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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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19 Sep 2003, 09:26
C - is wrong cause it uses "that of", Correct expression is X rather than Y where X and Y should be similar gramatically & logically (in our case days)

D - "seven day minimum" - changes meaning - this is not what the passage means. It is: minimum of seven day which previously was 14.

But why is A wrong. One thing that confuses me a lot:
If i have a comma before "and" in the list of things as in this example does that mean i should either have an independent clause after that or just eliminate "and" & use other coordinating conjunctions like "also".
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19 Sep 2003, 09:30
errata: If sentence has a comma before "and" in the list of things as in this example does that mean i should either have an independent clause after that or just eliminate "and" & use other coordinating conjunctions like "also".
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20 Sep 2003, 08:43
The subject of the original sentence is "airfare"; however, if you look closely, this sentence does not contain a sentence verb. Just ignore "which allows... one ticket", you get "the new airfare and also shortens...", but this is not a sentence at all! Thus, you eliminate "and" then "shortens" is the sentence verb you want.
I hope I write this clearly enough...

In (C), if I change the last few words of the sentence to "to a minimum of seven days rather than that of fourteen days", could that logically refers to minimum?
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28 Aug 2006, 07:14
Yes, going with E here..
"shorten" is the correct here..
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28 Aug 2006, 08:03
I don't get it. HOw do you know what the author is really implying if answer A is possibly wrong?
What's d OA by the way?
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28 Aug 2006, 09:24
(e) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family travel to a minimum of seven days rather than

Clean E.

"shortens... to"
" rather than"
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