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A group of students in an American village has been selected for testing a new low-cost
electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that
use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips


A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity of current computer chips

B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity used by current computer chips

C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a
new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips

D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity of current computer chips

E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being
built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: A group of students in an [#permalink]

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New post 22 Jun 2014, 20:23
i selected E : has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being
built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips


following bold portions, which came to my notice in first go, are wrong .

A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity of current computer chips

B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity used by current computer chips

C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a
new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips--------->no need for parallelism

D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity of current computer chips

E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being
built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips --------->correct

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Re: A group of students in an [#permalink]

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New post 05 Jun 2015, 19:21
Quote:
E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being
built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips --------->correct


Is the use of "that" for plural "microchips" correct?
or microchips is used a singular noun, which most likely is the case?

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Re: A group of students in an [#permalink]

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New post 08 Jun 2015, 21:47
First split is Has Vs Have
Singular collective noun "Group" requires Singular Verb Has.

second split - "To test" Vs "For Testing", both are correct and hence this split will not be useful

Third split - "notepad being built" Vs "notepad to be built" tough "notepad being built" sounds correct in current scenario.

Option B and D are out, Let's focus on option A,C and E

Option A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity of current computer chips


fraction of the electricity of current computer chips - is incorrect, it should be in comparative mode , comparing fraction used by new chips Vs fraction used by old chip
Incorrect


Option C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a
new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips

which are also power-stingy and which use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
which are also is wrong, both the features must be presented in parallel structure.

Also, "notepad to be built " it sound wrong, not sure if it is wrong grammatically.



E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being
built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips

new class of green, power-stingy correctly modifies "microchips " ,
"use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips" correct compares the electricity consumption.


Option E is correct.

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Re: A group of students in an [#permalink]

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New post 10 Sep 2017, 07:11
Game wrote:
A group of students in an American village has been selected for testing a new low-cost
electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that
use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips


A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity of current computer chips

B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity used by current computer chips

C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a
new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips

D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built
around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of
the electricity of current computer chips

E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being
built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a
fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips


"low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green,"

"being built around a new class of green" how can it be built around,,,??

expert please comment,,, does that not change the meaning

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