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1). The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing divison of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market. A). million, which is part of a deal that will make B). million, a part of a deal that makes C). million, part of a deal making D). million as a part of a deal to make E). million as part of a deal that will make 2). There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990. A.) generated through wind power now than it was B). generated through wind power now as it was C). generated through wind power now as was the case D). now generated through wind power as it was E). now generated through wind power than was the case. Kindly explain your answers. If you have any questions you can ask an expert New! VP Joined: 07 Nov 2005 Posts: 1131 Location: India Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 1 Show Tags 14 Aug 2006, 01:22 E Don't have any explainaitons. Remeber this usage from general articles. D "as much....as" is the correct usage. _________________ Trying hard to conquer Quant. Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5238 Followers: 25 Kudos [?]: 377 [0], given: 0 Show Tags 14 Aug 2006, 01:57 Strangely, I`m getting (C) for both questions. 1. not necessary to restate will. ----> added to error log 2. "as was the case" seems like a better comparison. 1:46 (both) Last edited by GMATT73 on 14 Aug 2006, 18:07, edited 1 time in total. Intern Joined: 22 May 2006 Posts: 7 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 Show Tags 14 Aug 2006, 07:34 I agree with buzzgaurav on both accounts, E for the first one and D for the second one. I'll try to explain the first one in my own words. A). million, which is part of a deal that will make Incorrect because is has no referent to it, we are unsure of what "is" corresponds to. B). million, a part of a deal that makes Incorrect because the original sentence is in the future as stated by this statement, will purchase the color-printing divison, Choice B is in the present tense, ...that makes, so it is incorrect C). million, part of a deal making Same problem as found in B, it is in present tense, needs to be in the future tense. D). million as a part of a deal to make Same problem as found in B, it is in present tense, needs to be in the future tense. E). million as part of a deal that will make Correct, since tenses agree For the second question, I elimated choices A, B, C immediately because we are comparing time periods, now to then..The stress needs to be on the "now" in this paragraph. So, left with D, and E, E is just ackward and long. So, chose D. VP Joined: 14 May 2006 Posts: 1415 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 174 [0], given: 0 Show Tags 14 Aug 2006, 07:40 to add to chaos here I am picking 1 D 2 B 1). The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing divison of a rival company for$ 950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market.

A). million isn't a deal itself... wrong modifier "which"

B). wrong modifier IMO

C). gerund "making" plays the verb, not correct

D). million as a part of a deal to make
I think this makes sense, the objective of this part of a deal is to make it the largest manuf.... I am not puzzled here whether it is the deal or the part of it... here I clearly see that part of the deal is responsible.

E). part of a deal or the deal itself?

2). There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.

note* we need 2nd AS for ||sm

A.) not parallel

B). generated through wind power now as it was

C). energy vs. the case... is this parallel?

D). now generated through wind power as it was

E). not parallel

now the real problem is b/w B and D... they are exactly the same except for the placement of "NOW"

If the look into original sentence NOW is placed closer to the end of the sentence, after POWER... ONE REASON TO PICK B

Another reason to pick B because of NOW is parallelism... it is comparing NOW vs. 1990s

can't wait to see if my logic is correct
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14 Aug 2006, 08:10
E & D for me buddies.

Let's wait for the OA
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14 Aug 2006, 09:50
OA's

1) E
2) C

GMATT73 can you please anyone explain your reasoning for the second one?
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14 Aug 2006, 09:58
Interesting... what makes E correct in the 1st??? did you guys pick it because of "WILL" part? if so, then makes sense

I still don't get 2nd C... Matt, my friend, can you rescue me with your logic here???
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14 Aug 2006, 11:08
I initially got E and D...

However looking at OA for second one it seems D is preferred as it avoids usage of 'it'.

good questions.
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14 Aug 2006, 18:05
There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now as was the case in 1990.

