Heavy commitment by an executive to a course of action, especially if it has worked well in the past, makes it likely to miss signs of incipient trouble or misinterpret them when they do appear.



A. Heavy commitment by an executive to a course of action, especially if it has worked well in the past, makes it likely to miss signs of incipient trouble or misinterpret them when they do appear.


B. An executive who is heavily committed to a course of action, especially one that worked well in the past, makes missing signs of incipient trouble or misinterpreting ones likely when they do appear.


C. An executive who is heavily committed to a course of action is likely to miss or misinterpret signs of incipient trouble when they do appear, especially if it has worked well in the past.


D. Executives' being heavily committed to a course of action, especially if it has worked well in the past, makes them likely to miss signs of incipient trouble or misinterpreting them when they do appear.


E. Being heavily committed to a course of action, especially one that has worked well in the past, is likely to make an executive miss signs of incipient trouble or misinterpret them when they do appear.

In the correct answer, E, shouldn’t modifier


Doubt- 

In the correct answer, E, shouldn’t modifier

“Being heavily committed to a course of action (Modifier 1 referring to the subject), especially one that has worked well in the past(M2 referring to course of action)”


be followed by Subject of the sentence (an officer).


In the correct answer, option E, it is started with verb “is likely to make an executive”.


What I am missing here in terms of modifier. Kindly advice.


Explanation-

 

The first part of the sentence is the subject of your verb- "is likely to make an executive"

The question is what is likely to make an executive overlook signs...."? 

Answer- Being heavily committed... is likely to make an executive... 


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