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# As the etched lines on computer memory chips have become

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19. As the etched lines on computer memory chips have become thinner and the chipsâ€™ circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have vastly increased.
(A) the chipsâ€™ circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
(B) the chipsâ€™ circuits more complex, the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
(C) the chipsâ€™ circuits are more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
(D) their circuits are more complex, the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
(E) their circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have

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09 Oct 2006, 07:05
Nothing wrong with A for me....

A.... correctly uses have + maintains the parallelism become thinner and.... more complex

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09 Oct 2006, 09:09
(B) "the power of both" seems more correct than "both the power".

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09 Oct 2006, 09:45
binho12 wrote:
19. As the etched lines on computer memory chips have become thinner and the chipsâ€™ circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have vastly increased.
(A) the chipsâ€™ circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
(B) the chipsâ€™ circuits more complex, the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
(C) the chipsâ€™ circuits are more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive has
(D) their circuits are more complex, the power of both the chips and the electronic devices they drive have
(E) their circuits more complex, both the power of the chips and the electronic devices they drive have

"their" in D and E has no antecedent --> eliminate D and E.
"the power of both ....and ...." is correct ---> B is correct.

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09 Oct 2006, 20:43
One more for B.
A seems to suggest that the electronic devices have vastly increased.

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09 Oct 2006, 21:11
This one is B.
The reason why it is not A is :

"Both A and B .....have" is correct.
But here it is :
" the power of Both A and B ....has "
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