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# A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975

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A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, are searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm.

A. A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, are searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm.
B. A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, is searching a rural Milford Township horse farm, a small area within.
C. A group of FBI investigators, searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm, is connected with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.
D. A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, is searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm.
E. A small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm is being searched by a group of FBI investigators in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa
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27 Oct 2012, 10:38
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A group is singular, in connection with wrongly modifies investigators, eliminate A
“A small area within” is unnecessarily wordy, in connection with wrongly modifies investigators, eliminate B
Group of investigators is not connected with the 1975 disappearance, eliminate C. Changes the meaning
in connection with wrongly modifies investigators, eliminate D

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27 Oct 2012, 23:40
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A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, are searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm.

A. A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, are searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm.
B. A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, is searching a rural Milford Township horse farm, a small area within.
C. A group of FBI investigators, searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm, is connected with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa.
D. A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, is searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm.
E. A small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm is being searched by a group of FBI investigators in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa

Should be D.
A - "are" doesn't go with "A group of investigators" WRONG
B- "searching a rural Milford Township horse farm, a small area within" awkward construction WRONG
C- Changes the meaning of the original sentence WRONG
D- CORRECT
E- has several problems, use passive voice and also use of "being", which is not preferred. WRONG
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28 Oct 2012, 11:45
E for me too.

I initially rejected it because of the passive voice, but none of the other choices make sense. The first criteria should be singular / plural, this eliminates A.. C basically means that the team is responsible for the crime, thus modifying the meaning.
The problem with B and D is that they both put a necessary information within double commas. I also agree with the concision point mentioned by getgyan.

Would be happy to see some more comments.
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28 Oct 2012, 12:07
Cool, this was really a good question. Great to see Ron accepting the issue with the question.
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28 Oct 2012, 16:41
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Thanks for sharing.
This a MGMAT question whose OA is wrong.
This means MGMAT might not have used the same set of options otherwise. I think in the light of GMAT, question itself is flawed.
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15 Feb 2016, 09:13
A. A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, are searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm.....misplaced modifiers
B. A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, is searching a rural Milford Township horse farm, a small area within......misplaced modifiers
C. A group of FBI investigators, searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm, is connected with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa......misplaced modifiers
D. A group of FBI investigators, in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, is searching a small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm......misplaced modifiers
E. A small area of a rural Milford Township horse farm is being searched by a group of FBI investigators in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa ...concise correct answer E
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