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A recent article in The New York Times reported that many recent college graduates had decided on moving back into their parents’ home rather than face the uncertainty and expense of the rental market.

a. had decided on moving back into their parents’ home rather than face
b. had decided on moving back into their parents’ homes instead of facing
c. have decided to move back into their parents’ homes instead of facing
d. had decided to move back into their parents’ homes rather than facing
e. have decided to move back into their parents’ homes rather than face
The answer is E. When to use "rather than" vs "instead of"?
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Re: princeton review SC [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2006, 13:06
beetzbat wrote:
A recent article in The New York Times reported that many recent college graduates had decided on moving back into their parents’ home rather than face the uncertainty and expense of the rental market.

a. had decided on moving back into their parents’ home rather than face
b. had decided on moving back into their parents’ homes instead of facing
c. have decided to move back into their parents’ homes instead of facing
d. had decided to move back into their parents’ homes rather than facing
e. have decided to move back into their parents’ homes rather than face
The answer is E. When to use "rather than" vs "instead of"?
An explanation would be helpfull.
Thanks.


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Re: princeton review SC [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2006, 14:08
I eliminated choices based on tense and ||ism. E is my answer

beetzbat wrote:
A recent article in The New York Times reported that many recent college graduates had decided on moving back into their parents’ home rather than face the uncertainty and expense of the rental market.

a. had decided on moving back into their parents’ home rather than face
b. had decided on moving back into their parents’ homes instead of facing
c. have decided to move back into their parents’ homes instead of facing
d. had decided to move back into their parents’ homes rather than facing
e. have decided to move back into their parents’ homes rather than face
The answer is E. When to use "rather than" vs "instead of"?
An explanation would be helpfull.
Thanks.
Re: princeton review SC   [#permalink] 02 Dec 2006, 14:08
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