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27 Jan 2004, 18:29
For many charter vacations often turn out to cost considerably more than they originally seemed.

b. they originally seem to
c. they originally seem
d. it seemingly would cost originally
e. it originally seemed they would
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27 Jan 2004, 18:37
b?
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27 Jan 2004, 18:53
I will go with E.
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28 Jan 2004, 09:34
b??
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28 Jan 2004, 09:35
b??
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28 Jan 2004, 09:35
b??
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28 Jan 2004, 09:47
I choose B.
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28 Jan 2004, 10:46
I vote for E....use correct tense for "seem"
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28 Jan 2004, 21:08
It was tough chossing between B & E ...
I choose 'E'....the keyword here is 'would'

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01 Feb 2004, 07:14
Why no one has choosen C.
I prefer C over B and E.

What is the official answer and explanation?
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01 Feb 2004, 13:02
answer is B. The key is retaining "to". "to" is the trace of " to cost" in grammatical jargon.

For example, in 1 "is" is the trace of "is earning".

1. He is earning more pay than is any other

2. It originally seems that they cost (unraised)
3. They originally seem to cost ( raised "they")

2 and 3 are equivalent transformations.
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02 Feb 2004, 00:27
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02 Feb 2004, 18:53
I consider Erin Billy the Guru on GMAT SC.

http://www.sentencecorrection.com/forum ... wtopic=572

The choices and explainations span 2 pages. Please go through the two pages right at the bottom of the browser when u visit the link.
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03 Feb 2004, 04:37
I like a:

they turn out to cost more than they seemed (to cost).

At some point, they seemed to cost something. Now, however, they turn out to cost more than they seemed (to at that time).
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