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# While the owner of a condominium apartment has free and

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While the owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling, owners of cooperative apartments have shares in a corporation that owns a building and leases apartments to them.
(A) While the owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling,
(B) The owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling, but
(C) Whereas owners of condominium apartments have free and clear title to their dwellings,
(D) An owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling, whereas
(E) Condominium apartment owners have a title to their dwelling that is free and clear, while
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15 Feb 2008, 22:39
C it is

major problem: improper comparision between owner & Owners A, B, & D are out
E: changes the meaning; onwers have free & clear title, title is not free & clear.

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While the owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling, owners of cooperative apartments have shares in a corporation that owns a building and leases apartments to them.
(A) While the owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling,
(B) The owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling, but
(C) Whereas owners of condominium apartments have free and clear title to their dwellings,
(D) An owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling, whereas
(E) Condominium apartment owners have a title to their dwelling that is free and clear, while
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15 Feb 2008, 23:11
OA is C.
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16 Feb 2008, 07:33
i had it down to C and D. Eliminated all choices with 'while' because we want to show contrast in the sentence .... but why is D wrong ?
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16 Feb 2008, 08:24
D compares "a owner of a codominium" with owners of coops in general. It's generally a good idea to keep the number of subjects in agreement. The intent of the sentence is to compare owners of condos and coops in general, and not a specific condo owner to many coop owners.
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16 Feb 2008, 19:09
Comparison between owners of condominium and cooperative apartments

(A) While the owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling, [Improper comparison number – eliminate it]
(B) The owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling, but [Improper comparison number – eliminate it]
(C) Whereas owners of condominium apartments have free and clear title to their dwellings, [Hold it]
(D) An owner of a condominium apartment has free and clear title to the dwelling, whereas [Improper comparison number – eliminate it]
(E) Condominium apartment owners have a title to their dwelling that is free and clear, while [Comparison is correct but awkward construction – eliminate it]

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