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# Unlike the original National Museum of Science and

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Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy, where the models are encased in glass or operated only by staff members, the Virtual Leonardo Project, an online version of the museum, encourages visitors to "touch" each exhibit, which thereby activates the animated functions of the piece.

A. exhibit, which thereby activates
B. exhibit, in turn an activation of
C. exhibit, and it will activate
D. exhibit and thereby activate
E. exhibit which, as a result, activates

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why is C wrong? The OE says There is no antecedent for it because touch is a verb.

But in C, I think we can treat 'it' as the pronoun of the Virtual Leonardo Project.

the Virtual Leonardo Project, ........., encourages visitors to "touch" each exhibit, and it will activate

It does make sense too and according to the principal of parallelism, 'it' would refer to its main subject(the Virtual Leonardo Project) unambiguously.

Can anyone help me explain why OE says that?
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04 Nov 2010, 06:39
It could refer to "each exhibit", making it ambiguous.
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04 Nov 2010, 07:11
A - pronoun = which - used for exhibit but exhibit itself will not activate the function

B- activation of = noun form of action is least to use

C- pronoun It = ambiguous with exhibit or project or museum

D - correct = maintain IIism across AND with 2 verbs touch and activate

E - which = pronoun that shows exhibit itself activates after touch
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21 Dec 2010, 08:02
There is subject verb agreement in D. Because touch and activate are verbs that are agreeing with visitors. No other option does this and for the reasons that everyone else explained above D is right.
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21 Dec 2010, 09:30
+1 D

The exhibit doesn't activate the animated functions; the visitor does.
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29 Dec 2010, 07:52
(D)

A. exhibit, which thereby activates
B. exhibit, in turn an activation of
C. exhibit, and it will activate
D. exhibit and thereby activate
E. exhibit which, as a result, activates
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28 Aug 2011, 00:32
rxgmatgod wrote:

why is C wrong? The OE says There is no antecedent for it because touch is a verb.

But in C, I think we can treat 'it' as the pronoun of the Virtual Leonardo Project.

the Virtual Leonardo Project, ........., encourages visitors to "touch" each exhibit, and it will activate

It does make sense too and according to the principal of parallelism, 'it' would refer to its main subject(the Virtual Leonardo Project) unambiguously.

Can anyone help me explain why OE says that?

an action activates the animation not 'something', so 'it' can't be used here. moreover, 'it' is ambiguous and can refer to exhibit or VLproject.

'thereby' means 'because of that', so it is the best option here.
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