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# A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in

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A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that even Theodore C. Sorensen, the White House counsel, did not know it existed.
(A) A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that
(B) So secret was a recording system installation and operation in the Kennedy Oval Office
(C) It was so secret that a recording system was installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
(D) A recording system that was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
(E) Installed and operated so secretly in the Kennedy Oval Office was a recording system that

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21 Sep 2006, 18:21
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21 Sep 2006, 18:33
Nothing wrong with the sentence, my answer would be A

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21 Sep 2006, 18:42
A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that even Theodore C. Sorensen, the White House counsel, did not know it existed.
(A) A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that
maintains the correct format "so...that"
(B) So secret was a recording system installation and operation in the Kennedy Oval Office
"installation and operation" is wrong. Something like "so secret was the recording system that was installed and operated" would make more sense
(C) It was so secret that a recording system was installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
the sentence does not make any sense
(D) A recording system that was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
again the format for "so... that" is wrong
(E) Installed and operated so secretly in the Kennedy Oval Office was a recording system that
The installing and operating part seems to get more importance than the secrecy part in this option.

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21 Sep 2006, 18:49
ivymba wrote:
A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that even Theodore C. Sorensen, the White House counsel, did not know it existed.
(A) A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that
(B) So secret was a recording system installation and operation in the Kennedy Oval Office
(C) It was so secret that a recording system was installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
(D) A recording system that was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
(E) Installed and operated so secretly in the Kennedy Oval Office was a recording system that

vote for (A)

(A) : maintains so..that structure best ~
(B) : installation and operation distort original meaning
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21 Sep 2006, 19:05
Should be E

it should refer to recording system and not the Oval Office as in A

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22 Sep 2006, 02:46
Going with A.

B) Cant think of a better reason â€“ but I donâ€™t think â€œso secretâ€

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22 Sep 2006, 07:52
Yes the OA is A

I was torn between A and E and choose E , Now I get it , E is passive ..

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22 Sep 2006, 17:50
Can someone explain what is it referring to in A?

I believe there is an antecedent problem

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23 Sep 2006, 21:06
Trivikram - it may be somewhat ambiguous - but we don't have the chance to change it. "Oval Office" and "recording system" are in all options...

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Re: SC - Recording System [#permalink]

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19 May 2008, 05:18
ivymba wrote:
A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that even Theodore C. Sorensen, the White House counsel, did not know it existed.
(A) A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that
(B) So secret was a recording system installation and operation in the Kennedy Oval Office
(C) It was so secret that a recording system was installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
(D) A recording system that was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
(E) Installed and operated so secretly in the Kennedy Oval Office was a recording system that

Why do we prefer A over B?
What is wrong with B?

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Re: SC - Recording System [#permalink]

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20 May 2008, 02:24
A is right.

B is wrong because the "it" is referring to the installation and operation which is wrong. "It" should be referring to the recording system....not the installation.

Hope that helps.

anirudhoswal wrote:
ivymba wrote:
A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that even Theodore C. Sorensen, the White House counsel, did not know it existed.
(A) A recording system was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office that
(B) So secret was a recording system installation and operation in the Kennedy Oval Office
(C) It was so secret that a recording system was installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
(D) A recording system that was so secretly installed and operated in the Kennedy Oval Office
(E) Installed and operated so secretly in the Kennedy Oval Office was a recording system that

Why do we prefer A over B?
What is wrong with B?

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20 May 2008, 21:51
raconteur wrote:
A is right.

B is wrong because the "it" is referring to the installation and operation which is wrong. "It" should be referring to the recording system....not the installation.

Hope that helps.

Thanks. I get "it" .

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Re: SC - Recording System [#permalink]

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27 May 2008, 21:41
A is the right person.

I wonder if anyone had to spend more than 15 secs. in picking up the answer.

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Re: SC - Recording System   [#permalink] 27 May 2008, 21:41
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