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# A recent article in The New York Times reported that many

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A recent article in The New York Times reported that many recent college graduates had decided on moving back into their parentsâ€™ home rather than face the uncertainty and expense of the rental market.

a. had decided on moving back into their parentsâ€™ home rather than face
b. had decided on moving back into their parentsâ€™ homes instead of facing
c. have decided to move back into their parentsâ€™ homes instead of facing
d. had decided to move back into their parentsâ€™ homes rather than facing
e. have decided to move back into their parentsâ€™ homes rather than face
The answer is E. When to use "rather than" vs "instead of"?
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02 Dec 2006, 14:06
beetzbat wrote:
A recent article in The New York Times reported that many recent college graduates had decided on moving back into their parentsâ€™ home rather than face the uncertainty and expense of the rental market.

a. had decided on moving back into their parentsâ€™ home rather than face
b. had decided on moving back into their parentsâ€™ homes instead of facing
c. have decided to move back into their parentsâ€™ homes instead of facing
d. had decided to move back into their parentsâ€™ homes rather than facing
e. have decided to move back into their parentsâ€™ homes rather than face
The answer is E. When to use "rather than" vs "instead of"?
Thanks.

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02 Dec 2006, 15:08
I eliminated choices based on tense and ||ism. E is my answer

beetzbat wrote:
A recent article in The New York Times reported that many recent college graduates had decided on moving back into their parentsâ€™ home rather than face the uncertainty and expense of the rental market.

a. had decided on moving back into their parentsâ€™ home rather than face
b. had decided on moving back into their parentsâ€™ homes instead of facing
c. have decided to move back into their parentsâ€™ homes instead of facing
d. had decided to move back into their parentsâ€™ homes rather than facing
e. have decided to move back into their parentsâ€™ homes rather than face
The answer is E. When to use "rather than" vs "instead of"?
Thanks.

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