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OG 50) That educators have not anticipated the impact of [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 14:44
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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.

(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault

(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault

(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology

(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said
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Re: SC EDUCATORS OG50 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 15:03
My pick is D, but I dont have strong reasons for eliminating others.
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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.

(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault

(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault

(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology

(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said
>> awkward & passive.
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Re: SC EDUCATORS OG50 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 17:45
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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.

(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault

(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault

(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology

(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said


D is the answer. Don't know simply why we put "that" phrase in front, when we can have a form of "it~that~". Each choice, on top of it, has some mistakes and are written wordy...
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Re: SC EDUCATORS OG50 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 17:54
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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.

(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault

(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault

(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology

(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said


1. I am sensitive with "the fact that" in gmat
2. "It can hardly be said that + clause"- the polite way to express your position that are not favor any side.
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Re: SC EDUCATORS OG50 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2008, 19:57
D is correct.
The reason for elimination of A was in my log, so I remember the Q,
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Re: SC EDUCATORS OG50 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2008, 08:42
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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.

(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault

(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault

(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology

(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said


D for me.

That is used to introduce a subordinate. Using that at the start of the sentence is incorrect since a main clause should be introduced rather than a subordinate. E is flawed it is incomplete.

C is wordy and the noun (educators) should come directly before the modifying phrase "It can hardly be said ..."
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Re: SC EDUCATORS OG50 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2008, 19:36
I pick D

We need an independent clause here.
A,B->out

(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology

(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said
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Re: SC EDUCATORS OG50 [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2008, 22:11
I pick D too...

A, B are out.. its passive

E: ]can hardly be said seems wrong..

C: wordy..
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Re: SC EDUCATORS OG50 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2008, 17:54
Thanks guys...

OA is D
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Pls come a master to explain it. [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 17:41
That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.

(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault
(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault
(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said



[Reveal] Spoiler: My doubt
Well, this post has already been posted, but there are no answers to explain why C isn't correct?

I think C is more clear. pls come a master to explain it. Thank you
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Re: Pls come a master to explain it. [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 18:48
You got it. C is clear, concise and complete.
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Re: Pls come a master to explain it. [#permalink] New post 11 Aug 2011, 19:34
IMO D..
This is how differentiated between C and D
Hope this helps.

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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.
(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
What is second it referring to in the sentence.

(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
Looks correct. Clear and concise


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Re: OG 50) That educators have not anticipated the impact of [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 16:07
Chose D because it clearly states both clauses and uses That correctly.
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Re: OG 50) That educators have not anticipated the impact of [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2012, 20:23
+1 D

"That + clause" acting as a subject is not prefered by the GMAT. A "placeholder IT" is better.
The correct idiom is "fault for".
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Re: Pls come a master to explain it. [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2012, 22:11
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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.

(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault
(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault
(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said



[Reveal] Spoiler: My doubt
Well, this post has already been posted, but there are no answers to explain why C isn't correct?

I think C is more clear. pls come a master to explain it. Thank you


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(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

In my opinion, in answer choice (C) the second 'it' causes pronoun referent error.
Furthermore, between "that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated" and "that educators are at fault for not anticipating", the latter is a better construction.

Thus, D is the correct choice.
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Re: OG 50) That educators have not anticipated the impact of [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2012, 09:33
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+1 D

"That + clause" acting as a subject is not prefered by the GMAT. A "placeholder IT" is better.
The correct idiom is "fault for".


hey thanks.

I just see one problem with D; please help me understand why it is not true, if atall.

A pen is for writing - CORRECT
I picked up the pen (in order) to write - CORRECT
I picked up the pen for writing - INCORRECT

for - specifies the purpose of an object and "in order to" specifies purpose of an action.

So, D choice also uses ".. for not anticipating the impact .." - wouldn't this be wrong? If not, are my above examples wrong? If they are, pls explain why. Thank you.

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A - That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault

That something has happened can hardly be said that it is their fault.
something = educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

The second that is problematic.

If we change the construction to - That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be their fault, I don't see any grammatical lapses, the construction is inelegant and awkward. I would look for a better construction.

B - That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault

That something has happened can hardly be said to be at fault.
something = educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

What does it even mean? Who is at fault? An event cannot be at fault.

C - It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology is just a modifier modifying educators. So the sentence in essence reads - It can hardly be said that it is the fault of a certain kind of educators.

certain kind - those educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology

Now what is the fault of educators? it has no referent.

E - The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said.

Something can hardly be said - Okay

Something - The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology

- Changes meaning. it is not a fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology. In fact this very thing is debatable.

D - It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology - Perfect.
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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcompu [#permalink] New post 03 May 2013, 06:56
That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault : Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970


(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault
(B)That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault
(C)It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
(D)It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
(E)The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said.


HI all i am opening this thread again because i dint got the previous explanation quite convincing....so will request the experts also to share their thoughts.

as per my understanding i was able to eliminate A ,B but was stuck in C D E...
Please suggest.

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Re: That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcompu [#permalink] New post 03 May 2013, 22:00
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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault : Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970


(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault
(B)That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault
(C)It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
(D)It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
(E)The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said.


HI all i am opening this thread again because i dint got the previous explanation quite convincing....so will request the experts also to share their thoughts.

as per my understanding i was able to eliminate A ,B but was stuck in C D E...
Please suggest.


Hi shaileshmishra

(C)It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
Wrong. "who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology" modifies educators ==> C changes meaning because it says: educator who have not anticipated..... are not at fault. But the intended meaning is: educators are not at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology.

(D)It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
Correct.

(E)The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said.
Wrong. The structure of E is: the fact ..........can hardly be said ==> Wrong. The fact is the fact, why it cannot be said?

Hope it helps.
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Re: OG 50) That educators have not anticipated the impact of [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2013, 03:01
Here is a blog for sentences that begin with that!

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