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Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes of styles from former eras; instead, designers of everything from cars to computer monitors have adopted a cornerless style of smooth surfaces and curves that is more ergonomic, conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape for its own sake.

A. more ergonomic, conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape

B. more ergonomic, conformed to the body's shape and not to flaunting shape

C. ergonomic, more conformed to the shape of the body and not to shape flaunted

D. ergonomic, conforming more to the body's shape rather than shape flaunted

E. ergonomic, conforming more to the shape of the body than flaunting shape


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Re: Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2012, 23:45
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Re: Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2012, 23:52
IMO 'A'

good question.
even i am waiting for an explanation. :-D
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Re: Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 00:04
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The reasons I think that the answer is not are:
1) more ergonomic-> there is no way to tell whether earlier also car was ergonomic.
2) also "conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape". Here the parallelism is being made between shape of the body and flaunting shape.
Shape of the body-noun
Flaunting shape- verb
Noun and verb can't be parallel.
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Re: Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 00:16
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The reasons I think that the answer is not are:
1) more ergonomic-> there is no way to tell whether earlier also car was ergonomic.
2) also "conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape". Here the parallelism is being made between shape of the body and flaunting shape.
Shape of the body-noun
Flaunting shape- verb
Noun and verb can't be parallel.


IMO Flaunting shape is not verb but i think its adjectival phrase.
where 'Flaunting' adjective describing noun 'shape'.
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Re: Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 00:39
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Well I'll still to it as a verb.
By the way, even if it were an adjective, then also it would be incorrect.
Reason: only noun and gerund can be parallel to a noun. Moreover, for an action noun, either an action noun or a complex gerund can be parallel. Since "flaunting shape" is none of the above, its incorrect.
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Re: Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 06:52
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Here two things are to be noted. A verb+ing word is called a present participle; it is a verbal and never a verb, when not proceeded by an auxiliary verb, such as is / are.

What is the role if verb+ ing word generally and especially in the case. A present participle is an adjectival, when placed at the start of the sentence modifying the noun, immediately after the modification is over, and an adverbial modifier, when placed elsewhere in the sentence, modifying the entire clause lying before or in effect, the gist of it. Here, therefore, the present participles conforming and flaunting are participle.
That the ing word has yet another role of a gerund, is another matter

The second point here is that about comparison: The comparator word ‘than’ is followed flaunting; it is clear, therefore, that the comparison is between flaunting and another similar participle, which in this case, is conforming; We can then see that the participle parallelism is well in place, because ergonomics is more x than y, where x is conforming and y is flaunting
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Re: Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 07:17
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I am able to see now how e is correct logically and grammatically. But there is one doubt :isn't the construction in D, a more X than Y construction. As per this construction, body's shape and shape flaunted are both nouns and hence parallel to each other.
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Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes of styles from former eras; instead, designers of everything from cars to computer monitors have adopted a cornerless style of smooth surfaces and curves that is more ergonomic, conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape for its own sake.

A. more ergonomic, conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape

B. more ergonomic, conformed to the body's shape and not to flaunting shape awkward + parallelism issue

C. ergonomic, more conformed to the shape of the body and not to shape flaunted
1. awkward 2. parallelism issue 3. incorrect usage of MORE...THAN idiom

D. ergonomic, conforming more to the body's shape rather than shape flaunted incorrect usage of MORE...THAN idiom

E. ergonomic, conforming more to the shape of the body than flaunting shape comparison issue
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Re: Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 08:43
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D would have been parallel if it were to be: ergonomic, conforming more to the body's shape rather than to the shape flaunted: Then the template would be more to x rather than to y.

Another tangle to this: We say it is ergonomic, and hence the shape is already conforming to the body’s shape. In that case, there cannot be another shape (that is) flaunted; Thus the meaning gets digressed, as if the thing has two shapes, one that is ergonomic and another that is flaunted. This is something that is untenable
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Re: Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 13:47
Can someone explain why E is wrong? I feel like A is wrong because the more isn't there.
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Can someone explain why E is wrong? I feel like A is wrong because the more isn't there.


two reasons why E is wrong:
1. Unidiomatic: correct idiom is More to X than to Y or More X than Y

2. X and Y are comparable parts. option E says,

conforming more to the X (shape of the body) than Y(flaunting shape)

That's why E has a comparison issue as well.
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