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As the etched lines on computer memory chips have become thinner and the chips’ circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have vastly increased.
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B. The chip’s circuits more complex , the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
C. The chips’ circuits are more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
D. Their circuits are more complex, the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
E. Their circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
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Re: Brutal SC 4 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2010, 11:04
B..if its true..i will explain my rationale
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Let us sort out a few things first.

What is the subject of the main clause “both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive has vastly increased? Is it ‘both the power’ or ‘the power of both”? This is essential to fix the SV number agreement, the one that is being tested here.

It is wrong to say ‘both the power of the chips and the electronic devices’, because if we are meaning to use power in the plural sense, then it should be ‘both the powers’. On the contrary, the power is meant to be used in singular here, byusibg the term ‘the power of both chips and the devices’ .
The clue therefore is that the right choice will use as subject ‘the power of both’ and as verb ‘has’
Going by this norm, B alone is the winner all the way.
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Re: Brutal SC 4 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2010, 11:35
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A small request to all contributors. It is becoming difficult to follow by looking at captions such as Brutal SC NO, Need help with this SC, SC doubt etc. As a matter of simple procedure, if the first few words of the stimulus are incorporated in the title along with some appropriate tags, it will be very helpful. On the other day, I was contributing to one and the same topic in three different threads, all of them one after another. Moderators, can you please help set some uniform norms!?
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Re: Brutal SC 4 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2010, 11:42
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Let us sort out a few things first.

What is the subject of the main clause “both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive has vastly increased? Is it ‘both the power’ or ‘the power of both”? This is essential to fix the SV number agreement, the one that is being tested here.

It is wrong to say ‘both the power of the chips and the electronic devices’, because if we are meaning to use power in the plural sense, then it should be ‘both the powers’. On the contrary, the power is meant to be used in singular here, byusibg the term ‘the power of both chips and the devices’ .
The clue therefore is that the right choice will use as subject ‘the power of both’ and as verb ‘has’
Going by this norm, B alone is the winner all the way.


You're right. The OA is B.
I spent nine whole minutes on this q because I was trying so hard to sort out those things. Thank you for this clarification Daagh! It helps a lot! 1 kudos coming right up!
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Re: Brutal SC 4 [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2010, 17:55
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daagh wrote:
Let us sort out a few things first.

What is the subject of the main clause “both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive has vastly increased? Is it ‘both the power’ or ‘the power of both”? This is essential to fix the SV number agreement, the one that is being tested here.

It is wrong to say ‘both the power of the chips and the electronic devices’, because if we are meaning to use power in the plural sense, then it should be ‘both the powers’. On the contrary, the power is meant to be used in singular here, byusibg the term ‘the power of both chips and the devices’ .
The clue therefore is that the right choice will use as subject ‘the power of both’ and as verb ‘has’
Going by this norm, B alone is the winner all the way.


In fact I did not understand the subject :(

subject ---> singular------> verb HAS.........not HAVE........thanks ;)
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Re: Brutal SC 4 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2010, 07:47
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B. The chip’s circuits more complex , the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
C. The chips’ circuits are more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
D. Their circuits are more complex, the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
E. Their circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have[/quote]
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Re: Brutal SC 4 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 00:39
D & E is out because 'their' is ambiguous. it could refer to etched lines of memory chips.

C is out because it lacks the contruction 'as A becomes thinner and B more complex'. moreover, 'both the power AND devices HAS' is incorrect s/v agreement.

the POWER (of chips and devices) HAS ..

B is correct
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Re: Brutal SC 4 [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 02:55
Good one completly missed the SV agreement....
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Re: As the etched lines on computer memory chips have become [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2012, 01:03
only B is correct rest consists of NOT Parallel construction
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