a gourmet delicacy by most Japanese, though it is virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(D) Most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea which contains brown rice, as a delicacy virtually unavailable outside Yokohama.

(E) Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama, most Japanese consider genmai-cha, a special green tea that contains brown rice, a gourmet delicacy.

 

Ans:

 

A: "considered as" is unidiomatic

B: "considered to be" is wordy (Correct usage: X is considered Y).

"virtually unavailable outside Yokohama" is incorrectly modifying "brown rice".

D: "consider as" is unidiomatic.

"Most Japanese consider genmai-cha delicacy virtually unavailable outside Yokohama"? The Japanese don't consider "cha" unavailable, that is simply a mere fact; instead, they consider "cha" a gourmet delicacy

E: "Though virtually unavailable outside Yokohama" is incorrectly modifying Japanese and not "cha"

 

One more point about this question:

"It" can absolutely refer to a noun in the main clause from within a subordinate clause. In fact, "it" can refer to something in a completely separate sentence.

I walked to the store in the rain. I was disappointed to find out it was closed.

"It" works the same way other pronouns do -- you can use it when its referent is unambiguous. The only other noun to which it could refer is "brown rice"; if we wanted to say that brown rice was rare, the sentence would be better-written with that closer to "rice". As it is, the sentence is a sequence of three statements about this tea: genmai-cha contains X and is considered Y, though it is Z.

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3. I have a list of the people who danced on the table.
4. Browsing among the gifts for sale, my grandmother's words came to me.
5. Barking and leaping, I watched Bingo tear around the fence.
6. My dog is a Golden Retriever with a purple collar weighing 78 pounds.
7. I got instructions on how to make a centerpiece from a fourth-grader.
8. The exercises I did often left me feeling sore.
9. With a glance in my rear-view mirror, the car shot ahead.
10. He promised to fix the leak at the supermarket.

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Instruction: Read the five sentences listed below. Decide whether the sentence is a misplaced modifier (M), a dangling modifier (D) or is correct (C). 

1. Always eager for cake, the birthday party was attended by everyone.

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3. Driving to the party, the present rattled around in the trunk.

4. Forgetting that the microphone was on, the whole audience heard the singer's fight with his wife.

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