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28 Aug 2017, 10:36
New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

(A) makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before -"makes" is singular
(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before -in greater detail is very far from the clause "than ever before"; as a result, the comparison isn't making much sense
(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river -Correct.
(D) make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before -"it" doesn't has any antecedent
(E) has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river -"has" is singular
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31 Aug 2017, 10:27
New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

(A) makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before
SV error : Techniques(plural) makes (singular) : incorrect
(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before

modification error (2 way looking modifier) 'in greater details'
1. Study in grater details
2. effects in greater details

(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
Correct
(D) make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before
comparison error ;

(E) has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
same as A : Incorrect

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New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

IN B : In greater detail ______________than ever before
IN C: study______________ the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

why C is better than B?

Although B is wrong because of tense error, also use of pronoun "IT" but C => have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river => separate POSSIBLE TO STUDY______THE EFFECTS OF CALEFACTION
isn't it somewhat wrong

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(B) is incorrect.

in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before

The comparison is lost when we split .... in greater detail than ever before ...

(C) brings it together and is correct.
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New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

(A) makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before
- "makes" = incorrect b/c you're talking about plural subject (techniques), so the verb tense should be "make" instead

(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
- the correct idiom is: "in greater detail than ever before".

(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
- correct as is

(D) make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before
- "make possible the study" = awkward construction. also "than it ever was before" = just wordy, incorrect. this A/C is a trainwreck

(E) has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
- "has" need be "have" because you're talking about plural subject (techniques). also "more possible...than ever before"? just weird. another trainwreck

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New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

(A) makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before
(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
(D) make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before
(E) has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

Techniques is plural so will take a plural verb. A and E are eliminated.
D: make possible the study (awkward construction); techniques make possible the study that it was before ?
B: than ever before should modify detail.

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08 Apr 2019, 04:39
Hi GMATNinja,

Please shed some light on this question.

Thank you.
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09 Apr 2019, 02:48
New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

IN B : In greater detail ______________than ever before
IN C: study______________ the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

why C is better than B?

Although B is wrong because of tense error, also use of pronoun "IT" but C => have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river => separate POSSIBLE TO STUDY______THE EFFECTS OF CALEFACTION
isn't it somewhat wrong

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(B) is incorrect.

in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before

The comparison is lost when we split .... in greater detail than ever before ...

(C) brings it together and is correct.

but I, honestly, think that this question is not good because both choices b and c put modifier before the object of of the verb 'to study". this is old question from og.
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07 May 2019, 04:06
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Hi GMATNinja,

Please shed some light on this question.

Thank you.

As others have noted, both (A) and (E) can be eliminated immediately because of an agreement error: "techniques" is plural, while "makes" and "has" are both singular verbs. That leaves (B), (C), and (D).

Take another look at (B): "make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calcification, or warming, of a river than ever before." "Than ever before" should modify the phrase "in greater detail." The distance between these two phrases makes it difficult to understand. If you're reading the sentence for the first time, you might think, "the river is what than ever before?" (B) is out.

In (D), we have the phrase "of a river in greater detail than it ever was before." What does "it" refer to? In greater detail than the detail ever was before? In greater detail than the river ever was before? Neither interpretation makes sense. Notice that this isn't the case of an ambiguous pronoun, which is NOT a good reason to automatically eliminate an answer choice, but rather, it's a pronoun that has no logical antecedent at all. (D) is wrong.

So we're left with (C), which is the answer.

I hope that helps!
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lgon wrote:
New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

(A) makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before
(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
(D) make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before
(E) has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

Mr.daagh "The comparative term ‘greater’ is to be used strictly with numbers..."
https://gmatclub.com/forum/more-than-ev ... ml#p934925
I cannot find "number" for "greater" in this case ...is it work for every case ?
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can someone please explain the comparison issue with d. Is the comparison part correct ?

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lgon wrote:
New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

(A) makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before
(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
(D) make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before
(E) has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

Obvious error: SV error at makes

This rules out A & E

Let's look at choices now
B: Contender
C: Contender
D: Than is too far away for no reason

Between B&C, i would go with C for the position of than is closer to the element it modifies, thus reducing the ambiguity in the meaning.

My bet is C
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lgon wrote:
New techniques in thermal-scanning photography, a process that records radiation from surface areas, makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before.

(A) makes it possible to study the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than ever before
(B) make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
(C) have made it possible to study in greater detail than ever before the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river
(D) make possible the study of the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river in greater detail than it ever was before
(E) has made it more possible than ever before to study in greater detail the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river

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Can you evaluate my reasoning to eliminate B
"in greater detail" is separated by comma on both the side, making it a non essential modifier
That means sentence should work without it . If we remove "in greater detail", then the sentence becomes
make it possible to study, in greater detail, the effects of calefaction, or warming, of a river than ever before
we have "than" in the sentence for which there will be no comparison element . Hence choice will be incorrect

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I think it is a modifier problem in B." Than ever before" modifies 'in greater detail' but in B, they are placed far apart. Perse, 'than ever before' in B seems to describe the warming of a river.

For example, if we say that Tom's score is higher than before, we need not amplify that his previous scores were lower than the score now, as this comparison is easily understood.
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