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# Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905

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Traveling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 B├йla Bart├│k and Zolt├бn Kod├бly 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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11 Jan 2004, 17:51

Can anyone please explain why (C) is correct and others are wrong?

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11 Jan 2004, 18:11
A) It is not clear whether 'they' refers to Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly or the back roads of Hungary
B) same problem as with A; it is not clear whether 'they' refers to Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly or the back roads of Hungary
C) succinct and clear. The removal of 'they' makes it clear that it is Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly that were armed
D) The use of 'having traveled' implies that the travelling is not finished yet and is still ongoing. It changes the meaning of the sentence
E) If someone can help me on this one. I'm not sure as to how to explain why this one is wrong but it is in my mind. A partial explanation is that 'in 1905' is misplaced. 1905 should set the context by being at the beginning of the sentence or should be used as a modifier set between commas which is not the case in E.
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11 Jan 2004, 19:47
Thanks for the explanation Paul.

I think you are right, (E) would be correct if it were stated as :

Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, in 1905, began their pioneering.....

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13 Jan 2004, 09:55
E is wrong. 'cos of "arming". Present continuous is used to show actions of continuous nature...for eg, traveling is continuous....armed with would be appropriate to express the fact that they had equipments with them..it waslike they were having instruments with them..

i think...

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25 Jan 2004, 20:12
BTW, the agreed choice C is incorrect, for "armed" can modify Hungary. There should be "and" before "armed" in C.

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22 Jul 2011, 19:10
Zhung Gazi wrote:
BTW, the agreed choice C is incorrect, for "armed" can modify Hungary. There should be "and" before "armed" in C.

I agree. This was the reason I skipped C.

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