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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.

A. the chips circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have

B. the chips 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

As the housing affordability gap widens, middle-income families are especially hard-hit, and these families can no longer qualify to buy homes, and rising rental rates force them to use far more than the standard 25 percent of their incomes for housing, leaving them with no equity or tax write-offs to offset the expenditures.

A. and these families can no longer qualify to buy homes, and

B. since these families can no longer afford to buy homes, furthermore

C. for these families can no longer afford to buy homes, yet

D. and these families can no longer afford to buy homes; however,

E. and these families can no longer afford to buy homes, for
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 07:47
A. the chips circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
"the power" should be placed before both to be equally applied to and part as well.

B. the chips circuits more complex, the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
Seems Correct.

C. the chips circuits are more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
"the power" should be placed before both to be equally applied to and part as well.

D. their circuits are more complex, the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
"the power" does not agree with verb "have".

E. their circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
"the power" should be placed before both to be equally applied to and part as well.
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 07:50
Logic of sentence requires that "middle-income families are especially hard-hit" because of something. "for" acting as because in C fulfills this. Moreover we need to show contrast that these families cannot afford but they are forced for more rentals and "yet" clearly shows that contrast.

IMO C.
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 08:51
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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.

A. the chips circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have

B. the chips 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



I pick B for the first question.

My doubt here is "the chips circuits more complex" correct?
don't we require are here. ."the chips circuits are more complex" ?
Can some one throw lights on this.
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 08:51
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please post only one question at time.
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 08:57
x2suresh wrote:
I pick B for the first question.

My doubt here is "the chips circuits more complex" correct?
don't we require are here. ."the chips circuits are more complex" ?
Can some one throw lights on this.

Suresh excuse me if I am wrong, as I am not that good in Verbal. But what I suspect is that "are" is unnecessary. "have become" is acting as an ellipsis.
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 09:13
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x2suresh wrote:
I pick B for the first question.

My doubt here is "the chips circuits more complex" correct?
don't we require are here. ."the chips circuits are more complex" ?
Can some one throw lights on this.

Suresh excuse me if I am wrong, as I am not that good in Verbal. But what I suspect is that "are" is unnecessary. "have become" is acting as an ellipsis.


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what is ellipsis?. I never heard of it. Is it the same as the parallelism rule?
Can you explain it or point me to the correct source.
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 10:16
spriya,

In D, there is sub -verb agreement problem.
the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 10:27
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what is ellipsis?. I never heard of it. Is it the same as the parallelism rule?
Can you explain it or point me to the correct source.

chan you can refer Kaplan book to refer to ellipsis. You will find it in Parallelism chapter only. You are right that it is related to parallelism. It is like not repeating same thing again and again and assumed that thing is there.
E.g
I do cleaning, do washing and do cooking.
The shorter way is
I do cleaning, washing and cooking.
"Do" is acting as an ellipsis in above sentence.

Original sentence is clear but sound little awkward, by using ellipsis, meaning of sentence is kept intact but it is made more concise.
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 10:32
x2suresh wrote:
spriya,

In D, there is sub -verb agreement problem.
the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive have


got it

power is singular and have is wrong

ellipsis plays a role here
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Re: SC 1000 139,140 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2008, 10:33
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chan4312 wrote:
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what is ellipsis?. I never heard of it. Is it the same as the parallelism rule?
Can you explain it or point me to the correct source.

chan you can refer Kaplan book to refer to ellipsis. You will find it in Parallelism chapter only. You are right that it is related to parallelism. It is like not repeating same thing again and again and assumed that thing is there.
E.g
I do cleaning, do washing and do cooking.
The shorter way is
I do cleaning, washing and cooking.
"Do" is acting as an ellipsis in above sentence.

Original sentence is clear but sound little awkward, by using ellipsis, meaning of sentence is kept intact but it is made more concise.


Thanks for the info.. :)
appreciated.
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