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# Although Robonaut 2, the next generation humanoid robot

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03 Mar 2013, 04:21
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debayan222 wrote:
Having serious confusion

For B : You've said that "The phrase “as well as” is not followed by a verb" But it's followed by the verb 'emit' I guess...Please clarify.
“having been implicated” and "that have been implicated" both suggest that the action is already done I think...Your thoughts please!

Hi Debayan,

Let me rephrase what I wrote as reasons for Choice B to be incorrect.

1. The first reason why Choice B is incorrect that verbs are not used "as well as". This is a standard way of using "as well as". Becaue we have a verb followed by "as well as", this choice stands incorrect.
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I dont agree with e-gmat on

as well as + verb is ALWAYS wrong

I think the rule here is : Additive clauses separate two independent clauses .

<independent clause > , as well as < independent clause>

< independent clause > as well as < dependent clause >

She likes to eat as well as {to} dance while working.

She likes to eat , as well as to dance while working

Infact , here in B, it can also be implied that 'they' is eclipsed before emit ( marked )

I think the 'B' option is wrong because , of 'having' .

Diesel engines burn as much as 30% less fuel than gasoline engines of comparable size, as well as they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gasses having been implicated in global warming.
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04 Mar 2013, 05:01
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I dont agree with e-gmat on

as well as + verb is ALWAYS wrong

I think the rule here is : Additive clauses separate two independent clauses .

<independent clause > , as well as < independent clause>

< independent clause > as well as < dependent clause >

She likes to eat as well as {to} dance while working.

She likes to eat , as well as to dance while working

Infact , here in B, it can also be implied that 'they' is eclipsed before emit ( marked )

I think the 'B' option is wrong because , of 'having' .

Diesel engines burn as much as 30% less fuel than gasoline engines of comparable size, as well as they emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gasses having been implicated in global warming.

Hi eski,
In the example that you have provided, "to dance" is not a verb. It's a "to verb" or an ifnitive. The verb in the sentence is "likes" which does not occur after "as well as".

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03 May 2014, 03:25
egmat wrote:
Official Explanation

Sentence structure of Original Sentence

• Clause 1: Although Robonaut 2, the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, can be controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth,
• Clause 2: it can complete certain tasks all on its own, becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart.

A. Although Robonaut 2, the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, can be controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth, it can complete certain tasks all on its own, becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart.
Correct choice.

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Hi e-GMAT,

SHouldnt "Although" always be followed by a noun+verb? In option A, the first part is just "Although Robonaut" ? How can we justify this?
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10 May 2014, 04:34
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After you have arrived at the correct answer, be sure to MARK the answer in the poll above.

Although Robonaut 2, the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, can be controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth, it can complete certain tasks all on its own, becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart.

A. Although Robonaut 2, the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, can be controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth, it can complete certain tasks all on its own, becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart.

B. Even though capable of completing certain tasks all on its own by becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart, Robonaut 2 is the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth.

C. Capable of completing certain tasks on its own and becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart, Robonaut 2, the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, can be controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth.

D. The next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, Robonaut 2, although can complete certain tasks all on its own and become better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart, but is controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth.

E. Although Robonaut 2 is the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, it can be controlled by his fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth, and can also complete certain tasks all on its own, becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart.

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Hi E-Gmat,

Thanks a lot for the above explanation.
I have a very small doubt here :- In such questions starting from Although, is it implicit that the sentence wants to show us some sort of Contrast?
Can it also be the case that sentence just wants to explain the various features of this Robot as explained in Option E.

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13 May 2014, 14:01
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egmat wrote:
Official Explanation

Sentence structure of Original Sentence

• Clause 1: Although Robonaut 2, the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, can be controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth,
• Clause 2: it can complete certain tasks all on its own, becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart.

A. Although Robonaut 2, the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration, can be controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth, it can complete certain tasks all on its own, becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart.
Correct choice.

Regards,

Hi e-GMAT,

SHouldnt "Although" always be followed by a noun+verb? In option A, the first part is just "Although Robonaut" ? How can we justify this?

Hi HKHR,
Thank you for the post.

‘Although’ is usually followed by a clause, but there are exceptions where it is followed only by a modifier. However, this sentence does not contain any exception. Here, ‘although’ is followed by a clause. So, it should be followed by a noun + verb combination.
Let’s do the sentence structure for the given sentence to find out:

• Although Robonaut 2,
• the next generation humanoid robot built by NASA for space exploration,
o can be controlled by its fellow astronauts in space or a crew on earth,
• it can complete certain tasks all on its own,
o becoming better suited for some dangerous projects than its human counterpart.

In this sentence ‘Robonaut 2’ is the noun and ‘can be controlled’ is the verb. The phrase ‘the next……. exploration’ acts as a modifier and provides additional information about the Robonaut 2. So, the sentence basically is:

• Although Robonaut 2 can be controlled by its fellow astronauts …….

Since this phrase provides additional information it is not the part of the main sentence. We can make sense of the sentence even after omitting it. You can find a number of official questions in which a modifier is placed between the noun that follows ‘although’ and the verb.

Let’s consider the correct answer for Q#132 OG13:

OFFICIAL QUESTION

• Although heirloom tomatoes, grown from seeds saved during the previous year, appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins- they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises- heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.

Can you spot the noun, verb and the modifier in the above sentence? Please try to do so before you move on to the explanation part.

EXPLANATION

• Although heirloom tomatoes,
grown from seeds saved during the previous year,
o appear less appetizing than most of their round and red supermarket cousins-
• they are often green and striped, or have plenty of bumps and bruises-
• heirlooms are more flavorful and thus in increasing demand.

In the above sentence:

heirloom tomatoes- noun
appear- verb
grown from seeds saved during the previous year- additional information about heirloom tomatoes (modifier)

TAKE AWAYS

It is true that ‘although’ is usually followed by a noun + verb pair, but it is possible for a modifier to be placed between the subject and the verb.

Hope the above discussion helps!
Regards,

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