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The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million [#permalink]
29 Apr 2010, 09:14

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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

Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink]
29 Apr 2010, 10:05

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

the correct answer is E, but I do not know why. could anyone help me?

Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink]
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"

Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink]
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.

Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink]
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

Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink]
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...

Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink]
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?

Re: The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million [#permalink]
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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