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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 to lower the underground water level and to dig trenches
(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.
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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 to lower the underground water level and to dig trenches
(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.

Any one care to parse why each answer choice is right or wrong.

A, has pronouns that have no referrents [second that???].
E, dont need "the fact" - redundant. You can just say "That educators are at fault...."
C. the 2nd "it" has no specific referrents.

Between B and D, D definitely sounds more pleasant to the ears. Whats wrong with B?

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28 Apr 2005, 23:46
The colon is used to equate two parts of a sentence where the second part is dependent on the first part.

D will do nicely for the sentence. The first part of the sentence "It can hardly be said that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology" is now independent, and the second part after the colon is dependent on this frist sentence.

I'll go with D

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29 Apr 2005, 00:05
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mbassmbass04 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 to lower the underground water level and to dig trenches
(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.

Any one care to parse why each answer choice is right or wrong.

A, has pronouns that have no referrents [second that???].
E, dont need "the fact" - redundant. You can just say "That educators are at fault...."
C. the 2nd "it" has no specific referrents.

Between B and D, D definitely sounds more pleasant to the ears. Whats wrong with B?

problem with B:
"at fault" = open to blame : RESPONSIBLE [couldn't determine who was really at fault]

IMO the meaning of at fault doesn't fit into the sentence - someone can be at fault. I am not sure if I am clear - Not able to explain it grammatically!

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01 May 2005, 16:18
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gmataquaguy wrote:
mbassmbass04 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 to lower the underground water level and to dig trenches
(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.

Any one care to parse why each answer choice is right or wrong.

A, has pronouns that have no referrents [second that???].
E, dont need "the fact" - redundant. You can just say "That educators are at fault...."
C. the 2nd "it" has no specific referrents.

Between B and D, D definitely sounds more pleasant to the ears. Whats wrong with B?

problem with B:
"at fault" = open to blame : RESPONSIBLE [couldn't determine who was really at fault]

IMO the meaning of at fault doesn't fit into the sentence - someone can be at fault. I am not sure if I am clear - Not able to explain it grammatically!

"At Fault" is used in the same context in both B and D. Can someone jump in to explain why B is wrong?

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02 May 2005, 15:01
OA please?? What is the grammatical reason that B is wrong?

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08 May 2005, 19:01
Bumping up this thread. OA please. Also any explanations on why B is wrong?

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08 May 2005, 21:19
(B)That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault

Simplify to be:

Something (a fact, whatever) can't be said to be at fault ...

The point in the stem is that the educators are not at fault, not the fact itself not being at fault.
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B is awkward. "That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said to be at fault " what/who is at fault?

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10 May 2005, 02:30
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(C)It can hardly be said that it is the fault of educators who have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology.

Some one says that the 2nd it has no referent. OK. But if "it" is changed to "this", C would be right?
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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
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22 Jun 2008, 16:03
My pick is D, but I dont have strong reasons for eliminating others.
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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
>> awkward & passive.

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22 Jun 2008, 18:45
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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

D is the answer. Don't know simply why we put "that" phrase in front, when we can have a form of "it~that~". Each choice, on top of it, has some mistakes and are written wordy...

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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

1. I am sensitive with "the fact that" in gmat
2. "It can hardly be said that + clause"- the polite way to express your position that are not favor any side.
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22 Jun 2008, 20:57
D is correct.
The reason for elimination of A was in my log, so I remember the Q,

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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

D for me.

That is used to introduce a subordinate. Using that at the start of the sentence is incorrect since a main clause should be introduced rather than a subordinate. E is flawed it is incomplete.

C is wordy and the noun (educators) should come directly before the modifying phrase "It can hardly be said ..."

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23 Jun 2008, 20:36
I pick D

We need an independent clause here.
A,B->out

(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

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23 Jun 2008, 23:11
I pick D too...

A, B are out.. its passive

E: ]can hardly be said seems wrong..

C: wordy..

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24 Jun 2008, 18:54
Thanks guys...

OA is D
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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

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Well, this post has already been posted, but there are no answers to explain why C isn't correct?

I think C is more clear. pls come a master to explain it. Thank you

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