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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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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

Dear SandhyAvinash,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, this is a low-quality SC practice question. The "excepting" in (A) can be tricky for non-native speakers, but no native speakers fall for that mistake. The connection to the non-underlined part after the underlined part is problematic in (B) & (C) & (E)--that feature was overused in this question. Choice (D), an awkward monstrosity, is the OA by default. Finally, I think the real GMAT is a bit too diplomatic to say anything positive or negative about a current product on the market. This has a number of features that differentiate it from an official question.

Here's a much higher-quality GMAT SC question:
alternative energy sources

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
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SandhyAvinash wrote:
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


where, the pronoun typically used to refer to locations is incorrectly used to refer to multi-tasking and phone call quality, eliminate B
That incorrectly makes both multi-tasking and phone call quality the subject of the sentence eliminate C also, 'that' is bridging a dependent clause to an independent clause?
E lacks a preposition, comma or conjunction to bridge the modifying sentence to the dependent clause
A the verb to except is not parallel to the conjugated present continuous tense 'has been' eliminate A

Leaves D as the correct choice mikemcgarry how do you rate my analysis

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