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By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were slowly stretched out in an otherwise silent chamber, and then digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not continuous but consisted of individual bursts or pops just thousandths of a second long.

(A) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not
(B) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(C) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be
(D) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(E) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be


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why not B ?
the structure noise not to be appears a little akward. Can somebody help me with the choice of OA?
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Last edited by ankurgupta03 on 27 Feb 2014, 20:47, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: By recording the noise of [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2012, 19:48
In B found that is not parallel to but consisted
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Re: By recording the noise of [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2012, 21:42
Hi Maybeam,

Are you sure that OA is C? It doesn't make sense. Answer should be B as parallelism is maintained in option B. We need a relative clause here in order to tell the findings of the scientists.
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Re: By recording the noise of [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2012, 02:22
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Hi Maybeam,

Are you sure that OA is C? It doesn't make sense. Answer should be B as parallelism is maintained in option B. We need a relative clause here in order to tell the findings of the scientists.



I m not sure. in the doc i refer it is C
i marked as B.

if its B then plz let me know.
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Re: By recording the noise of [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2012, 11:31
looks like answer is b

http://www.beatthegmat.com/noise-t67737.html
http://www.urch.com/forums/gmat-sentenc ... sions.html

it would be great if experts can help.


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Hi Maybeam,

Are you sure that OA is C? It doesn't make sense. Answer should be B as parallelism is maintained in option B. We need a relative clause here in order to tell the findings of the scientists.



I m not sure. in the doc i refer it is C
i marked as B.

if its B then plz let me know.
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Re: By recording the noise of [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2012, 11:49
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In B found that is not parallel to but consisted






Why do you think "found that is not parallel to but consisted" in B



I think in this context "found that" is the most correct idiom, hence B should be the answer.
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Re: By recording the noise of [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2012, 13:01
i'm suprised most of pepole took B,i chose C
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Re: By recording the noise of [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2012, 01:20
I chose C as well .. The verdict was between B and C, but then I thought "was not" may be not a right usage, as that may be inferred as something that happened in past and is over, but the property of the sound still exists and hence meaning came out a little better. But this was a guess. Experts please explain your view.
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Re: By recording the noise of [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2012, 09:54
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Here the usage of "that" must be looked into.

After a verb, "that" often can be omitted without loss in meaning.

He said that he was tired. No need for "that"

We need to use "that" in cases when the words following the verb can be mistaken as the object of the verb.

In the above question, "a team of scientists found that the noise was not" here we can omit "that"

By recording....digitizing..analyzing....a team of scientists found the noise was not...

In case the structure was....... "A team of scientists on recording...digitizing..analyzing, found "that" the noise....."

Hope it solves the issue!...
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Re: By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2014, 13:05
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/01/us/no ... opera.html

found B in that NYT article.
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Re: By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2014, 17:02
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By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were slowly stretched out in an otherwise silent chamber, and then digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not continuous but consisted of individual bursts or pops just thousandths of a second long.

(A) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not
(B) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(C) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be
(D) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(E) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be


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why not B ?
the structure noise not to be appears a little akward. Can somebody help me with the choice of OA?


HI Team,
Please explain this.I am confused.
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Re: By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2014, 20:38
By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were slowly stretched out in an otherwise silent chamber, and then digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not continuous but consisted of individual bursts or pops just thousandths of a second long.

THE CLEAR CONTENDERS ARE "B" AND "C"......


(B) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not......."WAS NOT" IS PARRALLEL TO "CONSISTED OF"....BOTH IN SIMPLE PAST TENSE............CORRECT


(C) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be.......WITH "TO BE" WE SHOULD HAVE USED "CONSISTING OF" ---NOT "CONSISTED OF"......... SINCE "CONSISTED OF" IS NOT UNDERLINED WE CANT CHANGE IT... HENCE " TO BE " IS INCORRECT.....
THE CORRECT SENTENCE WOULD HAVE BEEN.......

By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were slowly stretched out in an otherwise silent chamber, and then digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to becontinuous but consisting of individual bursts or pops just thousandths of a second long.

HENCE "C" INCORRECT.....
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Re: By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2014, 11:25
Please someone update the OA.
Correct answer is B

Question is drawn from article at following link.
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Re: By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2014, 20:48
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Please someone update the OA.
Correct answer is B

Question is drawn from article at following link.
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/06/01/us/no ... opera.html

Done :)
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Re: By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2014, 05:00
I agree with B.

(B) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
found thatthe noise was not continuous but consisted
(C) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be
the noise not to be continuous but (to be) consisting of. however the non-underlined portion has "consisted".
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