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In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2009, 11:57
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In metalwork one advantage of adhesive-bonding over spot-welding is that the contact, and hence the bonding, is effected continuously over a broad surface instead of a series of regularly spaced points with no bonding in between.
(A) instead of
(B) as opposed to
(C) in contrast with
(D) rather than at
(E) as against being at
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 04:49
My ans is D.

What's the OA?
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 12:46
OA is D. Why not A?
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 13:01
imo D.

malar,


if you remove middlemen , you will get following:

the contact is affected over a board surface instead of a series of regularly spaced points.(A)
- it does not join the second part so well with is affected.
the contact is affected over a board surface rather than at a series of regularly spaced points.(D)

Sounds better...
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 13:27
malar wrote:
OA is D. Why not A?



1. "instead of" is generally followed by a noun ."rather than" can be followed by anything.
2. "rather than" is used to compare clauses.
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Re: SC [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2009, 06:51
Agreed that it is D.
But why not B? "as opposed to"
What is wrong there? Just want to know.
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