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Marconi’s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.

A. Marconi’s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is
B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
C. Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become
D. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,

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25 Aug 2006, 13:55
Going with C here... instead seems like the best word to highlight the irony...
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25 Aug 2006, 21:33
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A, D and E are out. Correct idiomn is "concieved of X as Y....." where X and Y are nouns or noun phrases.

Out of B and C, C is fare better.
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26 Aug 2006, 04:19
another semicolon SC. either phrase can stand alone as a grammatically correct sentence.

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28 Aug 2006, 21:46
I choose C as well...

by the way what does POE stand for?
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29 Aug 2006, 00:28
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I choose C as well...

by the way what does POE stand for?

Agree with C.
POE ----------> Process of Elimination
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15 Oct 2006, 19:45
Marconiâ€™s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.

A. Marconiâ€™s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is
B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
C. Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become
D. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,
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15 Oct 2006, 20:25
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A. Marconiâ€™s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is -highlighted parts seem incorrect

B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
-not clear what is the highlighted part is referring to - the telephone or the radio

C. Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become

D. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
-seems like telephone has become a tool for communicating with the public

E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,
-awkward construction in the highlighted part
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16 Oct 2006, 09:21
Very Good...

OA is C =)
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16 Oct 2006, 10:19
would be interested to know where this q came from

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16 Oct 2006, 10:22
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Very Good...

OA is C =)

"Semi-colon" is almighty. Thanks Matt. Hope I get a question like this in actual exam
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12 May 2007, 19:05
I'm confused with the OA

Marconi’s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.

A.Marconi’s conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is
B.Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
C.Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become
D.Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
E.Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,
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12 May 2007, 22:26
a tool for private conversation need to modify radio
using ; is the correct usage here
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14 May 2007, 04:41

A: "Marconi’s conception" is not the "substitute for the telephone"
B: It is not clear if "which" refers to radio or telephone
D: "Which" refers to "telephone"
E: It sounds stranger than C.

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02 Apr 2009, 16:54
Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.
o Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; Instead, it is
Maconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool ror private conversation that could substitute ror the telephone; instead, it has become
o Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a si..bstitute for the telephone, which has become
o Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,
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02 Apr 2009, 17:15
Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; Instead, it is
Maconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, but which is
Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool ror private conversation that could substitute ror the telephone; instead, it has become
Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a si..bstitute for the telephone, which has become
Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,

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03 Apr 2009, 11:25
Can anybody please explain what is the problem with B?
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04 Apr 2009, 11:54
pmal04 wrote:
why not A or B?

because 'it' modifies the noun 'conception of the radio'. The conception of the radio is not the tool for communicating with a large audience, the radio is. So 'it' should modify radio and not 'conception of the radio'

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Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.

A. Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is
B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for provate conversation, but which is
C. Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become
D. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,
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Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is precisely the opposite, a tool for communicating with a large, public audience.

A. Marconi's conception of the radio was as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation; instead, it is
B. Marconi conceived of the radio as a substitute for the telephone, a tool for provate conversation, but which is
C. Marconi conceived of the radio as a tool for private conversation that could substitute for the telephone; instead, it has become
D. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a tool for private conversation, a substitute for the telephone, which has become
E. Marconi conceived of the radio to be a substitute for the telephone, a tool for private conversation, other than what it is,
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14 Jun 2009, 21:42
will go with option C..seems clear.
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