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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 16 Oct 2006, 09:22
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Very Good...

OA is C =)


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I'm confused with the OA Marconis conception of the radio [#permalink] New post 12 May 2007, 18:05
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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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 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2007, 21:26
a tool for private conversation need to modify radio
using ; is the correct usage here
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 [#permalink] New post 14 May 2007, 03:41
Answer C.

A: "Marconi’s conception" is not the "substitute for the telephone"
B: It is not clear if "which" refers to radio or telephone
D: "Which" refers to "telephone"
E: It sounds stranger than C.

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Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2009, 15:54
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.
o Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; Instead, it is
Maconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool ror private conversation that could substitute ror the telephone; instead, it has become
o Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a si..bstitute for the telephone, which has become
o 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: GMATprep:Marconi [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2009, 16:15
Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; Instead, it is
Maconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool ror private conversation that could substitute ror the telephone; instead, it has become
Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a si..bstitute for the telephone, which has become
Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,


Answer C

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Re: GMATprep:Marconi [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2009, 10:25
Can anybody please explain what is the problem with B?
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Re: GMATprep:Marconi [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2009, 10:54
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why not A or B?


because 'it' modifies the noun 'conception of the radio'. The conception of the radio is not the tool for communicating with a large audience, the radio is. So 'it' should modify radio and not 'conception of the radio'

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Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2009, 19:27
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 provate 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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Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2009, 19:56
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 provate 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: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2009, 20:42
will go with option C..seems clear.
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Re: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2009, 23:32
yes...tha ans shud be C.
Reason: correct idiom is conceived of ........as
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Re: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2009, 09:13
C maybe the answer. I'm not sure why cant E be the answer.

what is the OA ?
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Re: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2009, 15:20
I don't like any of the chioces...sorry :)
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Re: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2009, 17:17
I would go with C.

A. Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is - This implies that the conception was the substitute for telephone, but actually it is the telephone that is the substitute and not the conception
B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for provate conversation, but which is - but which is seems to modify conversation.
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 to imply that the telephone has become the tool for public conversation
E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is, - too wordy
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Re: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 08:47
duplicate of
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Re: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 15:53
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C maybe the answer. I'm not sure why cant E be the answer.

what is the OA ?



because it will go back refer to telephone and this will distort the meaning of the sentence.
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Re: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 06:48
I would go with C too.

@gotomba: "it" refers to the radio.
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Re: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 08:24
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I would go with C too.

@gotomba: "it" refers to the radio.



How can you tell that "it" refers to the radio? Shouldn't it refer to the closest noun, telephone?
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Re: sentence correction problem [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 09:29
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AceofSpades wrote:
I would go with C too.

@gotomba: "it" refers to the radio.



How can you tell that "it" refers to the radio? Shouldn't it refer to the closest noun, telephone?


Well, the word "instead" in the sentence suggests that the second part of the sentence is the converse of the first part: "Macroni conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become...". We know that the second part will restate the function of the radio as a tool and in doing so will state a function opposite to the one mentioned in the first part of the sentence.
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