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St. Johns, Newfoundland, lies on the same latitude as Paris,

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St. John’s, Newfoundland, lies on the same latitude as Paris, France, but in spring St. John’s residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking shelter from a raging northeast storm.

(A) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking

(B) residents are less likely to sit at outdoor cafes, and more to be brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or be seeking

(C) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes, and more likely to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or to be seeking

(D) residents, instead of sitting at outdoor cafes, they are more likely to be brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or seek

(E) residents, instead of sitting at outdoor cafes, are more likely to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or to be seeking
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Re: SC St. John's [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2005, 18:36
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St. John’s, Newfoundland, lies on the same latitude as Paris, France, but in spring St. John’s residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking shelter from a raging northeast storm.

(A) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking

(B) residents are less likely to sit at outdoor cafes, and more to be brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or be seeking

(C) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes, and more likely to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or to be seeking

(D) residents, instead of sitting at outdoor cafes, they are more likely to be brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or seek

(E) residents, instead of sitting at outdoor cafes, are more likely to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or to be seeking


A is the best in terms of comparison and parallelism:

... are less likely to be doing A than to be doing B, doing C, doing D, or doing E...
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Re: SC St. John's [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2005, 02:57
St. John’s, Newfoundland, lies on the same latitude as Paris, France, but in spring St. John’s residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking shelter from a raging northeast storm.

(A) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes than to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or seeking
----->looks okie

(B) residents are less likely to sit at outdoor cafes, and more to be brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or be seeking
------> "less likely....and more....." ---->weird! Why not make a comparison using " less likely .......than...."?

(C) residents are less likely to be sitting at outdoor cafes, and more likely to be bracing themselves against arctic chills, shoveling snow, or to be seeking
------> same to B

(D) residents, instead of sitting at outdoor cafes, they are more likely to be brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or seek
------> " instead of ....cafes" has same grammatic level as " more likely .....seek" , thus putting "instead of sitting at outdoor cafes" reduces the phrase's grammatic importance/ level.

(E) residents, instead of sitting at outdoor cafes, are more likely to brace themselves against arctic chills, shovel snow, or to be seeking
----> same as D.

Thus, A it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2005, 03:01
A is the only answer choice that uses the correct idiom less..... than...
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2005, 09:29
I`ll be the oddball and choose (C).

1. Less likely to be v-ing, and more likely to be v-ing.... is the correct idiomatic contradiction between Paris and St. John`s.
2. Parallelism is consistent.
3. Listing is correct.

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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2005, 09:39
A for me.

GMATT73, The biggest problem I find with C is that it ends with "or to be seeking". C has been placed to trick the test takers, into believing that the other choices are not parallel.

Besides, in A, the correct idiom is "Less likely than". So nothing wrong with A.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2005, 11:05
I would like OA here, because I would also choose C.

less and more likely plus here you can not argue against parallelism since A contains also to be.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2005, 17:34
THe OA i s A

Here is my reasoning

A- less likely to be sitting...than to be bracing (the rest of the sentence is secondary to "to be bracing" and they all have to be parallel to each other

B"more to be brace" is ungramatical

C-less likely to be sitting... and more likely to be bracing
secondary( shoveling.....to be not parallel)

D" to be brace " is ungramatical

E" to brace.. shovel... to be not parallel
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