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According to a study by the Agricultural Research Service, confinement buildings must be adapted to animals, rather than adapting animals to buildings, if farmers want to breed their stock more successfully.

(A) rather than adapting animals

(B) instead of the adaptation of animals

(C) rather than animals to be adapted

(D) rather than animals

(E) instead of animals adapting
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Last edited by hazelnut on 31 Jul 2017, 01:23, edited 1 time in total.
Formatted the question.

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X adapted to Y, rather than Y to X

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Yeah all the other answer choices violate the parallelism rule and can be eliminated

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D

Rather than X to Y

X and Y need to be parallel.

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According to a study by the Agricultural Research Service, confinement buildings must be adapted to animals, rather than adapting animals to buildings,if farmers want to breed their stock more successfully.

a)

b) instead of the adaptation of animals

c) rather than animals to be adapted

d) rather than animals

e) instead of animals adapting


'rather than' is required to modify noun 'animals'

X must be adapted to Y, rather than Y (adapted to) X

Only D fulfills this condition
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How will we decide which on to use between instead of and rather than ? :|

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How will we decide which on to use between instead of and rather than ? :|


Instead of - Generally used in the context of substitution (noun). "of" in instead of is a preposition...so it should be followed by a noun.

I like vanilla instead of strawberry

Rather than is used with verbs/nouns. generally GMAT doesn`t test on that split.

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Looks like the only difference between C and D is that C is more wordy, right?
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New post 11 Jul 2017, 00:17
yeah, this is a common a pattern in gmat, if there are 2 parallel things, the second one can be redundant.
For example, "rather than animals (must be adapted)".

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