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# Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to mon

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Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel , and he created the field of predictive maintenance.

A) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel

B) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations

C) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel to monitor machine vibrations

D) By John Mitchel, vibration analyzer was made to monitor machine vibrations, much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments

E) John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations much before to design measuring instruments the PDAs were used

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21 Sep 2018, 08:43
+1 for B

Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel , and he created the field of predictive maintenance.

A) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel
B) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations
C) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel to monitor machine vibrations
D) By John Mitchel, vibration analyzer was made to monitor machine vibrations, much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments illogical construction
E) John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations much before to design measuring instruments the PDAs were used meaning change
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21 Sep 2018, 09:14
gmat1393 wrote:
+1 for B

Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel , and he created the field of predictive maintenance.

A) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel
B) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations
C) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel to monitor machine vibrations
D) By John Mitchel, vibration analyzer was made to monitor machine vibrations, much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments illogical construction
E) John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations much before to design measuring instruments the PDAs were used meaning change

What is the issue with option C? Please explain.
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What is the issue with option C? Please explain.

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The second part of choice C is in passive voice.
In GMAT Active voice is preferred over passive voice.

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What is the issue with option C? Please explain.

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The second part of choice C is in passive voice.
In GMAT Active voice is preferred over passive voice.

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In the original question in e-gmat, option C doesn't have "was" after vibration analyzer. So the absence of the verb renders option C as a wrong answer choice. Here, "was" is present, so to make both the clause parallel, it's better to keep both the ICs in the passive voice as the first clause in in passive voice. Hence, option B is wrong.

I am afraid to say that the active voice is preferred to passive voice is not always correct. As per my understanding, There is no such grammar rule, rather it is a stylistic choice which we should only use as a last resort.
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21 Sep 2018, 09:36
ArupRS wrote:
gmat1393 wrote:
+1 for B

Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel , and he created the field of predictive maintenance.

A) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel
B) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations
C) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel to monitor machine vibrations
D) By John Mitchel, vibration analyzer was made to monitor machine vibrations, much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments illogical construction
E) John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations much before to design measuring instruments the PDAs were used meaning change

What is the issue with option C? Please explain.

In option C, the antecedent (John) of the pronoun 'he' is not in subjective form, hence there is no clear antecedent to the pronoun 'he' used in the clause after the conjunction 'and'.

Hope this helps!
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tarunanandani wrote:
ArupRS wrote:
gmat1393 wrote:
+1 for B

Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel , and he created the field of predictive maintenance.

A) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, to monitor machine vibrations, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel
B) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations
C) Much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments, vibration analyzer was made by John Mitchel to monitor machine vibrations
D) By John Mitchel, vibration analyzer was made to monitor machine vibrations, much before the PDAs were used to design measuring instruments illogical construction
E) John Mitchel made the vibration analyzer to monitor machine vibrations much before to design measuring instruments the PDAs were used meaning change

What is the issue with option C? Please explain.

In option C, the antecedent (John) of the pronoun 'he' is not in subjective form, hence there is no clear antecedent to the pronoun 'he' used in the clause after the conjunction 'and'.

Hope this helps!

Sorry Tarunanandani. I am not aware of such a rule. I believe what happened here, the person who posted this question, mistakenly used "was" in option C.
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