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# A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women

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A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

(A) more so than those who retired

(B) which was more than if they had retired

(C) more than when retiring

(D) more than if they were to retire

(E) which was more so than those retiring
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13 Jul 2011, 14:27
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tarek99 wrote:
A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

A. more so than those who retired

B. which was more than if they had retired

C. more than when retiring

D. more than if they were to retire

E. which was more so than those retiring

The OA is A.

"blah blah blah reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely."

to

"blah blah blah reported marital satisfaction [that was higher] than those who retired completely."

There's a comma before "more" because the entire phrase "more so than those who retired completely" is used to further describe [higher marital satisfaction].

The word "so" comes in because it references something from earlier in the sentence: "reported high marital satisfaction."
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tarek99 wrote:
A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

A. more so than those who retired

B. which was more than if they had retired

C. more than when retiring

D. more than if they were to retire

E. which was more so than those retiring

B,C should be out because it compares a real case with a hypothetical case. How would a woman know that she would felt less satisfied if she chose to retire completely.

C compares two different time periods. Time when she chose to go for new career and when she actually retired.

Between A and E: A is more parallel.
Women who took new jobs
Vs
Women who retired.

Ans: "A"
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Parallel structure and tense
"women who took.." ... than... "those who retired"

A is correct
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24 Nov 2011, 07:49
Please, let me put my two cents...

B is out because it talks about hypothetical situation though the sentence talks about the real event. Big plus, wrong comparison. It is comparing high marital satisfaction to situation. Apples compared to bananas, which is wrong.

C is out because it does not say retiring completely what? women or something else. Big plus, wrong comparison. It is comparing apples to bananas. In GMAT it is highly preferable if apples are compared to another apple.

D is out because of hypothetical continuance, plus same wrong comparsion

E is out because of wrong comparison.

A is left which compares satisfaction to satisfaction (which is substituted by the word "SO") Plus, correct grammar.

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A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

A. more so than those who retired - Correct

B. which was more than if they had retired - changes the meaning - to make the second part of the comparison a hypothetical - but the original meaning is that the ones who take new jobs are being compared to those who don't
C. more than when retiring - the groups of women are not parallel

D. more than if they were to retire - changes the meaning

E. which was more so than those retiring - satisfaction can not be more the other group of women

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31 Aug 2017, 07:16
A study on couples' retirement transitions found that women who took new jobs after retiring from their primary careers reported high marital satisfaction, more so than those who retired completely.

A. more so than those who retired

Parallel : study found that women who X reported satisfaction,more so than those(women) who Y : correct

B. which was more than if they had retired

nonsensical comparison ; satisfaction more than if they had retired ; incorrect

C. more than when retiring

Incorrect

D. more than if they were to retire

nonsensical comparison

E. which was more so than those retiring

nonsensical comparison
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