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# The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-tempera

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The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building in which the process occurs.

(A) The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building

(B) By inflating a huge bubble in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at high temperatures, thus expanding the plastic, the "blown film" technique has the ability to produce a plastic sheet or tubes the same size as the building

(C) In order to expand large masses of molten plastic, the "blown film" technique, in which a huge bubble is inflated in a high-temperature cylindrical mass of the plastic; this technique can produce plastic sheets or tubes equal to the entire building's size

(D) The "blown film" technique—in which a huge bubble is inflated in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at a high temperature, causing the plastic to expand—can produce a plastic sheet or tube as large as the entire building

(E) Involving huge bubbles that are blown into cylindrical masses of molten plastic at high temperatures—thereby expanding the plastic—the "blown film" technique produces a plastic sheet or tube that is capable of having an entire building's size

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(A) The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building. really confuse of the use of "that" (the tech or tubes)

(B) By inflating a huge bubble in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at high temperatures, thus expanding the plastic, the "blown film" technique has the ability to produce a plastic sheet or tubes the same size as the building totally wrong

(C) In order to expand large masses of molten plastic, the "blown film" technique, in which a huge bubble is inflated in a high-temperature cylindrical mass of the plastic; this technique can produce plastic sheets or tubes equal to the entire building's size i dont know exactly, but this seem wordy to me

(D) The "blown film" technique—in which a huge bubble is inflated in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at a high temperature, causing the plastic to expand—can produce a plastic sheet or tube as large as the entire building perfect sentence.

(E) Involving huge bubbles that are blown into cylindrical masses of molten plastic at high temperatures—thereby expanding the plastic—the "blown film" technique produces a plastic sheet or tube that is capable of having an entire building's size wordy.
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(A) The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building.
Wrong: technique, which inflates wrong usage because "-" is used to explain technique and sentence A gives wrong meaning that technique inflates the bubble in order to expand ...... but actually what happen is what the result of the using the technique.

(B) By inflating a huge bubble in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at high temperatures, thus expanding the plastic, the "blown film" technique has the ability to produce a plastic sheet or tubes the same size as the building
Wrong: By Inflating a..., The technique has the ability again wrong use of modifier here which changes the meaning

(C) In order to expand large masses of molten plastic, the "blown film" technique, in which a huge bubble is inflated in a high-temperature cylindrical mass of the plastic; this technique can produce plastic sheets or tubes equal to the entire building's size
Wrong: In order to..... , the technique, modifier, this technique.....size.... here "the technique" (subject )is left without the whole sentence and just the fragment.

(D) The "blown film" technique—in which a huge bubble is inflated in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at a high temperature, causing the plastic to expand—can produce a plastic sheet or tube as large as the entire building
Right: correct usage of modifier and - clearly explains the technique.. and sentence is whole clause not a fragment.

(E) Involving huge bubbles that are blown into cylindrical masses of molten plastic at high temperatures—thereby expanding the plastic—the "blown film" technique produces a plastic sheet or tube that is capable of having an entire building's size.
wrong: Awkword and wordy
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21 Aug 2015, 04:19
The "blown film" technique CANNOT inflate huge bubbles. So A is out.

By inflating a huge bubble......the blow film technique...The technique is not inflating a bubble, the technique involves or is being used to inflate a bubble. B is wrong.

C - Semi colon connects two ICs. The sentences are not ICs.

D - Correct. The technique involves doing something and can produce.....

E - Apart from other errors, never has it been conveyed that the bubbles are being blown into cylindrical masses.
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The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building in which the process occurs.

(A) The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building. //technique which inflates

(B) By inflating a huge bubble in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at high temperatures, thus expanding the plastic, the "blown film" technique has the ability to produce a plastic sheet or tubes the same size as the building // no connection between the described process and technique

(C) In order to expand large masses of molten plastic, the "blown film" technique, in which a huge bubble is inflated in a high-temperature cylindrical mass of the plastic; this technique can produce plastic sheets or tubes equal to the entire building's size //entire building's size in which the process occurs.

(D) The "blown film" technique—in which a huge bubble is inflated in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at a high temperature, causing the plastic to expand—can produce a plastic sheet or tube as large as the entire building

(E) Involving huge bubbles that are blown into cylindrical masses of molten plastic at high temperatures—thereby expanding the plastic—the "blown film" technique produces a plastic sheet or tube that is capable of having an entire building's size //entire building's size in which the process occurs.

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05 Jan 2017, 09:39
I narrowed down to A and D.
technique which vs technique in which
clearly D is the better version.

B/C/E change the meaning of the sentence by focusing more on the details that are not that important...
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25 Feb 2017, 14:07
Do I see it right that we have a problem if we say something like: The technique has the ability (like in A). But we are completely fine if we say: The technique can produce (like in D) ?

Could any expert shade some light on this ? chetan2u ?
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The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building in which the process occurs.

(A) The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building

(B) By inflating a huge bubble in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at high temperatures, thus expanding the plastic, the "blown film" technique has the ability to produce a plastic sheet or tubes the same size as the building

(C) In order to expand large masses of molten plastic, the "blown film" technique, in which a huge bubble is inflated in a high-temperature cylindrical mass of the plastic; this technique can produce plastic sheets or tubes equal to the entire building's size

(D) The "blown film" technique—in which a huge bubble is inflated in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at a high temperature, causing the plastic to expand—can produce a plastic sheet or tube as large as the entire building

(E) Involving huge bubbles that are blown into cylindrical masses of molten plastic at high temperatures—thereby expanding the plastic—the "blown film" technique produces a plastic sheet or tube that is capable of having an entire building's size

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION

This sentence gives two different types of information about the “blown film” manufacturing technique: how it works (a bubble is blown in a mass of molten plastic, causing the plastic to expand) and what it can produce (exceptionally large plastic sheets or tubes).

