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Although they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers, many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers.

(A) many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers
(B) many audiophiles and audio professionals think the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers make them preferable
(C) warmer, richer tones are produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers and they are thus preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(D) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred because they produce warmer, richer tones by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(E) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals because these amplifiers produce warmer, richer tones
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E for me too.I think this is misplaced modifier question.

Look at the sentence-Although they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers, many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers.

The modifier should modify the amplifiers and not audio proffesionals. Hence E is correct
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06 Sep 2012, 22:15
IMO
given 'E' but as you said its wrong
even i need an explanation plzzz guys
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07 Sep 2012, 01:11
Although they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers, many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers.

I answered A but the re-read the statement and thought it should be E.

My reasoning behind A was as follows -

Its active voice.
Correctly conveys the meaning - what most prefer
the sentence before comma is a complete clause and not a modifier hence the second statement need not start with Vacuum tube amplifier.

However we must have a noun to refer back for "They" in the first statement
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07 Sep 2012, 06:56
E for me as well.

How can A be correct?.....A suggests that "many audiophiles and audio professionals" are more temperamental and expensive than "transistor-driven amplifiers".

Can any expert provide inputs on this question?

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08 Sep 2012, 08:34
I also thought it's E but when switching the position of main clause and dependent clause E didn't make sense to me while A did.

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08 Sep 2012, 21:05
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I also thought it's E but when switching the position of main clause and dependent clause E didn't make sense to me while A did.

Hi Samcot,

Can you give detail explanation for it?
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10 Sep 2012, 07:16
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samcot wrote:
I also thought it's E but when switching the position of main clause and dependent clause E didn't make sense to me while A did.

Hi Samcot,

Can you give detail explanation for it?

Choice A after flipping the position of main clause and dependent clause
Many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers, although(though) they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers.

Choice E
vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals because these amplifiers produce warmer, richer tones, although(though) they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers.

This is how i saw it.

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24 Sep 2012, 06:16
E is the only answer choice that make "Gmat" sense. The first clause directly modifies another type of amplifier not an audiophiles.

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10 Oct 2012, 23:21
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E is the only answer choice that make "Gmat" sense. The first clause directly modifies another type of amplifier not an audiophiles.

The OA given in the question is wrong ; the correct answer is definitely E.

I have cross checked it.

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05 Dec 2012, 15:12
Although they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers, [many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers.]

many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer can't be temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers . So they can't refer to "many audiophiles and audio professionals" instead it must be refer to vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers to make it more clear .
So A, B, c are out
D : meaning changed from original sentence
So E : is the correct answer

(A) many audi
ophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers
(B) many audiophiles and audio professionals think the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers make them preferable
(C) warmer, richer tones are produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers and they are thus preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(D) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred because they produce warmer, richer tones by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(E) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals because these amplifiers produce warmer, richer tones

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17 Dec 2012, 20:03
Experts Plz pour on this question.

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27 Aug 2017, 00:29
A) "transistor-driven amplifiers" is compared to "the warmer, richer tones " - incorrect comparison
B) Changes the meaning because of the use of the word "think" + "them" has no clear referent
C) "they" has no clear referent + awkward construction,
D) misplaced "by many audiophiles and audio professionals" .
E) Correct.
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A straight modification question. 'They' refers to vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers and therefore after the initial modifiers, one should place the VTAs. This you find only in D and E; Between D and E, D wrongly suggests that the rich tones modify the audiophiles and audio professionals. Therefore E.
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03 Sep 2017, 04:08
Shawshank wrote:
Although they are more temperamental and far more expensive than transistor-driven amplifiers, many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers.

(A) many audiophiles and audio professionals prefer the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers
(B) many audiophiles and audio professionals think the warmer, richer tones produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers make them preferable
(C) warmer, richer tones are produced by vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers and they are thus preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(D) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred because they produce warmer, richer tones by many audiophiles and audio professionals
(E) vacuum-tube-driven amplifiers are preferred by many audiophiles and audio professionals because these amplifiers produce warmer, richer tones

A and B option are incorrectly modified .Subject "Although...driven amplifiers"can't be represented by audiophiles and audio proffessionals.
C again same mistake.
D -warmer richer tones are produced by amplifiers not audio proffessionals.
E is correct .
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