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While some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy or too large to be a personal car, the company remains undaunted.

A. While some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy or too
B. Because some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy or too
C. While some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy, too
D. As some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy, too
E. Due to the vehicle being compared to a tank or an oversized child's toy, too

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This sentence focuses on logical meaning. It requires you to not only confirm that there is a conjunction, but understand the difference between positive and negative conjunctions.

There is a contrast between what some believe about the car, "too large to be a personal vehicle," and the company's position, "undaunted." Answer choices (B), (D), and (E) incorrectly relate these two contrasting points. In answer choices (A) and (B), the phrase "compared to" must be used with a noun; "compared to... too large..." is illogical and thus incorrect. Only answer choice (C) correctly provides the contrast, and correctly uses "too large" to modify the oversized vehicle.

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The usage of while.

1. while (conjunction) = during the time that, or at the same time as

I read it while you were drying your hair.
While I was in Italy I went to see Alessandro.
I thought I heard him come in while we were having dinner.


2. while (conjunction) = despite the fact that; although

While I accept that he's not perfect in many respects, I do actually quite like the man.
While I fully understand your point of view, I do also have some sympathy with Michael's.
While your work has improved greatly, there are still some areas that concern me.
While I admire your courage, it's sometimes better not to get involved.


3. while (conjunction) = compared with the fact that; but

Tom is very extrovert and confident while Katy's shy and quiet.
I do every single bit of housework while he just does the dishes now and again.
Walnut is a hard wood, while pine is soft.

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This sentence focuses on logical meaning. It requires you to not only confirm that there is a conjunction, but understand the difference between positive and negative conjunctions.

There is a contrast between what some believe about the car, "too large to be a personal vehicle," and the company's position, "undaunted." Answer choices (B), (D), and (E) incorrectly relate these two contrasting points. In answer choices (A) and (B), the phrase "compared to" must be used with a noun; "compared to... too large..." is illogical and thus incorrect. Only answer choice (C) correctly provides the contrast, and correctly uses "too large" to modify the oversized vehicle.
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Isn't the modifier in option C <<too large to be a personal car>> also modifies the noun <<company>> , which is placed just after it ??
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While some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy or too large to be a personal car, the company remains undaunted.

A. While some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy or too
B. Because some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy or too
C. While some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy, too
D. As some have compared the vehicle to a tank or an oversized child's toy, too
E. Due to the vehicle being compared to a tank or an oversized child's toy, too

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This sentence focuses on logical meaning. It requires you to not only confirm that there is a conjunction, but understand the difference between positive and negative conjunctions.

There is a contrast between what some believe about the car, "too large to be a personal vehicle," and the company's position, "undaunted." Answer choices (B), (D), and (E) incorrectly relate these two contrasting points. In answer choices (A) and (B), the phrase "compared to" must be used with a noun; "compared to... too large..." is illogical and thus incorrect. Only answer choice (C) correctly provides the contrast, and correctly uses "too large" to modify the oversized vehicle.


I dont think C is correct. It doesnt go with the sentence. Can anyone explain why C and Why not A?

too large to be a personal car: what is it modifying?
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A is out because Vehicle is being compared with "too large" - which doesn't make any sense.
C is correct. "to large to be a personal car" is modifying the vehicle.
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