I chose (C) for the second one because:

1. correct as...as... comparison
2. is generated (active) balances with was the case (active/ellipsis)

Hope this helps.

Now, U2 lover can you please explain the first SC for me???
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14 Aug 2006, 19:58
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1). The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing divison of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market. A). million, which is part of a deal that will make B). million, a part of a deal that makes C). million, part of a deal making D). million as a part of a deal to make E). million as part of a deal that will make E. needs will because its a prediction that will fulfilled in future only.. A has unclear "which". B has wrong verb. C/D change the meaning. Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5238 Followers: 25 Kudos [?]: 377 [0], given: 0 Re: 2 SC's [#permalink] Show Tags 14 Aug 2006, 20:00 Professor wrote: PPGJ wrote: 1). The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing divison of a rival company for$ 950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market.

A). million, which is part of a deal that will make
B). million, a part of a deal that makes
C). million, part of a deal making
D). million as a part of a deal to make
E). million as part of a deal that will make

E. needs will because its a prediction that will fulfilled in future only..
A has unclear "which".
B has wrong verb.
C/D change the meaning.

Professor, how does (C) change the meaning
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14 Aug 2006, 20:00
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2). There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.

A.) generated through wind power now than it was
B). generated through wind power now as it was
C). generated through wind power now as was the case
D). now generated through wind power as it was
E). now generated through wind power than was the case.

C. ABD are ruled out because of "it", which has no clear antecedent/referent. E is also ruled out because of "than". now remains C, which has correct idiom "as x as y".
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14 Aug 2006, 20:04
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Professor wrote:
PPGJ wrote:
1). The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing divison of a rival company for $950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market. A). million, which is part of a deal that will make B). million, a part of a deal that makes C). million, part of a deal making D). million as a part of a deal to make E). million as part of a deal that will make E. needs will because its a prediction that will fulfilled in future only.. A has unclear "which". B has wrong verb. C/D change the meaning. Professor, how does (C) change the meaning we use participal phrase for an event/action that is already happened or is happening at the present but here the deal that we are talking is going to happen in the future only and we are not certain about it. so it changes meaning. Current Student Joined: 29 Jan 2005 Posts: 5238 Followers: 25 Kudos [?]: 377 [0], given: 0 Re: 2 SC's [#permalink] Show Tags 14 Aug 2006, 20:54 Professor wrote: GMATT73 wrote: Professor wrote: PPGJ wrote: 1). The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing divison of a rival company for$ 950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market.

A). million, which is part of a deal that will make
B). million, a part of a deal that makes
C). million, part of a deal making
D). million as a part of a deal to make
E). million as part of a deal that will make

E. needs will because its a prediction that will fulfilled in future only..
A has unclear "which".
B has wrong verb.
C/D change the meaning.

Professor, how does (C) change the meaning

we use participal phrase for an event/action that is already happened or is happening at the present but here the deal that we are talking is going to happen in the future only and we are not certain about it. so it changes meaning.

Thanx for the crystal clear explanation Professor! Straight to the error log!!
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i still dont get why the second question is as instead of then.

first one is E.
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The computer company has announced that it will purchase the color-printing divison of a rival company for \$ 950 million, which is part of a deal that will make it the largest manufacturer in the office color-printing market.

A). million, which is part of a deal that will make (no clear referent)

B). million, a part of a deal that makes (deal hasnt happened yet)

C). million, part of a deal making (deal hasnt happened yet)

D). million as a part of a deal to make (wll doesnt follow up)

E). million as part of a deal that will make CORRECT

2). There are hopeful signs that we are shifting away from our heavy reliance on fossil fuels: more than ten times as much energy is generated through wind power now than it was in 1990.

A.) generated through wind power now than it was (Wrong Idiom)

B). generated through wind power now as it was (referent prob)

C). generated through wind power now as was the case CORRECT

D). now generated through wind power as it was (referent prob)

E). now generated through wind power than was the case. (Wrong Idiom)
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