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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 21:46
I eliminated A. How can 'a proposed new style' fly? :shock:

I later found it to the be the correct answer.. but my doubt remains..

How can 'a proposed new style' fly? :shock:
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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 22:14
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How can 'a proposed new style' fly?

Yes Styles can fly. "Style" here means "model".
e.g. New hybrid "model" of Toyota Camry consumes less gas. Similarly this new proposed style of aircraft can fly!

Therefore, A is the correct answer.
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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 23:18
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How can 'a proposed new style' fly?

Yes Styles can fly. "Style" here means "model".
e.g. New hybrid "model" of Toyota Camry consumes less gas. Similarly this new proposed style of aircraft can fly!

Therefore, A is the correct answer.


I am still not sure how style can fly. Even if you consider the context or meaning?? :roll:
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Re: quot;According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 05:40
E. According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.

Is E Wrong only because it changes the meaning?

I find it grammatically correct. Please help..
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According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.


Hi Sachin, sort of, the issue is that it doesn't really make sense, the structure means that the 'proponents' must be talking about 'skimming' - highlighted. This is confusing as it's the aircraft that should be being talked about.

I also think there is an issue with 'makes' in this sentence.

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Re: quot;According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 06:08
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According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.


Hi Sachin, sort of, the issue is that it doesn't really make sense, the structure means that the 'proponents' must be talking about 'skimming' - highlighted. This is confusing as it's the aircraft that should be being talked about.

I also think there is an issue with 'makes' in this sentence.

Hope that's clear

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Thanks James for confirming. What is the issue with ' makes ' ?

So, there's no other grammatical error in the sentence if I am not incorrect.
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Re: quot;According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 06:15
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'makes' is present tense, I would think that it would be better to have it in the future/conditional. I.e. Skimming would make it possible for a new aircraft....

It's not the major issue with the sentence though, and could possibly be argued the other way.

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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 08 May 2013, 01:53
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According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.

A. According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
Everything else seems okay except the colored "its" referring to "a proposed new style". I wasn't sure if "a proposed new style's proponents" makes sense in the context.

B. By skimming along the top of the atmosphere, proponents of a proposed new style of aircraft say it could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
Meaning distortion. Having "by ~" in the front implies that "skimming ~" is the reason for the proponents' support.

C. A proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours, according to its proponents, with it skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
The colored one sounds like 'skimming ~' is additional information.

D. A proposed new style of aircraft, [color=#0000ff]say its proponents, could[/color] fly between most points on Earth in under two hours because of its skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
S/V agreement error

E. According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours
Missing the subject

I chose A as the answer.


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How can D have subject verb disagreement when "say" is the verb action attached to "proponents" which is plural.
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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 08 May 2013, 03:26
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According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.

A. According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
Everything else seems okay except the colored "its" referring to "a proposed new style". I wasn't sure if "a proposed new style's proponents" makes sense in the context.

B. By skimming along the top of the atmosphere, proponents of a proposed new style of aircraft say it could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
Meaning distortion. Having "by ~" in the front implies that "skimming ~" is the reason for the proponents' support.

C. A proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours, according to its proponents, with it skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
The colored one sounds like 'skimming ~' is additional information.

D. A proposed new style of aircraft, [color=#0000ff]say its proponents, could[/color] fly between most points on Earth in under two hours because of its skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
S/V agreement error

E. According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours
Missing the subject

I chose A as the answer.


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How can D have subject verb disagreement when "say" is the verb action attached to "proponents" which is plural.



I believe that D is wrong because of the unsure antecedent of "its" rather than subject verb agreement
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Re: quot;According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 21 May 2013, 08:32
Hi,

I dint understood meaning of a sentence.
even proponents can skim or investigate atmosphere and then proposed based on their analysis
or even aircraft can skim through atmosphere.
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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2013, 18:47
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According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.

A. According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
Everything else seems okay except the colored "its" referring to "a proposed new style". I wasn't sure if "a proposed new style's proponents" makes sense in the context.

B. By skimming along the top of the atmosphere, proponents of a proposed new style of aircraft say it could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
Meaning distortion. Having "by ~" in the front implies that "skimming ~" is the reason for the proponents' support.

C. A proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours, according to its proponents, with it skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
The colored one sounds like 'skimming ~' is additional information.

D. A proposed new style of aircraft, [color=#0000ff]say its proponents, could[/color] fly between most points on Earth in under two hours because of its skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
S/V agreement error

E. According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours
Missing the subject

I chose A as the answer.



