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Diesel engines burn as much as 30% less fuel than gasoline

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Diesel engines burn as much as 30% less fuel than gasoline [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 12:36
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Diesel engines burn as much as 30% less fuel than gasoline engines, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have been implicated in global worming.

A)as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have

B)as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases having

please explain...[/u]
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 12:50
Could you edit the post and put in all the choices please? :) Would like to see the entire question+choices.
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Re: SC - GMATPrep [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 12:52
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Diesel engines burn as much as 30% less fuel than gasoline engines, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have been implicated in global worming.

A)as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have

B)as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases having

please explain...[/u]


EconGirl, please post other answers as well the next time :)

My answer is B because emit is parallel to burn.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 14:29
thanks UVS mba, unfortunatelly the answer is A. I agree with you though which is why I still don't see why is A better than B. Can anyone help out?
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 15:52
HI,
1 reason I could see for A is in the last word h'having' which is a wrong modifier. It implies that gasolin Engines have been implicated for global warming. Whereas it is the gases that have been implicated.

Not Sure.. But I am pretty confident that I am right..

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 19:39
I agree with you Amit. I dont see any other reason for selecting A.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 19:45
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1 reason I could see for A is in the last word h'having' which is a wrong modifier. It implies that gasolin Engines have been implicated for global warming. Whereas it is the gases that have been implicated.

Not Sure.. But I am pretty confident that I am right..

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you are right and correct in pointing the right point...........
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 19:52
Tough but I am saying B. "Emit" should be parallel to "burn", and "having" is clearly subordinate, describing the gases...
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 21:58
I can understand u r thought Diegmat.. But that's exactly the trap GMAT guys have set.. remember we hv to select the best answer not the correct one ..

In this case B is modifying the whole meaning of the statement whereas A is just not parellel.. Tht's hw I a m taking it as.. even I could hv chosen B if I had attempted this question 1st time ..


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Re: SC - GMATPrep [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2006, 22:20
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Diesel engines burn as much as 30% less fuel than gasoline engines, as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have been implicated in global worming.

A)as well as emitting far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases that have

B)as well as emit far less carbon dioxide gas and far fewer of the other gases having

please explain...


The problem with A is that "...as well as..." always connects like terms. So, burn -> emit, as in B.

The problem with B is that 'that have' is the correct form to use here. It is the gases that are modified, not the gasoline engines.

Use the better choice? What is better? A sentence with a parallelism problem, or a sentence with a verb usage problem? :roll:
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