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281. Even their most ardent champions concede that no less than a technical or scientific breakthrough is necessary before solar cells can meet the goal of providing one percent of the nation’s energy needs.
(A) that no less than a technical or scientific breakthrough is necessary
(B) that nothing other than a technical or scientific breakthrough is needed
(C) that a technical or scientific breakthrough is necessary
(D) the necessity for an occurrence of a technical or scientific breakthrough
(E) the necessity for a technical or scientific breakthrough occurring
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 06:12
Isnt the option C changing the meaning of the sentence.

The first sentence says that no less than a scientific breakthrough is necessary.. ie. alteast a scientific breakthrough or more than it..

The option C says straightly that a scientific breakthrough which distorts the meaning.

ie.

x no less than 50 doesnt mean that x is 50.

any takers ?
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 07:51
can you plz underline ur posts from now on
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 07:56
I agree...
C changes the meaning of the sentence...
IMO A
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 10:09
I agree and that's why I also go for A.

A has no grammatical error and keep the intent of the sentence intact.
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 10:58
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Isnt the option C changing the meaning of the sentence.

The first sentence says that no less than a scientific breakthrough is necessary.. ie. alteast a scientific breakthrough or more than it..

The option C says straightly that a scientific breakthrough which distorts the meaning.

ie.

x no less than 50 doesnt mean that x is 50.

any takers ?


What about

Selectors conceded that No less than an all rounder is required in the team before it goes to the word cup.

Selectors conceded that an all rounder is required in the team before it goes to the world cup.

Don't u think second stmt is more straight forward.
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 12:20
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Neochronic wrote:
Isnt the option C changing the meaning of the sentence.

The first sentence says that no less than a scientific breakthrough is necessary.. ie. alteast a scientific breakthrough or more than it..

The option C says straightly that a scientific breakthrough which distorts the meaning.

ie.

x no less than 50 doesnt mean that x is 50.

any takers ?


What about

Selectors conceded that No less than an all rounder is required in the team before it goes to the word cup.

Selectors conceded that an all rounder is required in the team before it goes to the world cup.

Don't u think second stmt is more straight forward.


What my understanding from the
statement 1 ==> atleast 1 all rounder is required, but it could be possible that they may require 2 or 3 all rounders before going to the world cup
but, definitely, atleast one is required (not sure how many are reuired)

statement 2 ==> is distorting the meaning of first statement by saying that only 1 all rounder is required before going to world cup.

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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 14:56
C

"no less than a scientific break through is necessary" has the same meaning that "a scientific break through is neccessary" has. Why not make the sentence shorter and more concise?
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 22:12
I think that , 'no less than scientific breaktyhrough...' and 'a scientific breakthrough' are different in meaning. The former suggests that something atleast as good as (or better than) scientific breakthrough is required.
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2009, 08:26
Thanks for the discussion guys..

But the OA i have got for this Question is C.
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2010, 11:25
choices can be narrowed down to AC. C is more succinct. It might appear the C is changing the meaning but in reality its not. When we say ‘no less than’, we are saying ‘equal or more’. The sentence in option C has the correct meaning by removing ‘the more’ part.
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 20:57
I will go for A. but C is more precise and slightly changes the meaning of the sentence..

After all, on the D Day, What ever it is, Gmat is correct
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Re: Technical or scientific breakthrough [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2010, 00:57
rohinipathi wrote:
I will go for A. but C is more precise and slightly changes the meaning of the sentence..

After all, on the D Day, What ever it is, Gmat is correct


Сorrect !

this question is from OG 10th. #242.

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C is the best choice. The word that functions grammatically to introduce the clause that describes the point that champions of solar cells concede. Choices A and B needlessly lengthen the statement by expressing the idea through negation: no less than and nothing other than could be dropped without loss of meaning. In D and E, the preposition/or is less idiomatic than o/in expressing necessity. Furthermore, both choices present an awkward and wordy noun-plus-prepositional phrase instead of a that clause that would express meaning more exactly and concisely.

One thing what I du not understand is it necessary to use "for" aftrer the word "necessary" in C?

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