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Marconi’s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.

A. Marconi’s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is
B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
C. Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become
D. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,

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19 Jun 2006, 13:36
[quote="alexiswhy"]Edit by Vivek: Folks, try this question, this is from real GMAT!

Did you come across this Q on your G-day?
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19 Jun 2006, 13:43
No doubt its C.

This is a typical misplaced modifier and idiom question.
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19 Jun 2006, 13:49
A does not seem to be wrong... Can someone explain
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19 Jun 2006, 14:22
A does not seem to be wrong... Can someone explain

It was not the "Marconi's conception" that was a substitute of telephone. It was radion which he thought would be a substitute of telephone.

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19 Jun 2006, 14:23
You nailed it pardner... I'll ride with ya anytime
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19 Jun 2006, 19:33
laxieqv wrote:
alexiswhy wrote:
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Vivek buddy: So you did see this question in your G-day?!!

Laxie, haas_mba07,

I'm not that lucky This is retired GMAT question
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19 Jun 2006, 20:23
also go with C.

vivek,
is it publicly available or retired only? is it a good idea to reveal the source if it is not a publicly available question?

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Edit by Vivek: Folks, try this question, this is from real GMAT!
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19 Jun 2006, 21:04
'C' perfectly suits.

Prof please do not worry, Vivek is doing the right thing.
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20 Jun 2006, 09:50
I guess this one is old retired sc question from GMAT prep, my friend sent me this,
hehe. Vivek?
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20 Jun 2006, 11:03
he he, I'm really not sure about whether publicaly available but I remember this question put by members long back saying that this is retired GMAT question.
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21 Jun 2006, 09:31
Retired or not, it still "works"

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for the correct use of the semicolon

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25 Aug 2006, 13:29
Marconiâ€™s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.

A. Marconiâ€™s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is
B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
C. Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become
D. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,
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25 Aug 2006, 13:35
Through POE ... C looks the best... correct idiom is "conceived of" which is written correctly in all choices except A .. each option, leaving C, has a modifier problem. "a tool for private conversation" in B seems to modify television whereas igt is expected to modify radio (same problem exists in A also). "which" in D again seem to modify telephone. E is an awkward expression.
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25 Aug 2006, 13:55
Going with C here... instead seems like the best word to highlight the irony...
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26 Aug 2006, 04:19
another semicolon SC. either phrase can stand alone as a grammatically correct sentence.

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28 Aug 2006, 21:46
I choose C as well...

by the way what does POE stand for?
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29 Aug 2006, 00:28
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I choose C as well...

by the way what does POE stand for?

Agree with C.
POE ----------> Process of Elimination
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Marconiâ€™s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.

A. Marconiâ€™s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is
B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
C. Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become
D. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,
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15 Oct 2006, 20:25
C
A. Marconiâ€™s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is -highlighted parts seem incorrect

B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
-not clear what is the highlighted part is referring to - the telephone or the radio

C. Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become

D. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
-seems like telephone has become a tool for communicating with the public

E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,
-awkward construction in the highlighted part
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16 Oct 2006, 09:21
Very Good...

OA is C =)
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