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What was as remarkable as the development of the compact [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2005, 19:17
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What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc has been the use of the new technology to revitalize, in better sound than was ever before possible, some of the classic recorded performances of the pre-LP era.

(A) What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc
(B)The thing that was as remarkable as developing the compact disc
(C) No less remarkable than the development of the compact disc
(D) Developing the compact disc has been none the less remarkable than
(E) Development of the compact disc has been no less remarkable as
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Why is A wrong [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2005, 20:21
C looks good, but what is wrong with A. Is some tense misplaced?
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2005, 20:27
The original sentence of (A):

- The use of the new technology to revitalize some of the classic recorded performances of the pre-LP era has been what was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc.

The original sentence of (C):

- The use of the new technology to revitalize some of the classic recorded performances of the pre-LP era has been no less remarkable than the development of the compacrt disc.

I vote for (C).
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2005, 03:22
No less than...... is the correct idiom.

So C is the answer
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2005, 17:45
OA is C

OE : Besides being wordy, the clauses beginning What was in A and The thing that was in B cause inconsistencies in verb tense: the use of the new technology cannot logically be described by both the present perfect has been and the past was. In B and D, developing the compact disc is not parallel to the use of new technology to revitalize ... performances; in C, the best answer, the noun development is parallel to use. The phrases none the less ... than in D and no less... as in E are unidiomatic; the correct form of expression, no less ... than, appears in C, the best choice.

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Re: Why is A wrong [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2005, 21:35
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C looks good, but what is wrong with A. Is some tense misplaced?


A has double verb "was" and "has". this error is fixed by C.

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What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc has been the use of the new technology to revitalize, in better sound than was ever before possible, some of the classic recorded performances of the pre-LP era.

(A) What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc
(C) No less remarkable than the development of the compact disc
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Re: SC - Compact disc [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 22:45
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What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc has been the use of the new technology to revitalize, in better sound than was ever before possible, some of the classic recorded performances of the pre-LP era.

(A) What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc
(B)The thing that was as remarkable as developing the compact disc
(C) No less remarkable than the development of the compact disc
(D) Developing the compact disc has been none the less remarkable than
(E) Development of the compact disc has been no less remarkable as


(A) What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc
the auxiliary verb has in has been conflicts with the verb was

(B)The thing that was as remarkable as developing the compact disc
the thing is ALWAYS wrong on the GMAT

(C) No less remarkable than the development of the compact disc
Correct idiom. No less X than Y.

(D) Developing the compact disc has been none the less remarkable than
nonetheless is one word. No less X than Y. is the correct idiom. Developing the compact disc acts as a gerund and has been is the auxiliary verb and verb. has been nonetheless conflicts with has been the use of...

(E) Development of the compact disc has been no less remarkable as
No less X than Y.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 02:40
C.
No less remarkable [ than ...] has been the use of the new technology...
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