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# With cloning technology, researchers are approaching what

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With cloning technology, researchers are approaching what has long been the ultimate goal of modern botany: achieving an exactness of quality and appearance in hothouse plants as once thought to be limited to manufactured items.

(A) achieving an exactness of quality and appearance in hothouse plants as once thought to be
(B) achieving hothouse plants with an exactness of quality and appearance as were once thought of as
(C) achieving in hothouse plants an exactness of quality and appearance that was once thought to be
(D) achievement of hothouse plants whose exactness of quality and appearance are the same as what were once thought to be
(E) achievement of hothouse plants at an exactness of quality and appearance once thought of as

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05 May 2005, 07:27
Go with C. the second clause is independent, so it should be complete.

(C) achieving in hothouse plants an exactness of quality and appearance that was once thought to be

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05 May 2005, 08:02
shud be "A"......MA , u have the rule reversed. Anything preceding : shud be an IC and anything succeeding shud be DC. Moreover, "C" is illogical...one can't be achieving in hothouse plants

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05 May 2005, 08:12
banerjeea_98 wrote:
shud be "A"......MA , u have the rule reversed. Anything preceding : shud be an IC and anything succeeding shud be DC. Moreover, "C" is illogical...one can't be achieving in hothouse plants

Could you please elaborate on the rule stated above.

The Ans A is clear. All other choices are inappropriate.

D/E are out because of "achievement of" sounds as if the plans have achieved something.

Between A/B/C

C: achieving in is absurd.

B: "as were once thought of as " I don't what what is means but is wrong fo sure

A: best of out the lot!

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05 May 2005, 08:33
(C) seems to be rite as MA ritely pointed out.

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05 May 2005, 08:37
With cloning technology, researchers are approaching what has long been the ultimate goal of modern botany: achieving an exactness of quality and appearance in hothouse plants as once thought to be limited to manufactured items.

(A) achieving an exactness of quality and appearance in hothouse plants as once thought to be
- as once thought to be is not idiomatic

(B) achieving hothouse plants with an exactness of quality and appearance as were once thought of as
- same problem as A

(C) achieving in hothouse plants an exactness of quality and appearance that was once thought to be
- I'll take C. achieve the quality in a certain prodcut (hothouse plant) and 'that was once thought to be' is the correct way to phrase the sentence

(D) achievement of hothouse plants whose exactness of quality and appearance are the same as what were once thought to be
- achievement of hothouse plants changes the meaning

(E) achievement of hothouse plants at an exactness of quality and appearance once thought of as
- achievement of hothouse plants changes the meaning

C it is

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05 May 2005, 09:20
I will go with C
'as once thought to be ' in A is not idiomatic

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05 May 2005, 11:16
why am I oscillating between C/A. I guess this is what happens when one is out of touch.

well after I re-read the question on my 2nd thoughts that C is better than A. Let's disect this question:

A) achieving an exactness of quality and appearance in hothouse plants as once thought to be

It reads as if plants were limited to bla bla ...

(C) achieving in hothouse plants an exactness of quality and appearance that was once thought to be

IN doesn't sound too good to ear but the clause introduce by THAT seems to convey the correct meaning.

So i guess C is better but still wuuld wait for OA.

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05 May 2005, 11:25
In "C"..."that" shud refer to "appearance"....if that's true that how can "C" make sense....

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05 May 2005, 11:35
banerjeea_98 wrote:
In "C"..."that" shud refer to "appearance"....if that's true that how can "C" make sense....

banerjee we fell into the classic trap!

have you done the "Antique MARKET" Question from OG?
I don't have the OG handy else wud have told you the question number,

her "THAT" doesn't refer to appearance but it refers the exactness.

I HTH

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05 May 2005, 15:50
I really got to quit posting so much, but this is kind of addicitive and I have some free time...

GMATT73 wrote:
With cloning technology, researchers are approaching what has long been the ultimate goal of modern botany: achieving an exactness of quality and appearance in hothouse plants as once thought to be limited to manufactured items.

(A) achieving an exactness of quality and appearance in hothouse plants as once thought to be
(B) achieving hothouse plants with an exactness of quality and appearance as were once thought of as
(C) achieving in hothouse plants an exactness of quality and appearance that was once thought to be
(D) achievement of hothouse plants whose exactness of quality and appearance are the same as what were once thought to be
(E) achievement of hothouse plants at an exactness of quality and appearance once thought of as

The correct answer will be (C).

There is nothing wrong with "achieving in". Here's what's going on:

verb: achieving
object of verb: an exactness

... achieving an exactness ...

where is this "achieving" happening? -- in hothouse plants (a prepositional phrase acting as an adverb)

... achieving (in hothouse plants) an exactness ...

tell us more about that exactness: OK
... that [exactness] was once though to be limited to manufactured items.

And so (C) is correct...
achieving in hothouse plants an exactness of quality and appearance that was once thought to be ...

I hope it's clear that that as used above in (C) makes good sense. The usage in (A) of as instead of that was is -- the magic word again -- unidiomatic.

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05 May 2005, 18:53
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I really got to quit posting so much, but this is kind of addicitive and I have some free time...Meow

supercat(:twisted:), you are super. therefore, pls do keep on posting so much.

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05 May 2005, 18:56
banerjeea_98 wrote:
shud be "A"......MA , u have the rule reversed. Anything preceding : shud be an IC and anything succeeding shud be DC.
thanx banerjee. i thought : is semicolon. i will note it.

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06 May 2005, 07:30
MA had it right all along. OA is C!

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