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D is, i guess, wrong because it uses 'to run' along with 'as for'.
i mean take B, "cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as for" is the correct usage.
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D is, i guess, wrong because it uses 'to run' along with 'as for'.
i mean take B, "cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as for" is the correct usage.

Dear rishi081992
I'm happy to respond. ;-)

Choice (D) has multiple problems. Here it is:
(D) It costs about the same to run nuclear plants as for other types of power plants, whereas the electricity they generate is more expensive, stemming from the fixed costs of building nuclear plants.
I would say the first part, before the first comma, is more-or-less correct. It may be a little awkward, but there is nothing unambiguously incorrect about that first part.
One problem is ambiguous pronoun "they" --- to whom does this refer? The "nuclear plants" or the "other types of power plants"? That is a major logical flaw.
The whole arrangement of the second half of the sentence has a choppy awkward feel to it. Among other things, the putative cause of the increased expense, the building costs, is illogically relegated to a parenthetical structure, and is not part of a direct & powerful statement of cause & effect.
Overall, choice (D) is just a poor way to phrase the information, and (B) is much more powerful & clear & direct.

Does all this make sense?
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Re: While it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as other [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2014, 03:40
read many queries related to this question and they were very helpful,still i have some doubts regarding this question. i will present my analysis of the question with the doubts.please help.



While it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as other types of power plants, it is the fixed costs that stem from building nuclear plants that makes it more expensive for them to generate electricity.

A. While it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as other types of power plants, it is the fixed costs that stem from building nuclear plants that makes it more expensive for them to generate electricity.
B While the cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as for other types of power plants, the fixed costs that stem from building nuclear plants make the electricity they generate more expensive.
C. Even though it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as for other types of power plants, it is the fixed costs that stem from building nuclear plants that makes the electricity they generate more expensive.
D. It costs about the same to run nuclear plants as for other types of power plants, whereas the electricity they generate is more expensive, stemming from the fixed costs of building nuclear plants.
E. The cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as other types of power plants, but the electricity they generate is made more expensive because of the fixed costs stemming from building nuclear plants.



Option A) incorrect.There are 3 possible meanings of this question so there is ambiguity.

1)While it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as(it does to run) other types of power plants,

2)While it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as other types of power plants(costs)

DOUBT 1) can the above sentence also be one of the comparisons..??

3)AS is used as a function/role.



Subject verb error . makes in incorrect
last that is ambiguous.
last IT is without a referent.
DOUBT 2) Is the last it a placeholder ?? or am i correct ?


Option b) Preposition FOR is correctly used.
as per payal'smethod for elipsis:

while the cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as the cost of running other types of power plants is ( correct version)
while the cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as that for other types of power plants.
while the cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as for other types of power plants.
DOUBT 3) While the cost of running nuclear plants is about the same as (the cost ) for other types of power plants.
is this unidiomatic.?/ cant even the cost be omitted. ??

my point is that i still feel that there is ambiguity in this sentence.

please correct me .

option C) incorrect.S-V error.makes is incorrect
Even though it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as for other types of power plants,

DOUBT 4) can u please help me to apply the ellipsis method here as we did in option b.


Even though it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as for other types of power plants,

even though it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as it costs to run other types of plants.
even though it costs about the same to run nuclear plants as that for other types of plants.

that can not refer to "to run" what should be used instead of that.

how is the preposition FOR used here ?



Option D)incorrect.

ambiguous comparison.
stemming is incorrect because as a verbing modifier the subject electricity should perferom the action of stemming .
Option E)incorrect.

ambiguous comparison.
after and before but same voice should be used as the subjects are not the same.
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