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By installing special electric pumps, farmersâ€™ houses could be heated by the warmth from cowsâ€™ milk, according to one agricultural engineer.(A) farmersâ€™ houses could be heated by the warmth from cowsâ€™ milk, according to one agricultural engineer.
(B) the warmth from cowsâ€™ 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 cowsâ€™ milk to heat their houses
(D) farmers, according to one agricultural engineer, could use the warmth from cowsâ€™ milk to heat their houses
(E) one agricultural engineer reports that farmersâ€™ houses could be heated by the warmth from cowsâ€™ milk
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17 Oct 2005, 13:39
B.
"The warmth" is correctly modified by phrase:
"By installing special electric pumps"
Rest of the options has wrong modifiers.
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17 Oct 2005, 14:10
duttsit wrote:
B.
"The warmth" is correctly modified by phrase:
"By installing special electric pumps"
Rest of the options has wrong modifiers.

D. the "By installing..." phrase modifies farmers...
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17 Oct 2005, 14:15
D

The subclause modifies farmers.
Farmers could use the warmth from cowsâ€™ milk to heat their houses by installing....
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17 Oct 2005, 17:42
I'll go with D. The other choice are either clumsy or lack clarity.
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17 Oct 2005, 17:58
answer D. because 'By installing special electric pumps' modifies farmers not farmer's houses because in the original sentence it sound like the houses are installing stuff which is absurd. in D farmers comes directly after its modifing phrase .
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17 Oct 2005, 20:25
OA is D, I made a sily mistake by selecting C, assuming subclause modifies engineer....Even while re-reading didn't realize my mistake......
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17 Oct 2005, 20:25
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