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# 14.Intended primarily to stimulate family summer travel,

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14.Intended primarily to stimulate family summer travel,
the new airfare, which allows both an adult and a
child to fly for the price of one ticket, <and also
shortens the advance-purchase requirement for family
travel to a minimum of seven days rather than
>
fourteen.

(A) and also shortens the advance-purchase require-
ment for family travel to a minimum of seven
days rather than
(B) and also lessens the advance-purchase
requirement for family travel to a seven-day
minimum from
(C) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement
for family travel to a minimum of seven days
rather than that of
(D) also lessens the advance-purchase requirement
for family travel to a seven-day minimum from
(E) also shortens the advance-purchase requirement
for family travel to a minimum of seven days
rather than
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21 Apr 2004, 00:36
between A. and B I will go for B as days are countable use of lessens is more suitable.
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21 Apr 2004, 00:56
batliwala wrote:
between A. and B I will go for B as days are countable use of lessens is more suitable.

correct buddy it is between "A" and "B" but, i think verb lessens or shortens has a subject the advance-purchase requirement and not days.

More over, the subject of the clause "the advanced-purchased requirement" AKA "reqirement" can be shorten and not lessened
I go for "A"

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21 Apr 2004, 03:05
I will go for (A).

"a minimum of seven days rather than" sounds idiomatically correct as compared to "a seven-day minimum from"
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21 Apr 2004, 06:51
E is the best answer.

In A and B, "and also" is wrong usage in the sentence. You do not say:
"...the new fare...and also shortens.."
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21 Apr 2004, 07:35
In choice C, ... rather than that of ....

what the "that" refers to?
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21 Apr 2004, 07:51

I guess it refers to "days" which is why it is the wrong answer.
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21 Apr 2004, 11:35
I would go for E....C comes close but as ndidi explained C is wrong.

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21 Apr 2004, 20:05

I have issues with E, we say "books in liberary near my house are better than those in Bill's
liberary in city..". so here C should be the answer coz it does the right comparison.
..than that of....
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21 Apr 2004, 20:25
ndidi204 wrote:
E is the best answer.

In A and B, "and also" is wrong usage in the sentence. You do not say:
"...the new fare...and also shortens.."

Infect i am of different opinion, ndidi204:
C D and E is wrong bcoz it do not use "and" before "also". See the rationale is that Original sentence uses "which" to modify "new air fare". as u know "which" is non-restrictive realtive pronoun and to add further modification to "new air fare" there should be "and also" in place of only "also".

Any other view ?
whats the OA MBAMANTRA ?

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21 Apr 2004, 22:53
I read somewhere that use of "and also " is redundant.

why

"travel to a minimum of seven days
rather than that of " is wrong and

"family travel to a minimum of seven days
rather than" is correct.

i think that use of rather in former is wrong.

Paul or Anandnk may help.
OA is E.
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