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SC 293 weird solution.. [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2009, 23:48
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293. 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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B


why is the the OA correct? It seems to me to be a run-on sentence ( Don't you need , before the conj. "and")? I find D quite attractive ... can someone explains?? Really confused now..
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Re: SC 293 weird solution.. [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 04:42
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293. 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

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B


why is the the OA correct? It seems to me to be a run-on sentence ( Don't you need , before the conj. "and")? I find D quite attractive ... can someone explains?? Really confused now..


Using POE, the answer is B.
‘capital investment’ is preferable than ‘investing capital’ , so A, D out.

Also in (D): originally there are two reasons: 1 – high vacancy rates and 2 – no demand, and in this answer choice these two reasons become one “high vacancy rates in existing structures with no demand” and moreover, it is not very clear for me what "no demand" refers to: "vacancy rate" or "existing structures"

(C) – ‘encourage capital to be invested”, well, I can understand when we encourage students to study or children to be obedient, but I can’t imagine how can we encourage capital? :) C – out.

(E) - too wordy. “despite vacancy rates in existing structures that are exceptionally high, and although there is no demand”
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Re: Federal incentives now encourage investing capital in [#permalink] New post 02 May 2014, 06:39
Why is 'capital investment' better than 'investing capital'?

Would appreciate a nice discussion on (A) vs. (B) vs. (D)

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Re: Federal incentives now encourage investing capital in [#permalink] New post 05 May 2014, 09:25
In A, "despite" is followed by "vacancy rates". The vacancy rates do not caution against investment; the "high" vacancy rates do. So "despite" should be followed by an adjective such as "high". You also need to replace "no" with "the lack of". Then the two factors that caution against investment become:
1. High vacancy rates
2. The lack of demand for new construction

Also, in A, "that" is incorrectly placed after "structures". The structures are not exceptionally high; the vacancy rates are.

In B, two related sentences are correctly joined by a conjunction.

D incorrectly suggests that the vacancy rates are high "only" in "existing structures with no demand for new construction", not in all existing structures. This construction also doesn't mention the second factor: lack of demand for new construction.


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