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# It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a

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It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

A. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

B. Forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer was selected to be purchased by the National Weather Service

C. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

D. The National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

E. the National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

Originally posted by chesstitans on 27 Nov 2017, 17:23.
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27 Nov 2017, 19:27
chesstitans wrote:
It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

A. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

B. Forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer was selected to be purchased by the National Weather Service

C. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

D. The National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

E. the National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

Following issues..
1) redundancy..
Combine and link mean the same. Only one should be used
A, B and E out.

2) Passive voice.
Nothing much wrong with C. But there is no reason to change active to passive voice. Active voice is always crisp and suitable.

Ans D
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06 Jan 2019, 04:54
chesstitans wrote:
It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

A. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

B. Forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer was selected to be purchased by the National Weather Service

C. It was decided by the National Weather Service to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

D. The National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that links 44 computers together to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

E. the National Weather Service decided to purchase a forecasting system that combines 44 computers linked together with each other to form the world's sixth-largest supercomputer.

KAPLAN OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

D.

The original sentence uses the passive voice (it was decided), but the GMAT strongly prefers the active voice, which tends to be less wordy. The last part of the sentence, too, is wordy; it isn't necessary to say that the computers are both combined and linked. (B) rearranges the sentence but doesn't correct either problem. (C) addresses the wordiness issue but not the passive voice, while (E) uses the active voice but remains too wordy. Correct choice (D) addresses both of these errors, converting the passive voice to active and simplifying the last part of the sentence.
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27 Apr 2019, 07:35
is there any other reason by which we can reject C

i rejected C because "IT" do not have any antecedent.

Kindly correct me if i am wrong
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27 Apr 2019, 19:15
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shubham2312 wrote:
is there any other reason by which we can reject C

i rejected C because "IT" do not have any antecedent.

Kindly correct me if i am wrong
The it actually points to to purchase a forecasting system...

As for C, as chetan2u points out, we're looking at an option that is just not as straightforward as the correct option, primarily because it (C) uses the passive voice.

X broke Y. ← Active. Here the subject (X) performs the action.
Y was broken by X. ← Passive. Here the subject (Y) receives the action.

Keep in mind that the passive isn't really wrong. That is, it is not grammatically incorrect to use the passive voice.
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