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# Travelling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Beta Bartok

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Travelling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.

(B) In 1905, Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, travelling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed
(C) In 1905 Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, travelling the back roads of Hungary armed only.
(D)Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed
(E) Beta 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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07 Jun 2004, 07:20
Confused between (B) and (C),
In (C) "travelling the back roads of Hungary armed only." makes me suspitious.
Would go for (B)

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07 Jun 2004, 07:40
I agree with C, but that does't make the question less weird.

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07 Jun 2004, 08:03
B it is
C suffers from ambiguous referrent. "armed only" seems as if it were the "roads" which were armed.
In B, "they" clearly refers to "Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly" because the roads are included in a participial phrase which is set apart from main clause. Hence, subject "they" clearly refers to main clause's subject and no ambiguity there.
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10 Jun 2004, 20:58
(B) In 1905, Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, travelling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed

"they were only armed" sounds unidiomatic
"armed only" is the correct idiom

I think "they" is unnecessary as the previous clause already has "their"

In 1905, Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, travelling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and were armed only

Is the elimination of "they" OK ?
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10 Jun 2004, 21:05
becoolja wrote:
Travelling the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were armed only with an Edison phonograph and insatiable curiosity.

(B) In 1905, Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, travelling the back roads of Hungary, began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, and they were only armed
(C) In 1905 Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, travelling the back roads of Hungary armed only.
(D)Having traveled the back roads of Hungary, in 1905 Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology; they were only armed
(E) Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly, in 1905 began their pioneering work in ethnomusicology, traveling the back roads of Hungary, arming themselves only.

B seems ok, but gets wordy in the end. furthermore, "..only armed with.." falls short infront of "..armed only with..".
Also, I believe, 'travelling' doesn't modifies it correctly (who's travelling???)

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10 Jun 2004, 21:12
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I think there is no confusion then with the "armed only" place after a present participle. Let's see with some examples.

Marc, writing an exam equipped with only 1 calculator...

I believe it is clear in the above that it is Marc which is "equipped" just as in C where it is clear that it is Beta Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly who were "armed only with"
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11 Jun 2004, 13:15
But why is it that chioce A is not correct. I conveys the same meaning. except 'Travelling back...' is placed before like most modifiers.

Plz explain.

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26 Sep 2010, 05:16
too many modifiers ... c is te best !

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27 Sep 2010, 01:56
In C , I feel that the participial phrase "Traveling the......Hungary" is modifying ethnomusicology.....thats why i didn't picked up C . I don't see how it is correct.

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27 Sep 2010, 08:38
I stand with B. C has a serious modifier problem. Does anyone have the source of this Q?
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27 Sep 2010, 08:53
The question has been posted long back in 2004!

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