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# The iphone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost

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The iphone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as one cannot run multiple applications simultaneously or attend a long phone call without interruption.
A) excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as
B) with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality where
C) except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality that
D) with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality since
E) except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality

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20 Jan 2013, 09:12
meaning and clarity

D for me is the ontly that conveyed those

The other options distort the meaning completely, suggesting not that the ip do something less two areas but the areas per se are distincted from what the ip could do
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20 Jan 2013, 10:47
since is the only correct choice here since the last part of the sentence is an agrument supporting the preceding conclusion. Thus d.
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21 Jan 2013, 15:21
All answers except D are pretty wacky.
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The iphone has been the most advanced cell phone for almost 3 years excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as one cannot run multiple applications simultaneously or attend a long phone call without interruption.
A) excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as
B) with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality where
C) except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality that
D) with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality since
E) except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality

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A) excepting for the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality as
This choice uses incorrect idiom – excepting for.
B)with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality where
This choice has modifier error since the noun “areas” is modified using “where”. If area were used in the context of place, then this usage would have been correct. But in this sentence, “areas” is not used as place. It is used to imply “features”.
C) except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality that
This choice distorts the meaning of the original sentence. As with the original sentence. it states that iPhone has certain shortcomings. But instead of giving reasons for why these are indeed shortcomings, this choice uses the expression “that one cannot run multiple…” to describe the areas.
D) with the exception of the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality since
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E) except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality
This choice has two errors:
1: Clauses not connected – the two clauses “iPhone…3 years” and “with the exception…interruption” are not connected properly.
2: Meaning – this choice completely changes the intended meaning. The sentence implies that iPhone is good with everything. Then it states that one cannot run multiple applications at the same time anywhere else except in the areas of multi-tasking and phone call quality. This is non-sensical.

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Getting defeated is just a temporary notion, giving it up is what makes it permanent.

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12 Feb 2014, 19:20
I still don't know why C is wrong, can anybody here help me? Thanks so much

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23 Mar 2014, 12:48
Since is used with has/have.
Here it is used otherwise...
How can we make out the usage of since?

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27 May 2014, 13:52
ankurgupta03 wrote:
Since is used with has/have.
Here it is used otherwise...
How can we make out the usage of since?

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D is the least worst I would say. It isn't clear at all, should be except in the areas, we need a preposition, we can't just say except the areas. Guys like Vercules would be furious at questions such as this one

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