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# With explanation plz 224. Contrary to popular opinion,

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224. Contrary to popular opinion, the movement toward a service economy is leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or displacing the physical production of goods.
(A) leading neither to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, or
(B) leading neither to lower standards of living nor a more unequal distribution of income, or
(C) not leading to either lower standards of living nor to more of an unequal distribution of income, and neither is it
(D) not leading to lower standards of living, more of an unequal distribution of income, and it is not
(E) not leading to lower standards of living or to a more unequal distribution of income, nor is it
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21 Jan 2005, 11:16
I was split between B and E, b has the problem of split infintive, however, E reverses the order of neither or to or nor.......
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21 Jan 2005, 12:54
(B)

(E) might be usable if the last part is "nor is it leading to ..." but it is still redundent.
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21 Jan 2005, 12:58
fresinha12 wrote:
I was split between B and E, b has the problem of split infintive, however, E reverses the order of neither or to or nor.......

Can you plz point out the split infintive in B ? In E, should it end with it is instead of is it?

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21 Jan 2005, 13:06
split infinitive is when you place an adjective or prounoun between an adverb or verb, for example

to boldly go where.....

here boldly is spliting the verb "go" from its adverb "to". this is wrong...the statement should read "to go go boldly where...."

in the problem

so B is probably wrong...but looked nice, E might be it....whats the OA?

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fresinha12 wrote:
I was split between B and E, b has the problem of split infintive, however, E reverses the order of neither or to or nor.......

Can you plz point out the split infintive in B ? In E, should it end with it is instead of is it?

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21 Jan 2005, 13:15
OA is E but I am not convinced the way E is ending. So splitting of infinitiive is not alllowed in GMAT land?
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21 Jan 2005, 14:14
I say E...Neither/nor usually used when talking about two things
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