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# The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than $3.5 million  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message TAGS: Intern Joined: 16 Apr 2010 Posts: 34 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 1 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 Intern Joined: 16 Apr 2010 Posts: 34 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 1 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?
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Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink]  29 Apr 2010, 11:05
IMO C (Best possible choice)

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" Intern Joined: 06 Mar 2010 Posts: 20 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 1 Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink] 29 Apr 2010, 11:07 OA please !! FYI : IMO - In My Opinion OA - Official Answer Intern Joined: 16 Apr 2010 Posts: 34 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 1 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. Manager Joined: 28 Aug 2009 Posts: 196 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 59 [0], given: 1 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 Intern Joined: 16 Apr 2010 Posts: 34 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 1 Re: comparision and parallel [#permalink] 30 Apr 2010, 06:38 So, after long explanation, what is your choice sasen??? Manager Joined: 29 Dec 2009 Posts: 122 Location: india Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 10 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... Manager Joined: 21 Jan 2010 Posts: 232 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 38 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? Director Joined: 24 Aug 2009 Posts: 506 Schools: Harvard, Columbia, Stern, Booth, LSB, Followers: 10 Kudos [?]: 506 [0], given: 241 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. _________________ If you like my Question/Explanation or the contribution, Kindly appreciate by pressing KUDOS. Kudos always maximizes GMATCLUB worth -Game Theory If you have any question regarding my post, kindly pm me or else I won't be able to reply Re: The Dancing Doll line sold slightly more than$3.5 million   [#permalink] 24 Jan 2013, 05:10
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