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# Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bla Bartk and

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Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 BÃ©la BartÃ³k and ZoltÃ¡n KodÃ¡ly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.

(A) Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only

(B) In 1905, Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, traveling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed

(C) In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only

(D) Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed

(E) Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, in 1905 began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, arming themselves only

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10 Nov 2004, 23:11
clearly "C".

Some fine points:

1. "armed only with X and Y" is correct compare with "only armed with X and Y" bcoz "only" needs to modify - X and Y.

2. "began" and "armed" - Simple past go in parallel with each other.

3. "having travelled" - Pefect participle in choice "D" is worng here.

4. "traveling the back roads of Hungary" needs to modify the subject - "Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly"

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10 Nov 2004, 23:18
Yeah
C it is

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11 Nov 2004, 00:50
C is correct answer.. don't have the explaination...

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22 Jul 2011, 15:58
C it is, simple, concise, gramatically right!

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22 Jul 2011, 18:03
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Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 BÃ©la BartÃ³k and ZoltÃ¡n KodÃ¡ly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.

(A) Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only

(B) In 1905, Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, traveling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed

(C) In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only

(D) Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed

(E) Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, in 1905 began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, arming themselves only

I selected B because of two reasons.
1. We need to put Noun modifier as close as possible so in (B) "traveling the back roads of Hungary" is closest to Noun "Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly".
2. I think we can not start sentence with "In +year" without following Comma. "Experts please comment"

Example from one report (http://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/girls/report.aspx)

In C, Can someone please explain if "traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only............... insatiable curiosity" is acting as a single modifier to sentence then why is it not modifying ethnomusicology.

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23 Jul 2011, 13:08
I have the same reasoning in this problem

can sembody explane the elimination process

rphardu wrote:
shantanu4678 wrote:
Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 BÃ©la BartÃ³k and ZoltÃ¡n KodÃ¡ly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.

(A) Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only

(B) In 1905, Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, traveling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed

(C) In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only

(D) Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed

(E) Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, in 1905 began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, arming themselves only

I selected B because of two reasons.
1. We need to put Noun modifier as close as possible so in (B) "traveling the back roads of Hungary" is closest to Noun "Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly".
2. I think we can not start sentence with "In +year" without following Comma. "Experts please comment"

Example from one report (http://www.apa.org/pi/women/programs/girls/report.aspx)

In C, Can someone please explain if "traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only............... insatiable curiosity" is acting as a single modifier to sentence then why is it not modifying ethnomusicology.

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23 Jun 2013, 08:26
I did not select option c becuase I felt there should have been a comma before armed. I selected E. Whats wrong with it? traveling and arming are made parallel. what do the expert's say?

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24 Jun 2013, 14:56
If C is correct then a comma needs to be present after "back roads of Hungary ". If not Option C reads as if the "roads are armed" and not "bela and Zoltan". Please correct if I am wrong.
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24 Jun 2013, 15:54
Imo B
Another reason for the correctness of B is
Only armed is correct as compared to armed only.

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01 Jun 2016, 00:01
Only armed with vs armed only with...

Only armed with implies that they were only armed with ... blah blah .... There was NOTHING ELSE THAT WAS HAPPENING !!!! They weren't eating, they weren't breathing (0_o)

Whereas armed only with implies that they had nothing other than the phonograph.

The placement of only is of great importance here. For this reason it can't be B
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