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New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 09:41
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New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

A. makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before

B. make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before

C. have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

D. make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before

E. has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
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Re: SC:New techniques in thermal-scanning photography [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 09:51
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New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

A. makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before

B. make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before

C. have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

D. make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before

E. has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river


The choices have two basic kinds of errors - SV and Modifiers as highlighted.

C seems alright.
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Re: SC:New techniques in thermal-scanning photography [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 10:45
C for me as well.

An anyone tell why is "than ever before" in B.
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Re: SC:New techniques in thermal-scanning photography [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 13:51
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can anyone tell why is "than ever before" in B


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B. make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before


This is an example of ‘misplaced modifier’.

‘than even before’ modifies ‘ study in greater detail’, but because these two phrases are separated by too many other words, it is not clear to which words ‘than ever before’ refers.
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Re: SC:New techniques in thermal-scanning photography [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 14:28
rpmodi wrote:
New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

A. makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before

B. make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before

C. have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

D. make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before

E. has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river


C should be the right answer. Every other choice has either the modifier or the verb problem.
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Re: SC:New techniques in thermal-scanning photography [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 05:28
would you say that D has a modifier issue?
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