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When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, combined in it by the operating system’s creator, Bill Gates, were three big application packages.

(A) When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, combined in it by the operating system’s creator, Bill Gates, were three big application packages.

(B) Combining three big application packages, a test of the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995 that Bill Gates created.

(C) When the windows operating system created by Bill Gates was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, three big application packages had been combined in it.

(D) Three big application packages, combined in Bill Gates’ test of the windows operating system in 1995 that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign.

(E) When Bill Gates tested the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, he combined in it three big application packages.
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22 Feb 2013, 07:52
C it is

A B D are ackward and with no logic fluency

C and E C makes sense
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Re: When testing the windows operating - New Question [#permalink]

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When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, combined in it by the operating system’s creator, Bill Gates, were three big application packages.

(A) When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, combined in it by the operating system’s creator, Bill Gates, were three big application packages.

(B) Combining three big application packages, a test of the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995 that Bill Gates created.

(C) When the windows operating system created by Bill Gates was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, three big application packages had been combined in it.

(D) Three big application packages, combined in Bill Gates’ test of the windows operating system in 1995 that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign.

(E) When Bill Gates tested the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, he combined in it three big application packages.

Meaning :- Bill gates, the creator of windows, added 3 application packages in it and the windows was scheduled for mass distribution in 1995.

Error Analysis :- The clause after the comma is an inverted subject - verb sentence. 3 big application packages is the subject. this option incorrectly states that the testing was done by packages.

Option A :- explained
Option B :- No verb for the main clause. Also the last clause 'That Bill Gates created' does not correctly modify Windows
Option C :- This option changes the meaning, per this option we do not know who added the packages, but the original sentence states that Bill Gates added the packages
Option D :- No verb for the main clause. Also placement of 'in 1995' is not correct
Option E :- Correct

IMO :- E

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22 Feb 2013, 09:57
carcass wrote:
C it is

A B D are ackward and with no logic fluency

C and E C makes sense

C does not make any sense or rather changes the meaning. It does not mention about the test of windows OS.
A,B and D - as explained above.
Hence it is E.

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22 Feb 2013, 11:51
My fault I wanted to say between C and E

E is correct.
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22 Feb 2013, 12:13
It is C.
A,B,D are wordy and awkward.

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Re: When testing the windows operating - New Question [#permalink]

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22 Feb 2013, 20:23
Vercules wrote:
When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, combined in it by the operating system’s creator, Bill Gates, were three big application packages.

(A) When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, combined in it by the operating system’s creator, Bill Gates, were three big application packages.

(B) Combining three big application packages, a test of the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995 that Bill Gates created.

(C) When the windows operating system created by Bill Gates was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, three big application packages had been combined in it.

(D) Three big application packages, combined in Bill Gates’ test of the windows operating system in 1995 that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign.

(E) When Bill Gates tested the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, he combined in it three big application packages.

I think, Option C has a flaw. The usage of past perfect "had been combined" is not proper. If simple past "were combined" was used in option C, it would have become correct. I will opt for option E.

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Re: When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled [#permalink]

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21 Mar 2013, 21:35
IMO "E"

A- use of "it" - pronoun ambiguity(can refer to the mass campaign also)- incorrect
B- that bill gates created ( does it refer to the mass campaign or the application) ambiguity - incorrect
C-use of "it" - incorrect
D-too wordy - illogically constructed statement
E- concise and use of "it" is justified by the use of "he" -correct

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Re: When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled [#permalink]

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22 Mar 2013, 00:27
Hi
Between C & E i picked C

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28 Mar 2013, 12:09
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Between C & E i picked C

Before even checking for grammatical flaws we need to check whether a particular option preserves the meaning of the original sentence. The original sentence states that Bill Gates combined 3 big packages when he was testing Windows. Now option C distorts the meaning completely, it doesn't even mention testing. Also the information of who combined the 3 big packages is lost.

E is grammatically correct and preserves the meaning of the original sentence.
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07 Oct 2013, 16:56
Vercules wrote:
When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, combined in it by the operating system’s creator, Bill Gates, were three big application packages.

(A) When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, combined in it by the operating system’s creator, Bill Gates, were three big application packages.

(B) Combining three big application packages, a test of the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995 that Bill Gates created.

(C) When the windows operating system created by Bill Gates was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, three big application packages had been combined in it.

(D) Three big application packages, combined in Bill Gates’ test of the windows operating system in 1995 that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign.

(E) When Bill Gates tested the windows operating system that was scheduled for a mass distribution campaign in the United States in 1995, he combined in it three big application packages.

Hey Vercules- Nice question. What's the OA?

I chose C, you need to combine them BEFORE the mass distribution campaingn. He obviously didn't do that while he was doing the campaign. I mean he's smart but not to that extent

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Re: When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled [#permalink]

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08 Oct 2013, 14:39
C cannot be the answer. It has 3 issues.
1. Dangling modifier
2. Incorrect use of past perfect
3. Missed "When testing" condition

E wins
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C cannot be the answer. It has 3 issues.
1. Dangling modifier
2. Incorrect use of past perfect
3. Missed "When testing" condition

E wins

I agree, clearly the answer is E.

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Re: When testing the windows operating system that was scheduled [#permalink]

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17 Jul 2017, 09:28
E is the best option.
D's "combined in" is incorrect - and leaves the sentence hanging.
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