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# Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity

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Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

A) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity,

B) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, having the ability to suspend tiny balls of liquid using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity, a device called an acoustic levitator

C) A device carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, which suspends tiny balls of liquid to use two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and to counteract the force of gravity,

D) A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity,

E) A device that was carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity and that can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions

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10 Aug 2017, 11:45
A isnot correct.I think mod1 + subject + modifier2 , verb is fine. Bcz of parallelism error

D and B are correct interms of parallelism
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A) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity - usage of which is redundant

B) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, having the ability to suspend tiny balls of liquid using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity, a device called an acoustic levitator - Usage of "...,and counteracting..."---Having that ability leads to a counteracting effect, the usage of comma there offsets the clause and i felt, there are too many fragments of dependent clauses

C) A device carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, which suspends tiny balls of liquid to use two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and to counteract the force of gravity, - "...suspends tiny balls of liquid to use speakers..." - changes the meaning

D) A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, i couldnt find any error in this

E) A device that was carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity and that can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions - not very sure, but i feel using the two bits of info -
"that was carefully conceived" and "that can suspend" - being used with "and" in between doesnt seem right. Further, the clause "using two .." alters the meaning -- Device was conceived using two speakers -- device was conceived for a purpose(to suspend )
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10 Aug 2017, 19:12
Was down to A or D. Crossed off A because the counteracting was just awkward - I think it was trying to do parallelism but failed.

B, C, E changed meanings
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10 Aug 2017, 19:13
I chose A.. The flow just sounds right to me.
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10 Aug 2017, 19:23
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A - Correct
B - Modifier error
C - Change of meaning
D - Run on
E - Change of meaning
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10 Aug 2017, 22:58
nikithaiyer5 wrote:
A) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity - usage of which is redundant

B) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, having the ability to suspend tiny balls of liquid using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity, a device called an acoustic levitator - Usage of "...,and counteracting..."---Having that ability leads to a counteracting effect, the usage of comma there offsets the clause and i felt, there are too many fragments of dependent clauses

C) A device carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, which suspends tiny balls of liquid to use two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and to counteract the force of gravity, - "...suspends tiny balls of liquid to use speakers..." - changes the meaning

D) A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, i couldnt find any error in this

E) A device that was carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity and that can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions - not very sure, but i feel using the two bits of info -
"that was carefully conceived" and "that can suspend" - being used with "and" in between doesnt seem right. Further, the clause "using two .." alters the meaning -- Device was conceived using two speakers -- device was conceived for a purpose(to suspend )

I personally had the same reasoning in my mind while solving this question.
So I ll also go for D.

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11 Aug 2017, 02:26
I will also go for D !
but i was a bit diverted towards option C
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11 Aug 2017, 06:19
I will go for D. It is parallel and the meaning is not altered.
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11 Aug 2017, 08:55
D for me because of parallelism
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Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

A) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity,(correct)

B) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, having the ability to suspend tiny balls of liquid using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity, a device called an acoustic levitator(parallelism and modifier error)

C) A device carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, which suspends tiny balls of liquid to use two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and to counteract the force of gravity,(meaning and modifier error)

D) A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, (a device.. can spend..is now commercially available) Wrong

E) A device that was carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity and that can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions (for stimulating)Wrong
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Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

A) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity,

B) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, having the ability to suspend tiny balls of liquid using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity, a device called an acoustic levitator

C) A device carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, which suspends tiny balls of liquid to use two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and to counteract the force of gravity,

D) A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity,

E) A device that was carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity and that can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions
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12 Aug 2017, 02:08
+A

the flow is just correct,,the usage of which is not redundant
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Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

A) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity,--- Looks the best bet as I see it. 'counteracting' is parallel to 'using'

B) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, having the ability to suspend tiny balls of liquid using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity, a device called an acoustic levitator --- having the ability' is poor diction compared to 'can'

C) A device carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity called an acoustic levitator, which suspends tiny balls of liquid to use two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and to counteract the force of gravity,---- 'which suspends' is materially different from 'can suspend'.

D) A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, -- read with the non underlined part, this a comma splice (run-on).

E) A device that was carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity and that can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions--- incomplete, doesn't mention the levitator nor the counteracting.

In A, 'which' is not redundant. If you don't use 'which, the sentence will suffer from double verbing when read together with the nonunderlined part.
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In Option A, which is the independent clause?

How can we have a sentence without an independent clause ?
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Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator,which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

Please read the entire sentence with the non-underlined part and the predicate will pop up. The choices per se are supposed to be substantive phrases that act as the singular subjects followed by the verb 'is'.
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daagh, can you explain how option D is a run on sentence?

I tried to remove the fluff in the complete sentence, it kinda looked okay to me.

A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.
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This is D In full. We will now remove the fluff by striking.off.

A device carefully conceived by NASA to simulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

A device carefully conceived by NASA to simulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity,is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

D) A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, --- The only subject, a noun phrase.
Can suspend -- the first verb
Is now commercially available -- the second verb
We can see that there is only a comma that splices or one can argue there is not even a comma that joins the two said verbs, in which case, it will be a fused sentence. We can technically take that all the comma present there e part of the modifiers.
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daagh wrote:
This is D In full. We will now remove the fluff by striking.off.

A device carefully conceived by NASA to simulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

A device carefully conceived by NASA to simulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity,is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

D) A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, --- The only, a noun phrase.
Can suspend -- the first verb
Is now commercially available -- the second verb
We can see that there is only a comma that splices or one can argue there is not even a comma that joins the two said verbs, in which case, it will be a fused sentence. We can technically take that all the comma present there e part of the modifiers.

Thanks a lot! Just to understand, a conjunction such as "and" before "is now commercially available" would make it correct, right?
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Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity, is now commercially available for use in industries and researches involving anti-gravity effects.

A) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, a device called an acoustic levitator, which can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers that project sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity,

B) Carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, having the ability to suspend tiny balls of liquid using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions, and counteracting the force of gravity, a device called an acoustic levitator

C) A device carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, which suspends tiny balls of liquid to use two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and to counteract the force of gravity,

D) A device carefully conceived by NASA to stimulate microgravity, called an acoustic levitator, can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions and counteracting the force of gravity,

E) A device that was carefully conceived by NASA for stimulating microgravity and that can suspend tiny balls of liquid, using two speakers projecting sound waves in opposite directions

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