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The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 02:39
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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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Re: SC: The Electronics Company [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 04:38
OA is D. However, what's wrong with "weighing" in option E?
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Re: SC: The Electronics Company [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2008, 04:47
tarek99 wrote:
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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Re: SC: The Electronics Company [#permalink] New post 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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Re: SC: The Electronics Company [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 20:07
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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




Please explain your answer!
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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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Re: SC: The Electronics Company [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2008, 22:52
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


I got the answer in about 30 seconds. D.

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

Start with D:

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.


Hence the answer is D.
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Re: SC: The Electronics Company [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2008, 00:05
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Re: SC: The Electronics Company [#permalink] New post 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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Re: SC: The Electronics Company [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2008, 03:51
the answer is D....length is correctly compared with that of a handheld.
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Re: SC: The Electronics Company [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2011, 22:08
StartupAddict wrote:
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


I got the answer in about 30 seconds. D.

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

Start with D:

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.


Hence the answer is D.



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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Re: The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2011, 00:15
D. though claims to be is the correct idiom
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Re: The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2011, 07:47
agree with D .. but marked A initially
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