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# As the etched lines on computer memory chips have become

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As the etched lines on computer memory chips have become [#permalink]  07 Nov 2006, 06:42
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886. As the etched lines on computer memory chips have become thinner and the chipsâ€™ circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have vastly increased.

(A) the chipsâ€™ circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
(B) the chipsâ€™ circuits more complex, the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
(C) the chipsâ€™ 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

OA=B

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[#permalink]  07 Nov 2006, 17:22
power is singular --> need 'has'
'both' is not required, B is best.
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[#permalink]  07 Nov 2006, 21:47
Should be B.
Narrowed it to B or E.
B for correct SVA.
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[#permalink]  08 Nov 2006, 10:03
Yes B since their in D and E could refer to lines or chips
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[#permalink]  08 Nov 2006, 21:07
I often struggle with the correct way to use "both". I narrowed it down to A and B. Other than the difference between have and has is there a reason why A wouldn't work.
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[#permalink]  08 Nov 2006, 21:12
cmns18 wrote:
I often struggle with the correct way to use "both". I narrowed it down to A and B. Other than the difference between have and has is there a reason why A wouldn't work.

"the power of" should modify chips and devices too..
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[#permalink]  13 Jun 2007, 10:11
they refers to "Computer chips"....
And has refers to "The power".

Agreed with B.
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[#permalink]  02 Jul 2007, 08:20
priyankur_saha@ml.com wrote:
they refers to "Computer chips"....
And has refers to "The power".

Agreed with B.

How do we know they refers to the chips?
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Re: SC computer memory chips [#permalink]  12 Jun 2011, 19:32
B, because of correct usage of "both" for maximum clarity and concision
Re: SC computer memory chips   [#permalink] 12 Jun 2011, 19:32
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