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# The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be

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The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be [#permalink]

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18 Jan 2007, 07:17
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The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs less than 11 ounces.

A. to be the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of handheld computer, and it weighs

B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing

C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs

D. is the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs

E. is the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

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18 Jan 2007, 07:28
My pick is D...

A) implies that the length of digital camcorder is the same as of a camcoder of handheld computer... clearly illogical

B) The world is as long as a handheld computer?

C) same as in B....

E) same as in A

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18 Jan 2007, 11:23
I think the correct idiom is "claim to". Of A and B, A is more correct. I am going with A.
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18 Jan 2007, 18:59
I'll take D.
Nothing wrong with "..what it claims is".
ex. (although not a great one)
The lab has created what it claims is the best product available.

Quote:
A. to be the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of
handheld computer, and it weighs
B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing
C. is the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, and it weighs
D. is the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the worldâ€™s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

Rather than eliminate on idiom alone, there are glaring errors in all other answer choices:
A- "the length of which is that of" ???? two relative pronouns in a row - ugly.
B-the world is as long as a handheld computer
C-the world is as long as a handheld computer
E-same as A, plus weighing as a participle does not clearly indicate WHAT is weighing, sounds as if it is the handheld computer when really it is the digi camcorder.

D is correct because "which" properly refers to the digi camcorder and "as long as a handheld computer" is both idiomatic and concise.

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18 Jan 2007, 20:16
Also picking D.
A comes close but has an ambiguous "it".
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19 Jan 2007, 01:53
themmie wrote:
I agree with "jylo" as follows:

jylo wrote:
I think the correct idiom is "claim to". Of A and B, A is more correct. I am going with A.

So, I pick A too.

"Claim to be": The correct idiom. That leaves us with A & B.

"A" seems to be more parallel (i.e it claims .... it weighs..)

"the length of which is that of" ???? two relative pronouns in a row - ugly" - Agree, but it clarifies that "which" refers to "length".

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19 Jan 2007, 02:14
Thanks Guys. Even I think D should be the answer. But the OA I have is B.

Can we take it for granted that "which" refers to the immediate word before it?

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19 Jan 2007, 07:49
aurobindo wrote:
Thanks Guys. Even I think D should be the answer. But the OA I have is B.

Can we take it for granted that "which" refers to the immediate word before it?

really? Is this GMATPrep? I cant believe GMAtPrep would overlook the incorrect referent for â€œwhichâ€

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19 Jan 2007, 08:25
B. Which is referring to â€˜worldâ€™
C. Same as B.
D. There is no comma after â€˜whichâ€™ that makes the sentence incomplete.
E. Correct.

On a second thought, which is after reading other replies

I like D as well. The cluase before 'which' is a complete sentence.

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06 Feb 2007, 10:10
I think the OA on here is wrong, I went on another forum, and searched for this question, and they have the OA as D, same source, gmatprep

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11 Feb 2007, 05:08
one more for D). It is not the perfect answer but it is the best answer available.

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11 Feb 2007, 05:08
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