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A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2007, 02:26
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A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming year should boost new construction dollars by several billion dollars, making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago.

(A) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago

(B) and make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago

(C) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it was five years ago

(D) to make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago

(E) in making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it as five years ago

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2007, 04:00
I would go for 'C' as this the only sentence, which makes correct comparison.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2007, 16:25
C.

A, B, and D make a comparison error, comparing the health to "five years ago."

In E, "it as" is not idiomatic.

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Re: SC - construction industry [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2007, 17:08
A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming year should boost new construction dollars by several billion dollars, making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago.

(A) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago

(B) and make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago

(C) making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it was five years ago --Correct

(D) to make the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than five years ago

(E) in making the construction industry’s economic health much more robust than it as five years ago
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Re: SC - construction industry [#permalink] New post 19 May 2008, 01:44
I marked C too. But isn't "should boost" parallel to "and make"? How do we justify "making" in C. It is unnecessarily in the -ing continuous form.
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Re: SC - construction industry [#permalink] New post 19 May 2008, 01:48
C from me too..comparison is proper only in C
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Re: SC - construction industry [#permalink] New post 27 May 2008, 11:01
going with the flo~

C

A is wrong, because you have to compare industry with industry. C did with "industry is better than it was five years go" where A didn't do so with "industry is better than 5 years ago" it compares industry with time frame.
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