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Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another

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15. 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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 [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2005, 13:23
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(A) Illogical comparison - 'cost of dirt roads Vs. maintaining paved roads'
(B) Best choice. Logical comparison.
(C) Illogical comparison 'mainting' Vs. 'cost of paved roads'
(D) 'it' has no clear referent
(E) awkward
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2005, 15:10
It should be <b>dirt roads cost</b> (without the "s" because "roads" is plural) so that eliminates C, D, and E. As GSR stated, A has an illogical comparison and is not parallel. That leaves us with B as the correct answer. To me, it "sounds" clearer than A does too.

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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 02:24
B it is .....I remember exactly OA is B coz we discussed the same or even the totally same SC to this one not long ago. :roll:
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2005, 14:25
yup OA is B indeed.
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