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    WHICH ONE IS RIGHT ??

    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)..

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    Re: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT ??

    Quote Originally Posted by hellother View Post
    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)..
    Welcome to the forums, hellother. I'm afraid neither of your sentences is correct.

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    Re: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT ??

    Hi hellother,

    Where did you get these sentences from?
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    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...?

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    Re: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT ??

    Hello ,
    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 ...

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    Re: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT ??

    Quote Originally Posted by hellother View Post
    Hello ,
    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 ...
    "1. The standard lamp is getting outmoded , and so too is the incandescent light bulb , Edison's miraculous invention
    THAT USES so much more energy than the new low-wattage halogen bulbs."

    Now it's OK.

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    Re: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT ??

    What is "the standard lamp" if not an incandescent bulb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    What is "the standard lamp" if not an incandescent bulb?
    standard lamp - Google Search

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    #8

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    But the new curlicue bulbs fit in the standard lamps, so they're not outmoded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    But the new curlicue bulbs fit in the standard lamps, so they're not outmoded.
    Good point.

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    Re: WHICH ONE IS RIGHT ??

    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 ) ??

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