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Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher th is year than last because refiners are paying about $5 a barrel more for crude oil than they were last year. (A) Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher this year than last because refiners are paying about$5 a barrel more for crude oil than they were
(8) Heating-oil prices are expected to rise higher this year over last because refiners pay about $5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did (C) Expectations are for heating-oil prices to be higher this year than last year's because refiners are paying about$5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did
(d) It is the expectation that heating-oil prices will be higher for this year over last because refiners are paying about $5 a barrel more for crude oil now than what they were (E) It is expected that heating-oil prices will rise higher this year than last year's because refiners pay about$5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did

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Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher th is year than last because refiners are paying about $5 a barrel more for crude oil than they were last year. (A) Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher this year than last because refiners are paying about$5 a barrel more for crude oil than they were
(8) Heating-oil prices are expected to rise higher this year over last because refiners pay about $5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did (C) Expectations are for heating-oil prices to be higher this year than last year's because refiners are paying about$5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did
(d) It is the expectation that heating-oil prices will be higher for this year over last because refiners are paying about $5 a barrel more for crude oil now than what they were (E) It is expected that heating-oil prices will rise higher this year than last year's because refiners pay about$5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did

Whats going on with this problem?

Is this a comparsion problem or some kind of Idiom like OG12 classifies it.

B- Whenever you have comparative ie words ending with 'er' you should also have than, which is missing in B.
C- Ecpectation are for- is awakward
D-It is ecpectation that- again awakwardly worded,
E-Tense issue, the first part of the sentence is in present, the second part to be parallel should also be in present tense, ie refiners are paying about

A is correct
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07 Feb 2012, 06:05
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B = than is missing
C = awakward
D = awakward
E = last years´ awakward and tens issue
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07 Feb 2012, 23:47
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B & E - "Rise Higher" is incorrect.
C - Awkward.
D - Higher "FOR" This year - Incorrect & "Paying.... now than what they were PAYING last year"

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A) Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher this year than last because refiners are paying about $5 a barrel more for crude oil than they were is the usage they were justified .Cant it be they did ? _________________ +1 if you like my explanation .Thanks Manager Joined: 23 Jul 2011 Posts: 195 Concentration: Finance, Technology Schools: UCSD (D) GMAT 1: 640 Q44 V34 GPA: 2.99 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 166 [0], given: 66 Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Feb 2012, 20:25 2869 wrote: gmatpunjabi wrote: Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher th is year than last because refiners are paying about$5 a barrel more for crude oil than they were last year.

(A) Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher this year than last because refiners are paying about $5 a barrel more for crude oil than they were (8) Heating-oil prices are expected to rise higher this year over last because refiners pay about$5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did
(C) Expectations are for heating-oil prices to be higher this year than last year's because refiners are paying about $5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did (d) It is the expectation that heating-oil prices will be higher for this year over last because refiners are paying about$5 a barrel more for crude oil now than what they were
(E) It is expected that heating-oil prices will rise higher this year than last year's because refiners pay about $5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did Whats going on with this problem? Is this a comparsion problem or some kind of Idiom like OG12 classifies it. If its Idiom do I even need to worry about this problem? Thanks in advance! B- Whenever you have comparative ie words ending with 'er' you should also have than, which is missing in B. C- Ecpectation are for- is awakward D-It is ecpectation that- again awakwardly worded, E-Tense issue, the first part of the sentence is in present, the second part to be parallel should also be in present tense, ie refiners are paying about A is correct Thanks for the Tip on the Comparsions! Senior Manager Joined: 08 Jun 2010 Posts: 397 Location: United States Concentration: General Management, Finance GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V32 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 88 [0], given: 13 Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] ### Show Tags 08 Feb 2012, 22:01 Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher this year than last because refiners are paying about$5 a barrel more for crude oil than they were last year.

(A) Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher this year than last because refiners are paying about $5 a barrel more for crude oil than they were (B) Heating-oil prices are expected to rise higher this year over last because refiners pay about$5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did---rise changes the meaning
(C) Expectations are for heating-oil prices to be higher this year than last year's because refiners are paying about $5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did –---Changes the meaning its not expectations which are higher but prices. (d) It is the expectation that heating-oil prices will be higher for this year over last because refiners are paying about$5 a barrel more for crude oil now than what they were ---Missing “than” after more
(E) It is expected that heating-oil prices will rise higher this year than last year's because refiners pay about $5 a barrel for crude oil more than they did ---rise changes the meaning Manager Joined: 03 Jun 2010 Posts: 138 Location: Dubai, UAE Schools: IE Business School, Manchester Business School, HEC Paris, Rotterdam School of Management, Babson College Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 4 Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Feb 2012, 03:35 Couple of points to note: a) maybe b) rise and high, redundant c) paying not a verb, its a modifier, verb missing d)too wordy e) rise and high, redundant Verbal Forum Moderator Joined: 23 Oct 2011 Posts: 283 Followers: 36 Kudos [?]: 751 [0], given: 21 Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Mar 2012, 07:16 This is clearly a parallelism problem. a. b. Rise higher (redundancy ) + comparative form higher ... than missing + "more than" should modify$5 not "barrel for crude"
c. unnecessarily wordy + year and year's not parallel
d. wordy
e. Rise higher (redundancy ) + year and year's not parallel
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29 Mar 2012, 11:27
+1 for A
B missing out than..
C D E wrong
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30 Mar 2012, 01:19
Straight A rest are just wrong...!!!
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31 Mar 2012, 04:04
Should be A.......

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26 Sep 2013, 04:31
E and B have redundant rise higher form
C and D are wrong in idiom terms. Expect can have "TO BE" form or subjunctive "That" form.

There by elimination A is correct
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