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Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2005, 13:30
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Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able to make computers that can understand English and other human languages, recognize objects, and reason as an expert does--computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these.

(A) as an expert does--computers that will be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan, or other purposes such as these
(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(C) like an expert--computers that will be used for such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
(D) like an expert, the use of which would be for purposes like the diagnosis of equipment breakdowns or the decision whether or not a loan should be authorized
(E) like an expert, to be used to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like
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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2005, 17:14
would like C.....


like an expert (using like for comapring nouns)

"such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns" such as for quoting examples

using "whether" which is correct and not "whether or not" which is redundant
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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2005, 22:14
Eliminate A because its not parallel (diagnose/deciding).
Eliminate B because its not clear what the 'which' refers to.
Eliminate D because its too verbose.
Eliminate E because it sounds like the expert can be used to diagnose
Thus ans is C
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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2005, 11:08
absolutely C

computer can reason like an expert can and is for sure parallel.
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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2005, 05:25
The OA is C.
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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 06:10
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even though its a very "ancient" post, i would like to know what's wrong with B.

"such purposes as" sounds more weird than " purposes such as"...
plz correct me if i am wrong
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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 06:38
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even though its a very "ancient" post, i would like to know what's wrong with B.

"such purposes as" sounds more weird than " purposes such as"...
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B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan

which modifies the noun preceding the comma. What is in this case "does"; it is a verb and not a noun. Thus incorrect.

"such purposes as" and "purposes such as" are both correct usage. It depends what author wants to convey.

If the author writes:
purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan.

Here, such as followed by "purposes" is referring to entire purposes that exist in this world AND then gives only two examples out of those: diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan.

When author writes:
such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
Then the author is actually talking about only two types of purposes specifically that the computers will be capable of, viz. diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan, thus "such X as examples" is more apt.
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Re: Proponents of artificial intelligence say they will be able [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2014, 21:53
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