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The electronics company has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s

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New post 24 Jun 2018, 05:09
Hi Experts - I don't know the idiomatic nuances between 'claims to be' and 'claims is'. But can we call upon the stylistic preferences for this question to choose between option B and D ? i.e. stacked modifiers (not good) vs modifiers in parallel (preferred style) ?

Both options seemed to be grammatically correct to me when I first attempted the question.
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DogGoesWoof wrote:
Hi Experts - I don't know the idiomatic nuances between 'claims to be' and 'claims is'. But can we call upon the stylistic preferences for this question to choose between option B and D ? i.e. stacked modifiers (not good) vs modifiers in parallel (preferred style) ?

Both options seemed to be grammatically correct to me when I first attempted the question.

Hi DogGoesWoof,

Yes, we can definitely use that to choose between B and D! :-)

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New post 16 Aug 2018, 07:11
isn't CLAIM TO BE an idiom? that was the reason i eliminated c,d,&e. I chose B. I claim to be a great artist. Is that wrong?

What the store claims may or may not be true, in such a scenario how can we use -IS?
egmat wrote:
Hi sujit2k,

This is in response to your PM.

Well, there are many official questions in which the noun modifiers do not follow "touch" rule. Here are a few examples:

1. Although she had been known as an effective legislator first in the Texas Senate and later in the United States House of Representatives, Barbara Jordan did not become a nationally recognized figure until 1974, when she participated in the hearings on the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, which were televised nationwide.

2. What scientists know about dinosaur brains comes from studies of the cranium, the bony house of the brain located in the back of the skull.

3. Emily Dickinson’s letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson, which were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumber her letters to anyone else.

Now let's look at Choice B of this question at hand:

B. to be the smallest network digital camcorder in the world, which is as long as a handheld computer, weighing: In my opinion, there is no issue with the reference of "which" because logically it should refer to "the smallest network digital camcorder". But yes, this choice is incorrect for the use of "to be".

Hope this helps. :-)
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