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Marketing researchers have found that, because many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage as Northeasterners, the two varieties of commercially prepared coleslaw most popular in New York City and Boston are virtually ignored by consumers in Richmond and Raleigh.

(A) because many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage as
(B) because many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage with
(C) because many residents of the Southeast do not have the same ethnic heritage as
(D) due to many residents of the Southeast not sharing the same ethnic heritage with
(E) whereas many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage as

I have a silly question. Shouldn't the correct answer choice have do or did after as .. like
because many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage as Northeasterners do
The correct answer is C ..
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Marketing researchers have found that, because many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage as Northeasterners, the two varieties of commercially prepared coleslaw most popular in New York City and Boston are virtually ignored by consumers in Richmond and Raleigh.

(A) because many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage as
(B) because many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage with
(C) because many residents of the Southeast do not have the same ethnic heritage as
(D) due to many residents of the Southeast not sharing the same ethnic heritage with
(E) whereas many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage as

I have a silly question. Shouldn't the correct answer choice have do or did after as .. like
because many residents of the Southeast do not share the same ethnic heritage as Northeasterners do
The correct answer is C ..

Yes, the sentence may have 'do' the end. However, both positions are equally acceptable, and the GMAT will never force you to choose between them.

Ex:

Carbon-14 dating reveals that the megalithic monuments in Brittany are nearly 2,000 years older than any of their supposed Mediterranean predecessors.

Could be: ...

...older than are any of the supposed Mediterranean predecessors.
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06 Apr 2010, 23:42
Answer is C, for the same reason as above !
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08 Apr 2010, 03:56
good question. consider putting the answer in spoiler tool.
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