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# Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared

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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less,
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they
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09 Jun 2007, 08:55
I'm divided between A and D, but A looks better to me.
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09 Jun 2007, 08:59
The original sentence contains no errors, while each of the other options contain at least one error that either introduce incorrect grammer or a shift in the meaning.

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09 Jun 2007, 09:30
D signifies ongoing action,which is wrong...A it is.
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11 Jun 2007, 04:59
A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less,
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they

B,D & E- Eliminate - They seem to talk about a particular type Minivans.

Left A , C
C - Eliminate - Use of "in comparison"
A is better than C

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11 Jun 2007, 18:54
'they' in B,C and E seem to point to utility vehicles
D has an awkward sentence structure.

A is best.
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12 Jun 2007, 10:43
Hi , I am very new to this site (infact, it’s my first post) and GMAT too. So, may be I am wrong .

I want to go for B.

Problem with A is, Correction part of the sentence has one AND and rest of sentence has one more AND. I am not sure two ANDs get along well in one continuous sentence.

Your explanation is much appreciated and it helps my exam too.
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12 Jun 2007, 22:54
capony wrote:
Hi , I am very new to this site (infact, it’s my first post) and GMAT too. So, may be I am wrong .

I want to go for B.

Problem with A is, Correction part of the sentence has one AND and rest of sentence has one more AND. I am not sure two ANDs get along well in one continuous sentence.

Your explanation is much appreciated and it helps my exam too.

In B you have 2 subjects: Minivans and THEY
"They" is redundant here
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12 Jun 2007, 22:56
Sorry guys

The OA seems to be D

I check it on another site
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13 Jun 2007, 02:38
I read again and found D correct.
In A, 'and' is used twice, which makes it incorrect.

D because after removing 'compared with......'

Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, cost less,get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.
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13 Jun 2007, 06:02
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Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride.

A. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers and, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
B. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less,
C. Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles, and have a lower cost, they
D. Minivans, carrying as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles, cost less,
E. Minivans, which carry as many as seven passengers, compared with most sport utility vehicles the cost is lower, and they

I'm between A and C but what is the OA ?
Johnycut, could you please post the OA ?
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13 Jun 2007, 08:59
OA is D.

•A The comma that follows "and" should precede it in order for the conjunction to properly coordinate the two clauses. Also, this construction probably needs the pronoun "they"--"Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, and compared with most sport utility vehicles, they cost less, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride."

•B Here, "they" is unnecessary.

•C "Have a lower cost" is better said as "cost less," "they" is unnecessary, and "Minivans carry as many as seven passengers, in comparison with most sport utility vehicles..." changes the meaning of the original sentence, implying that SUV's carry fewer than 7 passengers (we just don't know that). Also, the whole construction is awkward, confusing, and stylistically poor.

•E "They" is unnecessary, plus, parallel construction problem--"the cost is lower, get better gas mileage, allow passengers to get in and out more easily, and have a smoother ride," should be "cost less, get better gas mileage..."

So it's D.

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