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# Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giants

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giants  [#permalink]

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28 Jun 2014, 03:19
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Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giants of the digital age, their contributions recognized by people from all walks of life

A. Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giants

B. Bill Gates the Microsoft founder and Steve Jobs the Apple founder are giants

C. The Microsoft founder named Bill Gates and the Apple founder named Steve Jobs are known giants

D. The Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, and the Apple founder, Steve Jobs, are giants

E. Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, and Steve Jobs, the Apple founder, had been giants
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28 Jun 2014, 20:24
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the phrases "the Microsoft founder" and "the Apple founder" are placed after the proper nouns. we need commas to set off the modifying phrases. Commas do not appear

this question is the case of proper noun and common noun here founder is the common noun which cannot be separated from proper noun (name) by comma as in choice d

so b, d, ruled out ,e is wrong change the original tense making it awkward and c is bit wordy

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28 Jun 2014, 12:18
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singhaldheeraj wrote:
Q-Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giantsof the digital age, their contributions recognized by people from all walks of life

A-Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giants

B-Bill Gates the Microsoft founder and Steve Jobs the Apple founder are giants

C-The Microsoft founder named Bill Gates and the Apple founder named Steve Jobs are known giants

D-The Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, and the Apple founder, Steve Jobs, are giants

E-Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, and Steve Jobs, the Apple founder, had been giants

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Whats the difference between A and B.
A-Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giants

Expanded A.
Founder of Microsoft Bill Gates and founder of Apple Steve Jobs are giants

B-Bill Gates the Microsoft founder and Steve Jobs the Apple founder are giants

Expanded B.
Bill Gates founder of the Microsoft and Steve Jobs founder of the Apple are giants
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29 Jun 2014, 00:09
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aAha I learned something new today. I will keep this concept in mind.

Thanks for sharing this question

B/W what's the source of this question.
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04 Sep 2014, 09:45
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giants of the digital age, their contributions recognized by people from all walks of life

A-Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giants

B-Bill Gates the Microsoft founder and Steve Jobs the Apple founder are giants

C-The Microsoft founder named Bill Gates and the Apple founder named Steve Jobs are known giants

D-The Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, and the Apple founder, Steve Jobs, are giants

E-Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, and Steve Jobs, the Apple founder, had been giants

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04 Sep 2014, 10:56
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Merged similar topic

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03 Oct 2014, 01:55
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singhaldheeraj wrote:
Q-Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giantsof the digital age, their contributions recognized by people from all walks of life

A-Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs are giants

B-Bill Gates the Microsoft founder and Steve Jobs the Apple founder are giants

C-The Microsoft founder named Bill Gates and the Apple founder named Steve Jobs are known giants

D-The Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, and the Apple founder, Steve Jobs, are giants

E-Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, and Steve Jobs, the Apple founder, had been giants

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When you narrowed down to A/D ...

D --> Name of founders Bill gates/steve jobs in comma is wrong ...As information is essential We can not put them into comma's,
Usage of comma make sentence structure wise wrong ....

Therefore Left with A although took 2.52 Min

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03 Oct 2014, 02:06
+ 1 for question
+1 for explaination.

learned something new today.

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01 Jul 2018, 22:04
I don't think you need "The" in front of Microsoft and Apple

You could say, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, are ...

This is how I narrow down to (A)
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21 Jul 2018, 06:41
souvik101990,abhimahna,gmatNinja Can you please help me understand this construction,I got it wrong and marked D since i thought the non essential information is surrounded by commas in it .Please correct my understanding.
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