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Originally developed 'for detecting' air pollutants, a technique called proton-induced X-ray emission, which can quickly analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance without destorying it, is finding uses in medicine, archaelogy, and criminology.

Can we re-write the portion in the quotes above as 'to detect' . i believe the technique was developed to detect air pollutants - intent is shown. Are both the constructions correct in this case?

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Originally developed 'for detecting' air pollutants, a technique called proton-induced X-ray emission, which can quickly analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance without destorying it, is finding uses in medicine, archaelogy, and criminology.

Can we re-write the portion in the quotes above as 'to detect' . i believe the technique was developed to detect air pollutants - intent is shown. Are both the constructions correct in this case?

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Yes, 'to detect' will also work grammatically and logically
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Yes, both constructions will work in this case.

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I know that which modifies the word right before comma, and in this example X-ray emission is located before comma. Does not it mean that which modifies X-ray emission?
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I know that which modifies the word right before comma, and in this example X-ray emission is located before comma. Does not it mean that which modifies X-ray emission?

Yes, and I think that's correct. I mean...do you think this interpretation is not correct?
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Yes, I do not think this interpretation is correct. I think which shoulc modify technique itself
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ok..somehow I am not seeing much difference in this, since it says "a technique called proton-induced X-ray emission".

So, "X-ray emission" is the "technique".
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New post 06 Apr 2015, 10:16
Actually you are right. After I examined other choices and took a look at your response, I would say that I attempted to dig the questions too much. I was a bit confused by the fact that there were three modifiers and how they could have been placed by creating no ambiguity.

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New post 06 Apr 2015, 10:35
Good to know it helped. I myself need to go a long way in Verbal. Hope things turn out fine.
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