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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## digital cameras and cellular phones tagged by: ceilidh.erickson ##### This topic has 2 expert replies and 1 member reply ## digital cameras and cellular phones Like digital cameras and cellular phones are, portable devices used for personal audio entertainment are becoming extremely popular. A) Like digital cameras and cellular phones are, portable devices used for personal audio entertainment are becoming extremely popular B)Portable devices used for personal audio entertainment are becoming extremely popular, as digital cameras and cellular phones C)Portable devices used for personal audio entertainment, such as digital cameras and cellular phones, are becoming extremely popular D)As digital cameras and cellular phones, portable devices used for personal audio entertainment are becoming extremely popular E)Like digital cameras and cellular phones, portable devices used for personal audio entertainment are becoming extremely popular ### GMAT/MBA Expert Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 21 Jul 2014 Posted: 147 messages Followed by: 21 members Upvotes: 53 Hi nahid078, The correct answer is E. Most students will correctly eliminate A, B and D because of misplaced words and other egregious sentence structure problems. That leaves C and E to closely examine. C) Portable devices used for personal audio entertainment, such as digital cameras and cellular phones, are becoming extremely popular At first this looks reasonable. But look at "audio" in bold, and compare that with "camera" in the list of examples of portable devices. Cameras are not used for audio entertainment. They take pictures, i.e. they are visual devices, not audio devices. E) Like digital cameras and cellular phones, portable devices used for personal audio entertainment are becoming extremely popular This is correct. The sentence says that a number of devices are becoming popular, including cameras, phones, AND portable devices for audio entertainment. GMAT Prep Now's comprehensive video course can be used in conjunction with Beat The GMATâ€™s FREE 60-Day Study Guide and reach your target score in 2 months! Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 08 Dec 2010 Posted: 64 messages Upvotes: 1 David@GMATPrepNow wrote: Hi nahid078, The correct answer is E. Most students will correctly eliminate A, B and D because of misplaced words and other egregious sentence structure problems. That leaves C and E to closely examine. C) Portable devices used for personal audio entertainment, such as digital cameras and cellular phones, are becoming extremely popular At first this looks reasonable. But look at "audio" in bold, and compare that with "camera" in the list of examples of portable devices. Cameras are not used for audio entertainment. They take pictures, i.e. they are visual devices, not audio devices. E) Like digital cameras and cellular phones, portable devices used for personal audio entertainment are becoming extremely popular This is correct. The sentence says that a number of devices are becoming popular, including cameras, phones, AND portable devices for audio entertainment. Im kinda surprised that they would solely test for such a thing. (i.e audio) I believe SUCH AS is to give examples and LIKE is something that is similar. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 04 Dec 2012 Posted: 2047 messages Followed by: 238 members Upvotes: 1443 Quote: Im kinda surprised that they would solely test for such a thing. (i.e audio) I believe SUCH AS is to give examples and LIKE is something that is similar. Sentence Correction is primarily a test of LOGIC, not grammar. So it's not enough just to follow modifier rules - we need to ask if it's logical for one thing to modify another. I tend to agree with you that this question (which is from Economist GMAT) is pickier about classifications than any I've seen on the real GMAT. It's not outside the realm of a reasonable meaning test, though, in my opinion. As for the SUCH AS v. LIKE issue... you're correct about what the GMAT has tested in the past. But! We have brand new information from OG 2017 that indicates that the GMAT changed its mind about this idiom! See here: "In question 685, though, the non-underlined portion uses the word like to mean for example. Further, there are no questions in either OG 2017 edition SC chapter that specifically make you choose between like and such as. (Not purely. Thereâ€™s one that does have these words, but the issue there is a little differentâ€¦it makes you choose not between such as and like but between such as and such like. Such like isâ€¦not a real phrase.) What does this mean? Language does change over time, and, currently, people do use like to mean for example. So Iâ€™d guess that we donâ€™t need to worry about this particular issue any longer. (Though, again, such like is not an idiom. )" https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog/2016/06/13/the-gmat-official-guides-2017-edition-part-3/ _________________ Ceilidh Erickson Manhattan Prep GMAT & GRE instructor EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education Harvard Graduate School of Education Manhattan Prep instructors all have 99th+ percentile scores and expert teaching experience. Sign up for a FREE TRIAL, and learn why we have the highest ratings in the GMAT industry! Free Manhattan Prep online events - The first class of every online Manhattan Prep course is free. Classes start every week. • FREE GMAT Exam Know how you'd score today for$0

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