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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 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály 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 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only
(B) In 1905, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, traveling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed
(C) In 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only
(D) Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed
(E) Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, in 1905 began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, arming themselves only

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New post 27 Sep 2005, 07:26
what'z wrong with C????
Can some one explain??



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New post 27 Sep 2005, 10:20
I pick B.
C is obviously wrong.
Look at it : "In 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only" ----> "armed" is in passive form , it must follow a to-be verb or "get" . In C, "armed" seems to support " Hungary"--->wrong!

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New post 27 Sep 2005, 19:39
Would a comma after Hungary help C become the better choice? Somehow B seems a little too wordy and awkward. But so does C.
I chose C!

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New post 29 Sep 2005, 23:14
I`m going against the grain here. C isn`t a choppy as B, yet conveys the same point. OA please

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New post 29 Sep 2005, 23:21
I choose C.
B seems to be too fragmented and doesn't sound good too.

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New post 30 Sep 2005, 02:56
I pick A over B!

I dont like 'only armed'..armed only sounds better.

Whats wrong with A??
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New post 30 Sep 2005, 03:45
I would pick C, although I really do not like any of the choices

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New post 30 Sep 2005, 06:31
I pick C.


(A) Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only
>> No. Traveling the .... and they were. The beginning not related to the end (if that makes sense).

(B) In 1905, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, traveling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed
>> No. Who began their pioneering?

(C) In 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only
>>Yes. This makes sense start to finish.

(D) Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed
>> No. 99% of the time, any sentence beginning with 'Having' is wrong.

(E) Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, in 1905 began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, arming themselves only
>> No. Doesn't sound right.

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New post 30 Sep 2005, 06:31
sgrover wrote:
Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály 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 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only
(B) In 1905, Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, traveling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed
(C) In 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only
(D) Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed
(E) Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, in 1905 began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, arming themselves only


I like B best. The other choices make modification errors.

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