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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2006, 14:26
cool_jonny009 wrote:
vivek123 wrote:
TeHCM wrote:
prash_c,

Please underline your sentences correctly.

C is the only one that works here, all other choices contain modifier problems.


TeHCM,

I'm somehow not able to eliminate 'A' completely. Please help.
Why 'C'?

In 'C', "traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only" doesn't it sound like "Hungary is armed"?
I know I'm wrong but not able to convince myself :(


vivek123,

alllow me ....

A is using a cordinating conjuction "and" so for Cordinating conjuction both the clause on side of "and" should be independent. but in A the first part

"Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 [color=darkred]Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology" [/color]is not evan a clause. These are just to two phrase one modifying the noun in another..

let me know if you find any flaw in this reasoning






Can anyone explain ,

how this is a phrase here because sentence has subject "Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly" and verb"began" .
:?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2006, 15:15
I will go with B. Was struck between A, B and C.
A does not sound fine. "In 1905" is problematic.
C too does not sound fine .. since it appears that "armed only" modifies Hungary.
So, I chose B though I know that "only armed" is wrong.
(B is less worst of all the choices ).
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2006, 20:33
gmat_crack wrote:
Can anyone explain ,

how this is a phrase here because sentence has subject "Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly" and verb"began" .
:?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:


prash_c wrote:
In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.


"Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly" is subject

"began" is verb

and "traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity" is hrase, which doesnot have a subject and a verb.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2006, 09:06
I am not sure if its OK to use two participle phrases back to back and refering to the same subject without even a comma as in C:

...traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only....

What do you think?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2006, 15:53
^ B ^

Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.
(A) "in 1905" wrong modifier

(C) "Hungary armed only " wrong modifier

(D) "in 1905" wrong modifier

(E) 2 modifiers following eachother is not good
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2006, 22:37
Choose (C) and click confirm.

Can we get the OA please??
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