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Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a [#permalink] New post 17 May 2007, 02:22
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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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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2007, 05:48
(A) for the second vote :)
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 [#permalink] New post 17 May 2007, 06:51
Juggled between A and C - sticking with A

C - modifier error -- 'air pollutants,called proton' ..
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Re: Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2015, 02:05
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,
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(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
Usage of having is wrong + last sentence after comma must be placed after first sentence.
(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,
Usage of commas after first sentence is wrong + second sentence is fragmented sentence
(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,
same as C
(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
Usage of was + has is ambuguous

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Re: Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2015, 13:21
Yes. my choice answer A. Only option A reads well.

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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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Re: Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2015, 21:27
A for me too.

C looks close but I think it distorts the meaning by suggesting that the air pollutants are called proton-induced x-ray emission.
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Re: Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2015, 05:29
Why is c) wrong? It is not distorting the meaning!
Is it because it is violating the noun touch rule? and that 'proton-induced x-ray emission' should be preceded by 'technology'?
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Re: Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2015, 17:25
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Why is c) wrong? It is not distorting the meaning!
Is it because it is violating the noun touch rule? and that 'proton-induced x-ray emission' should be preceded by 'technology'?


Yes. The modifier "called proton-induced x-ray emission" must touch the noun "technique". (C) (D) (E) can all be eliminated by this one rule .

Option (B) is out because the modifier "Originally developed for detecting air pollutants" does not touch the noun "technique".

So Option (A) it is !
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Re: Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2015, 21:21
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Anu26 wrote:
Why is c) wrong? It is not distorting the meaning!
Is it because it is violating the noun touch rule? and that 'proton-induced x-ray emission' should be preceded by 'technology'?


Yes. The modifier "called proton-induced x-ray emission" must touch the noun "technique". (C) (D) (E) can all be eliminated by this one rule .

Option (B) is out because the modifier "Originally developed for detecting air pollutants" does not touch the noun "technique".

So Option (A) it is !


Hi,

I think the reason is because in option C the technique ie. "proton-induced x-ray emission" should follow immediately after the clause "A technique originally developed for detecting air pollutants"

In option A the technique rightly follows the first clause which is getting modified.

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