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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 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 think it is C..

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17 Jun 2009, 05:14
I'll go with C. Rest have modifier, "having" errors.
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17 Jun 2009, 12:46
IMO B
I think traveling is incorrectly modifying ethnomusicology
Whats the OA
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17 Jun 2009, 13:24
IMO B. What's wrong with A? I think that it's 'in 1905' after comma. Just making sure..
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17 Jun 2009, 16:29
@pmal04 - I think starting the sentence with "In 1905" is better than how it is mentioned in A
Between B and C - I will go with C , B has a modifier error
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17 Jun 2009, 22:26
IMO B .. OA plz...
All others have modifier error....
E & C are wronmg as it seems that ethnomusicology is travelling back...modifier problem
In A "Traveling the back roads of Hungary" should be followed by Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály ..
In D also the sentence is not formatted correctly...
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18 Jun 2009, 04:12
I agree with option C
(C) In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only

___________ with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.

A comma is placed to bring a pause in the speech. Words written within 2 commas in a sentence provide additional details, and even if not read, the sentence still retains its meaning.
When stressing on a date of an year, it should be separated from the main sentence by a comma.

(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,
(D) Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology;(incorrect placing of semi colon) 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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18 Jun 2009, 05:18
Its has to be between A, C and E..But A and E have modifier errors...E is very passive as well...C is the best choice...
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18 Jun 2009, 08:12
c) In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only

In the above option,

1) shouldnt there be a coma after 1905 ?
2) travelling back roads of hungary and armed only with XX... are 2 diff prashes.. shouldnt they be connected properly.
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c) In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only

In the above option,

1) shouldnt there be a coma after 1905 ?
2) travelling back roads of hungary and armed only with XX... are 2 diff prashes.. shouldnt they be connected properly.

1. yep! after 1905, there should be a comma
2. Guess what? Option C is wrong too! But it is the best in the lot.

In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only says Hungarian roads were armed!!

Option C should have read In 1905, Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, armed only

These questions are not from 'reliable' sources so you just have to settle with the fact that you have to choose the 'best answer'

The fun in answering such questions is that you kinda get digging deeper into elements of the sentence to find out the error; makes a huge difference in your learning!
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31 Aug 2010, 22:42
paneer wrote:
Neochronic wrote:
c) In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only

In the above option,

1) shouldnt there be a coma after 1905 ?
2) travelling back roads of hungary and armed only with XX... are 2 diff prashes.. shouldnt they be connected properly.

1. yep! after 1905, there should be a comma
2. Guess what? Option C is wrong too! But it is the best in the lot.

In 1905 Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only says Hungarian roads were armed!!

Option C should have read In 1905, Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, armed only

These questions are not from 'reliable' sources so you just have to settle with the fact that you have to choose the 'best answer'

The fun in answering such questions is that you kinda get digging deeper into elements of the sentence to find out the error; makes a huge difference in your learning!

For anwer C to be correct, there has to be a comma before armed. Without comma armed seems to modify Hungary. There has to be some misprint else option B is the best answer.
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22 May 2012, 05:40
IMO B. C should have the comma before armed. Thats why B makes sense. additionally travelling correctly modifies the people involved.
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25 May 2012, 06:51
In B, the placement of the adverb only creates a problem. It means that only Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly were armed with xxxxx, while nobody else was or were armed. This is altered intent.
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25 May 2012, 07:32
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In B, the placement of the adverb only creates a problem. It means that only Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly were armed with xxxxx, while nobody else was or were armed. This is altered intent.

daagh, i think for change of intent it should have been 'and only Bela Bartok and Zoltan were armed' instead of the current line. I think only as an adverb is modifying the verb armed.
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09 Jul 2014, 09:12
smashingpumpkins 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 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 think it is C..

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C

why do you think that in option C.... traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only is correctly modifying bela and zoltan?
im not sure.
can someone pls explain.??
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09 Jul 2014, 09:31
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why do you think that in option C.... traveling the back roads of Hungary armed only is correctly modifying bela and zoltan?
im not sure.
can someone pls explain.??

this question is not reliable . nothing is right in this question .ALL options are wrong !!
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10 Jul 2014, 21:58
smashingpumpkins 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 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 think it is C..

[Reveal] Spoiler:
C

A - travelling . . . , in 1905 - wrong
B & D - only armed

For me it is between C and E.
E - arming themselves only seems odd

So I pick C
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