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According to the Better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.

(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

I'm confused. Help plz.
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22 Apr 2007, 13:13
(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
It is not clear here what "it" refers to. Also using "you" as a first person is awkward

(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
Although this solves the problem of using first person view, "it" as a pronoun is unclear in what it refers to.

(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
Slightly changes the meaning due to the position of "prominently"adverb.

(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest that of the lowest --> the range of prices of the lowest ?! confused meaning here .. also failure beats failing

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22 Apr 2007, 16:54
Only C & D come close

failure to advertise the highest ... as prominently as the lowest
is parallel and idiomatic

In D the usage of as .. as changes the meaning
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22 Apr 2007, 16:56
I would say D. I think idiom should be "as prominently....as"
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22 Apr 2007, 23:40
against the common trend in this forum i like (E). failing is used as a noun and not as a verb. (C) an (D) need an article? what is OA? cheers
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23 Apr 2007, 00:13
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(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
It is not clear here what "it" refers to. Also using "you" as a first person is awkward

(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
Although this solves the problem of using first person view, "it" as a pronoun is unclear in what it refers to.

(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
Slightly changes the meaning due to the position of "prominently"adverb.

(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest that of the lowest --> the range of prices of the lowest ?! confused meaning here .. also failure beats failing

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23 Apr 2007, 00:48
[quote="catgmat"]against the common trend in this forum i like (E). failing is used as a noun and not as a verb. (C) an (D) need an article? what is OA? cheers[/quote]

hi catgmat, I don't think that 'failing' is used as a noun here... could you please ellaborate?
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23 Apr 2007, 01:09
perfect, thank you dwivedys! it is used like a noun (subject) but in fact is a gerund! i.e. 'failing to advertise violates blabla..' cheers
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23 Apr 2007, 12:06
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52. According to the Better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.

(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

I'm confused. Help plz.

as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowes - is this grammatically correct?
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23 Apr 2007, 19:38
Why E is not the correct choice. Can anyone explain me..I am confused..

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23 Apr 2007, 21:05
dwivedys wrote:
catgmat wrote:
against the common trend in this forum i like (E). failing is used as a noun and not as a verb. (C) an (D) need an article? what is OA? cheers

There is no referent of THAT in E.

Hi dwivedys,I think 'that' has a referent in E :the range of....as that of the lowest...not sure
Hi javed, E changes the meaning because prominently modifies highest in D and E whereas it should modify the lowest as stated in the original sentence...additionally E compares highest price with that of the lowest ('that of' refers to 'a range of' in this case)...this gives a comparison error.
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08 Aug 2007, 11:41
This question tests a misplaced modifer (phrase)

leeye84 wrote:
52. According to the Better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.

(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price (in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it

(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it

(C) failure to advertise the highest price (in a range of prices for a service or product) as prominently as the lowest [price]

(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest

(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest
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According to the Better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.

(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

Between Options C(advertise the highest price....as prominently as the lowest) & D(advertise as prominently the highest price as the lowest),

I would be obliged if someone explains from a 'meaning' perspective why option D is wrong. A similar example to explain will be even more appreciated.

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According to the Better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.

(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

Between Options C(advertise the highest price....as prominently as the lowest) & D(advertise as prominently the highest price as the lowest),

I would be obliged if someone explains from a 'meaning' perspective why option D is wrong. A similar example to explain will be even more appreciated.

Argha

Hi Argha.

Technically, the comparison is "X as prominently as Y" in which X and Y are parallel.

in D: failure to advertise as prominently........as the lowest
"failure to advertise" cannot be compare with "the lowest prices".

You can see another example: failure to advertise as prominently as to improve product quality will make the company's sales decline.
This sentence is correct, because "to advertise" is compared with "to improve".

in C: failure to advertise the highest price..........as prominently as [to advertise]the lowest price
The comparison is correct: failure to do X as prominently as to do Y.

Hence, C is correct.

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23 Jun 2013, 06:52
Hi Pghai,

Thanks for the explanation. It really makes sense.

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23 Jun 2013, 14:21
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According to the Better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.

(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

I'm confused. Help plz.

Eliminated A and B because of it.
Eliminated E -- not able to understand that
Between C and D -- C because of parallelism
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leeye84 wrote:
According to the Better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.

(A) if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
(B) if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

I'm confused. Help plz.

May someone help to explain to which "that" (that of the lowest) in the answer choice A refers? Many thanks!
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