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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,

Category: Rhetorical construction; Logical predication
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 12:43
No doubt its C.

This is a typical misplaced modifier and idiom question.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 12:49
A does not seem to be wrong... Can someone explain :?:
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 13:22
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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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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 13:23
You nailed it pardner... I'll ride with ya anytime :lol:
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Re: SC-Marconi [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 18:33
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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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Re: SC-Marconi [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 19:23
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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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2006, 20:04
'C' perfectly suits.

Prof please do not worry, Vivek is doing the right thing. :wink:
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what? [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 08:50
I guess this one is old retired sc question from GMAT prep, my friend sent me this,
hehe. Vivek?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2006, 10:03
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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 [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2006, 08:31
Retired or not, it still "works" :wink:

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for the correct use of the semicolon

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Marconis conception of the radio was as a substitute for the [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2006, 12:29
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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 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2006, 12:35
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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 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2006, 12:55
Going with C here... instead seems like the best word to highlight the irony...
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2006, 03:19
another semicolon SC. either phrase can stand alone as a grammatically correct sentence.

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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2006, 20:46
I choose C as well...


by the way what does POE stand for?
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2006, 23:28
AshikaP wrote:
I choose C as well...


by the way what does POE stand for?


Agree with C.
POE ----------> Process of Elimination
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Marconis conception of the radio was as a substitute for the [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2006, 18:45
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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Re: SC - Marconi [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2006, 19:25
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A. Marconi’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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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2006, 08:21
Very Good...

OA is C =)
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2006, 09:19
would be interested to know where this q came from

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