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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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16 Oct 2006, 09:19
would be interested to know where this q came from

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16 Oct 2006, 09:22
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Very Good...

OA is C =)

"Semi-colon" is almighty. Thanks Matt. Hope I get a question like this in actual exam
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12 May 2007, 18:05
I'm confused with the OA

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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12 May 2007, 21:26
a tool for private conversation need to modify radio
using ; is the correct usage here
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14 May 2007, 03:41

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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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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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,

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03 Apr 2009, 10:25
Can anybody please explain what is the problem with B?
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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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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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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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14 Jun 2009, 20:42
will go with option C..seems clear.
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14 Jun 2009, 23:32
yes...tha ans shud be C.
Reason: correct idiom is conceived of ........as
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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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15 Jun 2009, 15:20
I don't like any of the chioces...sorry
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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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16 Jun 2009, 08:47
duplicate of
sentence-correction-problem-79691.html
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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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27 Jun 2009, 06:48
I would go with C too.

@gotomba: "it" refers to the radio.
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27 Jun 2009, 08:24
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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