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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.

If its Idiom do I even need to worry about this problem?

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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2012, 01:50
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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.

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
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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2012, 06:05
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+1 A

B = than is missing
C = awakward
D = awakward
E = last years´ awakward and tens issue
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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 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"

IMO A
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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2012, 00:06
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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 ?

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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2012, 20:25
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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.

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!
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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 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
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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 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
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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2012, 11:27
+1 for A
B missing out than..
C D E wrong

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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2012, 01:19
Straight A rest are just wrong...!!!

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Re: Heating-oil [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2012, 04:04
Should be A.......

Why i make same mistakes again and again..... :cry:
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Re: Heating-oil prices are expected to be higher th is year than [#permalink] New post 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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