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New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.
(A) makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before
(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
(D) make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before
(E) has made it possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 13:32
C?

1- Subject: New techniques -> A,E out
2- greater requires than -> B out
3- D is, as the OG would say, AWKWARD
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 22:55
Than is there in B.
Why do we require perfect tense here?
IMO B
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2009, 23:04
IMO C
A & E - have subj-verb agreement error. New techniques -- have/make
B - not sure if it is out rightly wrong to have than ever before at the end of the sentence, but I would certainly prefer to have it just after in greater detail
There is one more way to look at this sentence
New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, make it possible to study, [strike]in greater detail,[/strike] the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before. This sentence is incomplete.
D - wordy and awkward.
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 00:30
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Than is there in B.
Why do we require perfect tense here?
IMO B


You are right, but IMO if you look carefully you will observe that THAN in B is attached to THE EFFECTS: "the effects [...] than ever.." which makes no sense.

IMO the sentence would be equally correct with MAKE or MADE, but HAVE MADE is coherent providing that the research has been completed recently.

So the key is the subject and the placement of THAN.
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 01:16
C is clear and concise. B unnecessarily complicates by adding a few commas
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New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study
the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.
(A) makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before
phrase "in greater detail than ever before" modifies the verb and should be placed right next to it
(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
"in greater detail than ever before" should not be separated. Otherwise, we need another subject and a verb to make it work.
(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river. Correct
(D) make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before. They key here, I believe, "the study in greater detail" is inferior to "to study in greater detail. A study that is more detailed than ever before would have made D more attractive than it is now.\

(E) has made it possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river subject-verb agreement
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 04:03
C it should be....but pls post OA
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2010, 05:26
OA is C.
could anybody elaborate on D? (please dont say that it is awkard or wordy...)
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2010, 00:43
+1 for C
S-V Agreement
and choose b/n simple present Vs Present Perfect
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2010, 02:17
noboru wrote:
OA is C.
could anybody elaborate on D? (please dont say that it is awkard or wordy...)
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noboru...I think that "it" in D has no clear reference . Ideally "it" should point to study but here the conflict is between "river" and "study" .

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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2010, 05:12
noboru wrote:
OA is C.
could anybody elaborate on D? (please dont say that it is awkard or wordy...)
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option D
Techniques make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before

IMO there are two issues.
ISSUE 1:
in greater detail seems to modify river rather than the study

ISSUE 2:
The Two items compared are not grammatically parallel. On the left side of the comparison, we have - the study of a river: NOUN + Prep MODIFIER. On the right side, we have - it ever was before : SUBJECT + VERB.
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2011, 08:47
I would go for C
I have close choose between B,C.
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Re: new techniques SC [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2011, 07:08
Hi all,

I do not understand why we use "make it possible" here while "it" doesn't refer to any antecedent????

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New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2014, 22:41
make vs have made is the issue here...Rest are easy to eliminate

Every time I am rejected by Harvard, my friends make it possible for me to endure the rejection
My friends have made it possible for me to endure the rejections at Harvard

Here too the meaning implied is the same as that implied by B...

A is something that the friends do every time to help me
B it is the friends that help me
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