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Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon whose importance is largely symbolic, more a tool for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

A) for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill
B) for manipulating people's perceptions than for fulfilling
C) to manipulate people's perceptions rather than that it fulfills
D) to manipulate people's perceptions rather than fulfilling
E) to manipulate people's perceptions than for fulfilling
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Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon whose importance is largely symbolic, more a tool for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

A) for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill
B) for manipulating people's perceptions than for fulfilling
C) to manipulate people's perceptions rather than that it fulfills
D) to manipulate people's perceptions rather than fulfilling
E) to manipulate people's perceptions than for fulfilling

for manipulating ... than for fulfilling - adheres to //ism.
Only B fits the bill.

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Option B.

Only option B is showing correct parallelism.
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25 Jul 2015, 09:47
Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon
whose importance is largely symbolic,
more a tool for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

I agree we can straightly go for Option B simply based on Parallelism.
But since both the actions are intentional, I feel to is comparably better option than for(if available).
manipulating people's perceptions
fulfilling a real military need

I feel it should be something like
Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon whose importance is largely symbolic, more a tool to manipulate people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

Can someone explain?
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Vercules wrote:
Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon whose importance is largely symbolic, more a tool for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

A) for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill
B) for manipulating people's perceptions than for fulfilling
C) to manipulate people's perceptions rather than that it fulfills
D) to manipulate people's perceptions rather than fulfilling
E) to manipulate people's perceptions than for fulfilling

This is an easy one - However, my question is for the usage of more X rather than Y - is it a correct usage?
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11 Dec 2015, 11:38
Mechmeera wrote:
Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon
whose importance is largely symbolic,
more a tool for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

I agree we can straightly go for Option B simply based on Parallelism.
But since both the actions are intentional, I feel to is comparably better option than for(if available).
manipulating people's perceptions
fulfilling a real military need

I feel it should be something like
Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon whose importance is largely symbolic, more a tool to manipulate people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

Can someone explain?

OG explanation states both the usage are correct - for and to, as you mentioned. I dont see a reason why not?
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15 Dec 2015, 09:51
Mechmeera wrote:
Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon
whose importance is largely symbolic,
more a tool for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

I agree we can straightly go for Option B simply based on Parallelism.
But since both the actions are intentional, I feel to is comparably better option than for(if available).
manipulating people's perceptions
fulfilling a real military need

I feel it should be something like
Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon whose importance is largely symbolic, more a tool to manipulate people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

Can someone explain?

Hi Mechmeera,
According to my understanding, l feel if the sentence conveyed the meaning - the missile should have been made with the intention of fulfilling real military need-
then "to" would have made sense
But the sentence above talks about only the role of missile, Hence the role of missile(according to critics) is for manipulating people's perceptions and not for fulfilling real military need .

Hope I was able to help
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15 Dec 2015, 19:29
Nevernevergiveup wrote:
Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon
whose importance is largely symbolic,
more a tool for manipulating people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

I agree we can straightly go for Option B simply based on Parallelism.
But since both the actions are intentional, I feel to is comparably better option than for(if available).
manipulating people's perceptions
fulfilling a real military need

I feel it should be something like
Critics contend that the new missile is a weapon whose importance is largely symbolic, more a tool to manipulate people's perceptions than to fulfill a real military need.

Can someone explain?

abstract nouns:
a plan to do..
a strategy to do ..
an idea to do..

Concrete nouns:
a tool that ....
a machine that...
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15 Dec 2015, 23:47
Regarding an alternate choice that has been suggested by a poster using two infinitives in preference to two gerunds, my suggestion would be not to attempt it in an OG question, a practice that is not going to be of any avail. Perhaps choosing the best of the options would be more rewarding since there is no choice as – none of the above – or --state a better choice – in GMAT.
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02 Mar 2016, 22:48
sa2222 wrote:
This is an easy one - However, my question is for the usage of more X rather than Y - is it a correct usage?

It can be either more x than y or x rather than y
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03 Mar 2016, 08:40
for doing can modify a noun. so,
noun for doing
exist in english

but
noun to do
is idiom with some noun

here we do not need to know tool for doing or tool to do is better. we need to know
paralelism
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