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Bloomingdale s store in Santa Monica, which opened this [#permalink]
09 Oct 2012, 02:38

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48% (01:30) wrong based on 90 sessions

Bloomingdale‘s store in Santa Monica, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the chain‘s Manhattan flagship store.

A. store in Santa Monica, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the chain‘s Manhattan flagship store. B. Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the chain‘s Manhattan flagship store. C. store in Santa Monica, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, fewer than one-eighth the size of the Manhattan flagship store. D. Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the Manhattan flagship store. E. Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of their Manhattan flagship store.

Re: Bloomingdale‘s store in Santa Mo [#permalink]
09 Oct 2012, 03:45

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getgyan wrote:

Bloomingdale‘s store in Santa Monica, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the chain‘s Manhattan flagship store.

A. store in Santa Monica, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the chain‘s Manhattan flagship store. - which incorrectly modifies santa monica B. Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the chain‘s Manhattan flagship store. Correct Choice C. store in Santa Monica, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, fewer than one-eighth the size of the Manhattan flagship store.which incorrectly modifies santa monica D. Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the Manhattan flagship store. - The word Chain's is missing here E. Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of their Manhattan flagship store. The word Chain's is missing here

Re: Bloomingdale‘s store in Santa Mo [#permalink]
09 Oct 2012, 20:12

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yashii9 wrote:

but why do we need chain's here?

cant we simply say "Manhattan flagship store" - as in D

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Hi Yashii

Let us read the sentence with option D

Bloomingdale‘s Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the Manhattan flagship store.

Now what is Manhattan flagship store? This sentence does not gives us anything which relates Bloomingdale‘s Santa Monica store to Manhattan flagship store. It could be an electronic retails shop or a fast food chain. We just cannot say. If we insert an "its" before Manhattan in this option, then it will be a correct answer as "its" will correctly refer to the singular Bloomingdale.

Re: Bloomingdale‘s store in Santa Mo [#permalink]
09 Oct 2012, 20:40

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getgyan wrote:

Bloomingdale‘s store in Santa Monica, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the chain‘s Manhattan flagship store.

A. store in Santa Monica, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the chain‘s Manhattan flagship store. B. Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the chain‘s Manhattan flagship store. C. store in Santa Monica, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, fewer than one-eighth the size of the Manhattan flagship store. D. Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of the Manhattan flagship store. E. Santa Monica store, which opened this summer, is about 105,000 square feet on two floors, less than one-eighth the size of their Manhattan flagship store.

Less vs Fewer We can eliminate Option C because of "fewer". We use fewer for countable things or for people. We use less for uncountable things. In this question we need Less not Fewer.

Comparison

In C and D, we are comparing Bloomingdale's store in Santa Monica with the Manhattan flagship store. Which is not correct. Here correct meaning is comparing Bloomingdale's Santa Monica Store with Bloomingdale's Manhattan flagship store.

Hence we are left A, B and E. In E , the error is of "their" Hence incorrect.

In A and B the comparison is correct, but the things being compared are not parallel in A. hence answer is A

Re: Bloomingdale s store in Santa Monica, which opened this [#permalink]
31 Jan 2014, 07:31

I feel A & B are contenders.

In A, which can correctly refer to Store and not to Santa Monica,taking meaning into consideration. But between option A & B, B is best as it follows parallelism i.e. Bloomingdale‘s Santa Monica store parallels chain‘s Manhattan flagship store. Moreover, parallelism in option B helps in meaning too.

Experts request your feedback on option A & B.

Thanks.

gmatclubot

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