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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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I got the answer but i do not understand the explanation. I thought we have to use "so am I' or "I am,too." And it is not correct to use "so too am I".
Can someone help me with this?
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New post 23 Oct 2008, 09:40
I am spaniard and not an expert in English Language but, from my point of view, OA is A.

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I am spaniard and not an expert in English Language but, from my point of view, OA is A.


no, the answer should not be A because "they are" is not correctly used after a comma to modify "modems". You have to use a relative clause (which are, that are) or a noun phrase to modify "modems".

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B for me. It correctly uses noun modifier for "modems". "so too are" is a correct usage.

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scthakur wrote:
B for me. It correctly uses noun modifier for "modems". "so too are" is a correct usage.


Thanks. I learned now "so too are" is a correct usage.
OA is B.

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


- the first part of the sentence is being built by using words like faster... powerful.. etc...
and then when you compare modems to it, ideally you should maintain the same tone. also falls flat.
-the other options have an obvious error, so at times you just have to listen to your ears.. :wink:

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


- the first part of the sentence is being built by using words like faster... powerful.. etc...
and then when you compare modems to it, ideally you should maintain the same tone. also falls flat.
-the other options have an obvious error, so at times you just have to listen to your ears.. :wink:


Thanks. But is it correct to write "Computers are becoming faster, more powerful, and more reliable, and so are modems." (remove "too")?

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New post 23 Oct 2008, 16:55
a. so too are modems, they are the devices to allow - they is an error
b. so too are modems, the devices that allow
c. so too modems, the devices allowing - allowing - wrong
d. also modems, they are the devices that allow - they are wrong
e. also modems, which are the devices to allow - to allow.. no!


B- like i said earlier.. listen to sentence..and it is called ... 'SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST' :wink:

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a. so too are modems, they are the devices to allow - they are is redundant
b. so too are modems, the devices that allow - IMO correct
c. so too modems, the devices allowing - allowing - Should not be present continous, it should be simple present tense
d. also modems, they are the devices that allow - they are wrong
e. also modems, which are the devices to allow - 'Which' should be used if you are giving additional useless information and 'that' should be used if you are giving specific information which is not useless.

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a. so too are modems, they are the devices to allow - they are is redundant
b. so too are modems, the devices that allow - IMO correct
c. so too modems, the devices allowing - allowing - Should not be present continous, it should be simple present tense
d. also modems, they are the devices that allow - AND---ALSO is redundant
e. also modems, which are the devices to allow - AND---ALSO is redundant

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I have only one doubt here, can 'That' modify both singular and plular nouns?

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New post 03 Jul 2016, 03:50
so too preferred over also?

so too are modems, the devices that allow
also are modems, the devices that allow

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paidlukkha wrote:
so too preferred over also?

so too are modems, the devices that allow
also are modems, the devices that allow


The word "so" is important here. This one word replaces the whole "becoming faster, more powerful, and more reliable". Without "so" the sentence would be incomplete since it would not be clear what the modems are.

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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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what is the source of this question?
All option choices seem to have problems even though B is the ext answer. I need your help.

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To all members who are doing questions, ones can choose B by using POE.
"to allow" -> cross out A and E.
"they" is unclear -> eliminate D
"are" is needed and required -> B is correct.

Nevertheless, I do not feel good about this question.

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chesstitans I don't see a problem with B. Is there something particular about it that seems wrong to you?
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DmitryFarber wrote:
chesstitans I don't see a problem with B. Is there something particular about it that seems wrong to you?


oh, I have just checked the idiom and B is correct.
The reason I do not feel good about this question is because of the first English lesson that I learned when I was 7.

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