The sentence should be phrased in a way that makes these relationships clear, with modifiers used appropriately.

(A) The modifier which inflates… applies to the preceding subject, the “blown film” technique, thus illogically suggesting that the technique itself, rather than some machine or its operators, can inflate bubbles. The modifier in order to expand applies to the preceding clause (which inflates huge bubbles…), suggesting the nonsensical notion that the blown-film technique itself is trying to expand. has the capability to produce is not as concise as the phrase can produce.

(B) The initial modifier By inflating… applies to the following subject, the “blown film” technique him, thus illogically suggesting that the technique itself, rather than some machine or its operators, can inflate bubbles. has the ability to produce is not as concise as can produce.

(C) The portion of this choice before the semicolon is a sentence fragment; it consists only of a noun phrase (the "blown film" technique), preceded and followed by modifiers. Furthermore, as a result of the rearrangement of words at the end of this choice, the modifier in which the process occurs now illogically modifies the building's size rather than the building.

(D) CORRECT. The modifier in which… is properly used to describe the blown-film technique. The passive is inflated is correctly used to describe the inflation of the bubble, as the actual mechanism that inflates the bubble is not mentioned (nor is it important) in the sentence. The modifier causing the plastic to expand correctly describes an immediate consequence of the action in the preceding clause. Overall, the core sentence states logically that The blown-film technique… can produce a plastic sheet or tube with the characteristics described.

(E) The modifier Involving huge bubbles…, while grammatically valid, is unacceptably vague: it states only that the blown-film technique involves such bubbles (in some capacity). In other words, this sentence allows for the possibility that the blown-film technique uses bubbles produced arbitrarily in some other, unnamed, process, rather than that the generation of the bubbles is a fundamental aspect of the blown-film technique. The modifier that is capable of… modifies a plastic sheet or tube; while this modification is also grammatically acceptable, it doesn't make sense, as it implies that the plastic sheet or tube might change sizes (up to some maximal capability) once it has been produced.

An entire building should be the entire building, as the sentence is meant to convey the idea that the plastic sheet or tube can have the size of the building in which it is produced; an entire building in which the process occurs instead refers, illogically, to an arbitrarily chosen building equipped for the blown-film process. Finally, as a result of the rearrangement of words at the end of this choice, the modifier in which the process occurs now illogically modifies building's size rather than building.
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The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building in which the process occurs.

(B) By inflating a huge bubble in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at high temperatures, thus expanding the plastic, the "blown film" technique has the ability to produce a plastic sheet or tubes the same size as the building

Dear GMATGuruNY

Is the highlighted phrase wrong entirely? Can we use the pahrase 'the same + adjective' correctly in comparison?

Thanks
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[(B) By inflating a huge bubble in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at high temperatures, thus expanding the plastic, the "blown film" technique has the ability to produce a plastic sheet or tubes the same size as the building

Dear GMATGuruNY

Is the highlighted phrase wrong entirely? Can we use the pahrase 'the same + adjective' correctly in comparison?

Thanks

Incorrect:
Mary used ten tubes the same size.
Correct:
Mary used ten tubes OF the same size.

size is not an adjective but a noun.
the same may not be followed by an adjective.
When serving to make a comparison, the same may be followed by a NOUN, by AS, or by a PREPOSITION such as to.

A Quant problem in GMATPrep:
packages that contain...3 notepads of the same size.
Here, the same is followed by a noun (size).
SC77 in the OG16:
The cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as for other types of power plants.
Here, the same is followed by as.
SC32 in the OG12:
Galileo was convinced that natural phenomena would appear the same to someone on the deck of a ship as to a person standing on land.
Here, the same is followed by the preposition to.
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The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building in which the process occurs.

(A) The "blown film" technique—which inflates huge bubbles in high-temperature cylindrical masses of molten plastic in order to expand—has the capability to produce plastic sheets or tubes that are as large as the entire building ----'has the capability' is wordier than 'can produce' as per the V-A-N rule. In addition, shouldn't there be a comma before which?

(B) By inflating a huge bubble in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at high temperatures, thus expanding the plastic, the "blown film" technique has the ability to produce a plastic sheet or tubes the same size as the building-- wrong modification. The blown film technique doesn't inflate and expand.

[C) In order to expand large masses of molten plastic, the "blown film" technique, in which a huge bubble is inflated in a high-temperature cylindrical mass of the plastic; this technique can produce plastic sheets or tubes equal to the entire building's size -- The sentence before the semicolon is a fragment.

(D) The "blown film" technique—in which a huge bubble is inflated in a cylindrical mass of molten plastic at a high temperature, causing the plastic to expand—can produce a plastic sheet or tube as large as the entire building -- straight forward and crisp; uses a precise verb 'can produce' -- correct choice.

(E) Involving huge bubbles that are blown into cylindrical masses of molten plastic at high temperatures—thereby expanding the plastic—the "blown film" technique produces a plastic sheet or tube that is capable of having an entire building ---- same problem as in B. The blown film technique itself does not involve huge bubbles and thereby expand
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