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# I am posting this again as I see two different (OA)

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I am posting this again as I see two different (OA) explanations on previous threads .These threads are pretty much old.

Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy, where the models are encased in glass or operated only by staff members, the Virtual Leonardo Project, an online version of the museum, encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, which thereby activates the animated functions of the piece.

A. exhibit, which thereby activates
B. exhibit, in turn an activation of
C. exhibit, and it will activate
D. exhibit and thereby activate
E. exhibit which, as a result, activates

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=45267

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18629

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Re: Brutal SC 28 - National Musuem [#permalink]

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14 Aug 2007, 12:34
ashkrs wrote:
I am posting this again as I see two different (OA) explanations on previous threads .These threads are pretty much old.

Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy, where the models are encased in glass or operated only by staff members, the Virtual Leonardo Project, an online version of the museum, encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, which thereby activates the animated functions of the piece.

A. exhibit, which thereby activates
B. exhibit, in turn an activation of
C. exhibit, and it will activate
D. exhibit and thereby activate
E. exhibit which, as a result, activates

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=45267

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=18629

I believe its A.

exhibit activates.
D is wrong because the SVA is wrong.

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14 Aug 2007, 13:48
Interesting.. I am thinking D, because "functions" require "activate" not "activates", and touch and activate are ||.
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14 Aug 2007, 15:33
bmwhype2 wrote:
I believe its A.

exhibit activates.
D is wrong because the SVA is wrong.

Is it the exhibit that activates the animated functions or the touch that activates the animated functions?

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14 Aug 2007, 15:57
[quote="ashkrs"]I am posting this again as I see two different (OA) explanations on previous threads .These threads are pretty much old.

Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy, where the models are encased in glass or operated only by staff members, the Virtual Leonardo Project, an online version of the museum, encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, which thereby activates the animated functions of the piece.

A. exhibit, which thereby activates
B. exhibit, in turn an activation of
C. exhibit, and it will activate
D. exhibit and thereby activate
E. exhibit which, as a result, activates

There are two different possible answers.
First. A.
....encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, which thereby activates the animated functions of the piece
In this sentence, the action of touching the exhibit activates the functions. Thereby means as a result of the action

Second. D.
....encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, and thereby activate the animated functions of the piece
in here, it is touching and activating

I would say A, as smth. happens as a reslut of an action.
If let's say it is D then what do you think about comma after and

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14 Aug 2007, 16:00
between A and D..

just pray that we dont encounter such senseless questions

A and D have 2 valid meanings

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14 Aug 2007, 16:08
I agree with Ravshonbek's explanation. I would choose A.

But can somebody explain what's wrong with E? If we add a comma before which, would it be a grammatically correct sentence? Actually it would give the same meaning as A.

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14 Aug 2007, 16:10
let's reason it this way.
since author is trying to explain how to view the exhibit then his explanation should be descriptive of the action that leads to activation of the exhibit.
so A. explains that. it says. touch leads to activation of functions.

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14 Aug 2007, 16:13
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I agree with Ravshonbek's explanation. I would choose A.

But can somebody explain what's wrong with E? If we add a comma before which, would it be a grammatically correct sentence? Actually it would give the same meaning as A.

I think Gmat would not be Gmat then. it would be the same meaning that A carries. am I nuts?

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14 Aug 2007, 16:16
Hmmm, I would have gone with D.

In choice A, the clause after "exhibit" should be a non-restrictive clause about the exihibit b/c it is set off by a comma and the word "which".
If we don't care that the exhibit gets activated then choice A would work.

In choice D, the clause after "exhibit" tells us that if you touch the exihibit, it will in turn activate it.

If the purpose is to convey that visitors could touch the exhibits and activate it, choice D appears to be the best choice. Also, doesn't choice D reflect a more paralell structure? [to touch...(to) activate)]

Tricky.

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14 Aug 2007, 18:13
It is not the exhibit that is activating the animated functions.

......encourages visitors to touch each X and there by activate .....

touch and activate are parallel.

I choose D.

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14 Aug 2007, 19:58
Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy, where the models are encased in glass or operated only by staff members, the Virtual Leonardo Project, an online version of the museum, encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, which thereby activates the animated functions of the piece.

A. exhibit, which thereby activates - What does "Which" REFERS TO.. Reference error

B. exhibit, in turn an activation of - Wordy

C. exhibit, and it will activate - Change of Tense

D. exhibit and thereby activate

Visitors-touch-activate S-V AGG

E. exhibit which, as a result, activates - wordy

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15 Aug 2007, 07:51
School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.

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15 Aug 2007, 08:36
Has to be D because of parallelism and meaning both.
A doesn't maintain parallelism and seems wordy to me...'which thereby'.

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15 Aug 2007, 10:54
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School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.

doesn't which here refers to 'to significant increases in housing integration' and not just 'housing integration'?

so you think, E is the answer?

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15 Aug 2007, 12:01
A. Unlike Museum A, Museum B encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit, which thereby activates the animated functions of the piece.

D. Unlike Museum A, Museum B encourages visitors to “touch” each exhibit and thereby (to) activate the animated functions of the piece.

Heck, they both seem right to me. There is a subtle difference in meaning between A and D. Bottom line, if there is nothing wrong with the original, I like betting on that horse.

A.

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15 Aug 2007, 13:06
bmwhype2 wrote:
ankita wrote:
bmwhype2 wrote:
School integration plans that involve busing between suburban and central-city areas have contributed, according to a recent study, to significant increases in housing integration, which, in turn, reduces any future need for busing.

doesn't which here refers to 'to significant increases in housing integration' and not just 'housing integration'?

so you think, E is the answer?

increases...reduces SVA problem.

got it. Thanks!
Can you tell me what's wrong with E in this question?

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15 Aug 2007, 13:54
The OA for this given is D ( Brutal SC answers ) .
But I am not sure how many of us will agree to that. Though few will.
On the D-Day I am going for A.

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15 Aug 2007, 20:54
[quote="ashkrs"]The OA for this given is D ( Brutal SC answers ) .
But I am not sure how many of us will agree to that. Though few will.
On the D-Day I am going for A.[/quote]

All due respect, but I thought it was an obvious D. As someone pointed out the "which" in A) would create a non-restrictive clause and it wouldn't be clear what that "which" defines. In fact, if you choose A) it would make more sense if "which" defined "exhibit" and this is not the idea.

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15 Aug 2007, 22:11
definitely a D.

It needs to maintain parallelism. to "touch" and activate

SVA is correct.

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