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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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B.
"The warmth" is correctly modified by phrase:
"By installing special electric pumps"
Rest of the options has wrong modifiers.

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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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The subclause modifies farmers.
Farmers could use the warmth from cows’ milk to heat their houses by installing....

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New post 17 Oct 2005, 18:42
I'll go with D. The other choice are either clumsy or lack clarity.

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New post 17 Oct 2005, 18:58
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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New post 17 Oct 2005, 21:25
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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