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

(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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28 Jul 2008, 18:25
saravalli wrote:
By installing special electric pumps, farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk, according to one agricultural engineer.

(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

D. Who install the special electric pumps? farmers not an eletrical engineer
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28 Jul 2008, 21:59
GMAT Tiger Right on!

If we ask the Q, who is installing the electric pumps? Its farmers and not AE's.

D reads perfectly fine with and without the dependent clause in between.
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29 Jul 2008, 07:32
saravalli wrote:
By installing special electric pumps, farmers’ houses could be heated by the warmth from cows’ milk, according to one agricultural engineer.

(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

D is correct.. all others have modifier issues
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