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Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  12 Nov 2011, 20:05
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Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  12 Nov 2011, 20:15
Between D and E, i choose E for being concise.
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  13 Nov 2011, 09:20
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Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction

Biologists are studying "reclusive animals that are threatened" not the whole "reclusive animals". Any specific thoughts about difference between D and E?
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  13 Nov 2011, 14:51
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pawan82 wrote:

Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction

Biologists are studying "reclusive animals that are threatened" not the whole "reclusive animals". Any specific thoughts about difference between D and E?

I happened to guess E within 10-15 seconds. Here's how:

Step 1) "using" followed by a comma suggests that whatever follows the comma must be the one who is "using hidden cameras"

Step 2) browse own the first word of each answer choice - and only (D) and (E) make sense.

Step 3) Compare (D) and (E) - they're basically saying the same thing - nothing necessarily wrong with either. But when it comes to the GMAT, you want to choose the one that is simpler. USUALLY, that means the one that is shorter.
So at first glance, I'm tempted to choose (E). Let's read it through.

Step 4) "animals threatened by extinction" versus "animals that are threatened by extinction"
It's the same idea - and you're not really losing anything in (E) as you keep it simple.
No red flags.

So go ahead and pick (E) as your final answer and move on to the next one.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  13 Nov 2011, 18:06
Yep, gmatpill, you are right. I also approach this problem like you.

1st, innitial modifier 'using... bla bla' will modify PERSON
2nd, keep it simple!
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  13 Nov 2011, 20:16
went with E.
explanation same as @gmatpill
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  13 Nov 2011, 21:15
Definitely between D&E==> Since E is concise ==>+1 for E
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  13 Nov 2011, 23:55
the modifier - Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, should modify the noun 'biologists', so we are left with D and E. E is more concise than D. Hence E
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  14 Nov 2011, 05:55
E. Using refers to biologists, not animals. 'Thar are' is not necessary in this case.
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  14 Nov 2011, 06:19
B/W D & E -> E

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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  15 Nov 2011, 13:30
Bah. I was between D and E and I went for D. But E is more concise and should be the correct answer
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  10 Dec 2011, 06:27
I picked D because it specify the subject but in E subject is not specific .
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Re: Hidden Cameras [#permalink]  05 Jun 2012, 01:23
pawan82 wrote:

Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction

i pick E over D for concision. "using" modifies the biologist so A, B and C are out
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