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# Combining atoms at room temperature may be possible one day,

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05 Mar 2014, 07:53
IMO D.

The underlined part should be an independent clause.

A/E. this sentence is not a complete thought
B. really lengthy and awkward
C. seems fine
D. seems fine

Between C and D, I felt D sounded better to me. I exactly don't know what is wrong in C.

Can somebody tell me what is wrong in C?
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05 Mar 2014, 18:26
vishalsuri wrote:
AimHigher wrote:
OA is D

Infinitive form

is preferred to

ing form

I'm confused.
What does "such a feat" refer to in D ?

Remember, awkward sounding sentence is not always wrong. I chose D. D is the right answer.
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29 Jul 2015, 09:31
@souvik101990-Can you please explain wht is wrong with A?
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25 Aug 2015, 00:57
AimHigher wrote:
OA is D

Infinitive form

is preferred to

ing form

that is correct

it is ajectivet to do
is prefered over

this is shown in the the question "paris is home , expatriate" in og book
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25 Aug 2015, 04:42
So is the reasoning that we should use the infinitive form of a verb to express conditional events in the future?
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04 Sep 2015, 21:34
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Combining atoms at room temperature may be possible one day, but such a feat has never been verifiably performed.

(A) Combining atoms at room temperature may be possible one day
(B) One day, it may be possible to combine atoms at the temperature of a room
(C) The combination of atoms at room temperature may one day be possible
(D) It may one day be possible to combine atoms at room temperature
(E) Combining atoms at room temperature may one day be possible

to do, doing is not preferred to be subject of the sentence if we have another choice better in this point. but this is preference not the absolute hard and fast rule. this point is illustrated by og question: " it is fastionalbe to be expatriate", you can google to find.

so, A and E are suspect

in C, "at room temperature" have no grammatical role. though sc test meaing and we focus on meaning, we need to realize intencely grammatical roles-namely to which phrase, the concerned phrase refer -

C is out.

in b, temperation of the room : is not logic.
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10 Sep 2015, 22:52
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Combining atoms at room temperature may be possible one day, but such a feat has never been verifiably performed.

(A) Combining atoms at room temperature may be possible one day
(B) One day, it may be possible to combine atoms at the temperature of a room
(C) The combination of atoms at room temperature may one day be possible
(D) It may one day be possible to combine atoms at room temperature
(E) Combining atoms at room temperature may one day be possible

In D It is a placeholder. The construction with place holder it + infinitive sounds stronger than other answer choices.
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03 Oct 2015, 07:51
I got confused by this sentence at first and was confused between A and E. But the answer is D. why?
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01 May 2017, 02:37
Thanks
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12 May 2017, 10:48
I marked E(for concision) but OA is D. I did not find any good explanation in the discussion so far for OA.
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12 May 2017, 12:12
Kindly provide a detailed explanation for OE.
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13 May 2017, 12:39
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I do not see any problem with A or C - the question-writer might be thinking that using "to combine" is better than "combining", but in my opinion, there is no reason to do so.
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28 Jul 2017, 02:07
@gmatninja, Experts,

Could someone please explain how to eliminate the incorrect choices and what role ??ne day" is playing in this sentence

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17 Aug 2017, 09:36
Why option a is not correct?

Is it something wrong with 'may be possible one day'?
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17 Aug 2017, 09:44
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Why option a is not correct?

Is it something wrong with 'may be possible one day'?

Hi VKat ,

As explained by our expert here there is no problem with A or C.

This is a bad quality question.
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23 Aug 2017, 04:50
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GMATNinja, Experts,

Could someone please explain how to eliminate the incorrect choices and what role ??ne day" is playing in this sentence

Thanks

Your second query: "one day" is playing the role of an adverb for the verb "may be". When it may be possible? - one day. An adverb says something more about a verb - this is the function "one day" has in this sentence.
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24 Aug 2017, 21:40
can some give a proper explanation for this question?
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