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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.


IMO answer is E

A is wrong --> to help it, "it" is ambiguous. Google approached Parker to help Parker OR Google approached Parker to help Google

B is wrong --> 'unchic' glasses seems to be the main subject of the sentence due to the usage of passive voice. That leads us to think that the glasses "has approached Warby Parker"

C is wrong --> run-on sentence which lacks coordinating junctions such as and/but between 2 independent clauses. Google (subject) launched (verb) no coordinating junction it (subject) approached (verb)

D is wrong --> seems to indicate that although Google provided "Internet access through wearable technology", it also did something else unrelated, which is not the intended meaning

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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.

Although I felt that to provide phrase should be after Google has launched and there was no comma, I could not figure any strong reason to eliminate option A.

proceeding into other choices

There are three-two split among answer choices
to help it design and to design
google will approach parker to get the design frames means that google will ask parker to deign frames. While it is not the intended meaning. The google just requests the parker's help so that google can design better frames.

to design is completely wrong here.

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.

Repeats above mentioned error.
unchi glasses wrongly modifies to provide internet access
antecedent for pronoun it is ambiguous.


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.

Repeats above mentioned error.
misses the needed contrast although in meaning.


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.

present continuous tense changes the whole intended meaning in this option.
misses the needed contrast although misplaced in meaning.


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.

to design error repeats here.

So A is the correct answer.

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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.

To design and to help it design are different in meaning. Therefore, B,C & E change the meaning. Now, in D, Google in not providing the internet but it intent to provide the internet with launch of Glasses. Also, making launched and approached parallel distort the structure of the sentence.

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Hello Egmat

I have understood the solution except for one thing in option A -to help it design more fashionable frames. The IT here I find it to be ambiguous pls help me clear my confusion secondly it might seem to refer to eyeglass company. Can you clear this doubt ?


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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.


chetan2u your explanation will be appreciated. Heck! All the options seems wrong.

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chetan2u your explanation will be appreciated. Heck! All the options seems wrong.


Hi Nez,
We may not know what technology the Q is talking about but th efollowing point stands out.
1)The most important thing to look for in the original sentence is the contrast between two approach adopted by Google..
On the one hand, google is working on some unfashionable technology and on the other hand , it i sapproaching some company for a fashionable technology
2)the second thing which one realizes after going through the choices is " does Google want the company to help design the new tech or wants to completely out source the development part"..
Ofcourse we have to go with original...
Armed with these info, we can look at the choices now..

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.
It follows both the point and ofcourse moves along with th eoriginal meaning

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....
It has changed the meaning on both the aspects. The sentence as such may be able to just survive grammatically, but changes the meaning completely

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.
A case of run-on sentences... again changes the meaning on both aspects we are looking for

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.
It keeps the original meaning on point no 2, but although keeping the contrast alive, it changes the items being contrasted as shown by coloured portion

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.
A choice most similar to A or even a shade better as far as the structure of 'Although dependent/concessive clause ' is concerned but changes the meaning in the main clause..

So, A is the answer not because it is most stylishly written but because the most clear and eloquent choice available does not carry the original meaning....
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Thanks for all the explanations.
The ways I interpreted the meaning is:
1.Google has already launched the glass
2.Since they are technology based company and not a glass manufacturer their product is not very fashionable
3.Google obviously want its product to be a big hit in the market and therefore want it to be fashionable
4. since Warby Parker is a professional in the field , Google went to Warby Parker for the help and Googlewill modify their design as per the advise from Warby Parker

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Thanks all, especially @chetantu.
To cut it short, it's obvious that options B thru E changes the meaning of an already grammatically wrong A.
You'v got to let GMAT go with her deamon untouched and unimproved. So u give her back option A.
Terrible grammar up there but the right option.
It will beat me sore if no one here sees the grammatical error in A.
But no further option improved it.

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Thank you so much for your detailed explanation, learned something new today!.

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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 opiton

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.

It may be incorrectly referring to unchic glasses. The glasses did not go to the e-commerce company. Google did.

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.

the tiny glass screen is not providing the internet technology. The entire package is. This option is changing the intent of the statement

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.

While yes the company is providing wearable technology but the reference in the statement is to the unchic glasses.

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.

Although X, Y - this is the correct idiom usage. Incorrect in this option
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Given the structure "Although to provide.." is not wrong, A is correct.
Otherwise
E is grammatically more promising since it carries a bona fide Noun and Verb; of course it has the "meaning issue"

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Given the structure "Although to provide.." is not wrong, A is correct.
Otherwise
E is grammatically more promising since it carries a bona fide Noun and Verb; of course it has the "meaning issue"

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Option A also carries a noun and verb - the dependent clause (starting with "although") in both options are same except that the prepositional phrase "to provide internet access through wearable technology" has been shifted from the beginning of the clause in option A to the end of the clause in Option E. Both are gramatically equally promising . As you have correctly identified that option E has a meaning issue, A is the correct choice.

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sayantanc2k - great explanation, as always. Thanks

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B,C,E eliminated - does not convey the meaning in the way original sentence ends.
Original sentence ends as ......to help it design more fashionable frames.
Between A and D , A is grammatically correct.
Note: Although means "inspite of the fact that"

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rezwan001 wrote:
Given the structure "Although to provide.." is not wrong, A is correct.
Otherwise
E is grammatically more promising since it carries a bona fide Noun and Verb; of course it has the "meaning issue"

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Option A also carries a noun and verb - the dependent clause (starting with "although") in both options are same except that the prepositional phrase "to provide internet access through wearable technology" has been shifted from the beginning of the clause in option A to the end of the clause in Option E. Both are gramatically equally promising . As you have correctly identified that option E has a meaning issue, A is the correct choice.



please explain how does choice E has meaning issue
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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. Correct Answer.

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. Wrong: 'To provide internet access through wearable technology' wrongly modifying 'unchic' glasses.

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. Wrong: The contrast is not clear in absence of although.

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. Wrong: Providing changes the meaning. It looks like, Google is already providing internet acces. So, it might be launching 'unchic' glasses for some other reason.

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. Wrong: It looks as if 'tiny scree' is going to provide internet access

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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.
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Hi, I was struck between A and E.I chose E over A is because of the word "it".

I have enrolled in E-gmat course in which i read to eliminate those options which have ambiguous pronouns.

Although to provide Internet access through wearable technology Google has launched ‘unchic’ glasses with a computer processor, a battery, and a tiny screen, it(Properly referring to google) has approached Warby Parker, an e-commerce eyeglass company, to help it(To help google design/ to help Warby parker design ? ) design more fashionable frames

I thought the second pronoun "IT" is acting in an ambiguous way. it can refer back to both google or WP. Can you please clarify this doubt of mine. Though it may sound silly please do clarify it.
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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.

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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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