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Re: 1000 SC -- standard of living [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2011, 02:41
This one is easily C. BUT is required for contrast, and look for llism
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Re: 1000 SC -- standard of living [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2011, 11:27
C looks like the best option here..
but i would still prefer having "and so have..." as answer
if i had to use "but" then correct usage here would be like
"From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but same cannot be said for unemployment and prices."
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"From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices have fallen."
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Re: 1000 SC -- standard of living [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2011, 02:28
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definitely there needs to be a contradiction here..
"but" makes a contradiction in explaining that if something +ive has happened, then along with some -ve has also happened and this is best done by option c. :lol:
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Re: 1000 SC -- standard of living [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2011, 12:01
Easy question..C is the answer
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Re: 1000 SC -- standard of living [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 18:14
I struggled with Option C because of the usage of ' have' - Since it was followed by 'unemployment' it requires 'has' and not ' have'.

Still not very clear about this one!
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Re: 1000 SC -- standard of living [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 19:44
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I struggled with Option C because of the usage of ' have' - Since it was followed by 'unemployment' it requires 'has' and not ' have'.

Still not very clear about this one!


It's a compound subject "Unemployment and prices", so "have" is required.
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From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 20:46
From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices too.
(A) but unemployment and prices too
(B) and also unemployment and prices
(C) but so have unemployment and prices
(D) and so also unemployment and prices
(E) but so did unemployment and prices
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Re: From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 21:03
IMO C
A - not sure on too and lacks causal relation
B - and also is redundant and lacks causal relation
C - shows contrast and casual relation
D - lacks contrast
E - did is not the right verb for comparison
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Re: From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 21:14
IMO C

The contrast is shown in A,C & E. Only C is grammatically correct among these options.


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Re: From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 21:15
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From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, but unemployment and prices too.
(A) but unemployment and prices too
(B) and also unemployment and prices
(C) but so have unemployment and prices
(D) and so also unemployment and prices
(E) but so did unemployment and prices


We need to show contrast because if something +ive happened, some negative has also happened. So to put these two points of information forward, we need "but".
Only A, C and E remain.
Only C is the choice that has "have" that is parallel to "has" present in the non-underlined part of the sentence. Hence correct.

Don't know why you have marked D as the answer as it is ridiculous.
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Re: From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 21:24
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Can you explain why did in option E can't be parallel to has?Please explain

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What about these ones?
1) has and did are not parallel
2) did implies an action that held in past whereas "have" implies an action that is still going on.
Follow the sequence, if we are talking about "standard of living" that has been soaring since 1965, evident by the usage of "has", then the side-effects must also follow the same trend, must soar since 1965. If this is not the case then we can't put a relation between effect and side-effect.

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Re: From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 21:56
Asusual you are crisp and clear boss :-D

Just a clarification
1. in the below link the second part of the comparison talks abt past event and hence the use of did is appropriate?AM i correct here
since-1990-the-global-economy-has-grown-more-than-it-did-63955.html#p1247666

2. i have read somewhere that to use ellipsis the subject and verb of the sentence should be of same form(same subject and verb). Is that so? If yes,Can you please enlighten me?
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Asusual you are crisp and clear boss :-D

Just a clarification
1. in the below link the second part of the comparison talks abt past event and hence the use of did is appropriate?AM i correct here
since-1990-the-global-economy-has-grown-more-than-it-did-63955.html#p1247666

2. i have read somewhere that to use ellipsis the subject and verb of the sentence should be of same form(same subject and verb). Is that so? If yes,Can you please enlighten me?


1) IMSO, yes. Since the past even occured from the time of Neanderthals to 1950s, we need to use "did".
2) Can you be more specific about this one. What is ellipsis btw :P
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Re: From 1965 on, Yugoslavia’s standard of living has soared, [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2013, 22:12
In the link provided, did comes in place of grew . To replace grew with did ,do we need to have the same subject ? Is there any such rule?
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In the link provided, did comes in place of grew . To replace grew with did ,do we need to have the same subject ? Is there any such rule?

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Since this is English that we are talking about, I can't speculate about any such rule. But if you ask me, then yes. For the continuation of what subject did, we need not use the same verb again. The past event can be managed just by "did".

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Re: From 1965 on, Yugoslavias standard of living has soared, but [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2014, 17:56
(A) but unemployment and prices too Missing verb
(B) and also unemployment and prices "and also" is redundant
(C) but so have unemployment and prices OK - verbs are consistent and conjunction is logical. The trap is that perhaps "have" alone is insufficient.
(D) and so also unemployment and prices "and so also" is redundant.
(E) but so did unemployment and prices "did" is past tense but verb tense is not consistent because "did" does not convey how unemployment and prices continues upto today.
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