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Because of less availability and greater demand for [#permalink]  30 May 2010, 07:14
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Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
1.Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
2.Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.
3.Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
4.Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
5.Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.
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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  30 May 2010, 08:24
I hesitate betwen C and D. "demand in" or "demand for" ?

I would choose D (without knowing why)
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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  30 May 2010, 08:33
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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  30 May 2010, 08:36
Let more people reply. Then I will post the OA.
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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  30 May 2010, 08:39
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Let more people reply. Then I will post the OA.

True GMAT Clubber.... Good, will wait.
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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  30 May 2010, 16:32
i would go with D.
Because, demand for scientific research is idiomatic, i guess.
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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  31 May 2010, 00:18
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will go with option C

demand FOR scientific research means that scientific research itself is what's desired which is incorrect in this context, we are talking about the demand for platinum in scientific research.
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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  31 May 2010, 09:29
Option 3.

1.Because of less availability and greater demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like gold.
2.Because of less availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains consistently expensive, like that of gold.
3.Because of decreased availability and increased demand in scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold. - Correct
4.Because of decreased availability and increased demand for scientific research, platinum remains expensive, like gold.
5.Because of decreased availability and greater demand in scientific research, platinum remains at a consistently high price, like that of gold.
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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  01 Jun 2010, 06:38
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 expesnive" would be enough to convey the idea.

The OA is C. Here is the explanation they have given:

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 expesnive" 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"

(E) This choice is incorrect because, while it replaces the "less availability" with "decreased availability," it leaves "greater demand." "Remains at a consistently high price" is redundant. It is also more concise to compare the platinum to the gold, rather than the high price (of platinum) to "that of the gold" as is attempted in E.
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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  30 Dec 2013, 16:46
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sh00nya wrote:
will go with option C

demand FOR scientific research means that scientific research itself is what's desired which is incorrect in this context, we are talking about the demand for platinum in scientific research.
Correct. Though it is an idiomatic usage not to be used much on GMAT now a days, I think it will be useful to share..
In any case, it boils down to understanding the idiomatic usage:
demand FOR X means that X itself is what's desired,
whereas
demand IN X means that something else is demanded to satisfy the interests of field/endeavor X

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Re: Platinum and Gold [#permalink]  31 Dec 2013, 09:03
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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 expesnive" would be enough to convey the idea.

The OA is C. Here is the explanation they have given:

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 expesnive" 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"

(E) This choice is incorrect because, while it replaces the "less availability" with "decreased availability," it leaves "greater demand." "Remains at a consistently high price" is redundant. It is also more concise to compare the platinum to the gold, rather than the high price (of platinum) to "that of the gold" as is attempted in E.

Please put the OA in the original post

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Back to the question, I do not like it at all.

generally speaking the gmat makes a construction of 4 parts where 1 and 3 or 2 and 4 ar prallell in somehow and the others are dependent or not in agreement.

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