Astounded, the sunken ship they had encountered was inspected closely by the drivers as they swam closer.

1) No Change

2) an inspection was needed as the drivers swam closer to the sunken ship they had encountered.

3) the drivers swam closer to inspect the sunken ship they had encountered.

4) the encounter with the sunken ship led the drivers to swim closer and inspect.

Solution: Choice C is correct.

Astound means shock or great surprise.

This sentence basically tests the “Modifier Placement” error.

According to the rule, if a sentence begins with a modifier and ends with a comma, the thing modified should be placed directly after the comma.

1) This option results in the sunken ship being astounded. However, it’s the divers that were astounded.

2) This option results in the inspection being astounded. However, it’s the divers that were astounded.

3) This option corrects the Modifier Placement error. The word “divers” is correctly placed so that “astounded” describes the divers.

4) This option results in the encounter being astounded. However, it’s the divers that were astounded.