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Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduction – on compact discs, digital audiotapes, or digital videodiscs – audiophiles can accumulate music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging the sound quality.

music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging

music, transferring it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and no damage to

music, transfer it from one format to another, copy it, and digitally alter it with little effort and no damage to

music and transfer it from one format to another, copy it, and then digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging

music and transfer it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally alter it with little effort and no damage to
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 09:53
IMO (C)
Reason: Parallelism and concise
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 10:39
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Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduction – on compact discs, digital audiotapes, or digital videodiscs – audiophiles can accumulate music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging the sound quality. (GMAT Prep)

music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging

music, transferring it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and no damage to

music, transfer it from one format to another, copy it, and digitally alter it with little effort and no damage to

music and transfer it from one format to another, copy it, and then digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging

music and transfer it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally alter it with little effort and no damage to


A has SVA issue.
B implies that "transferring music from one format to another" is an effect of "accumulation of music", an unneeded change of meaning.
C items are parallel.
D and E both have parallelism issue.
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 10:49
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Whats the OE carcass?
This great was on the lines of e-gmat, a tough one indeed.
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 10:54
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Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduction – on compact discs, digital audiotapes, or digital videodiscs – audiophiles can accumulate music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging the sound quality. (GMAT Prep)

music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging

music, transferring it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and no damage to

music, transfer it from one format to another, copy it, and digitally alter it with little effort and no damage to

music and transfer it from one format to another, copy it, and then digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging

music and transfer it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally alter it with little effort and no damage to


A has SVA issue.
B implies that "transferring music from one format to another" is an effect of "accumulation of music", an unneeded change of meaning.
C items are parallel.
D and E both have parallelism issue.


C convey the meaning that all the music at the same time is copied, transfered and so on..........is not possible. This question is from GmatPrep question pack I purchased it and is an example how is tricky the new GMAC exam.

Also you can refer to this one. It is really nice to read http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2012/11/ ... r-vs-logic
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 11:18
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 19:26
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Hii carcass.
But there is a difference between the questions, the one posted in this thread has a difference in answer choices with the question Ron discussed.
I still say that C is the best choice here.
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@Carcass.
What is the correct source of the one posted by you.
Btw the official question is as posted in the image.
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The correct alternative to the original question posted in the topic.
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 20:41
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Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduction – on compact discs, digital audiotapes, or digital videodiscs – audiophiles can accumulate music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging the sound quality. (GMAT Prep)

music, transferring them from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging

music, transferring it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort and no damage to

music, transfer it from one format to another, copy it, and digitally alter it with little effort and no damage to

music and transfer it from one format to another, copy it, and then digitally altering it with little effort and not damaging

music and transfer it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally alter it with little effort and no damage to


A has SVA issue.
B implies that "transferring music from one format to another" is an effect of "accumulation of music", an unneeded change of meaning.
C items are parallel.
D and E both have parallelism issue.


C convey the meaning that all the music at the same time is copied, transfered and so on..........is not possible. This question is from GmatPrep question pack I purchased it and is an example how is tricky the new GMAC exam.

Also you can refer to this one. It is really nice to read http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2012/11/ ... r-vs-logic


I would like to add one more thing.
I can run as fast as Bolt, drive as fast as Alonso and swim as fast as Phelps.
This doesn't means that I do these three all at one moment.
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 08:54
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What is the correct source of the one posted by you.
Btw the official question is as posted in the image.



True. My fault :)

I didn't want to post the screen shot but the text of the question and i copied it wrong.

Here you are right is C . My fault :)
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But the two questions are indeed different.
In fact, the BTG link that you shared also discusses about the question that I posted. So I really wonder from where you got this question.
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 20:20
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Hi Marcab,

I want you to study the following sentence:

Joe finished his project, working till late hours, skipping his gym sessions, and refusing to meet even his close friends.

Now if I turn this sentence into:

Joe finished his project, worked till late hours, skipped his gym sessions, and refused to meet even his close friends.

Do you think both the grammatically correct sentences mean the same and both are logical?
Let me know what you think.

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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 20:31
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I want you to study the following sentence:

Joe finished his project, working till late hours, skipping his gym sessions, and refusing to meet even his close friends.

Now if I turn this sentence into:

Joe finished his project, worked till late hours, skipped his gym sessions, and refused to meet even his close friends.

Do you think both the grammatically correct sentences mean the same and both are logical?
Let me know what you think.

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The two sentences have different meanings:
1) Joe finished his project, working till late hours, skipping his gym sessions, and refusing to meet even his close friends.
This implies that he finished his project by working till late hours, skipping his gym sessions and refusing to meet bla bla.

2) Joe finished his project, worked till late hours, skipped his gym sessions, and refused to meet even his close friends.
This implies that all the four items are events, not having a cause and effect relationship.

Now the reason I chose C over B was that B said "audiophiles can accumulate music, transferring it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort".
How can "digitally altering" be a way to accumulate music?
If it can then no doubt B>C but if not then C>B.
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Re: Since digital recording offers essentially perfect reproduct [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 21:14
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Hi Marcab,

I want you to study the following sentence:

Joe finished his project, working till late hours, skipping his gym sessions, and refusing to meet even his close friends.

Now if I turn this sentence into:

Joe finished his project, worked till late hours, skipped his gym sessions, and refused to meet even his close friends.

Do you think both the grammatically correct sentences mean the same and both are logical?
Let me know what you think.

Thanks.
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The two sentences have different meanings:
1) Joe finished his project, working till late hours, skipping his gym sessions, and refusing to meet even his close friends.
This implies that he finished his project by working till late hours, skipping his gym sessions and refusing to meet bla bla.

2) Joe finished his project, worked till late hours, skipped his gym sessions, and refused to meet even his close friends.
This implies that all the four items are events, not having a cause and effect relationship.

Now the reason I chose C over B was that B said "audiophiles can accumulate music, transferring it from one format to another, copying it, and digitally altering it with little effort".
How can "digitally altering" be a way to accumulate music?
If it can then no doubt B>C but if not then C>B.


digitally altering can not be a way to accumulate music.
Rather accumulating music has 3 parts (a 3 step process) : transferring, copying and digitally altering.
Hence B shoulld be correct. Having said that, C also has no grammatical error and selecting an answer choice here would be purely driven by 'what makes more sense' basis.
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So its a 3 step process. I thought that each of the way enables us to accumulate music; its quite evident that "copying and transferring" can help us to accumulate music, but was skeptical about "digitally altering".
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Them’ cannot be used for music. ‘It’ should be used.
it is the correct option as it is telling how it accumulate music. Parallelism is also being maintained among transferring, copying and altering.
it is a close option but it changes the meaning by suggesting that audiophiles accumulate, transfer, copy and alter which is not the meaning in the original sentence. Although parallelism is there but change in meaning makes it incorrect.

altering it -Not parallel
transfer it -Not parallel

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But how can a prepositional phrase be the subject? B makes the prepositional phrase as the subject, doesn't it?
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