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Re: Platium/Gold Question [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 06:19
Dang it was between E and C and went with E because i didn't like the end "like gold" but E also had decreased to greater which didn't seem right either
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Re: Platium/Gold Question [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 06:29
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Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

A. Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
B. Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.
C. Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
D. Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
E. Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.

I felt Option B was right

Please help me understand the errors in this Question

C is the correct answer.
First of all, we need the words "increased" and "decreased" here instead of "less" and "greater". "less" is used for uncountable nouns and "greater" is used when comparing numbers.
Also, "for" is the wrong preposition here. We need "in". The sentence is talking about platinum and its decreased availability coupled with its increased demand IN scietific research, not for scientific research.
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Re: Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2012, 04:04
Demand for always wrong?
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Re: Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2012, 10:47
hi all,

i thought that the verb tenses decreased and increased were consistent in C which was another reason for me to select C. it means that both the decrease and increase are/have happened at the same time. secondly decreased and greater are not IIel to each other as opposed to decreased and increased.

am i right to assume this? can somebody explain?
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Re: Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2012, 12:04
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Hi there,
If you notice carefully, “decreased” and “increased” are not verbs in this sentence. They are adjectives that are modifying nouns “availability” and “demand” respectively.
Now, the way this sentence has been written, we cannot say that the decrease in availability and increase in demand took place together. All we know is that platinum has decreased in availability and the demand for the metal has increased in research work.
You are correct in saying that “decreased availability” and “increased demand” are parallel.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2014, 12:09
sachinrelan wrote:
Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

A. Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
B. Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.
C. Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
D. Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
E. Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.

I felt Option B was right

Please help me understand the errors in this Question


C is your best pick here, but just wondering. The correct answer choice omits the word consistently and thus does not deliver the same message
Is this something we should care about?

What are your thoughts on this?

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Re: Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2014, 08:37
Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.

A. Because of less availability and greater(comparative wrong) demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
B. Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold (invalid comparison) and increased demand for scientific research ( reflects demand for research is increased, but intended meaning is demand of platinum "in" research increased)
C. Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
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D. Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research(same meaning error as explained in B), platinum remains expensive, like gold.
E. Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold (comparison error)
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