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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 destroying it, is finding uses in medicine, archaeology, and criminology.

(A) 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 destroying it,

(B) Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, having the ability to analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance without destroying it, a technique called proton induced x-ray emission

(C) A technique originally developed for detecting air pollutants, called proton-induced x-ray emission, which can quickly analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance without destroying it,

(D) A technique originally developed for detecting air pollutants, called proton-induced x-ray emission, which has the ability to analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance quickly and without destroying it,

(E) A technique that was originally developed for detecting air pollutants and has the ability to analyze the chemical elements in almost any substance quickly and without destroying the substance, called proton-induced x-ray emission,
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Proper placement of modifier and concise when compared with D.
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New post 01 Jul 2006, 06:42
"has the ability" is much more wordy than "can".

Between A and C, I think C has a modifier problem.

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New post 01 Jul 2006, 12:28
Looks like A.

Possible modifier problem in C? '...detecting air pollutants, called proton-induced ...'
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New post 01 Jul 2006, 20:22
Good explanation Matt :)

The OA is "A"
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Guys, can we use a "," along with "which" in this sentence? I think "," is not needed here at all. any comments?

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Guys, can we use a "," along with "which" in this sentence? I think "," is not needed here at all. any comments?

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for the use of non-restrictive clause, you need a 'comma'. Why do you think, it's not needed?
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New post 09 Jul 2006, 17:53
(A) Looks fine. But shouldn't the sentence read "technique find use in x,y,z" instead of "technique find uses in x,y,z".
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technique is singular...that is y it is followed by a singular verb "uses", Does it make sense
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