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Hi Folks,

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Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.

A. Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.

B. To provide internet access through wearable technology, although ‘unchic’ glasses have been launched by Google with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.

C. Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen to provide Internet access through wearable technology, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.

D. Although providing Internet access through wearable technology, Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen and has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.

E. Although Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen to provide Internet access through wearable technology, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.

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Thanks for all your analysis. Here comes the detailed explanation of this question.

Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.

Meaning Analysis
• This sentence presents contrast.
• Google has launched certain glasses:
o These glasses contain a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen.
o These glasses are not very attractive.
o The purpose of launching these glasses is to provide internet access through wearable technology.
• Even though Google has LAUNCHED these glasses, it has approached Warby Parker so that Warby Parker can help it design more fashionable frames.
o Warby Parker is an online eyeglass company.

Errors in Original Sentence
• Clause 1: Although Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, providing Internet access through wearable technology,
• Clause 2: it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.

1. All the S-V pairs are accounted for.
2. All the verbs are written correctly in present perfect tense
3. The pronoun reference is correct.
4. The use of comma + verbing modifier “providing…” and other modifiers is correct.
5. There are no errors in the sentence.

PoE:

A. Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames: Correct Choice.

B. To provide internet access through wearable technology, although ‘unchic’ glasses have been launched by Google with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.: Incorrect.
Error 1 – The prepositional phrase “with a computer processor,…” now illogically modifies Google. This modifier must modify “glasses” as in the original sentence.
Error 2 – The original sentence says that Google approached Warby Parker to help Google design more fashionable frames. However, this choice says that Warby Parker was approached not to help design the frames but to design to frames. This is a clear shift in meaning.

C. Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen to provide Internet access through wearable technology, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.: Incorrect.
Error 1 – Two independent clauses “Google has launched…” and “it has approached…” have been joined by a comma. This is ungrammatical.
Error 2 – It repeats the meaning error of “to design” as in choice B.

D. Although providing Internet access through wearable technology, Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen and has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.: Incorrect.
Error –Per the original sentence, the contrast is – Google has launched glasses BUT it has approached WP to help it design better frames. Per this choice, the contrast is – Goggle has provided Internet access through wearable technology BUT Google has launched unchic glasses. This contrast is illogical. Actually by launching those glasses, Google has provided Internet access.

E. Although Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen to provide Internet access through wearable technology, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.: Incorrect.
Error - It repeats the meaning error of “to design” as in choice B.

Takeaways
1. The correct answer choice must contain all the information presented in the original sentence.
2. Omission of some words may lead to change in the meaning of the sentence. Be wary of such choices.
3. Two independent clauses cannot be joined just by a comma.
4. The contrasting elements must be grammatical and logical.

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Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.

A. Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames. Proper Noun "Google" is better than Prepositional phrase (highlighted) to act as a Subject

B. To provide internet access through wearable technology, although ‘unchic’ glasses have been launched by Google with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.
"To provide internet access through wearable technology" should be followed by Google (Active Voice) to correct modifier error. Comma before IT creates a Run-on.

C. Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen to provide Internet access through wearable technology, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames. Comma before IT creates a Run-on.

D. Although providing Internet access through wearable technology, Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen and has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames. - "Although providing Internet access through wearable technology". Use of AND without any punctuation creates RUN-ON

E. Although Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen to provide Internet access through wearable technology, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames. - Comma before IT doesn't create a Run-on because the previous clause is Sub-ordinate.CORRECT

Thus the Answer has to be E

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22 Feb 2013, 23:56
A. Incorrect - "Although to provide technology Google". Although introduces comparison, however the way the phrase uses an incorrect sentence structure and possibly a modifier issue. Per the meaning of the sentence, I believe "Although ... technology" is meant to modify Google. However, there is no comma.
B. Incorrect - 1) similar modifier issue as in A 2) unnecessary passive voice introduced "glasses have been launched by Google"
C. Incorrect - Two independent clauses are connected by a comma, which is incorrect. IC#1 is "Google ....wearable technology" + , it + IC#2 "it has approached; 2) missing comparator "although" as per sentence A.
D. Incorrect - "providing" is wordy/unnecessary; "and has approached Warby Parker" creates a list that shifts the meaning of the sentence and makes it illogical. The comparison introduced between "although" Google introduced internet glasses AND the glasses had a bad design is lost.
E. OK
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Hi Folks,

Continuing the trend, e-gmat brings you yet another fresh problem for this week. Post your detailed solution and get Kdos from us.

Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.

A. Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.

B. To provide internet access through wearable technology, although ‘unchic’ glasses have been launched by Google with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.

C. Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen to provide Internet access through wearable technology, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.

D. Although providing Internet access through wearable technology, Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen and has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it design more fashionable frames.

E. Although Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen to provide Internet access through wearable technology, it has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to design more fashionable frames.

As usual, the OA and the detailed OE will be posted after some discussion. Happy Solving.
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Meaning :- From the original sentence we can infer the meaning that a contrast is provided for Google. The contrast is that although Google has launched new glasses, it has approached WP to help in designing frames.

Error Analysis :- the entire modifier 'to provide...technology' should provide the intent of Google launching glasses. however without the comma the technology modifies Google illogically stating that there is wearable technology Google. also the contrast is not clear from the structure of the original sentence.

POE
Option A :- Explained
Option B :- Use of passive voice not correct when there is an active answer choice present.
Option C :- 2 IC not connected properly. this creates a run-on sentence.
Option D :- no verb in DC makes it a fragment. Also the IC clause has an incorrect parallel list. The contrast is also not correct
Option E :- Correct

IMO :- E
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25 Feb 2013, 23:05
A- Although should be followed by noun/pronoun/-ing etc
B - Modifier problem - glasses are not providing internet access, Google should follow immediately after first comma
Also Bad parallelism - Although ...glassees have been launched...it has approached
C - Missing subordinating conjunction (e.g. although) hence the sentence results in a run-on.
D - Although providing ..means it is already providing access, whereas original sentence means to provide access, google is doing some thing
E - Although Google has launched..., it has approached... -> Correct
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26 Feb 2013, 04:00
Comliance to the intended meaning for this Q apart I wanted to know if Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen and has approached Warby Parker for funding the same is a correct usage ? The second add acting as a marker for the parellelism and the fist one helps complete the list
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hello E-gmat,

Logically and gramatically E seems to be the correct answer. however option E misses out on an important information (hence changes meaning).
Choice E states that google approached Warby Parker to design more fashionable frames.
But as per choice A google approached Warby Parker to help it design more fashionable frames.
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IMO OA: A...

@mhrahil-Agree with you!

@e-GMAT,Guys can't wait to see your awesome analysis and explanation...Great Question by the way! And the same question is there http://gmatclub.com/forum/5-strategies-that-gmat-uses-to-distort-meaning-124296-40.html with bit different options...I think,over there the correct choice will also be A
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Thanks every one for participating in this question/poll.

Here are the statistics for this question:

Number of responses - 42
14% people answered this question correctly.
Choice E was the most popular choice with 69% votes. All of those who chose this choice failed to notice that this choice misses out a very crucial information. Warbt Parker was approached by Google to help them design more fashinable glasses. Google did not approach WP to design the glasses.

Also, for those of you who selected the correct answer, I suggest that you go through the official explanation to confirm that your rationale for rejecting the incorrect choices was sound. Remember its important to select the correct answer, but equally important is that you should reject the incorrect choices for the right reasons.

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