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# Technological advances may make it possible to build robots that

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Technological advances may make it possible to build robots that resemble human dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities.

(A) that resemble human
(B) that resemble human beings as far as
(C) that resemble human beings in terms of
(D) resembling human beings regarding their
(E) resembling human

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05 Nov 2016, 12:14
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in choice A, can "human" be an adjective that modifies the 3 capabilities: resemble human dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities?

Yes, "human" can be an adjective, but the issue is that robots cannot resemble capabilities. (resemble means to look like.)
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Technological advances may make it possible to build robots that resemble human dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities

Here robots can only resemble human beings in terms of certain capabilities. It is wrong to say that robots resemble human capabilities. Therefore A is wrong.

a. that resemble human

Robots are equated with human capabilities rather than human beings. Eliminate

b. that resemble human beings as far as

as far as is a conjunction and may mean to the extent/degree that

So what follows "as" should be a clause. For example following would have been correct.

Technological advances may make it possible to build robots that resemble human beings as far as dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities are concerned.

c. that resemble human beings in terms of

in terms of A, B, and C is a prepositional modifier modifying resemble and in a it is restricting the scope of resemblance. Correct.

d. resembling human beings regarding their

Here resembling modifier seems to suggest that there are robots presently that resemble human beings. But we are only talking about a future probability here. Here regarding is modifying human beings rather than the action resemble. Eliminate.

e. resembling human

Here resembling modifier seems to suggest that there are robots presently that resemble human beings.
Also, Robots are equated with human capabilities rather than human beings. Eliminate.
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15 May 2016, 09:34
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Technological advances may make it possible to build robots that resemble human dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities

a.
b. that resemble human beings as far as
c. that resemble human beings in terms of
d. resembling human beings regarding their
e. resembling human

Hi,

1) after ROBOT , we require pronoun that and clause modifying robots..
a present participle resembling is not better than relative clause
2) Next is the meaning-
robots are being compared to three different activities-dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities- of human beings..
a)A and E do not parallel the three items converting them into {human dexterity}, {adaptability}, and {sensory capabilities}..
b)"IN TERMS OF" is the best to list out this three items
c) In D two verb+ings are used back to back and is not better than "in terms of"

C
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16 May 2016, 06:19
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d is wrong because "their" in unclear , refer to unclear noun.
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Here is how I solved this

Testing:
1. Comparison
2. Structure

Technological advances may make it possible to build robots that resemble human dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities

a. that resemble human
b. that resemble human beings as far as
c. that resemble human beings in terms of
d. resembling human beings regarding their
e. resembling human

1) A/e eliminated based on improper comparison
2) D eliminate -- that + clause better -- here robots are not doing the action of resembling
3) Eliminate b -- as far as -- does not make sense here

arrive at C
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05 Nov 2016, 04:01
in choice A, can "human" be an adjective that modifies the 3 capabilities: resemble human dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities?
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06 Nov 2016, 09:17
sayantanc2k: excellent! Now I can understand it. Many thanks!
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What a cheeky question from GMAC.....

Original sentence says: ….robots that resemble human dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities.

So, robots are compared with characteristics (dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities). That's an illogical comparison; robots can be compared with humans, capabilities/characteristics of robots can be compared with capabilities/characteristics of robots, but we can't mix and match, because it is not an apples to apples comparison. So, A and E are out.
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29 Apr 2017, 14:14
Dear Expert . Pls confirm why option d is not right .
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dixitraghav, the problem is with the word "regarding." You can look at this as an idiom or a meaning issue. We don't say "A is similar to B regarding X." "In terms of" makes it clear that we are going to show the way in which A and B are similar. "Regarding" works more like "about": "I wrote to the contractor regarding the missed deadline."

Another problem is that when we see the phrase "humans regarding their," it creates the expectation that we are talking about humans regarding (looking at) something of theirs. Since that's not the intended meaning, this is confusing.
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23 Jun 2017, 01:58
Technological advances may make it possible to build robots that resemble human dexterity, adaptability, and sensory capabilities

a. that resemble human
b. that resemble human beings as far as
c. that resemble human beings in terms of
d. resembling human beings regarding their
e. resembling human
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23 Jun 2017, 05:53
I have a question regarding E
If we have in terms of in option e as well will it be correct ?
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23 Jun 2017, 06:03
arvind910619 wrote:
I have a question regarding E
If we have in terms of in option e as well will it be correct ?

Hi arvind910619 ,

Yes, in that scenario option E will be correct.

robots resembling humans in terms of X, Y and Z.
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arvind910619 wrote:
I have a question regarding E
If we have in terms of in option e as well will it be correct ?

Hi arvind910619 ,

Yes, in that scenario option E will be correct.

robots resembling humans in terms of X, Y and Z.

Thanks abhimahna
Now it is very clear
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