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AJ8348 wrote:
Can you please explain why to analyze "is not complete".....!!

Analyzing seems reasonable....but on what basis we opt out to analyze.


Hi AJ8348.

D is wrong for sure. Let me give you another example
The computer system was upgraded TO AVOID stealing information.

You think this sentence is correct or not? It's definitely wrong.When you see infinitive, let examine the subject. Make sure the main subject and the infinitive are sensible. Can the computer system avoid stealing info by itself? Not, It cannot. So, we can change the sentence like:

The computer system was upgraded TO KEEP IT from stealing information.

The problem in D is the same. Can two unmanned satellites analyze radar echoes? No, they cannot do so by themselves. D should be changed like: To be used for analyzing.......

Does it help?. Let me know.

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Yes, it helps...Thanks for the explanation.
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New post 08 Apr 2019, 02:41
pqhai wrote:
AJ8348 wrote:
Can you please explain why to analyze "is not complete".....!!

Analyzing seems reasonable....but on what basis we opt out to analyze.


Hi AJ8348.

D is wrong for sure. Let me give you another example
The computer system was upgraded TO AVOID stealing information.

You think this sentence is correct or not? It's definitely wrong.When you see infinitive, let examine the subject. Make sure the main subject and the infinitive are sensible. Can the computer system avoid stealing info by itself? Not, It cannot. So, we can change the sentence like:

The computer system was upgraded TO KEEP IT from stealing information.


The problem in D is the same. Can two unmanned satellites analyze radar echoes? No, they cannot do so by themselves. D should be changed like: To be used for analyzing.......

Does it help?. Let me know.

Regards.


Do you mean the correct form is "I upgraded computer system avoiding stealing information"? And it is wrong to say "I upgraded computer system to avoid stealing information"? I think the 2nd sentence is correct because to do indicates purpose, which is the same thing to D)
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a abstract noun can refer/modifies the preceding clause. for example.

she is my wife, an event anybody knows.

so, in choice e, technique is correct. I do not know why choice e is wrong.

this is not official question. so, i do not want to discuss more.
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I went for A because the modifier refers to satellites.

But I think E is fine also. Does anyone have a clear explanation on why E is wrong?
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I went for A because the modifier refers to satellites.

But I think E is fine also. Does anyone have a clear explanation on why E is wrong?


satellites orbited. how did they orbit? this how is explained by "the comma+analyzing" modifier. so A is correct.
E - what does 'technique" refer to? orbiting? launching? this choice is wrong because of no clear referant for this modifier.
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Hi,

the Verb+ing modifier should modify the subject of the preceding clause. So in this case, isn't 'analyzing' modifying ' research scientists at NASA '? This will alter the intended meaning.
Am I missing anything here?
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the Verb+ing modifier should modify the subject of the preceding clause. So in this case, isn't 'analyzing' modifying ' research scientists at NASA '? This will alter the intended meaning.
Am I missing anything here?


Satellites orbited is the previous clause and analyzing refers to subject satellites and analyzing explains how satellites orbited.

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Now I understood. Thank you for such a quick response HKD1710
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