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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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10 Oct 2009, 16:00
IMO C

No less remarkable introduces a comparison which the rest of the sentence provides

A) What was as remarkable as the development of the compact disc (wrong tense was and has been)
B) The thing that was as remarkable as developing the compact disc (wrong test was and has been)
D) Developing the compact disc has been non the less remarkable than (none the less remarkable sounds awkward)
E) Development of the compact disc has been no less remarkable as ( as has sounds awkward)
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10 Oct 2009, 19:39
C.
Between C and E. E reverses the intended meaning..emphasis is required on the "use of technology" rather than "development of compact disc".
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10 Nov 2009, 02:48
The use of the new technology... must be parallel to the development of...

So, (B) & (D) that use "developing the compact disc" are out.

(E) is incorrect because no less ... as is unidiomatic.

It should be "no less...than".

(A) is wordy with the word "What" and contains 2 tenses (was and has been). That's so confusing.

Therefore, (C) is the best answer.

The use of the new technology... has been no less remarkable than the development of the compact disc.
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10 Nov 2009, 18:09
"C". Concise and clear comparison
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11 Nov 2009, 01:07
Good Question.
I was confused between option C and option E.
Neways I got it clarified-the correct Idiom s No less than.
So I will go with option C.
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28 Apr 2011, 20:45
c , No less.... than is better
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28 Apr 2011, 22:47
+1 C for the concise comparison between "the development of the compact disc " and "the new technology".
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29 Apr 2011, 02:32
C is clear winner
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04 Sep 2013, 22:04
Does the switch from

"as...as"
to
"no less than"

is permitted on GMAT?

Original intends: Development of Compact Discs =~(As remarkable As) == the use of new technology
OA Option(C) intends: The use of new technology >=(More remarkable or as remarkable as) the Development of Compact discs.

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04 Sep 2013, 22:31
TGC wrote:
Does the switch from

"as...as"
to
"no less than"

is permitted on GMAT?

Original intends: Development of Compact Discs =~(As remarkable As) == the use of new technology
OA Option(C) intends: The use of new technology >=(More remarkable or as remarkable as) the Development of Compact discs.

Plz advise !

Their is no such rule in gmat or otherwise. The context plus grammatical rule are the most relevant.

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 // was is incorrect
B) The thing that was as remarkable as developing the compact disc // thing=development-> incorrect
C) No less remarkable than the development of the compact disc // development of...= use of ...= correct
D) Developing the compact disc has been none the less remarkable than // Developing!=use
E) Development of the compact disc has been no less remarkable as// as x as y is correct idiom not no x as y.
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21 May 2014, 21:50
This question is mostly about parallelism.

(a) has non-parallel tenses. For (a) to make sense, it would have to begin "what is as remarkable as", since the "remarkability" refers to the present (i.e. it's remarkable now). (b), (d) and (e) all make the same error.

Only (C) doesn't make the same mistake, therefore (c) must be correct.
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21 May 2014, 22:26
mrsmarthi wrote:
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

C is my answer

A) was .. has been (incorrect tense)
B) same as above
D) seems awkward
E) no less is not used correctly here, seems awkward.
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