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Re: Platium/Gold Question [#permalink]  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]  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

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]  26 Apr 2012, 04:04
Demand for always wrong?
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Re: Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink]  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]  26 Apr 2012, 12:04
egmat wrote:
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]  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

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?

Thanks

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Re: Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink]  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.
Correct:

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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Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink]  21 Sep 2014, 22:57
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This is The OE....very helpful indeed

Demand in is preferred to demand for in such a usage. Like there is a lot of
demand of IT professionals in the BPO industry, not FOR
.

The original sentence contains several errors. First, "less availability" is
incorrect when not used in a direct comparison: it begs the question "Less than
what?" "Decreased availability" would be better here.

Second, "greater demand" also begs the question "greater than
what?" "Increased demand" would be better.

Third, "Demand for scientific research" implies that the research is in demand,
when in fact it is the platinum. "Demand in scientific research" would be better.

Fourth, "remains consistently expensive" is redundant. "Remains expensive"
would be enough to convey the idea.

(A) This choice is incorrect as it repeats the original sentence.
(B) This choice is incorrect because while it replaces the "greater demand" with
"increased demand," it leaves "less availability." "Demand for scientific research"
should be changed to "demand in." The redundancy of "consistently" remains, and a
illogical comparison is drawn between platinum and "that of gold." It is unclear what
the "that" refers to.
(C) CORRECT. This choice replaces "less availability" with "decreased availability"
and "greater demand" with "increased demand." The word "consistently" is removed,
and "demand for" is changed to "demand in."
(D) This choice incorrectly keeps "Demand for scientific research," which should be
changed to "demand in scientific research"
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Re: Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink]  28 Nov 2014, 18:57
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

A, B and E are out because there is no comparison to use greater or less.
demand + in==> choose C.
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Re: Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink]  29 Nov 2014, 00:54
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meaning of the sentence will get you to the answer quickly.

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

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