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The cell phone is progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center.


A. progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center

B. rapidly progressing from simple communication devices to becoming versatile entertainment centers

C. progressing rapidly from simple communication device to becoming a versatile entertainment center

D. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment center

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The cell phone is progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center.


A. progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center--- being is wrong here.

B. rapidly progressing from simple communication devices to becoming versatile entertainment centers- becoming and centers are wrong here

C. progressing rapidly from simple communication device to becoming a versatile entertainment center-becoming is wrong and adverb " rapidly" should modify a verb or adjective.

D. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment center- clear and concise- correct

E. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment centers[/quote]- centers is wrong


Please correct me if my reasoning is wrong.Thanks in advance.
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The cell phone is progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center.


A. progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center

B. rapidly progressing from simple communication devices to becoming versatile entertainment centers

C. progressing rapidly from simple communication device to becoming a versatile entertainment center

D. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment center

E. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment centers

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Process of elimination:
1)"being" is usually incorrectly used in the GMAT. Also, if we were to eliminate it, the meaning wouldn't change, thus it's useless in the sentence. Eliminate A.
2) The construction "from X to Y" must be parallel. Eliminate B and C.
3)"cell phone" is singular, thus "centers" in E is incorrect. Eliminate E.

Correct answer: D

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The cell phone is progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center.


A. progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center

B. rapidly progressing from simple communication devices to becoming versatile entertainment centers

C. progressing rapidly from simple communication device to becoming a versatile entertainment center

D. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment center

E. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment centers


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A good place to look for actionable decision points on Sentence Correction questions is in the first word of the answer choices and the last word. And here the last word gives you a clear-cut difference in the last words, between "center" and "centers." That word must link to the singular "cell phone" outside the underline, as the sentence is showing two different roles of that phone (from device to center). This means that you can eliminate (B) and (E), each of which incorrectly uses "centers."

Looking at the other choices, recognize that the structure of this sentence calls for parallelism between the two entities after "from" and "to," a common two-part construction. Each of (A) and (C) breaks parallelism by adding a verb to one of the two entities. In (A), the act of being a communication device is compared to the noun “versatile entertainment center”, and in (C), “simple communication device” is being compared to the act of becoming a versatile entertainment center. Neither is a viable comparison since you cannot compare actions to nouns. Only (D) maintains proper parallelism and uses the singular "center" to match "cell phone," so choice (D) is correct.
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The cell phone is progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center.

A. progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center .... Wrong
B. rapidly progressing from simple communication devices to becoming versatile entertainment centers .... Wrong
C. progressing rapidly from simple communication device to becoming a versatile entertainment center .... Wrong
D. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment center .... Correct
E. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment centers .... Wrong

So the answer is D.
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B. rapidly progressing from simple communication devices to becoming versatile entertainment centers
C. progressing rapidly from simple communication device to becoming a versatile entertainment center
D. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment center
E. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment centers



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The cell phone is progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center.

A. progressing rapidly from being a simple communication device to a versatile entertainment center
B. rapidly progressing from simple communication devices to becoming versatile entertainment centers
C. progressing rapidly from simple communication device to becoming a versatile entertainment center
D. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment center
E. rapidly progressing from simple communication device to versatile entertainment centers


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