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# Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes of styles from

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08 Feb 2006, 03:34
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Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes of styles from former eras; instead, designers of everything from cars to computer monitors have adopted a cornerless style of smooth surfaces and curves that is more ergonomic, conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape for its own sake.

A. more ergonomic, conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape

B. more ergonomic, conformed to the body's shape and not to flaunting shape

C. ergonomic, more conformed to the shape of the body and not to shape flaunted

D. ergonomic, conforming more to the body's shape rather than shape flaunted

E. ergonomic, conforming more to the shape of the body than flaunting shape

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08 Feb 2006, 03:43
I would say that (C) and (D) are wrong.
For the rest...would pick (B), not able to come up with a good explanation
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08 Feb 2006, 03:54
ergonomic - Design factors, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort
conformed- To correspond in form or character; be similar

by the meaning of these words, I will pick E . 700 club anyone?
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08 Feb 2006, 07:08
orbitingaround wrote:
Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes of styles from former eras; instead, designers of everything from cars to computer monitors have adopted a cornerless style of smooth surfaces and curves that is more ergonomic, conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape for its own sake.

E. ergonomic, conforming more to the shape of the body than flaunting shape

I pick E as well but E should be more convincing if there's "to" before "flaunting shape".

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08 Feb 2006, 12:10
Was going to go with E, but don't find the last sentence consistent/parallel. So I'm for 'A'.

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08 Feb 2006, 12:46
E.
A. More ergonomic, ......than..... Than is used to compare between conforming and flaunting and not with ergonomic

E does not use the comparative More and the subordinate clause following ergonomic is complete.
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08 Feb 2006, 21:26

b is wrong because of ".......not to flaunting shape......."

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08 Feb 2006, 21:29
trublu wrote:

b is wrong because of ".......not to flaunting shape......."

But in E
more to the shape of the body than flaunting shape
is not ||.

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08 Feb 2006, 21:39
gmat_crack wrote:
trublu wrote:

b is wrong because of ".......not to flaunting shape......."

But in E
more to the shape of the body than flaunting shape
is not ||.
B would be correct if it it didnt have "to".
i.e ".......not flaunting shape......."

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08 Feb 2006, 21:54
my vote for E.

in B, the use of "to..flaunting" seems awkward.

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30 Jun 2006, 21:52
withme wrote:
Stuck between D and E. What is wrong with D?

does "more ... rather than" make sense? no.
"more ...than" makes sense.

left only E.

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01 Jul 2006, 21:13
How can we say the original shape was ergonomic at all? Nix A and B immediately.

Of the three remaining choices, (E) is most parallel. conforming...flaunting...

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02 Jul 2006, 04:01
'E' it is. fo llism.

Gone are the sharp edges and jutting planes of styles from former eras; instead, designers of everything from cars to computer monitors have adopted a cornerless style of smooth surfaces and curves that is more ergonomic, conforming more to the shape of the body than flaunting shape for its own sake.

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03 Jul 2006, 03:45
Will go with E.

Most ||

comforming and flaunting.....

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03 Jul 2006, 06:52
A. more ergonomic, conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape

more than what ?

so E

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07 Jul 2006, 12:40
nothing is correct but E sounds like(as) the best option.

what's the OA?
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07 Jul 2006, 21:41

A. more ergonomic, conforming to the shape of the body rather than flaunting shape
correct : // conforming rather than flaunting

B. more ergonomic, conformed to the body's shape and not to flaunting shape
wrong : conformed and not flaunting not //

C. ergonomic, more conformed to the shape of the body and not to shape flaunted
wrong : more conformed to X than to Y- to missing

D. ergonomic, conforming more to the body's shape rather than shape flaunted
wrong : conforming more to X than to Y- to missing

E. ergonomic, conforming more to the shape of the body than flaunting shape
wrong : conforming more to X than to Y- to missing

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07 Jul 2006, 21:53
Vote for E.

Choice A and B, a cornerless style... more ergonomic... needs another style to be compared with a cornerless style

Choice E properly compares the shape of the body with its flauting shape

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08 Jul 2006, 01:49
I'll go with E.

We are comparing shapes, so more should be used with conforming.

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