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Re: The ability of scientists [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 15:39
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Re: The ability of scientists [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2011, 20:54
C... have become able to is odd in terms of usage...
But C is the best pick among chioces..
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Re: The ability of scientists [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2011, 14:43
C - the only one where model is accurate ..
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Re: The ability of scientists to provide models of the [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2011, 22:58
C because of subject -verb agreement not B as ability used to increase or decrease not become more or less accurate.
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Re: The ability of scientists to provide models of the [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 08:43
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I do not know wheter this is the right place to put this. Anyway let me do it

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Re: The ability of scientists to provide models of the [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2011, 09:49
nice one...wrongly chose B over C
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Re: The ability of scientists to provide models of the [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2012, 22:28
The ability of scientists to provide models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, like seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions, have become ever more accurate.

(A) The ability of scientists to provide models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, like seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions, have become ever more accurate.

(B) The ability of scientists has become ever more accurate in providing models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, such as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.

(C) Scientists have become able to provide ever more accurate models of the atmosphere's complex responses to such changing conditions as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.

(D) Scientists have become ever more accurate in their ability for providing models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, like seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.

(E) Scientists' ability to provide models of the atmosphere's complex responses to such changing conditions as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions have become ever more accurate.


We can straightaway cut A,B and D because of idiomatic error.

Between C and E,

E has a parallelism error, by using scientist's ability........have become.

Hence, by using P.O.E....answer is C!
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Re: The ability of scientists to provide models of the [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2012, 10:08
Got it wrong after 2 mins! :(

"Become able to " I thought was wordy so didn't read c further!!

Could some1 please tell me how to prioritize? I mean I took wordy and just rejected c! But here wOrdy is apparently ok.

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Is the construction of the sentence correct? Opinions requir [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 04:39
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Regarding this question even though I thought that ans choice c could be ans on first glance I took some time to confirm it as the ans by POE. On a general note the construction " Scientists have become able to" didn't seem correct to me and it was wordy too. Please share your opinions about the construction. Do you think the construction is grammatically right/correct. This construction is the reason why I had to use POE (taking more time) to confirm the ans.



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Re: The ability of scientists to provide models of the [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2013, 01:12
- Like should not be used to enumerate. Hence, eliminate A and D.
- It is more appropriate for models to be modified as accurate rather than ability. Eliminate B and E.

(C) Scientists have become able to provide ever more accurate models of the atmosphere's complex responses to such changing conditions as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.

C is correct. Models are modified as accurate and "such as" is used to enumerate.
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Re: The ability of scientists to provide models of the [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2013, 05:56
accurate is not an adjective associated with abilities, but with models.

Hence , correct answer is C.
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Re: The ability of scientists to provide models of the [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2014, 08:14
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The ability of scientists to provide models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, like seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions, have become ever more accurate.

(A) The ability of scientists to provide models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, like seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions, have become ever more accurate.
(B) The ability of scientists has become ever more accurate in providing models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, such as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.
(C) Scientists have become able to provide ever more accurate models of the atmosphere's complex responses to such changing conditions as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.
(D) Scientists have become ever more accurate in their ability for providing models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, like seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.
(E) Scientists' ability to provide models of the atmosphere's complex responses to such changing conditions as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions have become ever more accurate.

Please accompany your answers with your reasoning.

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In option B, why is it wrong to say that the ability has become more accurate? The ability to do X has improved over time-is this wrong construction?

In sentence C, the meaning is change. It states that scientists have become able--means they were not able to provide models before.

So how is this option correct.
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Re: The ability of scientists to provide models of the [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2014, 12:57
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bigoyal wrote:
The ability of scientists to provide models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, like seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions, have become ever more accurate.

(A) The ability of scientists to provide models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, like seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions, have become ever more accurate.
(B) The ability of scientists has become ever more accurate in providing models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, such as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.
(C) Scientists have become able to provide ever more accurate models of the atmosphere's complex responses to such changing conditions as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.
(D) Scientists have become ever more accurate in their ability for providing models of the atmosphere's complex responses to changing conditions, like seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions.
(E) Scientists' ability to provide models of the atmosphere's complex responses to such changing conditions as seasonal and daily cycles or different planetary conjunctions have become ever more accurate.

Please accompany your answers with your reasoning.

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In option B, why is it wrong to say that the ability has become more accurate? The ability to do X has improved over time-is this wrong construction?

In sentence C, the meaning is change. It states that scientists have become able--means they were not able to provide models before.

So how is this option correct.


Dear @jrashish,

Thank you for posting your question. Let me ask you a few questions and see if these help you arrive at your answers:

Ashish's accuracy has improved.
Ashish is more accurate while solving SC questions than ever before.
Ashish is able to accurately solve more SC questions than ever before.
Ashish's ability to accurately solve more SC questions has improved.
Ashish's ability to solve more SC questions has become more accurate.

Which of the sentences do you think are correct?

I have answered the question above in the spoiler below:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
If your answer is all but last one, then you are correct. This is exactly what is happening with choice A. You can say that in choice A, the Subject Verb phrase do not make sense - "the ability has become more accurate" does not make sense.

Now coming to choice C. When the original sentence contains a meaning error, then we should select the choice that conveys the logical intended meaning. From the original sentence, the only thing that makes sense is that the ability to create more accurate models has improved and that is what choice C communicates.


I hope this addresses your question.

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