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That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.
(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault
(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault
(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said

What is the difference btw C and D? What is the hint for correct answer?

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D is my choice.

(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
This sentence is not clear enough in specifying what is the fault of the educators.

(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
This sentence clearly specifies that the fault of the educators was not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology.[/i]
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A and B are verboose and awkward.
C the second it is has not any antecedent. it is also unnecessarily lengthy.
D is clear, concise, and short.
E unidiomatic.

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One more for 'D'

'C' is wordy and the second it has no antecedent.

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D. For sentences that have a colon seperating two phrases, the first part has to be an independent sentence (can stand on its own) and the second has to be dependenet on the first. Only D provides that structure.

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MoscowFuturist wrote:
That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.
(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault
(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault
(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said

What is the difference btw C and D? What is the hint for correct answer?


Go with D
(C) it is the fault of educators who......
we cannot know what kind of fault, and we just know educators' fault. Besides, 'it' has no referent.

(D) we know the fault that not anticipating the impact...

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MoscowFuturist wrote:
That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.
(A) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault
(B) That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault
(C) It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology
(D) It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology
(E) The fact that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said

What is the difference btw C and D? What is the hint for correct answer?


The difference btw C and D (aside from any grammatical issues with the second 'it' in C) is one of meaning. C seems to talk about only certain educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology, wheras D talks about all educators as a whole.

Hope this helps. By the way D is it.

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