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

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30 Dec 2008, 08:07
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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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30 Dec 2008, 08:33
I go with B.
A> Misplaced modifier.
C> armed only looks awkward
D> Misplaced modifier again.
E> Wordy and awkward.

What is OA?

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30 Dec 2008, 11:10
vivektripathi 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

C. Wow all are too messy, illogical, awakward, and ....

A. Passive.
B. No clear referent "they".
C. Okie..
D. Passive
E. too many modifying phrases.
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30 Dec 2008, 20:39
Confused between B and C.
Eventually, C is the best choice.

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31 Dec 2008, 01:52
A seems better than all the other options.

B changes meaning by using "only armed".
In C, it is not clear what "armed only" modifies - Hungary or the two persons.
D and E are wordy.

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31 Dec 2008, 20:22
Economist wrote:
I go with B.
A> Misplaced modifier.
C> armed only looks awkward
D> Misplaced modifier again.
E> Wordy and awkward.

What is OA?

Agree with B

A. "Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály" should go before "in 1905"
C. "armed only" modifies "Hungary", making the sentence illogical
D and E out immediately.
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06 Jan 2009, 08:20
sondenso wrote:
Economist wrote:
I go with B.
A> Misplaced modifier.
C> armed only looks awkward
D> Misplaced modifier again.
E> Wordy and awkward.

What is OA?

Agree with B

A. "Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály" should go before "in 1905"
C. "armed only" modifies "Hungary", making the sentence illogical
D and E out immediately.

In B, it is not clear how "they were..." part fits into the overall context of the sentence. You can't tell whether they were armed with the stuff when travelling.

vivek, it is OA time...

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06 Jan 2009, 22:42
I chose C. It just reads better.

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07 Jan 2009, 06:18
what is the problem with B.....armed with is ok or armed only with is ok.....if armed with is right then B is the best otherwise C is fine. Any suggestions?

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07 Jan 2009, 13:31
looks like all choices are not correct.

I go with B but 'B' also changes the meaning at the end though.... what is the OA and OE?

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07 Jan 2009, 21:04
sondenso wrote:
Economist wrote:
I go with B.
A> Misplaced modifier.
C> armed only looks awkward
D> Misplaced modifier again.
E> Wordy and awkward.

What is OA?

Agree with B

A. "Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály" should go before "in 1905"
C. "armed only" modifies "Hungary", making the sentence illogical
D and E out immediately.

change my mind, B not parallel: Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály... began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were

C should be the best
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07 Jan 2009, 23:16
C

"..and they were armed.." is not required (makes sentence wordy) --> eliminate A B D

Eliminate E -- misplaced modifier

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08 Jan 2009, 03:24
Either A or B .

What is the OA.. Its high time pls post it

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08 Jan 2009, 08:37
I think it is C. First of all I eliminated all the choices which have only before armed. Therefore A and C were left. And putting Traveling the back roads of Hungary as in A, in the beginning of the sentence, inferres that they decided to do whatever they did while traveling the back roads of Hungary, although traveling the back roads of Hungary was the way they did their thing.

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09 Jan 2009, 09:45
Does anybody have an OA for this one?

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10 Jan 2009, 20:47
C perhaps suggests that hungary is armed with: not the case.
A is correct but for armed with only.
I think armed only with is appropriate and hence B.

linau1982 wrote:
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B is the right aswer.

is this an OA?

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03 Apr 2009, 03:41
OA is C!

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04 Apr 2009, 11:07
I also go with C on this one.
All other choices seem either too wordy or incorrect.

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