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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
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Re: SC : PT : Economic Community [#permalink] New post 09 May 2005, 14:46
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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.



My Question is: What exactly we are comparing? Is it "400 billion" or export?
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Re: SC : PT : Economic Community [#permalink] New post 09 May 2005, 15:28
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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.
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The European Economic Community exported just under $400 [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 07:35
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.

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Re: SC from ETS tests [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 08:02
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
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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 --- 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.

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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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Re: SC from ETS tests [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 08:25
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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
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Re: SC from ETS tests [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2008, 17:52
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)
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Re: SC from ETS tests [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2008, 01:42
(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
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Source : GMAT Paper test 42 The European Economic Community [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 00:44
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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Re: SC : European Economic Community [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 04:43
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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 -> what did?japan's exports is wrong
(B) the United States' and nearly double what the Japanese exports were -> US's what?
(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 -> what did?
(E) what the United States exported and nearly double the Japanese exports -> we are comparing actions of countries not their exports


Clearly C !!!
Since we want o compare the action exported !!!!

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Re: SC : European Economic Community [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2008, 04:49
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The answer is C indeed.

I was tricked and picked up E :(


This is a 2 minute SC for me, just make sure that the comparisons are parallel. Usage of than is a trap here.
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The European Economic Community exported just under $400 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2009, 02:30
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

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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>

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Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2009, 03:12
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>
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Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2009, 01:39
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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


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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Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2009, 01:56
I will also go with C, as only in C you have parallelism for both Japan's and US' export

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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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Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2009, 10:19
I like E.

It's not ambiguous as the other choices are.
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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.


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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Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2011, 11:40
C for parallelism and clarity of meaning
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Re: SC-EEC [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2011, 00:24
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.
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