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Research during the past several decades on the nature of language and the processes that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity.

(A) that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
(B) of producing and understanding it have revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(C) by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(D) by which it is produced and understood have revealed great complexity rather than underlying simplicity
(E) by which one produces and understands it have revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
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07 Oct 2007, 18:48
C

A is not parallel.

Research during the past several decades on the nature of language and the processes that produce[b] and [b]make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity.

processes that produce it understandable - wrong
processes that produce - wrong, produce what?

I'd go with C over A any day.
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07 Oct 2007, 18:49
Not X but Y and Not X but rather Y

are both correct idioms.
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07 Oct 2007, 19:31
I will chose C - because it follows the rules of parellel sentense. Though "not underlying" seems to be bit akward. While in A, sentense is not parallel.

C - by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
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07 Oct 2007, 22:32
Fistail wrote:
Research during the past several decades on the nature of language and the processes that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity.

(A) that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
(B) of producing and understanding it have revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(C) by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(D) by which it is produced and understood have revealed great complexity rather than underlying simplicity
(E) by which one produces and understands it have revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity

A.

BDE all use have to refer to a singular entity. So I elim these choices.

C: not x but y... should be not x but rather y.

good prob.
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07 Oct 2007, 22:40
vineetgupta wrote:
A it is.
C uses passive voice.

dwivedys wrote:
My 10/5 cents -

processes by which it is produced in C, apart from being passive also fails the SV test - it's better in A which uses the restrictive THAT which is also a better choice when pointing to plural subject - processes (processes that produce etc...)

also - has revealed NOT UNDERLYING SIMPLICITY BUT GREAT COMPLEXITY is not one of the best constructions...

now i got why C is wrong: it is in passive - best reason.
also the "but not" construction is also not up to the idiomatic expressio..

thaanks guys.........
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11 May 2008, 01:36
Research during the past several decades on the nature of language and the processes that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity.
(A) that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
(B) of producing and understanding it have revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(C) by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(D) by which it is produced and understood have revealed great complexity rather than underlying simplicity
(E) by which one produces and understands it have revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
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11 May 2008, 04:53
Eliminate BDE for SV
Tough now between A and C

I am going for C - it just "sounds" right - even though its passive voice.

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Research during the past several decades on the nature of language and the processes that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity.
(A) that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
(B) of producing and understanding it have revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(C) by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(D) by which it is produced and understood have revealed great complexity rather than underlying simplicity
(E) by which one produces and understands it have revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
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11 May 2008, 05:37
I'll also go for option C.
cuz in the option A.
"that produce and make it understandable "

two side of AND are :
a) produce
b) make it understandable.

but then in this case for the verb produce there is no noun.

I feel if the sentence was something like
"that produce and help understand the language ...." then it would have been more appropriate.
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11 May 2008, 07:09
Good one.
A or C and I initially chose A. But the previous poster's analysis, about the missing noun for the verb 'produce' and making a case for C to be correct, is valid. So that leaves me stranded on A.
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sondenso wrote:
Research during the past several decades on the nature of language and the processes that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity.
(A) that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
processess that make it(language) understandable
(C) by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
processess by which it (language) is understood

'understood' sounds better than 'understandable'.
I go for C.
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11 May 2008, 18:13
Like I, All but one here fall in the trap C

OA is A

I also think that C is better than A. Do you think so?
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11 May 2008, 18:34
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Like I, All but one here fall in the trap C

OA is A

I also think that C is better than A. Do you think so?

IMO
In C , "by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity" should rather be not only .....but also , and so C is wrong
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11 May 2008, 18:44
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sondenso wrote:
Like I, All but one here fall in the trap C

OA is A

I also think that C is better than A. Do you think so?

IMO
In C , "by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity" should rather be not only .....but also , and so C is wrong

Believe me, if you dont want to say "not only...but also...", you can say "not...but". They are the same!
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11 May 2008, 19:00
sondenso wrote:
rpmodi wrote:
sondenso wrote:
Like I, All but one here fall in the trap C

OA is A

I also think that C is better than A. Do you think so?

IMO
In C , "by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity" should rather be not only .....but also , and so C is wrong

Believe me, if you dont want to say "not only...but also...", you can say "not...but". They are the same!

Hmm ...i also realize my mistake that not only....but also will change the meaning of statement here.
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11 May 2008, 22:37
Could this be a good SC tactic? If you are stuck between A and another option - go for A since thats a lower risk guess. Other options *might* change the meaning....
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11 May 2008, 22:45
could anybody pls xplain wats wrong wid option C?
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13 May 2008, 00:51
C states "by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity"

i believe "has revealed not underlying.... " is incorrect
rather it should be "has not revealed underlying...."
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Research during the past several decades on the nature of language and the processes that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity.

(A) that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
(B) of producing and understanding it have revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(C) by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(D) by which it is produced and understood have revealed great complexity rather than underlying simplicity
(E) by which one produces and understands it have revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
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15 Sep 2008, 17:39
IMO C

(A) that produce and make it understandable has revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity
(B) of producing and understanding it have revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(C) by which it is produced and understood has revealed not underlying simplicity but great complexity
(D) by which it is produced and understood have revealed great complexity rather than underlying simplicity
(E) by which one produces and understands it have revealed great complexity instead of underlying simplicity

B,D and E are out as Research is singular and hence has is needed. Between A and C. C is better as "by which it is produced and understood" is better than "that produce and make it understandable"
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