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# Widespread reach of technology, abundance of low cost electronic

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Widespread reach of technology, abundance of low cost electronic devices, and ubiquitous internet access have ensured the world communicates more easily than never before and indicated that the urban-rural technology gap can finally be overcome.

A. communicates more easily than never before and indicated
B. communicates more easily than ever before and indicated
C. communicates more easily than ever before and indicates
D. more easily communicates than even before and indicated
E. more easily communicated than even before and indicated

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04 Jan 2018, 05:43
C will the answer as per my opinion.

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04 Jan 2018, 08:22
Going with B here ...Ever before + parallelism
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04 Jan 2018, 18:18
pushpitkc wrote:
Widespread reach of technology, abundance of low cost electronic devices, and
ubiquitous internet access have ensured the world communicates more easily
than never before and indicated
that the urban-rural technology gap can finally
be overcome.

A. communicates more easily than never before and indicated
B. communicates more easily than ever before and indicated
C. communicates more easily than ever before and indicates
D. more easily communicates than even before and indicated
E. more easily communicated than even before and indicated

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What is OA?

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05 Jan 2018, 08:39
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Widespread reach of technology, abundance of low cost electronic devices, and ubiquitous internet access have ensured the world communicates more easily than never before and indicated that the urban-rural technology gap can finally be overcome.

A. communicates more easily than never before and indicated
B. communicates more easily than ever before and indicated
C. communicates more easily than ever before and indicates
D. more easily communicates than even before and indicated
E. more easily communicated than even before and indicated

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Easily go with B and C.

Note that the subject is plural, so C is out. B left.
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05 Jan 2018, 10:21
Widespread reach of technology, abundance of low cost electronic devices, and ubiquitous internet access have ensured the world communicates more easily than never before and indicated that the urban-rural technology gap can finally be overcome.

A. communicates more easily than never before and indicated -never is wrong
B. communicates more easily than ever before and indicated -Correct
C. communicates more easily than ever before and indicates -incorrect parallelism (indicated is required)
D. more easily communicates than even before and indicated -more easily should modify communicates, not world
E. more easily communicated than even before and indicated -more easily should modify communicates, not world
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09 Jan 2018, 05:49
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what`s wrong with c?

my friend whenever you attempt a SC question always look out for the non underlined part.In this question a parallelism is created between the verb have ensured and (have) indicated.You can drop the verb have in the second part.So the verb must be indicated but not indicates.So C is wrong.
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javid wrote:
what`s wrong with c?

my friend whenever you attempt a SC question always look out for the non underlined part.In this question a parallelism is created between the verb have ensured and (have) indicated.You can drop the verb have in the second part.So the verb must be indicated but not indicates.So C is wrong.

Nonetheless there seems to be an error in the non-underlined part - without "that" after "ensured", "world" becomes the object of "ensured": X, Y and Z did not ensure the world - they ensured easier communication.

In the real test it is expected that "that" would be there after "ensured", thereby eliminating the object error stated above and moreover augmenting the parallelsim. ("ensured that" and "indicated that").

Moreover there is really no solid ground to eliminate C - "indicates" can as well be parallel with "have ensured".
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09 Jan 2018, 07:17
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techiesam wrote:
javid wrote:
what`s wrong with c?

my friend whenever you attempt a SC question always look out for the non underlined part.In this question a parallelism is created between the verb have ensured and (have) indicated.You can drop the verb have in the second part.So the verb must be indicated but not indicates.So C is wrong.

Nonetheless there seems to be an error in the non-underlined part - without "that" after "ensured", "world" becomes the object of "ensured": X, Y and Z did not ensure the world - they ensured easier communication.

In the real test it is expected that "that" would be there after "ensured", thereby eliminating the object error stated above and moreover augmenting the parallelsim. ("ensured that" and "indicated that").

Moreover there is really no solid ground to eliminate C - "indicates" can as well be parallel with "have ensured".

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How indicates can go parallel with have indicated?
Here indicates stands as a verb for a singular subject.Which one in this particular question qualify as the singular main subject?

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Nonetheless there seems to be an error in the non-underlined part - without "that" after "ensured", "world" becomes the object of "ensured": X, Y and Z did not ensure the world - they ensured easier communication.

In the real test it is expected that "that" would be there after "ensured", thereby eliminating the object error stated above and moreover augmenting the parallelsim. ("ensured that" and "indicated that").

Moreover there is really no solid ground to eliminate C - "indicates" can as well be parallel with "have ensured".

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How indicates can go parallel with have indicated?
Here indicates stands as a verb for a singular subject.Which one in this particular question qualify as the singular main subject?

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Yes, you are right. I missed that.
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Widespread reach of technology, abundance of low cost electronic devices, and ubiquitous internet access have ensured the world communicates more easily than never before and indicated that the urban-rural technology gap can finally be overcome.

A. communicates more easily than never before and indicated
B. communicates more easily than ever before and indicated
C. communicates more easily than ever before and indicates
D. more easily communicates than even before and indicated
E. more easily communicated than even before and indicated

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Parallelism is correct for "ensured"...and "indicated" But i think "ensured" should be followed by "that"

"more than ever before" - more than at any time in the past - Stays true to meaning of sentence
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"more than never before" - more than at no time in the past - distorts meaning by saying that the world did not communicate in the past.

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27 Jun 2018, 01:16
Have ensured the world communicates more easily..... and (Have) indicated that .....

Parallelism and everything is in present. Furthermore, There is S-V error in indicates. there are 3 different utilities so how can we use a singular verb - Indicates ?
Furthermore, The wording than ever before is idiomatic and not never before.

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Have ensured the world communicates more easily..... and (Have) indicated that .....

Parallelism and everything is in present. Furthermore, There is S-V error in indicates. there are 3 different utilities so how can we use a singular verb - Indicates ?
Furthermore, The wording than ever before is idiomatic and not never before.

I think option b is also unparralel as it omits 'have' before indicated... I think The right construction should be 'have ensured.... and Have indicted' to make option b correct.

Also, I have frequently seen questions like these. Does it mean in picking the 'least wrong'answer. You have to prioritize the error you can choose to overlook?

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This is actually, what B means: Widespread reach of technology, abundance of low cost electronic devices, and ubiquitous internet access have (ensured (that) the world communicates more easily than ever before and (have) indicated that the urban-rural technology gap can finally be overcome.

1. One can drop the 'that' if it happens to be placed in front of a noun. Similarly, we can also afford to hide 'have ' before 'indicated". Eliding is acceptable in such cases.
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Widespread reach of technology, abundance of low cost electronic devices, and ubiquitous internet access have ensured the world communicates more easily than never before and indicated that the urban-rural technology gap can finally be overcome.

A. communicates more easily than never before and indicated
B. communicates more easily than ever before and indicated
C. communicates more easily than ever before and indicates
D. more easily communicates than even before and indicated
E. more easily communicated than even before and indicated

Approach -

1)Eliminate A, D and E --even and never are incorrect and changes meaning.
2)Eiminate C -- internet access indicates and not the world(parallelism is missing)
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