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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 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: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 15 Jun 2008, 23:36
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

B Is the right answer, Righ usage of Sub+ Verb agreements (Cost) and Idiom As Much As.
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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 05:48
I will go with C.
1. Subject verb agreement..maintaining is the subject..maintaining costs.....
2. comparison between dirt roads and paved roads is clear.
3. correct idiom used. X costs twice as much as Y
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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 05:57
B.
It correctly compares the maintenance of dirt roads to paved roads.
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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 06:21
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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 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



dirt roads cost twice as much to maintain as paved roads do
= dirt roads to maintain cost twice as much as paved roads do [to main]

other choices compare incorrectly.
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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 06:30
B is the correct answer here

costs (subject-verb agreement error here) so C D E are eliminated

B uses the correct idiom, and hence is the correct choice
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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 06:34
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B is the correct answer here

costs (subject-verb agreement error here) so C D E are eliminated

B uses the correct idiom, and hence is the correct choice


C,D, E are not out because of (Sub-Verb agreement)
here subject is "maintaing dirt roads" not "dirt roads". they are out because of incorrect comparision.
"maintaining dirt roads" costs --- no issue.
"to maintain dirt roads" costs --- no issue
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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 06:46
x2suresh wrote:
vdhawan1 wrote:
B is the correct answer here

costs (subject-verb agreement error here) so C D E are eliminated

B uses the correct idiom, and hence is the correct choice


C,D, E are not out because of (Sub-Verb agreement)
here subject is "maintaing dirt roads" not "dirt roads". they are out because of incorrect comparision.
"maintaining dirt roads" costs --- no issue.
"to maintain dirt roads" costs --- no issue


Hi suresh
thanks for pointing this out

i think i really need to work hard on verbal
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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 07:19
Thanks 2 all for the discussion. OA is B
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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 08:46
i didn't get why "D" is won , can someone pease explain it to me?
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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2008, 09:19
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


An incorrect sentence can use correct grammar, but use too many words. Plus, here the use of "it" is kind odd. It is not entirely clear that "it" refers to "maintaining". B says the same thing in a much clearer manner. Sentence Correction questions say to pick the "best answer" not the only correct one.

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i didn't get why "D" is won , can someone pease explain it to me?

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Re: SC- dirt roads [#permalink] New post 21 Apr 2010, 14:15
Can anybody explain the wrong comparision in C??
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Re: Dirt roads may evoke the bucolic simplicity of another [#permalink] New post 08 May 2014, 15:06
Can we kindly get an analysis of answer choices? In particular C and D please?

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Okay, let me go about explaining this.

C. There is an incorrect comparison between "maintaining dirt roads" and "paved roads." (X twice as much as Y structure.) Then there is a subject-verb disagreement as well. Something like this would have been awesome :- "maintaining dirt roads costs twice as much as maintaining paved roads."

D. Even though I chose this, at the hindsight this option looks awkward. "It" might refer to the proper antecedent "maintaining" but the construction "does for paved roads" doesn't look good to me (it did then :-))

B. Comparison between dirt roads and paved roads in terms of their action "cost" seems okay and there's no subject-verb disagreement.
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