Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

It is currently 25 May 2017, 12:56

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1692
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 145 [0], given: 0

Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jul 2006, 00:45
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

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,
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Mar 2006
Posts: 352
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 1

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jul 2006, 06:27
C.
Proper placement of modifier and concise when compared with D.
Current Student
User avatar
B
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5221
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 403 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jul 2006, 06:42
"has the ability" is much more wordy than "can".

Between A and C, I think C has a modifier problem.

(A)
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 06 May 2006
Posts: 791
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 2

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jul 2006, 12:28
Looks like A.

Possible modifier problem in C? '...detecting air pollutants, called proton-induced ...'
_________________

Uh uh. I know what you're thinking. "Is the answer A, B, C, D or E?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1692
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 145 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jul 2006, 20:22
Good explanation Matt :)

The OA is "A"
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jul 2004
Posts: 470
Location: united states
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 116 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jul 2006, 22:03
Guys, can we use a "," along with "which" in this sentence? I think "," is not needed here at all. any comments?

what is the source of this SC?
_________________

for every person who doesn't try because he is
afraid of loosing , there is another person who
keeps making mistakes and succeeds..

SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 14 Dec 2004
Posts: 1692
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 145 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jul 2006, 22:17
shoonya wrote:
Guys, can we use a "," along with "which" in this sentence? I think "," is not needed here at all. any comments?

what is the source of this SC?


for the use of non-restrictive clause, you need a 'comma'. Why do you think, it's not needed?
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 26 Jun 2006
Posts: 441
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 69 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jul 2006, 17:53
(A) Looks fine. But shouldn't the sentence read "technique find use in x,y,z" instead of "technique find uses in x,y,z".
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 230
Location: Arkansas, US
WE 1: 2.5 yrs in manufacturing
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 18

 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jul 2006, 19:04
technique is singular...that is y it is followed by a singular verb "uses", Does it make sense
  [#permalink] 09 Jul 2006, 19:04
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Exposure to air pollution may amplify the risk of developing suhi 4 16 Oct 2010, 16:16
Another long one. Originally developed for detecting air Richardson 3 26 Sep 2008, 22:59
1 Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals bsd_lover 11 19 Sep 2010, 11:00
Originally developed by ancient Hawaiians, surfing appeals chineseburned 2 17 Mar 2008, 13:08
Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a fatal1ty 1 22 Aug 2007, 11:48
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Originally developed for detecting air pollutants, a

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.