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Often sold over the counter one hundred years ago, pharmacists now refuse to sell cocaine.

A) Often sold over the counter one hundred years ago

B) Sold over the counter one hundred years ago

C) Although they were sold over the counter one hundred years ago

D) Although they sold it one hundred years ago

E) Although they were selling them one hundred years ago



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Source: Princeton Review

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In this sentence, the underlined group of words is supposed to modify the noun cocaine in the main clause.

Option A - incorrect
The phrase is modifying the noun 'pharmacists' instead of 'cocaine' making it seem like pharmacists were sold over the counter.

Option B - incorrect
It has the same issue as option A. The underlined clause modifies the wrong noun.

Option C - incorrect
It also modifies the wrong noun in the main clause.

Option D - correct
This option is correct because it modifies the noun 'cocaine.'

Option E - incorrect
This not correct because the pronoun 'them' used in the sentence cannot be used to replace the singular subject 'cocaine.'