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The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch and so were unable to perform the complex operations necessary for today's processor-intensive applications.

A) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch
B) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's
C) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to those of a modern wristwatch
D) The first personal computers' severe hardware and software limitations were similar to those of a modern wristwatch
E) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to that of a modern wristwatch
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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2013, 17:31
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Vineetk wrote:
A) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch: Incorrect. that of should be those of
B) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's: Correct.
C) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to those of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect. Changes the subject for second clause.
D) The first personal computers' severe hardware and software limitations were similar to those of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect Changes the subject for second clause.
E) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to that of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect. Changes the subject for second clause.


I am still confuse about - THAT. :cry:
Is that singular or plural..?
for eg: Expectations that are fulfilled ....<insert something>.. ..
Here that ----> expectations----->plural.

Someone plz clarify. :roll: :shock:


Hi smokering.
The two "that" are different. The one in the question is "demonstrative pronoun". The one that you mention is "relative pronoun".

* Demonstrative pronoun can function by themselves as substitutes for specific nouns / antecedents. ==> The parallel nature must be maintained.
For example:
WRONG: The books I borrowed at the library yesterday are similar to THAT of your. "books" - plural is not parallel to "that" which refers to singular antecedent.
CORRECT: The books I borrowed at the library yesterday are similar to THOSE of your.

*Relative pronoun is used to introduce one type of subordinate clause called a relative clause
"that" modifies the preceding noun/noun phrase. It does not matter the preceding noun/noun phrase is singular or plural.
For example: The cars THAT have introduced in the auto show are very expensive.

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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 23:08
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A) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch: Incorrect. that of should be those of
B) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's: Correct.
C) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to those of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect. Changes the subject for second clause.
D) The first personal computers' severe hardware and software limitations were similar to those of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect Changes the subject for second clause.
E) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to that of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect. Changes the subject for second clause.
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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 23:03
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The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch and so were unable to perform the complex operations necessary for today's processor-intensive applications.

A) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch
B) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's
C) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to those of a modern wristwatch
D) The first personal computers' severe hardware and software limitations were similar to those of a modern wristwatch
E) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to that of a modern wristwatch


IMO B. What does the answer guide say?

The non-underlined part start with were unable to perform..., whose subject should computers, as dictated by the meaning, not H/w or S/W
A has a comparison problem - you have limitationS in the 1st half but you that in the 2nd half of the comparison. that is singular but we need those to compare it with "limitationS"
So go with B.

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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 01:18
Vineetk wrote:
A) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch: Incorrect. that of should be those of
B) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's: Correct.
C) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to those of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect. Changes the subject for second clause.
D) The first personal computers' severe hardware and software limitations were similar to those of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect Changes the subject for second clause.
E) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to that of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect. Changes the subject for second clause.


Although i went for the C option,,but now after reading the explanation it seems as if the parallelism is not maintained in the option C,,,am I right?
first personal computer's must be followed by second clause modern wristwatch's limitations,,,,???
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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 01:43
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Although i went for the C option,,but now after reading the explanation it seems as if the parallelism is not maintained in the option C,,,am I right?
first personal computer's must be followed by second clause modern wristwatch's limitations,,,,???


C is passive thats one reason. GMAT prefers active voice. In this comparison question the limitations is compared to a modern watch which is singular we need plural.


A The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch

only B fits the bill. Hope that helps.
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he first personal computers had severe hardware and software [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2013, 01:16
The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch and so were unable to perform the complex operations necessary for today's processor-intensive applications.

A) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch
B)The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's
C)The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to those of a modern wristwatch
D)The first personal computers' severe hardware and software limitations were similar to those of a modern wristwatch
E)The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to that of a modern wristwatch
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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2013, 02:33
Amazing question.. This question is not a rapid fire question as it will take 1 min easily.

But it demand us to spend at least one min.. quick response to this question would prove dangerous..

"Parallelism" is the concept behind it.. But sometimes hard to tackle. :-)
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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2013, 11:20
Vineetk wrote:
A) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch: Incorrect. that of should be those of
B) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's: Correct.
C) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to those of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect. Changes the subject for second clause.
D) The first personal computers' severe hardware and software limitations were similar to those of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect Changes the subject for second clause.
E) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to that of a modern wristwatch. Incorrect. Changes the subject for second clause.


I am still confuse about - THAT. :cry:
Is that singular or plural..?
for eg: Expectations that are fulfilled ....<insert something>.. ..
Here that ----> expectations----->plural.

Someone plz clarify. :roll: :shock:
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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2013, 22:16
B) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's: Correct.

The X had many problems similar to Y. The comparison is between personal computers and wristwatch. Not between problems of computers and problems of wristwatch.
That of/ those of is not required

Correct me if I am wrong..!!
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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2013, 22:24
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B) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's: Correct.

The X had many problems similar to Y. The comparison is between personal computers and wristwatch. Not between problems of computers and problems of wristwatch.
That of/ those of is not required

Correct me if I am wrong..!!


IMO no it is not comparison between computer and wristwatch...rather
comparison is between problems of computer and problems of wristwatch.
we dont need that of / those of because WRISTWATCH'S (posessive form is already their.
THAT OF /THOSE OF is required when ONLY WRISTWATCH is present.

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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2013, 22:29
Didnt see that possessive case....Got it...thanks for explanation..:):)
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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2014, 10:57
Please anyone who can answer..!

When we use the possessive case, we are comparing limitations to a modern wristwatch limitation? In other words, we are comparing a plural noun (limitations) with a singular noun (wristwatch limitation)? If this is correct why A cannot be the answer? If Im wrong, how can a modern wristwatch's refer to limitations (plural) and not limitation (singular)

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Re: The first personal computers had severe hardware and [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2014, 00:42
A good question, it involves importance of focus on non underlined portion to identify the right answer.

The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch and so were unable to perform the complex operations necessary for today's processor-intensive applications.

A) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to that of a modern wristwatch -- no proper reference of that available.

B) The first personal computers had severe hardware and software limitations similar to a modern wristwatch's -- comparison is ok also subject matches with sentence in non underlined part.

C) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to those of a modern wristwatch -- comparison is ok -- but limitations does not qualifies as logical subject of non underlined portion.

D) The first personal computers' severe hardware and software limitations were similar to those of a modern wristwatch -- similar to C

E) The severe hardware and software limitations of the first personal computers were similar to that of a modern wristwatch -- same as A
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