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The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students.

(A) The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students

(B) For undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a two-year course, being a comprehensive introduction to modern physics

(C) A comprehensive introduction was in a two-year course by the physicist Richard Feynman presenting to undergraduate students an introduction to modern physics

(D) Presenting a comprehensive introduction, the physicist Richard Feynman introduced modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students

(E) In a two-year course designed for undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics

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21 Nov 2006, 09:17

karlfurt wrote:

The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students.

A The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students. B For undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a two-year course, being a comprehensive introduction to modern physics. C A comprehensive introduction was in a two-year course by the physicist Richard Feynman presenting to undergraduate students an introduction to modern physics. D Presenting a comprehensive introduction, the physicist Richard Feynman introduced modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students. E In a two-year course designed for undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics.

Had to decide between D and E.

I think E has modifier problem. Left with D.
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21 Nov 2006, 10:15

I would go with 'A'.

Doesn't D have a redundancy (introduce) by saying "Presenting a comprehensive introduction, the physicist Richard Feynman introduced modern physics " ?

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22 Nov 2006, 07:35

OA E...

Here is the OE

The clarity of this sentence depends on the correct placement of the prepositional phrase â€œin a two-year course designed for undergraduate students.â€

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17 Mar 2015, 06:04

karlfurt wrote:

The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students.

A The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students. B For undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a two-year course, being a comprehensive introduction to modern physics. C A comprehensive introduction was in a two-year course by the physicist Richard Feynman presenting to undergraduate students an introduction to modern physics. D Presenting a comprehensive introduction, the physicist Richard Feynman introduced modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students. E In a two-year course designed for undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics.

Can any expert please say what is wrong with option D????
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17 Mar 2015, 11:37

The OA is E. And this is not a manhattan question. The problem with D is that it separates an idea "a comprehensive introduction to modern physics in a two-year course".
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The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics designed for undergraduate students in a two-year course.

A) The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics designed for undergraduate students in a two-year course B) For undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a two-year course, being a comprehensive introduction to modern physics. C) A comprehensive introduction was in a two-year course by the physicist Richard Feynman presenting to undergraduate students an introduction to modern physics. D) Presenting a comprehensive introduction, the physicist Richard Feynman introduced modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students. E) In a two-year course designed for undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics.

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• The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics designed for undergraduate students in a two-year course.

>The physicist presented introduction to students and not physics. Also physics is not designed for students but the course is.

• For undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a two-year course, being a comprehensive introduction to modern physics.

>The language is awkward. Moreover usage of being. Read the sentence you'll see it doesn't make sense

• A comprehensive introduction [color=#ff0000]was in a two-year course by the[/color] physicist Richard Feynman presenting to undergraduate students an introduction to modern physics.

> Passive voice and several other errors.

• Presenting a comprehensive introduction, the physicist Richard Feynman introduced modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students.

> Perfect . I'll go with this option

• In a two-year course designed for undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics.

> The intended meaning is while presenting the introduction, the physicist introduced physics in the course designed for the students. _________________

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A) The physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics designed for undergraduate students in a two-year course. Is "modern physics" designed for "undergraduate students"? No. "modern physics" is universal not just for them.

B) For undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a two-year course, being a comprehensive introduction to modern physics. 1) "being...physics" seems to modify "the physicist"! 2) "the physicist..presented a two year course" TO "undergraduate students" not "FOR undergraduate students"

C) A comprehensive introduction was in a two-year course by the physicist Richard Feynman presenting to undergraduate students an introduction to modern physics. How can a "A comprehensive introduction" be in "two year course". Students can be in "two year course" or some body can be in a course, not an "introduction".

D) Presenting a comprehensive introduction, the physicist Richard Feynman introduced modern physics in a two-year course designed for undergraduate students. "1) Presenting..introduction, ...introduced". How many times do you want to "introduce"? Thus this sentence has a redundant usage. 2) Second half "the physicist...students" is perfectly correct.

E) In a two-year course designed for undergraduate students, the physicist Richard Feynman presented a comprehensive introduction to modern physics. "In a two-year...students" is NOT a noun modifier. Please note that GMAT does NOT only test noun modifier. There are adverbial modifiers too! So ask the question, WHERE did the action of "the physicist presented"? happen Answer: "In a two year....students".

P.S.: Adverbial modifiers do not touch the verb they modify (in this case: "presented") and thus their placement does NOT follow the "touch rule" (sacred for noun modifiers"). This is acceptable.
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