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The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and
a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a
Model T.

(A) from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T
(B) the time being required to assemble a Model T, from a day and a half down to 93 minutes
(C) the time being required to assemble a Model T,
a day and a half to 93 minutes
(D) the time required to assemble a Model T from a
day and a half to 93 minutes
(E) from a day and a half to 93 minutes, the time
required for the assembling of a Model T
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The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T.

Reduced what? Time. So eliminate A and E.
Being is used incorrectly in B and C.
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It uses the idiom from X to y.
C is eliminated.
B uses unnecessary "being" so eliminated.

A and E are eliminated as they mean weird ("The automotive conveyor-belt system (......) reduced from a day and a half to 93 minutes...")

D the correct choice presents a proper meaning that "The automotive conveyor-belt system (......) reduced" the time required to assemble the model T.
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29 Apr 2012, 23:31
The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T.

(A) from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T
(B) the time being required to assemble a Model T, from a day and a half down to 93 minutes
(C) the time being required to assemble a Model T,
a day and a half to 93 minutes
(D) the time required to assemble a Model T from a day and a half to 93 minutes
(E) from a day and a half to 93 minutes, the time
required for the assembling of a Model T
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08 Apr 2013, 01:59
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The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T.

(A) from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T
(B) the time being required to assemble a Model T, from a day and a half down to 93 minutes
(C) the time being required to assemble a Model T,
a day and a half to 93 minutes
(D) the time required to assemble a Model T from a day and a half to 93 minutes
(E) from a day and a half to 93 minutes, the time
required for the assembling of a Model T

Can some experts shed some light on this-
(D) the time required to assemble a Model T from a day and a half to 93 minutes
should not there be a comma after Model T, making the sentence look like this
the time required to assemble a Model T, from a day and a half to 93 minutes.
I thought this option was incorrect since there was no comma after Model T, which erroneously implied that Model T was assembled from a day and a half.
I think I should stop thinking so deeply on the SC
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Hi Dipankar,

Yes you could arguably have a comma. But there are WAY bigger errors in the other answers.
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10 Jul 2013, 12:11
From , is wrong in what sense? is it the unsupportive idiom?
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10 Jul 2013, 22:08
the placement of from as modifier without the comma is bringing up an ambiguity in meaning.
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I really don't understand how you people notice it so quickly? I don't seem to get this tricks with 100 seconds. DO I need to study or go through any material for this?
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I really don't understand how you people notice it so quickly? I don't seem to get this tricks with 100 seconds. DO I need to study or go through any material for this?

Hi mate,

i will say that best way to go FOR SC question is to understand the meaning.
second....most of the time...you will find more than 1 error in a sentence.
third, you have to choose best of the lot===>means if you thinks if 2 of the answer is correct both in grammar and in meaning.==>the one which is short will be better.

The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and
a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a
Model T.
(A) from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T
(B) the time being required to assemble a Model T, from a day and a half down to 93 minutes
(C) the time being required to assemble a Model T, a day and a half to 93 minutes
(D) the time required to assemble a Model T from a day and a half to 93 minutes
(E) from a day and a half to 93 minutes, the time required for the assembling of a Model T

here the highlited region is a modifier...starting with WHICH..===>Whenever you have modifier in non underlined part always remove the clause read the sentence(as modifiers are additional information)..
now in this question if you remove the highlited portion :

The automotive conveyor-belt system reduced================ from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T.

now if you read this sentence upto reduced...what you think you are going to get after reduced.......offcourse the identity which is going to get reduced.....otherwise meaning is not clear..that what is reduced.......so as TIME is reduced...so it must follow REDUCED...to make most clear meaning...so basis this you can eliminate option A and E
MOREOVER if you see in question stem:==>the required time OF assembling....==>This is wrong.....required time FOR assembling is CORRECT...SO YOU CAN SEE if you miss one thing...you can eliminate on basis of this...error.

now if you see OPTION E:
The automotive conveyor-belt system reduced from a day and a half to 93 minutes, the time required for the assembling of a Model T==>NOW IN THIS OPTION REQUIRED FOR ASSEMBLING IS CORRECT...but if you notice the comma before the time.....==>it means it is modifying 93 minutes==>time required for assembling....now if you remove this modifier also.:
The automotive conveyor-belt system reduced from a day and a half to 93 minutes===>this is illogicalll....here we are not able to determine
what is being reduced...hence it is wrong...

hence the option containing from is gone.....

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04 Jan 2014, 08:29
I understand why "being" is incorrect, but shouldn't the correct option have a comma after Model T?

"Model T from a day and a half to 93 minutes " <--- here "from" incorrectly modifies Model T, a comma would correctly modify "the time".

Or am I thinking too deeply now? On second thought, an omission of comma still modifies "the time", because [required to assemble a Model T] simply explains what type of "time" we're talking about..

Still, Im confused and uncertain.

Anyone care to comment?
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10 May 2014, 01:03
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The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and
a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a
Model T.

(A) from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T
(B) the time being required to assemble a Model T, from a day and a half down to 93 minutes
(C) the time being required to assemble a Model T,
a day and a half to 93 minutes
(D) the time required to assemble a Model T from a
day and a half to 93 minutes
(E) from a day and a half to 93 minutes, the time
required for the assembling of a Model T

og explain that object should be close to the verb. and that is the reason to eliminate A and E.
what I want to say here is that I agree with this explanation but want to suplement. this rule is a preferable rule not an absolute rule. there are many oa answers in og, in which object stand far from the verb.

so CORRECT BUT INFERIOR, or PREFERABLE concepts do exist on sc problems
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11 Mar 2015, 07:55
I chose D only because it was the best answer among others.
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The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and
a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a
Model T.
(A) from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T
Incorrect. Infinite of purpose. It is "required time to assemble".
(B) the time being required to assemble a Model T, from a day and a half down to 93 minutes
Incorrect. No need of "being".
(C) the time being required to assemble a Model T,
a day and a half to 93 minutes
Incorrect. No need of "being".
(D) the time required to assemble a Model T from a
day and a half to 93 minutes
Correct.
(E) from a day and a half to 93 minutes, the time
required for the assembling of a Model T
Incorrect. Infinite of purpose. It is "required time to assemble".
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The automotive conveyor-belt system, which Henry Ford modeled after an assembly-line technique introduced by Ransom Olds, reduced from a day and
a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T.

(A) from a day and a half to 93 minutes the required time of assembling a Model T INCORRECT

(B) the time being required to assemble a Model T, from a day and a half down to 93 minutes INCORRECT

(C) the time being required to assemble a Model T,a day and a half to 93 minutes INCORRECT

(D) the time required to assemble a Model T from a day and a half to 93 minutes CORRECT

(E) from a day and a half to 93 minutes, the time required for the assembling of a Model T INCORRECT
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