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Although they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers, many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers.

(A) many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers
(B) many audiophiles and audio professionals think the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers make them preferable
(C) warmer, richer tones are produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers and they are thus preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(D) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred because they produce warmer, richer tones by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(E) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals because these amplifiers produce warmer, richer tones
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Although they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers, many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers.

(A) many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers
(B) many audiophiles and audio professionals think the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers make them preferable
(C) warmer, richer tones are produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers and they are thus preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(D) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred because they produce warmer, richer tones by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(E) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals because these amplifiers produce warmer, richer tones


(A) many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers - Comparison issue. need to compare with vacuum-tube-driven - Wrong
(B) many audiophiles and audio professionals think the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers make them preferable - Comparison issue. need to compare with vacuum-tube-driven - Wrong
(C) warmer, richer tones are produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers and they are thus preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals - Comparison issue. need to compare with vacuum-tube-driven - Wrong
(D) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred because they produce warmer, richer tones by many audiophiles and audio professionals - Wordy - Wrong
(E) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals because these amplifiers produce warmer, richer tones - Right

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We have "they" in modifier clause (Although - driven amplifiers) so we need to place a modifier just after the comma. In this case 'vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers' is the modifier. So options A,B and C are out.

Now in D, we have "because they produce warmer, richer tones by many audiophiles and audio professionals". This sounds as production of tones is done using "many audiophiles and audio professionals" (and that's why they are preferred). This is not what Author wants to say. So D is out. Also note that, "they" in D, clearly refers to amplifiers so we don't have pronoun ambiguity error.

We are left with E.
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A) "transistor-driven amplifiers" is compared to "the warmer, richer tones " - incorrect comparison
B) Changes the meaning because of the use of the word "think" + "them" has no clear referent
C) "they" has no clear referent + awkward construction,
D) misplaced "by many audiophiles and audio professionals" .
E) Correct.
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We have "they" in modifier clause (Although - driven amplifiers) so we need to place a modifier just after the comma. In this case 'vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers' is the modifier. So options A,B and C are out.

Now in D, we have "because they produce warmer, richer tones by many audiophiles and audio professionals". This sounds as production of tones is done using "many audiophiles and audio professionals" (and that's why they are preferred). This is not what Author wants to say. So D is out. Also note that, "they" in D, clearly refers to amplifiers so we don't have pronoun ambiguity error.

We are left with E.



Just a small correction. Options A, B and C do not have misplaced modifier.

"Although they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers" is a Subordinate Clause, not a modifier.

For example, the following sentence is correct.

Although they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers, John prefers vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers because of their warmer, richer tones.

Hope that helps..
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'They' refers to vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers and therefore VDAs should be placed next to the comma since the pronouns refer to the subjects normally and as also 'they' are being compared to a similar noun namely the TDAs. It may be seen that 'they' cannot refer to any other plural noun logically. it is clear that only choices D and E portray this feature. Between D and E, D wrongly suggests that the rich tones were produced by the audiophiles and audio professionals. Therefore E.
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