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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



Please explain why your answer choice should be correct.
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New post 10 Jul 2008, 09:12
IMO it should be D

1. "more than" is correct construction.
2. "took" , "reported" and "they were " , all are in past tense.

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New post 10 Jul 2008, 14:11
IMO E

B,C and D changes the meaning as they compare women who took partial retirement with themselves where as the original sentence compares them which women who took complete retirement.

Among A and E. Which in E refers to marital satisfaction and is my answer.

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IMO A.

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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

Please explain why your answer choice should be correct.


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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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

Please explain why your answer choice should be correct.


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
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Women who retired.

Ans: "A"


Agree with fluke ..
and "more so than" is an idiom :)

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Can someone explain how to arrive at the answer?

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What exactly is A. Is it modifying something? An appositive? Why is comma there before more? Isn't "which" needed here?
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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



Please explain why your answer choice should be correct.


The OA is A.

Here's how to read it:


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

A is correct

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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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finally understood it...
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But isn't A comparing satisfaction to people who retired?

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GMATPill wrote:
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



Please explain why your answer choice should be correct.


The OA is A.

Here's how to read it:


"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."



Hi,
This is a similar question but with answer options lined up differently. a-study-of-couples-retirement-transitions-found-that-women-28539.html?fl=similar The OA is C for this particular question. Although grammatically correct, I feel C changes the meaning of the sentence. Am I wrong?

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I don't think choice C changes the meaning. The intent of the sentence is to compare the two groups of women and that's what C does.
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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.

Hope it helps,


"So" compares reported satisfaction of one group to reported satisfaction of another group.
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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



Please explain why your answer choice should be correct.


I have two questions about this task:
1) GMATPill wrote that 'so' is a substitution for "reported high marital satisfaction" but if we substitute we received strange construction:

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

Short variant: women A reported more reported than women B

How it can be correct construction? Or I am doing wrong substitution?

2) 'those' is a plural form of 'that'. 'That' can't refer to live objects only 'whose' can. Why correct answer use 'those' for reference to 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 - 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

Answer A
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