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New post 24 Jun 2015, 12:27
badribaba1984 wrote:
Using a metal detector, old coins and other valuables can be located by hobbyists even though
they are buried in the sand and dirt.

A) Using a metal detector, old coins and other valuables can be located by hobbyists even
though they are buried in the sand and dirt.
B) Old coins and other valuables can be located by hobbyists using a metal detector even
though they are buried in the sand and dirt.
C) Using a metal detector, hobbyists can locate old coins and other valuables even though
they are buried in the sand and dirt.
D) Buried in the sand and dirt, old coins and other valuables can be located by hobbyists
using a metal detector.
E) A metal detector can be used to locate old coins and other valuables that are buried in
the sand and dirt by a hobbyist.


I initially marked the answer as D, because I though they in C was ambiguous. But I realize now that the modifier at the beginning of option D will modify the subject of the clause, which is Hobbyists. Just because D is in passive, the modification seems correct initially.
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New post 21 Jun 2016, 04:47
I think this the example where we need to Understand that GMAT accepts a little ambiguity in the pronoun reference.
As in option
C) Using a metal detector, hobbyists can locate old coins and other valuables even though
they are buried in the sand and dirt.----
Here they cannot logically refer to the hobbyists is understood but here as well "they" can refer to only old coins (plural) or only valuables ( plural) or both .

D) Buried in the sand and dirt, old coins and other valuables can be located by hobbyists
using a metal detector.
---here the modifier "Buried in the..blabla " refers to only old coins but the intended meaning wants "both old coins and other valuables" to be buried :P

so best option between C and D would be C
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