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According to a better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New york Consumer Protection Law.

A.if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
B.if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
C.failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest
D.failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
E.failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as that of the lowest

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"D"...shudn't adverb stay close as close to the verb "advertise" as possible ?

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New post 11 Mar 2005, 12:49
I pick C.

but I have a question

C. failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest (did)

should there be a verb after "lowest"?

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DLMD wrote:
I pick C.

but I have a question

C. failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest (did)

should there be a verb after "lowest"?


In fact, it omits price.

highest price and lowest price are both the objectives of verb advertise.

But I need more convincing reasons to negate D.

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According to a better Business Bureau, if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it violates the New york Consumer Protection Law.

A.if you fail to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as that of the lowest, it
B.if one fails to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price, it
C.failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest
D.failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
E.failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as that of the lowest


Hmm, i take exception to (C) and others. I expect (C) to read thus:

...failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest price.

any more ideas???

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C makes the most sense
parallel & no misplace modifiers
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New post 29 Mar 2005, 20:05
guess it should be D

becuase only D follows the rule of
as X, as Y!
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I also hesitated between C and D. Can anybody comment on why
"failure to advertise the highest price as prominently as the lowest"
is better than
"failure to advertise as prominently the highest price as the lowest"?

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New post 30 Mar 2005, 07:26
C for me.

I think technically both C and D are correct. However, C sounds better to ear just because of the better placement of adverb.
This cannot be an ETS GMAT question.

He failed to walk in the park quietly.
He failed to walk quietly in the park.

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I am still confused on why it is not "D"....the adverb "prominently" shud stay close to the verb "advertise", only D has that. Can anyone enlighten me plz ? Thx

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New post 30 Mar 2005, 10:43
'D' is wrong because of its comparison 'as prominently the highest price... as the lowest' - compares the prominently highest price to the lowest.
Instead it should read as in 'E' 'as prominently the hightest price... as that of the lowest'.

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New post 31 Mar 2005, 05:41
rthothad wrote:
'D' is wrong because of its comparison 'as prominently the highest price... as the lowest' - compares the prominently highest price to the lowest.
Instead it should read as in 'E' 'as prominently the hightest price... as that of the lowest'.


Cannot accept this.

In choice D, it omits price. So, it's right.

'price of the lowest' is awkward.

Please keep up more discussion.

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