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10. Climatic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable at first from ordinary fluctuations in the weather.
(A) so gradual as to be indistinguishable
(B) so gradual they can be indistinguishable
(C) so gradual that they are unable to be distinguished
(D) gradual enough not to be distinguishable
(E) gradual enough so that one cannot distinguish them

11. Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

12. Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 B├йla Bart├│k and Zolt├бn Kod├бly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.
(A) Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only
(B) In 1905, Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, traveling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed
(C) In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only
(D) Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed
(E) Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, in 1905 began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, arming themselves only

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10. Climatic shifts are so gradual as to be indistinguishable at first from ordinary fluctuations in the weather.
(A) so gradual as to be indistinguishable
(B) so gradual they can be indistinguishable
(C) so gradual that they are unable to be distinguished
(D) gradual enough not to be distinguishable
(E) gradual enough so that one cannot distinguish them

a. so ... as ...
b. so ... [?] = unidiomatic
c. they are unable to be distinguished=indistinguishable
+ climatic shifts is gradual;climatic shifts is they....
d, e gradual enough=wrong

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11. Although the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is necessary only in the South.
(A) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, control of them is
(B) widely distributed, measures to control the lesser cornstalk borer are
(C) widely distributed, lesser cornstalk borer control is
(D) the lesser cornstalk borer is widely distributed, measures to control it are
(E) it is widely distributed, control of the lesser cornstalk borer is

D

b. measures are widely distributed
c. control is widely distributed
e. it is widely distributed, [require subject]control ...

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04 Apr 2004, 13:50
lvb9th wrote:
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C
B

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Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe piloted his ballon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

B. In 1984, Joe, setting a distance record, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo

C. In 1984, Joe piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

D. Having been first to cross the Atlantic solo, and with a voyage from Maine to Italy, Joe set a balloon distance record in 1984

E. Joe, in 1984, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a new discovery record, becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

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04 Apr 2004, 14:07
Marat2005 wrote:
lvb9th wrote:
A
C
B

Will explain if correct.

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Setting a distance record, in 1984 Joe piloted his ballon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

B. In 1984, Joe, setting a distance record, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, and he became the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo

C. In 1984, Joe piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a distance record and becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

D. Having been first to cross the Atlantic solo, and with a voyage from Maine to Italy, Joe set a balloon distance record in 1984

E. Joe, in 1984, piloted his balloon from Maine to Italy, setting a new discovery record, becoming the first balloonist to cross the Atlantic solo.

Marat

Good point Marat, I just didnt like the idea od "the began......, traveling" As if they began and then traveling. But I guess I was incorrect, They began while traveling. Ponimaesh?
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04 Apr 2004, 14:16
12C. Backroads of Hungary armed only? Incorrect, unless a conjunct and is placed between the participle phrases.
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04 Apr 2004, 14:37
lvb9th wrote:
Good point Marat, I just didnt like the idea od "the began......, traveling" As if they began and then traveling. But I guess I was incorrect, They began while traveling. Ponimaesh?

Ponimayu.
IMO, zdes' context vse-taki nemnogo drugoi nezheli "while travelling", no vse ravno udivitel'no kak ti'bi'stro razobralsya ... u menya zanyalo prilichno vremeni.

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12C. Backroads of Hungary armed only? Incorrect, unless a conjunct and is placed between the participle phrases.

here is what i mean:

travelling backroads of hungry armed

Please look at "similar" quest. above. Beyond that, you can see info. on free relative, summative and resumptive modifiers. You will find to which "travelling" refer and what "travelling" means.

Please correct me if smth. is wrong.

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04 Apr 2004, 15:33
So you are saying that "armed" does not modify the noun, Hungary.
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04 Apr 2004, 15:36
Marat2005 wrote:
lvb9th wrote:
Good point Marat, I just didnt like the idea od "the began......, traveling" As if they began and then traveling. But I guess I was incorrect, They began while traveling. Ponimaesh?

Ponimayu.
IMO, zdes' context vse-taki nemnogo drugoi nezheli "while travelling", no vse ravno udivitel'no kak ti'bi'stro razobralsya ... u menya zanyalo prilichno vremeni.

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