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Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction
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13 Nov 2011, 10:20
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Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction

Biologists are studying "reclusive animals that are threatened" not the whole "reclusive animals". Any specific thoughts about difference between D and E?
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Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction

Biologists are studying "reclusive animals that are threatened" not the whole "reclusive animals". Any specific thoughts about difference between D and E?

I happened to guess E within 10-15 seconds. Here's how:

Step 1) "using" followed by a comma suggests that whatever follows the comma must be the one who is "using hidden cameras"

Step 2) browse own the first word of each answer choice - and only (D) and (E) make sense.

Step 3) Compare (D) and (E) - they're basically saying the same thing - nothing necessarily wrong with either. But when it comes to the GMAT, you want to choose the one that is simpler. USUALLY, that means the one that is shorter.
So at first glance, I'm tempted to choose (E). Let's read it through.

Step 4) "animals threatened by extinction" versus "animals that are threatened by extinction"
It's the same idea - and you're not really losing anything in (E) as you keep it simple.
No red flags.

So go ahead and pick (E) as your final answer and move on to the next one.

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13 Nov 2011, 19:06
Yep, gmatpill, you are right. I also approach this problem like you.

1st, innitial modifier 'using... bla bla' will modify PERSON
2nd, keep it simple!
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13 Nov 2011, 21:16
went with E.
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13 Nov 2011, 22:15
Definitely between D&E==> Since E is concise ==>+1 for E
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14 Nov 2011, 00:55
the modifier - Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, should modify the noun 'biologists', so we are left with D and E. E is more concise than D. Hence E
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14 Nov 2011, 06:55
E. Using refers to biologists, not animals. 'Thar are' is not necessary in this case.
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14 Nov 2011, 07:19
B/W D & E -> E

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15 Nov 2011, 14:30
Bah. I was between D and E and I went for D. But E is more concise and should be the correct answer
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10 Dec 2011, 07:27
I picked D because it specify the subject but in E subject is not specific .
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05 Jun 2012, 02:23
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Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction

i pick E over D for concision. "using" modifies the biologist so A, B and C are out
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this is an example of a question where one should not bring its outside knowledge. One could argue reclusive animals may not be threatened by extinction, well if you say so we are bringing in outside knowledge. D, E are essentially saying same thing, reclusive animals threatened by extinction is the concise way to saying the same thing. That is totally unnecessary.

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Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction

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I would like to ask egmata query regarding the omission of words in this question.

In option D we have:

Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction

In the OA, in the red clause, "that are threatened" by extinction reduces to "threatened".

I have read in one of your posts that we can drop "that" , when it is merely used as a connector for two clauses ( AS A RELATIVE PRONOUN ). "That" cannot be dropped when it acts as the subject of the DC.

The DC here is "that are threatened by extinction", and "that" acts as the subject for this DC.

How can we omit "are threatened" in this case?
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Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion, reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by bioligist

A) reclusive animals threatened by extinction are studied by biologists
B) reclusive animals, threatened by extinction, are studied by biologists
C) reclusive animals are studied by biologists that threatened by extinction
D) biologists are studying reclusive animals that are threatened by extinction
E) biologists are studying reclusive animals threatened by extinction

A, B, C - out Using hidden cameras that are triggered by motion should modifybiologists

Out of D and E, Chose E because in D animals are plural and that is singular
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