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# Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google

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25 Jun 2017, 02:02
egmat wrote:
Hi Folks,

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.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.

egmat
Although X,Y is the right construction and that's the reason I chose E.Can you tell me how A follows the although structure cotrectly?

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26 Jun 2017, 09:35
techiesam wrote:
egmat
Although X,Y is the right construction and that's the reason I chose E.Can you tell me how A follows the although structure cotrectly?

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Hello techiesam,

Thank you for the query.

The original sentence says that Google has launched glasses. But Google has approached some other company to help it design better frames as Google glasses are "unchic". So the contrast is valid in the original sentence.

Now, as far as the parallelism is concerned in the original sentence, the structure still maintain Although X, Y in which both X and Y are clauses. Please note that to provide... provides the intent of the action has launched. Hence this phrase is a modifier for this action. The modifiers do not affect the parallelism of the core elements that make the parallel list.

This topic is covered in details with apt examples in the concept named Parallelism: Helpful Tips in our SC course.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.
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01 Nov 2017, 13:54
this question is really confusing. The OA is E, right?
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01 Nov 2017, 15:01
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this question is really confusing. The OA is E, right?

Hello chesstitans,

The OA for this question is A.

You can review the detailed solution of this question right below the question post on the first page of this discussion thread.

Hope this helps.
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20 Oct 2018, 05:40
Hi,
In option A, the OA, don't you think the second 'it' (to help it design) is ambiguous. It may refer to either 'Google' or 'Warby Parker'. A would be correct if it refers only to Google. Hence, i eliminated this option. Please explain how A is correct.
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15 Jan 2019, 11:49
Answered E , but clearly it is A

Did google reach out to Warby Parkert to have Warby Parker design more fashionable frames or Did google reach out to Warby parker so that Warby Parker can help google design more fashionable frames?
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20 Mar 2019, 08:32
According to the solution of e-gmat we picked A over E, because of the shift in meaning. But how can we assume that "to help design" is the intended meaning? Do we always assume that A is the intended meaning of the sentence?
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27 May 2019, 17:00
egmat wrote:
Hi Folks,

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, C 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.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.

Thanks for the nice explanation. I have a question.
In option E does the sentence mean that Google launched three things
1.‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor,
2.a battery
3. a tiny screen.
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24 Aug 2019, 06:54
egmat wrote:
Hi Folks,

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.

Hope this helps.
Thanks.

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05 Oct 2019, 22:47
bb , GMATNinja, guys this question is really spinning my head. Are there any official questions where there are 2 correct answers each with different meaning and the answer is the one closer in meaning to the question stem. Usually, I believe if there is meaning difference among options, they are nonsensical and hence can be eliminated. Are there official questions where there are 2 sensible options that are also grammatically correct?

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