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Parallelism Query [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 08:23
I am bit confused which things to be repeated in case of parallelism.

Is the below sentences correct:

A is X times more likely to happen than is B
A is X times more likely to happen than B is.
A is X times more likely to happen than B.

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Re: Parallelism Query [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 09:51
A is X times more likely to happen than is B
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Re: Parallelism Query [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 19:06
Is there any rules that u followed..please share with me.
I try to pick the one that sounds good(I know its wrong :oops: ) but for complex sentences in GMAT it is creating confusion.
help me out.
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Re: Parallelism Query [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 09:29
It will depend on the overall meaning of the sentence:

You only need the 2nd helping verb if the sentence is ambiguous without it.

here's an example:
james is more likely to meet with thomas than lydia
--> unacceptable, because there are two meanings.
in this case, you have to add a helping word to dispel the ambiguity:
james is more likely to meet with thomas than is lydia (meaning #1)
james is more likely to meet with thomas than with lydia (meaning #2)

but
james is more likely to drive to work than lydia
you don't need "is" here, since this sentence can only mean one thing. (it's not wrong to include "is" -- just not necessary.)
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