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# Computers are becoming faster, more powerful, and more

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Computers are becoming faster, more powerful, and more reliable, and so too are modems, they are the devices to allow two or more computers to share information over regular telephone lines.

(A) so too are modems, they are the devices to allow
(B) so too are modems, the devices that allow
(C) so too modems, the devices allowing
(D) also modems, they are the devices that allow
(E) also modems, which are the devices to allow

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12 Dec 2007, 06:51
I confuse with "so too are". is "so too" a subject?
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12 Dec 2007, 07:03
walker wrote:
Computers are becoming faster, more powerful, and more reliable, and so too are modems, they are the devices to allow two or more computers to share information over regular telephone lines.

(A) so too are modems, they are the devices to allow
(B) so too are modems, the devices that allow
(C) so too modems, the devices allowing
(D) also modems, they are the devices that allow
(E) also modems, which are the devices to allow

Will go for 'B'

Computers are ...so too are - in parallel

But it fails one rule which was posted sometime back in gmatclub

[Plural] + that + [singular verb]

In B it fails, as it is
[Plural] + that + [plural verb]
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12 Dec 2007, 08:14
Thank, Beyond700. What is meaning "so too". Other words, can you find synonyms?

OA is B.
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12 Dec 2007, 08:31
walker wrote:
Thank, Beyond700. What is meaning "so too". Other words, can you find synonyms?

OA is B.

Some thing like this

He was interested, and so too was she

So - adverb - here used as 'similarly'

too - adverb - used as 'also'

So for me so too - also similarly the modify the verb 'are'
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12 Dec 2007, 08:36
walker wrote:
Thank, Beyond700. What is meaning "so too". Other words, can you find synonyms?

OA is B.

'to allow' is incorrect in A, E. Eliminate.
'...,they are the devices..' is a separate sentence in A, D. Eliminate.
'the devices allowing' is incorrect in C. Eliminate.

I believe that 'so too are' is referring to 'becoming faster, more powerful, and more reliable'. It conveys that modems are also 'becoming faster, more powerful, and more reliable'.
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12 Dec 2007, 09:33
thanks a lot guys!
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13 Dec 2007, 16:09
walker, good to see you here on the verbal side of the forums !

my verbal is much better than the quant, so maybe i can help you every now and then
13 Dec 2007, 16:09
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