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The Parthenon is larger than (usual) for a Doric temple,

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The Parthenon is larger than (usual) for a Doric temple, [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2004, 10:26
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The Parthenon is larger than (usual) for a Doric temple, with eight columns on the short sides.

B. is usual
C. has been usual
D. one usually is
E. it is usual

please, EXPLAIN your choice.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2004, 11:08
'B' - The original sentence makes it sound like the Parthenon is usually the right size for a Doric temple but in this instance it is become larger. I think the intent of the sentence was to say that the Parthenon is not the right size for a Doric temple.
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My thought [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2004, 11:40
The Parthenon is larger than (usual) for a Doric temple, with eight columns on the short sides

- I'd go in with B

Substituted, it would read as: The Parthenon is larger than (what is usually the size of a) Doric temple, with eight columns on the short sides.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2004, 12:03
Hi Maaverick Dont you think you are missing something ..

In my Opinion "usual" & "usually" dosen't mean the same... one is acting as an adjective and the other as "adverb" so uyou sentence

" The Parthenon is larger than (what is usually =/ usual (choice B) the size of a) Doric temple, with eight columns on the short sides".

Please correct me if i am on wrong track. I am Newbie learning how to tackle GMAT.

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2004, 13:06
Will go with A.

larger than usual is the correct format. "is" isnt required here. 'larger than is usual' is extremely awkward.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2004, 19:25
Hi everybody I just found the OA and it's very dissapointing for me the Ans is B. But i don't know how come i still dont understand .

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2004, 19:26
OA is B. :roll:
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