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Preparations for the Second World War witnessed a massive [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 05:33
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Preparations for the Second World War witnessed a massive increase in the funding of science for military use, such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical to their success in the event of a war.
(A) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical
(B) for the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and for new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical
(C) like the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology to be critical
(D) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology as critical

(E) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology were critical

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Re: Preparations for the Second World War [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2010, 07:09
I struggled between A and D, I choose A. Such as should be used to mean for example......further it should be advances in technology.
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Re: Preparations for the Second World War [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2010, 05:50
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Preparations for the Second World War witnessed a massive increase in the funding of science for military use, such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical to their success in the event of a war.
(A) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical
(B) for the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and for new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical
(C) like the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology to be critical
(D) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology as critical

(E) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology were critical

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Two things to be noted here.
1) Use "such as" when introducing examples.
2) Idiom: Consider X Y.

IMO A
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Re: Preparations for the Second World War [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2010, 07:33
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Preparations for the Second World War witnessed a massive increase in the funding of science for military use, such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical to their success in the event of a war.
(A) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical
(B) for the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and for new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical
(C) like the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology to be critical
(D) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology as critical

(E) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology were critical

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A is the Right answer.
This particular question deals seems to be an idiom question .
Consider X Y is the correct idiom which helps us to get rid of C,D,E.
Now A is better as the idiom 'Such as' is used for examples which means that the funding is available for either or all the mentioned elements.
However says that funding wud be available for grp1 (Manhattan Atomic Bomb project + advanced radar technology) and grp2(new initiatives in rocket propulsion)
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Re: Preparations for the Second World War [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2010, 17:39
I picked "A"

Is usage of "for" common on GMAT? (as in " for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical ...." ).
Does it have the same meaning as "because"? Does it also refer to the whole previous sentence?
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Re: Preparations for the Second World War [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2010, 19:59
Considered as, considered were, or considered to be is wrong

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Re: Preparations for the Second World War [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2010, 11:49
A. :) Sorry I am late.

considered _ correct idiom.
for is used instead of because.
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Re: Preparations for the Second World War [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 21:23
idiom issue in C,D ;hence they are out
B- for is incorrect.sentence is trying to give example of investment .such as is preferrable

we left with A and E
A is seems good E-were is in appropriate in this context
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Re: Preparations for the Second World War witnessed a massive [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2013, 05:30
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Preparations for the Second World War witnessed a massive increase in the funding of science for military use, such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical to their success in the event of a war.
(A) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical
(B) for the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and for new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical
(C) like the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology to be critical
(D) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology as critical

(E) such as the Manhattan Atomic Bomb project, advanced radar technology and new initiatives in rocket propulsion, for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology were critical

This question seems to be big, which normally scares me off, but I tackled it in a mere 1:46 minutes. Okay, so the way this could be seen is:

Upon looking at the question, one could notice that the question is having words such as, "Like" and "Such as". Hence, immediately getting in the mode of elimination, we can strike off options B and C

Left with the options that have "Such as", one could notice that the sentences have "consider" in it (I like the sentence with consider as it makes the eliminations faster). Such is the case with A, D and E.

General rule: "Consider" is an idiom that is not followed by as, to, or were

Therefore, keeping this rule in mind, we can directly eliminate options D and E. Hence the answer Choice A is correct

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Re: Preparations for the Second World War witnessed a massive [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2013, 12:45
either my brain has stopped working or this question itself is too tough to comprehend .....I am totally lost
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Re: Preparations for the Second World War [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2013, 13:32
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I picked "A"

Is usage of "for" common on GMAT? (as in " for, war-prone countries considered advances in technology critical ...." ).
Does it have the same meaning as "because"? Does it also refer to the whole previous sentence?


same question, the placement of ",for , " is very awkward
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Re: Preparations for the Second World War witnessed a massive [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 08:39
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‘For’ is a preposition as well as a co-ordination conjunction – remember the fanboys co-ordination conjunctions? The f stands for – for-. It does mean because but with a difference. ‘Because’ is a subordinating conjunction, and hence can be used to start dependent clauses. For- however, can connect two ICS. ‘For’ as a preposition will always appear before a noun or noun phrase

The use of -for- as a coordinator is a legitimate usage.
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