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The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs less than 11 ounces.

A. to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing
C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs
D. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

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01 Jul 2008, 04:38
OA is D. However, what's wrong with "weighing" in option E?
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01 Jul 2008, 04:47
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OA is D. However, what's wrong with "weighing" in option E?

I think it makes the sentence sound like, "handheld computer, weighing...."
Rather than the camcorder weighing
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01 Jul 2008, 06:34
Ahh.. I would have selected A if I saw this in the exam..

thought claims to be is the correct idiom...

didnt realise that "it" is ambiguous in A..thanks x2suresh..

Tricky question +1 to u...

D is the correct answer now by POE
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The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs less than 11 ounces.

A. to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing
C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs
D. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

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D.

A - it has no clear refernt
B,C-which incorrectly modifies world
E-the length of which is that of a handheld computer -wordy
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A. to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing
C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs
D. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

So, scan the ends, and go through the choices shortest to longest.

the which properly refers to camcorder, and if you ellipse which with is and weighs, it is correct. D has no grammatical flaws, and is short and concise, let's hold onto it.

E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing
E: correct-- but 'length of which' is a bit wordy. D does the same thing but is shorter and more concise.

C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs
WRONG-- which refers to WORLD. Completely wrong.

B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing
WRONG-- same thing, WHICH refers to WORLD.

A. to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
It works, but D is more concise.

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03 Jul 2008, 00:05

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03 Jul 2008, 01:49
A. to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
Wrong - Use of 'to be'. Seems to say that the weight of the handeld computer is less than 11 ounces.
B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing
Wrong - Use of 'to be'. Seems to say that the world is as long as a handeld computer. Use of 'ing' in weighing is a BIG no no.
C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs
Wrong - Seems to say that the world is as long as a handeld computer.
D. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
Correct - camcorder, which is X and Y
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing
Wrong - Use of 'ing' in weighing is a BIG no no.
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03 Jul 2008, 03:51
the answer is D....length is correctly compared with that of a handheld.
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28 Oct 2011, 22:08
A. to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing
C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs
D. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

So, scan the ends, and go through the choices shortest to longest.

the which properly refers to camcorder, and if you ellipse which with is and weighs, it is correct. D has no grammatical flaws, and is short and concise, let's hold onto it.

E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing
E: correct-- but 'length of which' is a bit wordy. D does the same thing but is shorter and more concise.

C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs
WRONG-- which refers to WORLD. Completely wrong.

B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing
WRONG-- same thing, WHICH refers to WORLD.

A. to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
It works, but D is more concise.

I have read that 'which' usage is correct if there is prepositional phrase and it still refers to noun before prepositional phrase... So doesnt which still refer to camcoder since 'in the world' is a prepositional phrase?
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05 Nov 2011, 00:15
D. though claims to be is the correct idiom
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21 Nov 2011, 07:47
agree with D .. but marked A initially
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01 Jan 2015, 14:09
Why: "The electronics company has unveiled what it claims is (...)" instead of "The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be (...)"?

"is" is the verb of which subject? The structure with "is" is just bizarre:
[noun] [verb] [object] [verb] = [The electronics company] [has unveiled] [what it claims] [is]
This looks incredibly wrong. Can some expert explain?
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01 Jan 2015, 21:29
Split the sentence:

The electronics company has unveiled something.

It (the company) claims that this "something" IS (not "to be") the world's smallest blah-blah.

"Is" is the verb of the subject "what"/something.

Replace "what" with "some thing/a device that" and the structure will become clear...
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29 Jul 2015, 07:19
I still don't get the rule. Could someone please explain when to use "claim to be" and when to use "claim is"?
I am pretty sure I have heard sentences like "She claims to be the king's daughter", and cannot understand on what context it becomes "claims is the king's daughter".
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I still don't get the rule. Could someone please explain when to use "claim to be" and when to use "claim is"?
I am pretty sure I have heard sentences like "She claims to be the king's daughter", and cannot understand on what context it becomes "claims is the king's daughter".

The answer lies how confident the company is about the claim; if the company feels very confident, then it can forthrightly declare that ‘it claims is’. On the contrary, if it is a little hesitant, then it might say that ‘it claims to be’; however both expressions are correct in their own right. Only thing, in the current context, ‘claims is’ more appropriate since the company is quite candid in its claim.
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I still don't get the rule. Could someone please explain when to use "claim to be" and when to use "claim is"?
I am pretty sure I have heard sentences like "She claims to be the king's daughter", and cannot understand on what context it becomes "claims is the king's daughter".

I don't think there is any difference here in terms of meaning. Or, more accurately, I'm not aware of any such difference. This is going to come down to structure. If (the verb) claim is "important" (I use the term loosely), don't put another verb close to it. If it isn't (again) "important", ensure that you pick an option with a finite verb.

She claims to be the king's daughter. [important, can follow up with to be]
She claims to be is the king's daughter.

She claims (that) she is the king's daughter. [not important to the "second" clause, can follow up with is, to go with she]
She claims to be she is the king's daughter.

She is the one who he claims is the king's daughter. [not important to the clause introduced by who, put the verb is]
She is the one who he claims to be the king's daughter.

She is not what she claims to be.
[important, can follow up with to be]
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Note that when you invert the sentence, you get:
The company claims that "something" IS the world's smallest camcorder.

There are two clauses: "the company claims" and "something is". If you replace "something is" with "something to be", the second portion is no longer a clause.

Your sentence, "She claims to be the king's daughter" is correct; however, note that in your sentence there is no NOUN after "claims". You cannot have a sentence like this: "She claims (that) something to be the king's daughter." (Such a sentence would imply that she (not "something") wanted to be the king's daughter and so she claimed something.) The sentence in the question (Option A) has the latter structure.

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The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs less than 11 ounces.

A. to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing
C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs
D. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

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A. to be the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that (length) of a handheld computer, and it weighs. It must say that the length of which is equal to the length of handheld computer.
B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing 'which' refers to 'world'
C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs 'which' refers to 'world'
D. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs 'which' correctly modifies 'camcorder'
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing It must say that the length of which is equal to the length of handheld computer.
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