How can a new style (of aircraft) fly ????
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According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2013, 18:43
According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.

A. According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
B. By skimming along the top of the atmosphere, proponents of a proposed new style of aircraft say it could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
C. A proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours, according to its proponents, with it skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
D. A proposed new style of aircraft, say its proponents, could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours because of its skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
E. According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours


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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2013, 06:58
According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.

A. According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.

Remove the modifier "by skimming..... atmosphere" and the sentence makes sense as per below:

According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.Also the "by skimming ...atmosphere" is an adverbial phrase modifying "could"

B. By skimming along the top of the atmosphere, proponents of a proposed new style of aircraft say it could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
Proponents are not skimming , it is the aircraft which is skimming.
C. A proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours, according to its proponents, with it skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
WITH IT.... with WHAT?........ IT is ambiguous as it can refer to Earth/aircraft.
D. A proposed new style of aircraft, say its proponents, could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours because of its skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
CAUSE = BECAUSE and EFFECT= aircraft could fly..... when it is not required in the original sentence.
E. According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
makes it possible=wordy
ITS is far from its antecedent.


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According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2013, 08:04
According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.

A. According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
B. By skimming along the top of the atmosphere, proponents of a proposed new style of aircraft say it could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
C. A proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours, according to its proponents, with it skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
D. A proposed new style of aircraft, say its proponents, could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours because of its skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
E. According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours

I couldn't choose correct answer because of two doubts.
1> Who is flying ? Aircraft or new style? Sentence says Style.
2> Who is skimming? Proponents or Aircraft? Sentence says Proponents.
3> Is modifier clause 'by skimming along the top of the atmosphere' present at correct place?

Can anyone please help me to analyze the sentence?

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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2013, 10:29
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For your first question: Who is flying ? Aircraft or new style? Sentence says Style.
This sentence uses a rare structure: (noun + preposition) ==> acts as an adjective.
For example: I have a great deal of experience in introducing new products to international markets.
"deal" is a noun. the noun "deal" itself means nothing if it does not have the modifier to know what you're actually talking about (you're talking about "experience").
"a great deal of" = adjective ==> means a lot.

Back to your question, "a new style OF aircraft" follows the same structure. "a new style" can't fly for sure. If you just stop at "a new style", you mean nothing.
"a new style OF aircraft" conveys different meaning. It talks about an aircraft actually. Thus, an aircraft can fly.

For your second question:Who is skimming? Proponents or Aircraft? Sentence says Proponents.
"by skimming...." is modifier ==> It should modify a preceding noun/noun phrase. Because "a new style of aircraft" is actually about the aircraft, thus the aircraft should skim along the top of the atmosphere.

For your third question: Is modifier clause 'by skimming along the top of the atmosphere' present at correct place?
The modifier "by skimming along...." is placed correctly. It modify a preceding noun/noun phrase - "a new style of aircraft".


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According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.

A. According to its proponents, a proposed new style of aircraft could, by skimming along the top of the atmosphere, fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
Correct. As stated above.

B. By skimming along the top of the atmosphere, proponents of a proposed new style of aircraft say it could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours.
Wrong. "by skimming" modifies "proponents" <== wrong meaning.

C. A proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours, according to its proponents, with it skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
Wrong. "with it skimming" is wrong. It's neither a possessive structure (should be its) nor a modifier ("it" is placed incorrectly).

D. A proposed new style of aircraft, say its proponents, could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours because of its skimming along the top of the atmosphere.
Wrong. "because of its skimming" is wordier than "by skimming". In addition, the meaning "could fly ...because of its skimming" sounds awkward.

E. According to its proponents, skimming along the top of the atmosphere makes it possible that a proposed new style of aircraft could fly between most points on Earth in under two hours
Wrong. "according to its proponents, skimming...." <== it sounds like the proponents of skimming. Hence, the meaning is not clear.

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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2013, 10:54
A proposed new style (of aircraft, say its proponents,) could fly between most points........
Development of a hydrogen car can go for 100 miles without refueling....
I hope it reminds us something which we studied in MGMAT SC Chapter 3....Subject and verb make sense together.
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Re: According to its proponents, a proposed new style of [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2014, 18:47
D is wrong because it changed the meaning of the sentence.

"its skimming along the top of the atmosphere"is a modifier,not a cause-effect.

Hence A is correct although it seemed strange.
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