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# Using modern radio-carbon techniques, fossils unearthed from

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14 Dec 2012, 13:46
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Using modern radio-carbon techniques, fossils unearthed from the ruins of the Mohenjodaro-Harappa civilization can be accurately dated with near zero chances of error.

A. Using modern radio-carbon techniques, fossils unearthed from the ruins of the Mohenjodaro-Harappa civilization can be accurately dated with near zero chances of error.

B. Fossils unearthed from the ruins of the Mohenjodaro-Harappa civilization can be accurately dated, using modern radio-carbon techniques with near zero chances of error.

C. Dating fossils unearthed from the ruins of Mohenjodaro-Harappa civilization accurately, scientists can use modern radio-carbon techniques.

D. Using modern radio-carbon techniques, fossils unearthed from the ruins of Mohenjodaro-Harappa civilization can be accurately dated by a scientist with near zero chances of error.

E. Using modern radio-carbon technique, scientists can date fossils unearthed from the ruins of Mohenjodaro-Harappa civilization accurately with near zero chances of error.

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14 Dec 2012, 13:58
Yes from me as Its a very standard type question Modifier with action in the beginning must be followed with a person. Sure for a first timer a higher rating but for one who knows the basics definitely sub 600
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14 Dec 2012, 22:16
Any suggestion Why B can't be ?

I somehow find this "accurately with near zero chances of error" awkward
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14 Dec 2012, 23:18
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vishu1414 wrote:
Any suggestion Why B can't be ?

I somehow find this "accurately with near zero chances of error" awkward

The issue with B is:
1) Who is the doer of the action? Nowhere its mentioned that "who" is using the techniques.

Whereas E uses an active speech, mentioning the "scientists" as the subject performing the actions.

IMO its a 620-ish question.
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14 Dec 2012, 23:28
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The problem is testing initial modifier. The doer of the action(Using modern radio-carbon techniques) is missing.
IMO, yes it is sub 600 level as the concept tested is very common and mechanical.
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