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Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series. (A) to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (B) to attend college, involves the study of change, and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on (C) to go to college involving the study of change, and is used in science and engineering fields, because it was focusing on (D) to attend college that involves studying change, and is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (E) to attend college involving the study of change, which is now used in the science and engineering fields, focuses on If You like this question, You can give KUDOS. Thanks
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feruz77 wrote: Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series.
(A) to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (B) to attend college involves the study of change, and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on (C) to go to college involving the study of change, and is used in science and engineering fields, because it was focusing on (D) to attend college that involves studying change, and is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (E) to attend college involving the study of change, which is now used in the science and engineering fields, focuses on
If You like this question, You can give KUDOS. Thanks Nice i picked the right answer in 2.35; too much time but for this question level not is simple. look on the bright side: i don't have doubts on the answer first split involves VS involving: involves is right B/D: that involves is incorrect.
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this was fairly simple .B is obvious . clear case of misplaced modifier ... whats the source of this question ?
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Is the placement of comma correct in B?
the sentence would be right if it is written as follows: Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college, involves the study of change and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series.
can anyone explain whether the 'comma' is placed correctly in B?

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suhi wrote: Is the placement of comma correct in B?
the sentence would be right if it is written as follows: Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college, involves the study of change and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series.
can anyone explain whether the 'comma' is placed correctly in B? I agree something is wrong with answer choice B, comma is missing before the word "involves". Thus, as it is it can not be the correct answer.
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IMO, this example takes us nowhere. Let us first of all decide whether the participle ‘ involving’ or the verb ‘ involves’ refer to Calculus or college. If it means to denote Calculus, then it should be separated from college by setting off parenthetically with commas after college and after change. Otherwise expressions ‘involving the study of change’ and ‘ involves the study of change’ become essential participle or verb of the noun ‘ college’ that is just before them. You will find all choices, A, B, C and D falling into this trap of improper punctuation and misplaced reference. Worse, D directly refers the subordinate verb ‘involves’ to College, a blatant error. E is terrible. Nonetheless B is the obvious choice..
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Quote: Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series.
(A) to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (B) to attend college involves the study of change, and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on (C) to go to college involving the study of change, and is used in science and engineering fields, because it was focusing on (D) to attend college that involves studying change, and is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (E) to attend college involving the study of change, which is now used in the science and engineering fields, focuses on Answer: B 'planning to attend' is correct. C is wrong. Calculus...involves the study of change" is correct. So, answer is B.
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Relatively easy I would say,B .

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Wudn't B be more clear if "that" was used between college and involves::: Student planning to join college that involves the study of change
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Easy B. Here is a question to those that employ MGMAT's split technique. Don't you guys find that time consuming? I agree that identifying the split can sometimes help to reduce careless errors, but is it worth the trade off in time?

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+1 B But initially marked D(It was tempting)
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+1 for B. Its best among the worst Crick

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Is the answer really B? Can some one post OE pls? what's the source?

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suhi wrote: Is the placement of comma correct in B?
the sentence would be right if it is written as follows: Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college, involves the study of change and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series.
can anyone explain whether the 'comma' is placed correctly in B? I have the same question...... Although if I HAD to choose , i would choose B.....as Crick says...its 'best among the worst'

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feruz77 wrote: Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series.
(A) to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (B) to attend college involves the study of change, and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on (C) to go to college involving the study of change, and is used in science and engineering fields, because it was focusing on (D) to attend college that involves studying change, and is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (E) to attend college involving the study of change, which is now used in the science and engineering fields, focuses on
If You like this question, You can give KUDOS. Thanks I think the critical point here is the logical meaning. Once we figure out that "involve the study of change" is used to describe the subject "calculus", together with "focus on...", we can quickly eliminate ACDE and choose B

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feruz77 wrote: Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series.
(A) to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (B) to attend college involves the study of change, and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on (C) to go to college involving the study of change, and is used in science and engineering fields, because it was focusing on (D) to attend college that involves studying change, and is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (E) to attend college involving the study of change, which is now used in the science and engineering fields, focuses on
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miaojunmaggie wrote: feruz77 wrote: Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series.
(A) to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (B) to attend college involves the study of change, and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on (C) to go to college involving the study of change, and is used in science and engineering fields, because it was focusing on (D) to attend college that involves studying change, and is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (E) to attend college involving the study of change, which is now used in the science and engineering fields, focuses on
If You like this question, You can give KUDOS. Thanks I think the critical point here is the logical meaning. Once we figure out that "involve the study of change" is used to describe the subject "calculus", together with "focus on...", we can quickly eliminate ACDE and choose B This question deals with meaning clarity!!!!

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The commas are all over the place and the OA makes absolutely no sense because of the "and is". None of the other answers work either. I would pick A if there weren't a comma before "because".
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Why option A is wrong. What's wrong in putting a comma before because.
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Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series.
(A) to attend college involving the study of change, is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (B) to attend college involves the study of change, and is used in the fields of science and engineering, because it focuses on (C) to go to college involving the study of change, and is used in science and engineering fields, because it was focusing on (D) to attend college that involves studying change, and is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on (E) to attend college involving the study of change, which is now used in the science and engineering fields, focuses on
My explanation: Look at the original sentence Calculus, a subject offered to high school students planning to attend college involving the study of change(appositive phrase so omit it), is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series. after we omit appositive phrase Calculus is used in the science and engineering fields, because it focuses on limits, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series. not wrong. Other options are missing subject at 2nd half say choice B "and is used in the fields of science and engineering" whats the subject before "is" ? its not Calculus here..when we join two independent clause we can use "," conjecture words between two independent clause.which is missing in B C D.
E in correctly uses "which". So ans is A

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