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Unlike the original National Museum of Science and Technology in Italy

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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

If option A had "activate" instead of "activates"
then that option will be right or it has some other error?

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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

If option A had "activate" instead of "activates"
then that option will be right or it has some other error?




Hi,
In this question, the "touch" (of the exhibit) actually activates the animated functions of the piece. In option (A) "exhibit, which thereby activates", which refers to exhibit and not the "touch". That is why, it is wrong.


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I think the usage of which is wrong in A....
The action of "touching" activates---->which does not convey this meaning
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vinay589 wrote:
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

If option A had "activate" instead of "activates"
then that option will be right or it has some other error?



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The problem is not about activate and activates here, the problem is about MODIFIERS..
What activates the animated portion, it is surely not exhibit itself. It is the process of touching it and therefore "which" is wrongly used here.
D parallels two verbs touch and thereby activate , so is correct..

Otherwise the sentence could have just removed which and used activating instead of activate
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vinay589 wrote:
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

If option A had "activate" instead of "activates"
then that option will be right or it has some other error?



Hi,

The problem is not about activate and activates here, the problem is about MODIFIERS..
What activates the animated portion, it is surely not exhibit itself. It is the process of touching it and therefore "which" is wrongly used here.
D parallels two verbs touch and thereby activate , so is correct..

Otherwise the sentence could have just removed which and used activating instead of activate


True about the misplaced modifier. The main issue in the arugment is misplaced modifier.
But in option D,shouldn't it be "activates"? or its activate because of visitors?
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THIS ANSWER CHOICE REMOVE SV ERROR.

The Subject Visitors goes with Plural verb Activate.

Choice C introduces another clause and is wordy.


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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

If option A had "activate" instead of "activates"
then that option will be right or it has some other error?

firstly i will say no at no cost A will be right because of the which must touch the noun
how i got this question right is by the POE of following options
B) in turn activation of is awkward
c)it in option C has no antecedent ,as you cannot replace an action with it
d)makes the parallel : to touch each exhibit and thereby activate
e)makes same mistake of touch rule which
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vinay589 wrote:
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

If option A had "activate" instead of "activates"
then that option will be right or it has some other error?


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