Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Sentence Correction; #58 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Sentence Correction; #58

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That educators have not anticipated the impact

That educators have not anticipated the impact of microcomputer technology can hardly be said that it is their fault: Alvin Toffler, one of the most prominent students of the future, did not even mention microcomputers in Future Shock, published in 1970.

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Kunal Sachdeva

I have a question on D, What is the Subject and what is the verb,

My take;

It can hardly be said- Subject That Starts a sub clause educators( Subject ) are at fault( verb) for sub clause , what the the verb for It can hardly be said??

Did i miss something?

Apr 25, 2017 • Comment

Adam

Hi Kunal,

In fact, the subject here is the noun phrase "that educators are at fault for not anticipating the impact of microcomputer technology." The verb is "can hardly be said..." Finally, "it" is being used as the emphatic it here; it has no antecedent. You can read about this use of "it" here:

https://magoosh.com/gmat/2014/the-empty-it-on-the-gmat-sentence-correction/

Apr 25, 2017 • Reply

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May 22, 2013 • Comment

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