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Plz explain why option B with as much.....as construction is incorrect.
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21 Jul 2009, 02:14
I think E is the ans.It conveys the same meaning but in a simpler way.
What is the OA?
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21 Jul 2009, 02:22
OA is E but is B gramatically incorrect???
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Option B - is wordy & awkward. Furthermore, it isn't parallel.

1st part - for having ... personality (why not for her personality?)
2-nd part - for her ... renderings

I think, there is a problem with style, not with grammar.
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21 Jul 2009, 04:13
"having" - almost/always wrong in GMAT. Besides, (b) is not parallel
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21 Jul 2009, 04:54
pm4553 wrote:
"having" - almost/always wrong in GMAT. Besides, (b) is not parallel

good point! I think this is mentioned in Manhattan SC guide
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21 Jul 2009, 15:51
I agree that "having" is almost always incorrect

Besides , E conveys the meaning as well in a simple way
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21 Jul 2009, 16:30
It is all about parallelism.

As well known for x as for y.

E is the right answer.

Remember that "having" is ALMOST always wrong in GMAT, but not always.
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