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Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another

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Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2011, 19:35
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244. Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another century, but financially strained townships point out that dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads.
(A) dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining paved roads
(B) dirt roads cost twice as much to maintain as paved roads do
(C) maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as paved roads do
(D) maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as it does for paved roads
(E) to maintain dirt roads costs twice as much as for paved roads
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Re: 244/1000 - Dirt roads [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2011, 19:53
C has problems with comparison due to position of "maintaining"

B has clean comparison.
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Re: 244/1000 - Dirt roads [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2011, 01:09
Also, in D comparison is not parallel.
Maintaining dirt roads is compared to 'as it does for paved roads'
If in the later part of the sentence 'for' is to be used, then first part could be say, 'maintenance for dirt roads'

Here in D the parallel structure of comparison is not maintained.
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