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06 Sep 2006, 12:09
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 of 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 diagnose of equipment breakdowns or the deciding whether or not a loan should be authorized

(E) like an expert, to be to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like
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06 Sep 2006, 12:26
I like C for parallelism.

C reason like .... diagonising ... deciding
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06 Sep 2006, 12:32

(B) as an expert does, which may be used for purposes such as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan

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 of 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 diagnose of equipment breakdowns or the deciding whether or not a loan should be authorized

(E) like an expert, to be to diagnose equipment breakdowns, deciding whether to authorize a loan or not, or the like
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06 Sep 2006, 12:32
C for me too (like a person, as an object).

D is definately out if diagnose is not a typo.

E's use of 'or the like' consigns it to the bin for me

edit; i am assuming 'of' instead of for is a typo in C
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06 Sep 2006, 12:34
londonluddite wrote:
C for me too (like a person, as an object).

D is definately out if diagnose is not a typo.

E's use of 'or the like' consigns it to the bin for me

Doesn't C have "used of" which should be "used for"... ?

(C) like an expert-computers that will be used of such purposes as diagnosing equipment breakdowns or deciding whether to authorize a loan
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06 Sep 2006, 12:37
assumed that was a typo, if it isn't then i agree B
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06 Sep 2006, 12:39

Agreed...
londonluddite wrote:
assumed that was a typo, if it isn't then i agree B
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06 Sep 2006, 17:35
I like C for parallelism.

C reason like .... diagonising ... deciding

I am with (C)

diagonising ... deciding ll

in (B)..... what does problematic "which" refer to ?
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06 Sep 2006, 17:55
This one is straight C.
|| structure----->diagnosing ...... deciding
Also, B and D have problems with "which".
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06 Sep 2006, 18:20
buzzgaurav wrote:
This one is straight C.
|| structure----->diagnosing ...... deciding
Also, B and D have problems with "which".

can an action be suffixed with a "which"

If so why is B wrong here
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06 Sep 2006, 20:22
buzzgaurav wrote:
This one is straight C.
|| structure----->diagnosing ...... deciding
Also, B and D have problems with "which".

OG, page 741 #189

B, the trap answer here is incorrect because "which" lacks a clear antecendent. Thanks for bringing this one to the surface. It's going straight to the BRUTAL 100 list.
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07 Sep 2006, 04:18
Yes, OA is C
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07 Sep 2006, 04:40
Also because C had "used of" !!

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OG, page 741 #189

B, the trap answer here is incorrect because "which" lacks a clear antecendent. Thanks for bringing this one to the surface. It's going straight to the BRUTAL 100 list.
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07 Sep 2006, 06:03
C

D and E are straight out.

B is also out because it changes "will" to "may". MGMAT SC book clearly says don't change "UNKNOWN TO KNOWN" or vice-versa.

Out of A and C, C is better because of "such as" (assuming that "used of" is "used for") and proper comparison.
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07 Sep 2006, 07:51
Absolutely missed that ... And am using MGMAT book... should have seen that...

Great catch!!

Definately not B...

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ps_dahiya wrote:
C

D and E are straight out.

B is also out because it changes "will" to "may". MGMAT SC book clearly says don't change "UNKNOWN TO KNOWN" or vice-versa.

Out of A and C, C is better because of "such as" (assuming that "used of" is "used for") and proper comparison.
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07 Sep 2006, 18:15
ps_dahiya wrote:
C

D and E are straight out.

B is also out because it changes "will" to "may". MGMAT SC book clearly says don't change "UNKNOWN TO KNOWN" or vice-versa.

Out of A and C, C is better because of "such as" (assuming that "used of" is "used for") and proper comparison.

Very good reasoning Dahiya...
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28 Sep 2006, 18:43
I believe the answer is A because it uses "as compared to like"
Like is used when comparing 2 Nouns, whereas 'as' is used while comparing 2 actions.

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28 Sep 2006, 21:32
mitul wrote:
I believe the answer is A because it uses "as compared to like"
Like is used when comparing 2 Nouns, whereas 'as' is used while comparing 2 actions.

diagnose and deciding are unparallel.
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29 Sep 2006, 02:01
ps_dahiya wrote:
C

D and E are straight out.

B is also out because it changes "will" to "may". MGMAT SC book clearly says don't change "UNKNOWN TO KNOWN" or vice-versa.

Out of A and C, C is better because of "such as" (assuming that "used of" is "used for") and proper comparison.

Great explanation Dahiya, jus missd on the "will" thing.
But u've made it pretty clear...thanx for that..
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30 Sep 2006, 06:08
trivikram wrote:
buzzgaurav wrote:
This one is straight C.
|| structure----->diagnosing ...... deciding
Also, B and D have problems with "which".

can an action be suffixed with a "which"

If so why is B wrong here

which in B refers to experts and not to computers. thats why B is wrong.
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