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By installing special electric pumps, [url]farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk, according to one agricultural engineer[/url].

(A) farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk, according to one agricultural engineer

(B) the warmth from cows’ milk could be used by farmers to heat their houses, according to one agricultural engineer

(C) one agricultural engineer reports that farmers could use the warmth from cows’ milk to heat their houses

(D) farmers, according to one agricultural engineer, could use the warmth from cows’ milk to heat their houses

(E) one agricultural engineer reports that farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk

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AmitGUPTA wrote:
By installing special electric pumps, [url]farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk, according to one agricultural engineer[/url].

(A) farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk, according to one agricultural engineer

(B) the warmth from cows’ milk could be used by farmers to heat their houses, according to one agricultural engineer

(C) one agricultural engineer reports that farmers could use the warmth from cows’ milk to heat their houses

(D) farmers, according to one agricultural engineer, could use the warmth from cows’ milk to heat their houses

(E) one agricultural engineer reports that farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk


Who installing electric pumps???? farmers.

D is the best.

All other options have modifier issues.
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AmitGUPTA wrote:
By installing special electric pumps, [url]farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk, according to one agricultural engineer[/url].

(A) farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk, according to one agricultural engineer

(B) the warmth from cows’ milk could be used by farmers to heat their houses, according to one agricultural engineer

(C) one agricultural engineer reports that farmers could use the warmth from cows’ milk to heat their houses

(D) farmers, according to one agricultural engineer, could use the warmth from cows’ milk to heat their houses

(E) one agricultural engineer reports that farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk


Who is/are installing electric pumps???? farmers.

D is the best.

All other options have modifier issues.
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While I agree with D, I have a question -

As per your logic the installation can be done by the agricultural engineer also...right?

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'could' should be placed close to farmers , so I believe A shld be the answer

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Clear D, rest have modifier issues

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On the 2nd thought, i think D shld be the answer. I missed 'farmers' after comma.

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yup D corrects misplaced modifier

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While I agree with D, I have a question -

As per your logic the installation can be done by the agricultural engineer also...right?

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Good Point.
Its D for me. But why is E wrong ?

By installing special electric pumps, [url]farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk, according to one agricultural engineer[/url].

[e] one ( did only one engineer install how all farmers are warm ) agricultural engineer reports that farmers’ houses could be heated(passive) by the warmth from cows’ milk

But again even if the above flaws were not present, in GMAT we should not change the meaning of the sentence if possible !!! Let me know if you agree.

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A single engineer can install the electric pumps.

But, when I read the sentence again, E has got another flaw, in addition to changing the meaning. Ideally, if the engineer is installing the pumps, the sentence should read

By installing special electric pumps, an enginner CLAIMS( he cannot report after installating!) to be able to heat farmers' houses.........If he has to ONLY report, he can do that even without installing the pumps....

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A single engineer can install the electric pumps.

But, when I read the sentence again, E has got another flaw, in addition to changing the meaning. Ideally, if the engineer is installing the pumps, the sentence should read

By installing special electric pumps, an enginner CLAIMS( he cannot report after installating!) to be able to heat farmers' houses.........If he has to ONLY report, he can do that even without installing the pumps....

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he cannot report after installating ... why ?
He can install and prepare a report also :)

Just kidding ..... anyways the option is a mess.

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unplugged wrote:
A single engineer can install the electric pumps.

But, when I read the sentence again, E has got another flaw, in addition to changing the meaning. Ideally, if the engineer is installing the pumps, the sentence should read

By installing special electric pumps, an enginner CLAIMS( he cannot report after installating!) to be able to heat farmers' houses.........If he has to ONLY report, he can do that even without installing the pumps....

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he cannot report after installating ... why ?
He can install and prepare a report also :)

Just kidding ..... anyways the option is a mess.



original sentence says... "According to one.. engineer".. this clearly tells the author intention that... Engineer is not installing the pumps.
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