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Intended primarily to stimulate family summer travel, the new airfare, which allows both an adult and a child to fly for the price of one ticket, and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than fourteen.
(A) and also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than
(B) and also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(C) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than that of
(D) also lessens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2005, 16:44
Stuck between C and E.

But E sounds better...

I always get stuck with questions like these " rather than" vs "rather than that of". I am not very clear about when to use the later....

what is the OA and could somebody explain....
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2005, 18:25
swath20 wrote:

I always get stuck with questions like these " rather than" vs "rather than that of". I am not very clear about when to use the later....

what is the OA and could somebody explain....


Hi well I used to have the same problems with Pronon referant. Ok I will try to explain it ... well won't be from any grammar book or .. anything it's just logic what I have developed from ETS questions.

Ok whenever you have PRONOUN do the following things:

1. Try to match it with with a preceding NOUN.-->very basic step
2. Drop the PRONOUN and check if the sentence makes sense or not.
3.try to CHECK if the pronounis REDUNDANT or not.
4. Though eliminate any stentence with pronoun AMBIQUITY BUT if any other sentence doesn't "SOUND" good go back and check the "PRONOUN
ambi" OPTION and check the Logical structure and Logical referant if the sentence is CLEAR you can opt for it.

Generaly, you will only have to use the 4th step for THE MOST DIFFICULT questions.

ok apply the step#2,3 and check if THAT is needed or not--->

what does "that" refer to DAYS, MINIMUM, TRAVEL...? WHAT nothing just redundant so we don't require that.

Option E is the best.

Disclaimer: The above mentioned views are just my THOUGHTS :-D

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Well so if we try all the following steps in the ABOVE question
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2005, 18:32
B for me...

first I think we can lessen the requirements, shorten the requirements dosent make sense to me? also rather than is redundant here...whats the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2005, 18:57
A and B can be eliminated because of the use of unnecessary 'and'

Eliminate C for using 'rather than that of ' - wordy, and that does not point to anything.

Left with D and E. I think E is preferrable as we are talking about time.
Also, the use of 'to X from Y' in D is a suspect. The idiom is 'from X to Y'
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2005, 22:35
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A and B can be eliminated because of the use of unnecessary 'and'

Eliminate C for using 'rather than that of ' - wordy, and that does not point to anything.

Left with D and E. I think E is preferrable as we are talking about time.
Also, the use of 'to X from Y' in D is a suspect. The idiom is 'from X to Y'


Great explanation. :b:
In C "that" refers to "minimum", but is unnecessary.
D also is wrong with "from 7 day minimum to 14", comparing minimum with a number.
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