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Coronary angiography, a sophisticated method for diagnosing coronary disease involving the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart, is now administered selectively, because it uses x-rays to observe cardiac function.
A) same
B) for diagnosing coronary disease involving the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart, is now administered selectively, because of using

C) for diagnosing coronary disease, involves the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart and is now administered selectively, because it uses
D) to diagnose coronary disease that involves the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart, is now administered selectively, because it uses

E) to diagnose coronary disease involving the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart, which is now administered selectively, uses

Why is D, wrong?
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I like C - I believe you'd want to use "for" as the preposition is trying to say what the purpose of the angiography is.

This is a tough one though.
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The primary defintion of "for" is to be used as a function word to indicate purpose, etc., whereas to is used as a function word to indicate purpose, intention, tendency, or a result. However, "to" is a secondary defintion.

I guess the appositive a sophisticated method for diagnosing coronary disease.

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New post 29 Jul 2003, 00:04
also vote for C

for diagnosing coronary disease involving the introduction
to diagnose coronary disease that involves the introduction of a dye

the above constructions mean that it is a disease that involves introducing a dye. Wrong. It is a METHOD, that involves a dye.

Only C makes it clear.
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Curly05 wrote:
The primary defintion of "for" is to be used as a function word to indicate purpose, etc., whereas to is used as a function word to indicate purpose, intention, tendency, or a result. However, "to" is a secondary defintion.

I guess the appositive a sophisticated method for diagnosing coronary disease.

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That sure sounds like you, Victor.

JMHO, but only when you at least make the effort to translate ETS-ese into your OWN WORDS so that us nincompoops can start to comprehend it will you actually start to internalize this stuff yourself.
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Stolyar is right, it could modify disease or method. This misplaced modification occurs in the appositive phrase.

Good job, Stolyar :wink:
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Curly05 wrote:
Coronary angiography, a sophisticated method for diagnosing coronary disease involving the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart, is now administered selectively, because it uses
x-rays to observe cardiac function.

A) same
---> "involving" is wrong here coz it suggests that the disease involves the introduction of a dye --> out!

B) for diagnosing coronary disease involving the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart, is now administered selectively, because of using
--> same to A -->out!

C) for diagnosing coronary disease, involves the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart and is now administered selectively, because it uses
--> method ...involves ....is .....,because it uses ... ---> fine!

D) to diagnose coronary disease that involves the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart, is now administered selectively, because it uses
--> "that" seems to modify "disease" --> out
E) to diagnose coronary disease involving the introduction of a dye into the arteries of the heart, which is now administered selectively, uses
-->same to A

C it is.
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