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# A large rise in the number of housing starts in the coming

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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 was five years ago
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11 Sep 2004, 15:31
C it is
"it" is required to compare "industry's economic health" to itself 5 years ago
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11 Sep 2004, 16:01
I have C too.

I almost would say that this is an classic GMAT question and that this could be expected on the real test.

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27 May 2005, 16:29
can someone please explain why making is better than and make?

should "boost" and make i think is parellel. i agree about comparison error in b but think making in C is wrong

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27 May 2005, 23:01
damit wrote:
can someone please explain why making is better than and make?

should "boost" and make i think is parellel. i agree about comparison error in b but think making in C is wrong

Correct answer is C

Now, B vs. C

In B, boost and make are coordinated- as if those are two different activity of equal importance. But most objectionable part in B is that here comparision is not complete. What the sentence is trying to mean by more robust than five years ago ?
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28 May 2005, 00:35
(C) Correct answer is C. Comapring the Likes.
Though E is a trap for those who do not read choices clearly.
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28 May 2005, 04:24
maneeshkumar wrote:
(C) Correct answer is C. Comapring the Likes.
Though E is a trap for those who do not read choices clearly.

I too vote for C.

damit , as for your question,

making is used here to indicate a consequence rather than an independnt eventuality.

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