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By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were

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New post 23 Feb 2016, 01:45
Hi chetan2u,

In your examples
He found a doctor in the clininc.. is different from
He found that a doctor was in the clinic..

And

He replied that he is hungry -- cannot be written as-- He replied he is hungry..

Somehow I am able to relate what are trying to tell about the difference in sentence.
Can you please shed some more light..
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Verbal Experts, Please help
Option B : digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
How is "WAS NOT continuous " parallel to "CONSISTED".

I thought that consisted is a modifier for the subject noise .

Please reply!

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By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were slowly stretched out in an otherwise silent chamber, and then digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not continuous but consisted of individual bursts or pops just thousandths of a second long.

(A) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not
(B) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(C) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be
(D) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(E) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be




By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were slowly stretched out in an otherwise silent chamber, and then digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not continuous but consisted of individual bursts or pops just thousandths of a second long.

(A) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not ------------->Suspect without"that"after "found"
(B) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not ----------> Correct
(C) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be ------------->NOT+to be +BUT+Verb,NOT paralleled
(D) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not ---------------->parallel error
(E) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be ----------------->parallel error
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Verbal Experts, Please help
Option B : digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
How is "WAS NOT continuous " parallel to "CONSISTED".

I thought that consisted is a modifier for the subject noise .

Please reply!

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IMO,
    "WAS NOT continuous " need not to be paralleled to "CONSISTED".Here,first portion is just a negative statement

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Option B : digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
How is "WAS NOT continuous " parallel to "CONSISTED".

I thought that consisted is a modifier for the subject noise .

Hi 282552, the sentence would read: The noise consisted of individual bursts.

So, consisted is used as a verb here (and hence, parallel to the verb was).
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My analysis:

A team of scientists found ..............that is logical in this context.

This kills A, C, and E.

In the option D.
By recording ................., the sound emissions--It seems that the sound emissions are doing the task of recording, making the intended meaning altered.
If you see D "the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers" ...ok they are digitized and analyzed. But who did that? Did the team use that analysis? These two questions options D fails to answer. This kills D.

The team of scientists is making the discovery of Noise. How are they doing so? The answer is "By digitizing and ...". This makes B correct.
Answer is B.
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the serious problem with A is that "consisted of" is past participle here and, so, is wrong.
not continuous but consisting of

is correct.

do you agree with me on this point?
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By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were slowly stretched out in an otherwise silent chamber, and then digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not continuous but consisted of individual bursts or pops just thousandths of a second long.

(A) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not -- a team of scientists found that is needed
(B) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not - Correct
(C) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be - same as A
(D) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not - parallelism -- by recording .... and then digitizing ..
(E) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be - same as A

Answer B
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By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were slowly stretched out in an otherwise silent chamber, and then digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not continuous but consisted of individual bursts or pops just thousandths of a second long.

(A) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not
(B) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(C) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be
(D) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(E) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be


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why not B ?
the structure noise not to be appears a little akward. Can somebody help me with the choice of OA?


look at choice A.
consisted is wrong. it should be consisting
in choice B, "consisted" is verb not past participle.
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[quote="maybeam"]By recording the noise of crinkled wrappers as they were slowly stretched out in an otherwise silent chamber, and then digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not continuous but consisted of individual bursts or pops just thousandths of a second long.

(A) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not
(B) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(C) digitizing and analyzing the sound emissions on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be
(D) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found that the noise was not
(E) the sound emissions were digitized and analyzed on computers, a team of scientists found the noise not to be

"consisted of" is a verb. it is not "consisting of" . so we need a verb in negative form to be paralel.
was not' is good.

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