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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 century, but financially strained
townships point out that dirt roads cost twice as

(A) dirt roads cost twice as much as maintaining
(B) dirt roads cost twice as much to maintain as paved
(C) maintaining dirt roads cost twice as much as
(D) maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as it
(E) to maintain dirt roads costs twice as much as for
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21 Mar 2007, 19:14
The question test proper comparison..

The meaning has to be "maintaining" Vs "maintaining"

Would go with B.
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21 Mar 2007, 20:08
I'm tempted to go with D.

"as paved roads do" makes it seem like paved roads is a subject and it's doing something...(verb, an action)
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21 Mar 2007, 23:23
AimHigher wrote:
B it is

In D 'it' does not have clear referent

Hmm...I thought "it" referred to "maintaining".

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22 Mar 2007, 05:15
try replacing it with maintaining and read the sentence
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# Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another

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