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A new generation of sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are prompting the development of more complex currency designs to prevent counterfeiting.


A. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are

B. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, is

C. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, is

D. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, are

E. sophisticated copy machines that are capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy are
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a - not the generation but the machines itself
b - need plural - are
c - need plural - are
d - capable of
e - answer
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a - not the generation but the machines itself
b - need plural - are
c - need plural - are
d - capable of
e - answer


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paidlukkha wrote:
a - not the generation but the machines itself
b - need plural - are
c - need plural - are
d - capable of
e - answer


Your explanation contradicts OA. Please check!

No no, oa is correct
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a - not the generation but the machines itself
b - need plural - are
c - need plural - are
d - capable of
e - answer


Your explanation contradicts OA. Please check!

No no, oa is correct
My answer is wrong

I want to know how

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Oh yeah i got it. Thanks. As per your question you made a mistake when you confused what caused development. This is generation, not machines. Look at modifier in underlined part and you will see that "generation" lacks verbs. Since "generation" is singular we need "is". Hence A,D and E are out. Between B and C. "Capable for" is wrong idiom. Hence C is correct. Hope it helps
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Oh yeah i got it. Thanks. As per your question you made a mistake when you confused what caused development. This is generation, not machines. Look at modifier in underlined part and you will see that "generation" lacks verbs. Since "generation" is singular we need "is". Hence A,D and E are out. Between B and C. "Capable for" is wrong idiom. Hence C is correct. Hope it helps[/quote]


how can a generation cause the development?
it makes no sense to me :(
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a - not the generation but the machines itself
b - need plural - are
c - need plural - are
d - capable of
e - answer


I think you are missing the correct subject of the sentence.

A new generation of sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are prompting the development of more complex currency designs to prevent counterfeiting.

We have "A new generation" as the subject, so it will take singluar verb "is". Thus, A, D and E are incorrect.

Now, Capable of is the right idiom which is correct only in C. Hence the answer.
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In this question, i understand why option C is correct. My question is, if we replace 'is' in place of 'are' in the option E, will it become a better choice than option C?
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In the above sentence the subject is a new generation not a not A new generation of sophisticated copy machines
Prepositional phrases are never part of the subject .Therefore it should be followed by singular verb "is" rather than are.
So only B and C are left .Here capable of is correct idiom not capable for.
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A new generation of sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are prompting the development of more complex currency designs to prevent counterfeiting.
a. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are
b. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, is
c. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, is
d. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, are
e. sophisticated copy machines that are capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy are

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A new Generation can't be the subject of the sentence because it does not make sense with the verb "are prompting". We should take "A new generation of sophisticated copy machines" as the subject. Whenever a phrase is a subject it is always singular. So A,D and E are incorrect.

B - Capable for is not idimatic
C - correct answer.
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A new generation of sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are prompting the development of more complex currency designs to prevent counterfeiting.

a. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are
- "are" is the INCORRECT verb because its plural. The subject is "GENERATION" = SINGULAR. Therefore, "is" is the appropriate choice

b. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, is
- "capable for" is an INCORRECT IDIOM. Correct idiom = "capable of"

c. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, is
- correct as is

d. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, are
- same as "A". also, same as "B"

e. sophisticated copy machines that are capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy are
- same as "A". also, wordier than need be because of "that".

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A new generation of sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are prompting the development of more complex currency designs to prevent counterfeiting.
a. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are - Subject verb agreement - generation - are
b. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, is - capable for idiom issue
c. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, is - Correct
d. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, are - Subject verb agreement - generation - are
e. sophisticated copy machines that are capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy are - Subject verb agreement - generation - are

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A new generation of sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are prompting the development of more complex currency designs to prevent counterfeiting.


A. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, are

B. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, is

C. sophisticated copy machines, capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy, is

D. sophisticated copy machines, capable for unprecedented detail and accuracy, are

E. sophisticated copy machines that are capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy are


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Like many GMAT sentences, this one is complex, but contains a predictable, relatively simple error. If you familiarize yourself with commonly tested errors and learn how to correct them, sentence corrections can be a breeze. As soon as you see a subject (“a genera- tion”) followed by a long phrase (“of sophisticated copy machines capable of unprecedented detail and accuracy”) beware! GMAT sentence corrections often contain subjects and verbs that are separated. The verb “are” here is separated from the subject “genera- tion,” but they still need to agree. Generation is sin- gular, so it should be “a new generation IS prompt- ing.” In(B), it’s unidiomatic to say “capable for.” You need to say “capable of” detail.
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