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Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.

A)Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.
C) Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, other modern technologies bring out a difficulty for many people to adopt to them.
D) Many people, though comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers, have difficulty adopting to other modern technologies.
E) Many people have a difficulty adopting to other modern technologies, while they are comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers.

Why is C wrong? How can we use perfect tense here, 'have' as no two events are occurring.
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Re: SC- Comparison [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2012, 20:35
IMO D

C says Modern Technologies bring about adoption. But actually People adopt the modern technologies.
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Re: Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2012, 02:05
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Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.

A)Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.
C) Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, other modern technologies bring out a difficulty for many people to adopt to them.
D) Many people, though comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers, have difficulty adopting to other modern technologies.
E) Many people have a difficulty adopting to other modern technologies, while they are comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers.

Why is C wrong? How can we use perfect tense here, 'have' as no two events are occurring.


First of all it should be Adapting and not adopting .There seems to be error in the original post
moreover to show contrast although/though/but are preferred over 'while' since while can also mean (something is going on While something else happened)
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Re: Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2013, 22:21
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Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.

A)Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.
C) Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, other modern technologies bring out a difficulty for many people to adopt to them.
D) Many people, though comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers, have difficulty adopting to other modern technologies.
E) Many people have a difficulty adopting to other modern technologies, while they are comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers.

Why is C wrong? How can we use perfect tense here, 'have' as no two events are occurring.


+1 for D.

For choice C, pronoun ambiguity "them" can refer back to "people" or "modern technologies"
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Re: Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2014, 08:04
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Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.

A)Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.
C) Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, other modern technologies bring out a difficulty for many people to adopt to them.
D) Many people, though comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers, have difficulty adopting to other modern technologies.
E) Many people have a difficulty adopting to other modern technologies, while they are comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers.

Why is C wrong? How can we use perfect tense here, 'have' as no two events are occurring.


Choice C illogically compares people to cellular phones and personal computer...

Explanation: the choice C....Unlike Cellular phone and personal computer, blah blah.... difficulty for many people to adopt to them.
How can cellular phone and personal computers adopt ANYTHING that people could adapt to...?? Doesn't make sense!
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Re: Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2014, 21:14
Even though i went with D, E was kind of tempting...
Any good explanation why E is wrong?
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Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2014, 22:53
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Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.

A)Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a difficulty on the part of people to adopt to other modern technologies.
C) Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, other modern technologies bring out a difficulty for many people to adopt to them.
D) Many people, though comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers, have difficulty adopting to other modern technologies.
E) Many people have a difficulty adopting to other modern technologies, while they are comfortable using cellular phones and personal computers.

Why is C wrong? How can we use perfect tense here, 'have' as no two events are occurring.


Hi

Where is option B? :shock:

C has already been explained above so here is my bit on rest of your query.

The rule you're trying to refer here describes past perfect tense and not present perfect tense.

'Many people have difficulty ... ' is not perfect tense at the first place.

Present perfect tense uses past participle form with has/ have.
For example: Many people have applied for the new openings.
or I have done my work.

Past perfect uses 'had' with past participle ( Past perfect tense is used to emphasize the timing of the first out of two sequenced actions in past)

The train had arrived before we reached the station.

Hope it helps!
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What is wrong with E?
Can someone help to explain it? Thanks!

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Re: Unlike cellular phones and personal computers, there is a [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2014, 19:45
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What is wrong with E?
Can someone help to explain it? Thanks!

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You cannot have a difficulty... rather you can only find "something" difficult!
Hope that explains why E is incorrect!
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