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I would like to know which one of the 2 following sentences is correct ?
1. The standard lamp is getting outmoded , and so too is the incandescent light bulb , Edison's miraculous invention
THAT USES so much energy than the new low-wattage halogen bulbs.
2. The standard lamp is getting outmoded , and so too is the incandescent light bulb , Edison's miraculous invention
USING so much energy than the new low-wattage halogen bulbs.
I feel that the first one is right .That would be the sentence I would use ... But why not the second one ? Can anyone please clarify which one is right ? And the reason why it is right (grammatically)..
Where did you get these sentences from?
"THAT USES/ USING so much energy than the new low-wattage halogen bulbs". I believe there's an error there. Does Edison's miraculous invention uses as much energy as the new... or uses much more energy than...?
Not a teacher.
Thanks for taking time to reply ...
Could you please explain why both are wrong ?
Because the answer to the question is choice 1 , according to the solution given in the book (though I don't know why ) . The statement here says that both the standard lamp and the incandescent light bulb ,( Edison's miraculous invention THAT USES / USING so much energy than the NEW low wattage halogen bulbs ) are getting outmoded .... and being replaced by the NEW low watt halogen bulbs ... Please read the statement with and without the parenthesis ...and solve the question ...
What is "the standard lamp" if not an incandescent bulb?
But the new curlicue bulbs fit in the standard lamps, so they're not outmoded.
Hello there ,
Yes... You are right ... I did not notice I typed it wrongly...... Sorry... It is " so much MORE (as it is a comparison)" ... But why can we not use the 2nd option (ie) " USING " in the place of "THAT USES" ? Any views on that ?This is in present tense...
The standard lamp IS GETTING ....... so we can use USING right , because it is also in present tense .... Isn't there a rule in English that a sentence must have the same tense throughout the sentence ( from the beginning till the end ) ??