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The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports. A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports B) the United States and nearly double what the Japanese exports were C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports Can someone explain the errors in the 4 wrong answers ..... OA: C Director Joined: 05 Jul 2004 Posts: 904 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 0 Re: SC : PT : Economic Community [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 May 2005, 15:46 jpv wrote: The European Economic Community exported just under$400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

My Question is: What exactly we are comparing? Is it "400 billion" or export?
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09 May 2005, 16:28
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The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports. a. the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports b. the United States and nearly double what the Japanese exports were c. the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did d. what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports e. what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports I choose C over D because C is more parallel. in C, "exported"..."exported"..."did (exported)". Eventhough I choose C, I wouldn't be suprised if D is the OA. Intern Joined: 20 Jul 2008 Posts: 22 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0 The European Economic Community exported just under$400 [#permalink]

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30 Jul 2008, 08:35
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports. (A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were (C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did (D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports I know the answer, but I am not clear why it is so. Can someone answer & give the exp. Thanks. Director Joined: 01 Jan 2008 Posts: 513 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 49 [0], given: 0 Re: SC from ETS tests [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Jul 2008, 09:02 For this question, there are only two possible alternatives D or E. as u need "what" for correct comparison. In D and E , D is better.. as exports will be taken as uncountable , hence as much as will be prefered over double Manager Joined: 22 May 2007 Posts: 217 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 57 [1] , given: 0 Re: SC from ETS tests [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Jul 2008, 09:10 1 This post received KUDOS paddler123 wrote: The European Economic Community exported just under$400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

(A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
(C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did --- Parallel and correct (exported and did)
(D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports

I know the answer, but I am not clear why it is so. Can someone answer & give the exp.

Thanks.

My choice is (C). C has parallel construction.

the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did is parallel with European Economic Community exported
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The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports. (A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were (C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did (D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports I know the answer, but I am not clear why it is so. Can someone answer & give the exp. Thanks. Will go with E) .... parallelism between EU exported, US exported and Japan exported Manager Joined: 12 May 2006 Posts: 185 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0 Re: SC from ETS tests [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Jul 2008, 18:52 Can someone explain the difference between "Japan's exports" and "Japanese did" to me Japanese sounds like a community and in that case we will be comparing United States with a community (though EEC is a also a community) Senior Manager Joined: 19 Mar 2008 Posts: 354 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 41 [0], given: 0 Re: SC from ETS tests [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 Jul 2008, 02:42 (A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports ==Wrong, “Japan’s exports” is not parallel to others (B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were ==Wrong, all are not parallel (C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did Correct (D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports ==Wrong, “Japan’s exports” is not parallel to others (E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports ==Wrong, “Japanese exports” is not parallel to others VP Joined: 30 Jun 2008 Posts: 1043 Followers: 13 Kudos [?]: 466 [0], given: 1 Source : GMAT Paper test 42 The European Economic Community [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Oct 2008, 01:44 Source : GMAT Paper test 42 The European Economic Community exported just under$400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

(A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
(C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
(D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports
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12 Oct 2008, 05:43
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20 Mar 2009, 03:30
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports. (A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were (C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did (D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports Posted earlier in Oct 2008 Lets discuss Source : GMAT Paper test 42 _________________ SVP Joined: 07 Nov 2007 Posts: 1820 Location: New York Followers: 30 Kudos [?]: 688 [2] , given: 5 Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Mar 2009, 03:51 2 This post received KUDOS nitya34 wrote: Posted earlier in Oct 2008 Lets discuss Source : GMAT Paper test 42 The European Economic Community exported just under$400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

(A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
(C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
(D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports

good one.

Will go with C for parallelsim.

X exported.., 60% more than Y exported and nearlytwice as much as the Z did <exported>
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20 Mar 2009, 04:12
Gud question Nitya and kudos to scthakur. [/u]and nearlytwice as much as the Z did <exported>
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Source : GMAT Paper test 42

The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports. (A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were (C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did (D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports good one. Will go with C for parallelsim. X exported.., 60% more than Y exported and nearlytwice as much as the Z did <exported> Senior Manager Joined: 06 Jul 2007 Posts: 285 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 0 Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Mar 2009, 02:39 nitya34 wrote: Posted earlier in Oct 2008 Lets discuss Source : GMAT Paper test 42 The European Economic Community exported just under$400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

(A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were
(C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did
(D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports
(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports

I would go with D on this one. A,B and C are out; sixty percent more than "the United States" doesn't make sense. I would prefer Japan's over Japanese.
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25 Mar 2009, 02:56
I will also go with C, as only in C you have parallelism for both Japan's and US' export

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Source : GMAT Paper test 42

The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports. (A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were (C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did (D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports (E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports good one. Will go with C for parallelsim. X exported.., 60% more than Y exported and nearlytwice as much as the Z did <exported> Manager Joined: 01 Mar 2009 Posts: 52 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 2 Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Mar 2009, 11:19 I like E. It's not ambiguous as the other choices are. Manager Joined: 10 Jan 2009 Posts: 111 Followers: 14 Kudos [?]: 173 [5] , given: 0 Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Mar 2009, 22:14 5 This post received KUDOS The European Economic Community exported just under$400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports.

Explanation:
When we say that,
Japan's exports saw a record plunge in February OR
Japanese exports saw a record plunge in February
we are referring to the goods and not to the amount (in figures).

The original sentence tries to compare the amount of total exports, which is correctly stated in option C.
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(A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports ---> Usage of the words Japan's exports is wrong. Changes the original meaning of the sentence.

(B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were ---> Usage of the words Japanese exports is wrong. Changes the original meaning of the sentence.

(C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did ---> Correct

(D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports ---> Same explanation as that stated in option A.

(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports ---> Same explanation as that stated in option B.
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Hope that helps.

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C for parallelism and clarity of meaning
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The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports. (A) the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports - US did.. and Japan's export ..not parallel (B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were - same as A (C) the United States exported and nearly twice as much as the Japanese did - correct usage of parallelism(D) what the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan's exports - same as A asn what is not required(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports - nearly double change in meaning.. what is not required. Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] 11 Apr 2011, 01:24 Go to page Previous 1 2 3 4 Next [ 75 posts ] Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: Although economic researchers have denounced the medical community 2 27 Jul 2015, 09:02 The European Economic Community exported just under$400 0 09 Jun 2012, 14:56
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