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# Unlike the original National Museum of Science and

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Unlike the original National Museum of Science and [#permalink]

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19 Aug 2006, 23:42
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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 â€œtouchâ€
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19 Aug 2006, 23:49
A. exhibit, which thereby activates

incorrect usage of which.

B. exhibit, in turn an activation of
incomplete sentence.
C. exhibit, and it will activate
what is "it" ?
D. exhibit and thereby activate
Looks good.

E. exhibit which, as a result, activates
incorrect usage of which.
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19 Aug 2006, 23:50
Generally, we use a comma between a noun and which.

(A)
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19 Aug 2006, 23:53
GMATT73 wrote:
Generally, we use a comma between a noun and which.

(A)

but the exhibit does not activate stuff. it is the act of touching, that activates..
so i dont think A is good.
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19 Aug 2006, 23:56
A -> I think this is alright ...
B -> Run on
C -> "it" refers to what ?
D -> "activate" - subject verb agreement ????
E -> Wordy

my answere -> A
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20 Aug 2006, 00:13
[quote="jerrywu"]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 â€œtouchâ€
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20 Aug 2006, 02:49
A. exhibit, which thereby activates : CORRECT
B. exhibit, in turn an activation of : wierd sentence
C. exhibit, and it will activate : ambiguous "it"
D. exhibit and thereby activate : SV agreement error. "touch" is singular, we need "activateS"
E. exhibit which, as a result, activates : comma missing before "which"
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20 Aug 2006, 06:19
ps_dahiya wrote:
A. exhibit, which thereby activates : CORRECT
B. exhibit, in turn an activation of : wierd sentence
C. exhibit, and it will activate : ambiguous "it"
D. exhibit and thereby activate : SV agreement error. "touch" is singular, we need "activateS"
E. exhibit which, as a result, activates : comma missing before "which"

Selected D but seeing your response I was stumped....Guys you are truly wonderful at your reasoning...
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20 Aug 2006, 07:36
It looks awkward to me if the animation function is activated by an exhibit instead of visitors. So I'd go with (D).
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20 Aug 2006, 08:34
deep wrote:
what is the OA ?

OA is D.. no OE..

thereby activate ....visitors activate or the action "touch" activates ?
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20 Aug 2006, 08:50
I picked D. But fell into E after some great folks explantions and find the real difference. This is the great place to learn. I enjoy .
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20 Aug 2006, 15:53
I think D is correct, as I chose earlier. Here is my analysis:-

A is incorrect because which after the comma modifies the noun preceeding it, in this case "exhibit". Clearly its not the exhibit that activates the animated functions.
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20 Aug 2006, 16:07
Futuristic wrote:
I think D is correct, as I chose earlier. Here is my analysis:-

A is incorrect because which after the comma modifies the noun preceeding it, in this case "exhibit". Clearly its not the exhibit that activates the animated functions.

What about the S-V agreement in D??? what plural noun activate the animated function. I think its the touch that activateS the animated functions.
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20 Aug 2006, 16:13
ps_dahiya wrote:
Futuristic wrote:
I think D is correct, as I chose earlier. Here is my analysis:-

A is incorrect because which after the comma modifies the noun preceeding it, in this case "exhibit". Clearly its not the exhibit that activates the animated functions.

What about the S-V agreement in D??? what plural noun activate the animated function. I think its the touch that activateS the animated functions.

D is best: encourage visitors to touch and...(to) activate... the second 'to' can be omitted, as it is in the sentence- touch is a verb here, not a noun, so the use of 'which' is imprecise
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20 Aug 2006, 16:22
ps_dahiya wrote:
Futuristic wrote:
I think D is correct, as I chose earlier. Here is my analysis:-

A is incorrect because which after the comma modifies the noun preceeding it, in this case "exhibit". Clearly its not the exhibit that activates the animated functions.

What about the S-V agreement in D??? what plural noun activate the animated function. I think its the touch that activateS the animated functions.

The visitors are encouraged to touch and to activate. The visitors are the ones activating the functions.

With a single touch, he activated the time bomb.

It was "he" not the touch that activated the time bomb.
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20 Aug 2006, 16:28
Futuristic wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Futuristic wrote:
I think D is correct, as I chose earlier. Here is my analysis:-

A is incorrect because which after the comma modifies the noun preceeding it, in this case "exhibit". Clearly its not the exhibit that activates the animated functions.

What about the S-V agreement in D??? what plural noun activate the animated function. I think its the touch that activateS the animated functions.

The visitors are encouraged to touch and to activate. The visitors are the ones activating the functions.

With a single touch, he activated the time bomb.

It was "he" not the touch that activated the time bomb.

How about this:

A single touch by a soldier activated the time bomb.

Touch can also activate the functions. So I think D is ambiguous.
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20 Aug 2006, 16:31
encourages visitors to â€œtouch"

in this sentence, touch is a verb
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20 Aug 2006, 16:34
agreed my example of touch was not representative of the problem at hand. kevin is right, in this case the word touch is a verb, and not the subject....
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20 Aug 2006, 16:40
kevincan wrote:
encourages visitors to â€œtouch"

in this sentence, touch is a verb

Now I am speechless.
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20 Aug 2006, 17:18
psd, could you elaborate, what part is still confusing? i will try to explain my stance again; maybe i'm missing some aspect of your reasoning...

(stepping out for a bit, will get back later in the evening so my reply may be late)
20 Aug 2006, 17:18

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