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Federal incentives now encourage investing capital in commercial office buildings despite vacancy rates in existing structures that are exceptionally high and no demand for new construction.
(A) investing capital in commercial office buildings despite vacancy rates in existing structures that are exceptionally high and
(B) capital investment in commercial office buildings, even though vacancy rates in existing structures are exceptionally high and there is
(C) capital to be invested in commercial office buildings even though there are exceptionally high vacancy rates in existing structures with
(D) investing capital in commercial office buildings even though the vacancy rates are exceptionally high in existing structures with
(E) capital investment in commercial office buildings despite vacancy rates in existing structures that are exceptionally high, and although there is
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28 Jul 2005, 06:02
Between A and B, I pick A
B is wrong because Encourage capital investment in commercial office building makes it sound as if capital investment must take place in the â€œinsideâ€
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28 Jul 2005, 07:09
I would choose B. Only because it corrects mistake in A.
A is incorrect because, the phrase
".....high and no demand for new construction" lacks verb and thus incomplete.
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29 Jul 2005, 05:03
The official answer is B. Any explanations for C and D?
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13 Oct 2006, 15:25
capital investment in commercial office buildings, even though vacancy rates in existing structures are exceptionally high and there is

I thought "," is requires before "and" when "and" connects a separate clause.

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14 Oct 2006, 05:09
okdongdong wrote:
Federal incentives now encourage investing capital in commercial office buildings despite vacancy rates in existing structures that are exceptionally high and no demand for new construction.

(A) investing capital in commercial office buildings despite vacancy rates in existing structures that are exceptionally high and

---> "despite" is too strong + "structures that are extremely high" is passive/wordy

(B) capital investment in commercial office buildings, even though vacancy rates in existing structures are exceptionally high and there is

(C) capital to be invested in commercial office buildings even though there are exceptionally high vacancy rates in existing structures with

---> "capital to be invested" is not an economical choice of words. "capital investment" is required

(D) investing capital in commercial office buildings even though the vacancy rates are exceptionally high in existing structures with

--->"encourage + v~ing" is usually incorrect in GMAT English

(E) capital investment in commercial office buildings despite vacancy rates in existing structures that are exceptionally high, and although there is

--->same as A. "and although there.." is a clumsy construction

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14 Oct 2006, 06:31
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(B) capital investment in commercial office buildings, even though vacancy rates in existing structures are exceptionally high and there is - correct structure?
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14 Oct 2006, 06:36
okdongdong wrote:
The official answer is B. Any explanations for C and D?

In both C and D, the "with" incorrectly modifies existing structures.
"exceptionally high vacancy rates in existing structures with no demand for new construction"

E is wordy.
14 Oct 2006, 06:36
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