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Having One of the highest melting points of all the chemical elements, tungsten is used in temperature - dependent products such as light bulb filaments so adaptable that it is also used to make wedding bands.

A. filaments so adaptable
B. filaments being so adaptable
C. filaments, yet being so adaptable
D. filaments, and so adaptable
E. filaments yet is so adaptable

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New post 24 Mar 2013, 06:32
it has to be E :filaments yet is so adaptable
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Having One of the highest melting points of all the chemical elements, tungsten is used in temperature - dependent products such as light bulb filaments so adaptable that it is also used to make wedding bands.

A. filaments so adaptable ( that is used... )
The subject of the last part becomes the filaments, and not the substance.
B. filaments being so adaptable
"Being" is simply wrong
C. filaments, yet being so adaptable
The comma is wrong, and once more "being" makes the sentence unclear
D. filaments, and so adaptable
"and" does not create the right structure in the passage. We are looking for a contraposition
E. filaments yet is so adaptable
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Having One of the highest melting points of all the chemical elements, tungsten is used in temperature - dependent products such as light bulb filaments so adaptable that it is also used to make wedding bands.

A. filaments so adaptable ( that is used... )
The subject of the last part becomes the filaments, and not the substance.
B. filaments being so adaptable
"Being" is simply wrong
C. filaments, yet being so adaptable
The comma is wrong, and once more "being" makes the sentence unclear
D. filaments, and so adaptable
"and" does not create the right structure in the passage. We are looking for a contraposition
E. filaments yet is so adaptable
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Hello - I am not sure why is it about Contrasting, but not about having two qualities of tungsten. Is this because of the word "also"?

to me if this is about two qualities of tungten, then we don't need YET and option (D) could be the right answer.

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A. LIGHT BULB FILAMENTS so adaptable that IT is also used to make wedding bands
B. LIGHT BULB FILAMENTS being so adaptable that IT is also used to make wedding bands
These answer choices seem to imply that LIGHT BULB FILAMENTS are so adaptable that IT (tungsten) is also used to make wedding bands -- a nonsensical meaning.
The intended meaning is that TUNGSTEN is so adaptable that it is also used to make wedding bands.
Eliminate A and B.

C: tungsten IS USED in temperature-dependent products such as light bulb filaments, yet BEING SO ADAPTABLE
D: tungsten IS USED in temperature-dependent products such as light bulb filaments, and SO ADAPTABLE
Conjunctions such as yet and and must connect PARALLEL FORMS.
In C, yet cannot serve to connect IS USED (verb) with BEING SO ADAPTABLE (adjective phrase).
In D, and cannot serve to connect IS USED (verb) with SO ADAPTABLE (adjective phrase).
Eliminate C and D.

The correct answer is E.
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but isn't E a run on without a comma before yet ?
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but isn't E a run on without a comma before yet ?


Do you know what run on sentences are? I am not trying to be a jerk, but if you explain it, it will help you (and me to reply further)
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In D, and cannot serve to connect IS USED (verb) with SO ADAPTABLE (adjective phrase).
Eliminate C and D.

The correct answer is E.


By breaking the statements in following manner, please can you explain option (D), that what do you mean by cannot serve to connect verb with adjective phrase.
Tungsten is used and Tungsten is adaptable (This is parallel)

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Tungsten is used and adaptable. (Not a parallel structure)

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A. LIGHT BULB FILAMENTS so adaptable that IT is also used to make wedding bands
B. LIGHT BULB FILAMENTS being so adaptable that IT is also used to make wedding bands
These answer choices seem to imply that LIGHT BULB FILAMENTS are so adaptable that IT (tungsten) is also used to make wedding bands -- a nonsensical meaning.
The intended meaning is that TUNGSTEN is so adaptable that it is also used to make wedding bands.
Eliminate A and B.

C: tungsten IS USED in temperature-dependent products such as light bulb filaments, yet BEING SO ADAPTABLE
D: tungsten IS USED in temperature-dependent products such as light bulb filaments, and SO ADAPTABLE
Conjunctions such as yet and and must connect PARALLEL FORMS.
In C, yet cannot serve to connect IS USED (verb) with BEING SO ADAPTABLE (adjective phrase).
In D, and cannot serve to connect IS USED (verb) with SO ADAPTABLE (adjective phrase).
Eliminate C and D.

The correct answer is E.


Great explanation, Souvik. Just to be clear, the contrast indicator 'yet' isn't really necessary here right?

If option D were 'filaments, and is so adaptable', would it be the correct answer?

Because a contrast between its use as a light bulb filament and its use in wedding bands doesn't really make sense.
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Such as...........So........... is the correct idiom.

using yet is completely wrong as we are not contrasting two situations.

so D is correct.
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I feel we need to have a contrast marker here; because Tungsten is being used for two diametrically opposite purposes--- one as a thin filament in bulbs and two as a thick band in wedding ornaments. This contrast has to be explicitly brought out by using an appropriate marker such as yet or but or the like.
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mahakmalik wrote:
Such as...........So........... is the correct idiom.

using yet is completely wrong as we are not contrasting two situations.

so D is correct.


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I'm not sure whether there exists an idiom as such as X so Y.

such as (in general and also today) is used to indicate examples.
Here the filament is example of products in which tungsten is used for its melting point.

sentence with option D looks as follows

Having One of the highest melting points of all the chemical elements,
    tungsten is used in temperature - dependent products
    such as light bulb filaments, and
    so adaptable
    that it is also used to make wedding bands.

and so adaptable does mot indicate the contrast required here.


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New post 25 Feb 2016, 04:35
mahamalik do you know when to use "yet"
the question is trying to put a contrast...simply putting So x that Y wont be enough
one has to show contrast that "A is used in B such as (example) yet [tungsten] is so X that it is also used as Y
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