Salesmen and merchants, paths to India and China were opened by the Vikings without benefit of the compass or guns.
A. paths to India and China were opened by the Vikings without benefit of compasses or guns.
B. without the benefits of guns or compasses, paths to India and China were opened by the Vikings.
C. the Vikings opened paths to India and China without the benefit of guns or compasses.
D. there were opened, without the benefit of compasses and guns, paths to India and China.
E. were the Vikings who, without the benefit of compasses or guns, opened paths to India and China.
This sentence contains a misplaced modifier; explorers and merchants illogically modifies roads, when it should modify a type of person, in this case Vikings.
Choice C logically places the Vikings immediately after the modifying clause explorers and merchants.
Answer - Choice C
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