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Federal judges are sentencing white-collar criminals to prison with more and more frequency and the sentencing, even though still shorter than the average for crimes such as armed robbery, have increased in length.

A)...
B) more and more frequency and the sentencing, though still shorter than the average for such crimes as armed robbery, has increased.

C) higher frequency and the sentences, even though still shorter than the average fro cirmes such as armed robbery, are increased.

D) greater frequency and the sentencing, although still shorter than the average for such crimes as armed robbery, has been increasing.

E) greater frequency and the sentences, though still shorter than the average for such crimes as armed robbery, have increased.

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03 Sep 2003, 06:52

Since A is missing we don't know exaclty what portion should be underlined..
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03 Sep 2003, 22:28
A) More & more is wordy... higher and greater is better
B) -- same as A -- and How can sentencing increase.. doest't it sound awkward. Only something that can be counted/measured in some way can increase.
C) Not underlined portion of sentence says "are increasing...." meaning that its still increasing and not over as "are increased" suggests.
D) same error as B of "sentencing"
E) Doest contain any error... best choice as per my understanding
let me know the correct choice...
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04 Sep 2003, 07:08
Logically it appears that the "sentences" are shorter and not the act of "sentencing". So this leaves C and E

In C I don't like "are increased"

So I would go for E also.
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05 Sep 2003, 21:42
E or C?

1. the SUCH/AS construction is acceptably employed in both cases.
2. even though is an extreme case; though is enough.
3. E demonstrates time consistency.

So, it is E. However, even E lost a comma between two independent clauses. The perfect answer should be:

Federal judges are sentencing white-collar criminals to prison with greater frequency, and the sentences, though still shorter than the average for such crimes as armed robbery, have increased in length.
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06 Sep 2003, 00:39
I am convinced that the answer provided in the book in wrong.

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01 Jun 2004, 20:02
aonie wrote:
So praet, what was the answer in the book?

I dont remember aonie. do you have a different explanation.

I will try to search for the book answer. i think this one is from GMAT+.

let us know if you have a different answer

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01 Jun 2004, 20:02
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