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We now have wireless computer networks, direct-broadcast satellite television, digital wireless cable television networks, global telephone service, and global positioning systems that can pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches.
A. that can pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches
B. that can pinpoint an individual’s location in a few inches
C. which can pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches
D. which can pinpoint an individual’s location of a few inches
E. which should pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches
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Fairly simple. All choices starting with 'which' are unstylistic, because, they lack the necessary comma before the relative pronoun ‘which’. Dump C, D, and E. Between, A and B, in B, the expression ‘pinpoint in a few inches’ is unidiomatic. ‘Pinpoint to a few inches’ is the right one. Ans: A
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We now have wireless computer networks, direct-broadcast satellite television, digital wireless cable television networks, global telephone service, and global positioning systems that can pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches.
A. that can pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches
B. that can pinpoint an individual’s location in a few inches
C. which can pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches
D. which can pinpoint an individual’s location of a few inches
E. which should pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches



We know; "that without comma" or "comma+which" create relative sentences that refer to noun or noun-phrase immediately preceding it.

thus, C.D.E. are all out for there is no 'comma' before which. We are left with A & B, wherein 'that' clause modifies "global positioning systems'. . next, "pinpoint ...to" is idiomatic.

Answer: A
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Re: idiomatic,parallelism,tense [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 11:27
+1 A

B changes the meaning of the sentence. It seems that the individual is located in an area of few inches.
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Re: idiomatic,parallelism,tense [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 16:09
i think it is fairly simple. c, d, and E can easily be removed because of which.
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Re: idiomatic,parallelism,tense [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 12:34
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We now have wireless computer networks, direct-broadcast satellite television, digital wireless cable television networks, global telephone service, and global positioning systems that can pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches.
A. that can pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches
B. that can pinpoint an individual’s location in a few inches
C. which can pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches
D. which can pinpoint an individual’s location of a few inches
E. which should pinpoint an individual’s location to a few inches


Answer: A
Rule: A comma must always come before the word 'which'. Since ',' is not present, the answer should begin with 'that' --> only A and B suffice.
A global positioning system would be quite a useless piece of equipment if it can only pinpoint an individual's location in a few inches (i.e. the individual is only few inches away). When we want to pinpoint an individual's location, it must be a location that is beyond the distance of what our eyes can see. Hence, B cannot be right.
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Re: idiomatic,parallelism,tense [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 15:29
i picked A...There is no comma so we can not use which and the correct idiom is pinpoint to.
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Re: We now have wireless computer networks, direct-broadcast [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2011, 22:29
A pinpoint X to ... is correct idiom.
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Re: We now have wireless computer networks, direct-broadcast [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2011, 05:26
+1 A
comma is not there thus an essential mod...
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Re: idiomatic,parallelism,tense [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2011, 07:53
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+1 A

B changes the meaning of the sentence. It seems that the individual is located in an area of few inches.


Agree with the explanation in choice B :D.
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Re: We now have wireless computer networks, direct-broadcast [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2015, 10:25
Comma + which but no comma so we have to go with that...
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Re: We now have wireless computer networks, direct-broadcast [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2015, 18:19
Hello Team,

Please explain why we have considered that over which [I have marked c option].

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Re: We now have wireless computer networks, direct-broadcast [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2015, 00:26
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Please explain why we have considered that over which [I have marked c option].

Here the reason is pretty simple: Because there is no comma before which.

Having said that, I have not seen any current OG/GMATPrep question that tests you on solely this difference between which and that. This seems to be GMAT Paper based question and so, is perhaps not reflective of the current trend.

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