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The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Apr 2010, 09:14 00:00 Difficulty: (N/A) Question Stats: 65% (01:47) correct 35% (01:49) wrong based on 126 sessions ### HideShow timer Statistics The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million worth of toys last year, 40% mroe than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales.

A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales
B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were
C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales.
D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than Basic Blocks' sales
E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line
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29 Apr 2010, 10:05
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The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million worth of toys last year, 40% mroe than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales. A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales. D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than Basic Blocks' sales E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line the correct answer is E, but I do not know why. could anyone help me? Intern Joined: 06 Mar 2010 Posts: 20 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1 Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Apr 2010, 11:05 IMO C (Best possible choice) OA Please !! D & E are wrong : 3 times as much as is not same as 3 times more than , i.e., say x = 100. 3 times as much as x is 300 and 3 times more than x is incomplete - 3 times of what, let's assume if 3 times of x more than x then also it is 100 + 300 = 400. Meaning of sentence is changed. B: Idiomatic usage : "as much as" is required, and "of" preposition is missing - 3 times of what A: Tiny trucks line did ==> sold Sold is more clear than did. Ideally the parallel structure should be: The Dancing Doll line sold : slightly more than$3.5 million worth of toys last year
40% mroe than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line "sold"
newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line "sold"
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29 Apr 2010, 11:07

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29 Apr 2010, 18:16
the Official answer is E. The book says that we are comparing sold.

Dancing Doll line sold.........the Teeny Tiny Trucks line (sold) and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line (sold).

sold following the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and the Basic Blocks line can be omitted.

therefore the correct answer is E.

But I do not think this is a right explanation. Because when we compare how Dancing Doll line sold with how Teeny Tiny Truck & Basic Block line sold, we must use sold or at least did.

Can anyone help me give the right answer for this problem.
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30 Apr 2010, 03:09
A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales
AS MUCH is incorrect,MORE is correct
B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were
MORE is correct
C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales.
AS MUCH is incorrect,MORE is correct
D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than Basic Blocks' sales
not PARALLEL.
E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line
PARALLEL and MORE used ..CORRECT
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30 Apr 2010, 06:38
So, after long explanation, what is your choice sasen???
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01 May 2010, 12:54
i choose c but after the expalanation it cud be E

coz ven v dunt have a helping verb like here it is sold only... no helping verb ....
to make it compact v can write nouns only ... verb is understood...
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02 May 2010, 22:24
sasen wrote:
A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales
AS MUCH is incorrect,MORE is correct
B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were
MORE is correct
C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales.
AS MUCH is incorrect,MORE is correct
D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than Basic Blocks' sales
not PARALLEL.
E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line
PARALLEL and MORE used ..CORRECT

I suppose "3 times as much as sth" is idiomatic as well? no?
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Re: The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million [#permalink] ### Show Tags 24 Jan 2013, 05:10 bupbebeo wrote: The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million worth of toys last year, 40% mroe than the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales.
A. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line did and newarly 3 times as much as the Basic Blocks line's sales
B. the Teeny Tiny Trucks did and nearly 3 times what the Basic Blocks' sales were
C. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line sold and nearly 3 times as much as Basic Blocks' sales.
D. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than Basic Blocks' sales
E. the Teeny Tiny Trucks line and nearly 3 times more than the Basic Blocks line

Option A, B, C & D make the same kind of error i.e. Comparing Sales with Line.
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