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The first political passengers on modern railroad cars were [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 05:50
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The first political passengers on modern railroad cars were a president, a senator, and a governor that had been traveling to Washington, D.C. together on the Liberty Express in 1907.

A)The first political passengers on modern railroad cars were a president, a senator, and a governor that had been traveling

B)The first political passengers on modern railroad cars were a president, a senator, and a governor, who traveled

C)A president, a senator, and a governor were the first political passengers on modern railroad cars who traveled

D)A president, a senator, and a governor who were the first political passengers on modern railroad cars to travel

E)A president, a senator, and a governor were the first political passengers on modern railroad cars traveling
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 06:35
I narrowed down to B and C. Somehow C fits in better .
I believe 3 nouns followed by were is correct rather than other way round.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 07:06
C has modifer problem, Car should not be referred as "who".

Eliminate A because of tense, had been travelling is wrong.

I will go with B.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 07:57
I too narrowed to B and C and selected C
OA is B.

The argument against C is (given in the source):
Meaning. This choice makes it seem that these people were the first passengers on railroad cars who traveled to D.C., rather than just the first passengers on railroad cars.

My point - well, who knows history. These people could well have been the first persons to travel in railroads to DC. In fact, because it lists Presidents, I thought that was the intended meaning.

Any more opinions ? I wanted to see if there is any grammatical flaw.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2007, 11:25
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I too narrowed to B and C and selected C
OA is B.

The argument against C is (given in the source):
Meaning. This choice makes it seem that these people were the first passengers on railroad cars who traveled to D.C., rather than just the first passengers on railroad cars.

My point - well, who knows history. These people could well have been the first persons to travel in railroads to DC. In fact, because it lists Presidents, I thought that was the intended meaning.

Any more opinions ? I wanted to see if there is any grammatical flaw.


i picked "C" too, but i see the catch here.., "C" looks gramatically correct but it changes the original meaning here..
replace "who" in option "C" with "that" and see that it makes more sense wit the explanation given above..
basically a modifier issue...! hope this helps, correct if wrong..!!

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Re: SC - Railroads [#permalink] New post 31 May 2011, 02:08
Lost to option (C).

The difference between option B and C is the meaning
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Re: SC - Railroads [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2011, 22:07
Clean C.

B is ambiguous. It could mean that the only person who traveled in the Liberty Express was the governor.
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Re: SC - Railroads [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2011, 23:20
I will go with B here

According to me in option B "a president, a senator and a governor".... is forming a compound subject, Also Modifier who properly modifying these people.

The problem i found with C is that "who" is modifying "Modern rail road cars"....this is changing the meaning of the sentence, since in the question what together traveled are people and not cars. thus it is wrong.
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