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# The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be

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21 Sep 2008, 14:25
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The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world’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 world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a 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 world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

IMO A, OA B

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21 Sep 2008, 14:44
A. it weighs is wrong
B. cant have two participles like that in a row
C. it weighs is wrong, it is ambiguous
D. nothing wrong here.
E. stilty, not concise

D for me.

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21 Sep 2008, 14:51
B is correct. I am off my game, only been 5 months since i got a 45 on the GMAT verbal. ive lost my SC skills though.

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21 Sep 2008, 17:22
arorag wrote:
The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world’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 world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a 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 world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

IMO A, OA B

I agree SC is something which needs to be practiced a lot!!i could elimitae C,D,E since claims to be is correct usage!!!!
Confused to hell between A and B ,went for A!!!though and it is usage is wrong there since it refers to company not computer
But on a closer look B seems better now !!!
since to be correct usage,which is quite wrong since it appears to refer to world(CAN ANYONE CLARIFY THIS which and in usage),weighing refers to computer:

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

HENCE B
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22 Sep 2008, 19:20
IMO D.

A: "it" can refer to handheld computer instead of the camcorder. Meaning is ambiguous.
B, C: which modifies "world". World is compared to handheld computer
E: "weighing" modifies handheld computer instead of camcorder

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22 Sep 2008, 19:33
I would say OA is wrong!!!

Idiom should be the last thing in the priority list.

B has this clear problem with "which"

IMO D

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22 Sep 2008, 21:28
yeah hell with what i said second time. i second guessed myself after seein gwhat he said was OA answer. I stand my original answer of D. Its my gut reaction and instinct which got me thte 45 on gmat verbal. i see NOTHING wrong with D. it is absoultely correct. i see problems with the other ones.

This example is crap, the OA is wrong, the authors are bad.

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23 Sep 2008, 00:28
IMO (D).
(B) cannot be OA, world is being compared to the handheld computer. I can't find anything wrong with (D). ....which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs ... is parallel.
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23 Sep 2008, 00:39
rao_1857 wrote:
I would say OA is wrong!!!

Idiom should be the last thing in the priority list.

B has this clear problem with "which"

IMO D

I COMPLETELY AGREE..
THE "WHICH" ERROR IS A BASIC SC ERROR

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28 Jun 2009, 05:20
The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world's smallest network digtal camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs less than 11 ounces

A. to be the world's smallest network digtal camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
B. to be the smallest network digtal 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 world's smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world's smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

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28 Jun 2009, 05:38
The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world's smallest network digtal camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs less than 11 ounces

A. to be the world's smallest network digtal camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
B. to be the smallest network digtal 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 world's smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world's smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

'to be' is used for things that will happen in future, but the electronics company is claiming that 'it is' the smallest camcorder. So, option A and B are eliminated.
'is the world's smallest...' sounds better so we are left with D and E.
'as long as' is an idiom used in place of 'since' e.g. 'As long as they are going to stay there, I will not leave this place'. It is not used for comparison of lengths.
The option left is E
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28 Jun 2009, 05:59
I go with D. Same reasons for A,B,C as above.

E >> weighing modifies "handheld computer"

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The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world's smallest network digtal camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs less than 11 ounces

A. to be the world's smallest network digtal camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, and it weighs
B. to be the smallest network digtal 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 world's smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world's smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

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28 Jun 2009, 09:59
I went with E first...but now realize why D is right ... silly me...

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28 Jun 2009, 20:25
The OA is (D).

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07 Oct 2009, 08:32
The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world’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 world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a 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 world’s smallest network digital camcorder, which is as long as a handheld computer and weighs
E. is the world’s smallest network digital camcorder, the length of which is that of a handheld computer, weighing

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B

Why is the OA not D?

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07 Oct 2009, 09:57
ans shud be A and not B...
d is wrong because claim to be is correct idiom
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07 Oct 2009, 10:16
A seems to be too wordy...i l go with B...is OA B?

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07 Oct 2009, 21:47
Thanks Economist.. thats what I was wondering why option D incorrect.. btw the reasoning with the answer is also clear.. So D it is..

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09 Oct 2009, 12:27
I agree with D.

It cannot be B because of the ,which. The GMAT rules is that ,which will describe the noun immediately before it. In this case the world. This makes the sentence illogical.

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