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Researchers are using computer images to help surgeons

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E. to plan difficult operations and developing programs that will work for doctors and nurses like flight simulators do

Let’s appreciate that E is grammatically wrong for using 'like' to compare actions
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sayantanc2k wrote:
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Hi sayantanc2k

Easy A.

However, need to know the acceptable use of the following Idiom for future

Is it

"to help to plan"
or
"to help plan"
or
both acceptable?

is this a split on this question?

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Both are acceptable. As per Manhattan SC guide, "help in planning" would be wrong, but "help plan", "help to plan", "help surgeons to plan", " help surgeons plan" all are correct.




Hi Sayantanc2k,

Could you please explain why "help in planning" is wrong? I am a bit confused.

In OG2016 https://gmatclub.com/forum/og-2016-not- ... 04265.html

The correct answer is (E) many people are turning to stockbrokers for help in buying stocks that could easily be.

Please advise.

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1) Parallelism - the sentence states that "Researchers are using computer images…..(to do 2 things)." The first is "to help surgeons…." so the second should also be " and to…..'something'. Eliminate B, D and E.

2) Comparisons - the first part of the comparison states how computer images are used to HELP surgeons. The second part of the sentence offers a comparison to how flight simulators similarly HELP pilots. The sentence needs a verb to properly complete the comparison. Eliminate C.

Final Answer: A
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Researchers are using computer images to help surgeons plan difficult operations and to develop programs that will work for doctors and nurses in the same way that flight simulators do for pilots, letting medical personnel practice their techniques and test their reflexes before they ever see a patient.

A. plan difficult operations and to develop programs that will work for doctors and nurses in the same way that flight simulators do
B. plan difficult operations and develop programs to work for doctors and nurses the same way as with flight simulators
C. to plan difficult operations and to develop programs that will work for doctors and nurses like flight simulators
D. plan difficult operations and in developing programs to work for doctors and nurses the same way as flight simulators
E. to plan difficult operations and developing programs that will work for doctors and nurses like flight simulators do''

In this an essential comparison issue, how the computers help (an action verb) is compared with how the simulators do (another action verb). That is the reason we can dump choices B, C and D for not comparing the action but the simulators themselves.
It is obvious then in E, to plan is not parallel with developing and as the use of like to compare an action is wrong. Therefore A.
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Researchers are using computer images to help surgeons plan difficult operations and to develop programs that will work for doctors and nurses in the same way that flight simulators do for pilots, letting medical personnel practice their techniques and test their reflexes before they ever see a patient.

A. plan difficult operations and to develop programs that will work for doctors and nurses in the same way that flight simulators do
B. plan difficult operations and develop programs to work for doctors and nurses the same way as with flight simulators
C. to plan difficult operations and to develop programs that will work for doctors and nurses like flight simulators
D. plan difficult operations and in developing programs to work for doctors and nurses the same way as flight simulators
E. to plan difficult operations and developing programs that will work for doctors and nurses like flight simulators do


Meaning :- Researchers are using computer images for 2 things
a. to help surgeons
b. to develop programs
Further these programs will work for doctors in the same way the flight simulators work for pilots.

Error Analysis :- No Error

POE :-
Option A :- Correct
Option B :- Changes the meaning of the sentence by stating that Surgeons plan difficult operations and develop programs for doctors. Also the comparison is incorrect
Option C :- The list is ambiguous, there can be 2 possible parallel lists, one :- the actual correct list, other :- surgeons to plan and to develop (same as option B). Also Like is used to compare nouns and for comparing clauses need an 'as', also need a verb after flight simulators
Option D :- The list plan and in developing is not parallel, also need a verb after flight simulators to have proper comparison
Option E :- Changes the intended meaning, this option states that Researchers are using images to do something and Researchers are developing programs. whereas the original option states that researchers are using images to do something and to develop something. Need 'as' for comparison not 'like'

IMO :- A


I'm usually a stud at these. I don't like this question. By itself, the following is a very strange statement: Researchers are using computer images to develop programs that will work for doctors and nurses in the same way that flight simulators do for pilots, letting medical personnel practice their techniques and test their reflexes before they ever see a patient.

One does not generally use computer images to develop programs. One uses computer images in programs. That's why I chose "developing," which GMAT says is wrong.

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E. to plan difficult operations and developing programs that will work for doctors and nurses like flight simulators do

Let’s appreciate that E is grammatically wrong for using 'like' to compare actions

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