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According to the 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) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest
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According to the 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) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

Between Options C(advertise the highest price....as prominently as the lowest) & D(advertise as prominently the highest price as the lowest),

I would be obliged if someone explains from a 'meaning' perspective why option D is wrong. A similar example to explain will be even more appreciated.


Thanks in advance


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Hi Argha.
I'm glad to help.

Technically, the comparison is "X as prominently as Y" in which X and Y are parallel.
"Prominently" is adverb, so it should modify the verb "advertise".

in D: failure to advertise as prominently........as the lowest
"failure to advertise" cannot be compare with "the lowest prices".

You can see another example: failure to advertise as prominently as to improve product quality will make the company's sales decline.
This sentence is correct, because "to advertise" is compared with "to improve".

in C: failure to advertise the highest price..........as prominently as [to advertise]the lowest price
The comparison is correct: failure to do X as prominently as to do Y.

Hence, C is correct.

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(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= IMO, failure is the correct noun..but so much inclined towards B, because the the pronoun it refers correctly to "prices"....tough one
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest
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52. According to the 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 a pronoun should refer to failure ( a noun) not fail (verb)(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 same as A
(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest....correct
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest ....failure is of advertising the price and not its degree of prominently....
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest
parrellism fallacy as no antecedent for that in highest price
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correct idiom is X as prominent as Y not as prominent X as Y. So in C is the answer not D and E.
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52. According to the 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."it" is the dangling modifier.

(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 should be "one violates...." instead of "it violates ......."
(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest correct
(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest- idiom: to advertise x as prominently as y.
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest
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A/B - wrong usage of 'it'
D/E - as prominently ....... as - wrong

C is right in using the idiom - Failure to advertise X as prominently as Y violates the ...

IMO C.
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"it" in A,B and "that" in "E" are ambiguous => C,D left.
C: failure to advertise "the highest price...." as prominently as " the lowest" => correct
D: failure to advertise as "prominently the highest price...." as " the lowest" => incorrect (notice the comparison)
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This sentence has a subject/verb issue. The main verb is "violates". The subject of that verb should be "failure" (the failure violates). Thus, only C or D work.

C is right because it also uses the correct idiom "as.... as".
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According to the 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) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest

Between Options C(advertise the highest price....as prominently as the lowest) & D(advertise as prominently the highest price as the lowest),

I would be obliged if someone explains from a 'meaning' perspective why option D is wrong. A similar example to explain will be even more appreciated.


Thanks in advance


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'as the lowest' doesn't sound right. 'as that of the lowest' must have made more sense.

Can someone pls. explain...
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According to the 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 – Right Idiom: To advertise X(highest prices) as prominently as Y(lowest). But Wrong construction: ‘’If you fail, you violate…….’’. ‘That’ is ambiguous.

(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 - Right Idiom: To advertise X(highest prices) as prominently as Y(lowest price). But Wrong construction: ‘’ If one fails, one violates…….’’

(C) failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest – Correct. Right Idiom: To advertise X(highest prices) as prominently as Y(lowest).

(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest –Wrong idiom: To advertise as prominently X (highest price) as Y (lowest).

(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest – Failing is wrong. ‘Products’ must be singular to maintain parallelism. Wrong idiom: To advertise as prominently X (highest price) as Y (lowest).

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'as the lowest' doesn't sound right. 'as that of the lowest' must have made more sense.

Can someone pls. explain...


Look at the meaning of the sentence -

'Failure to advertise the highest price of bla bla bla as prominently as the lowest' is the correct usage. :-)

'Of...' is a prepositional phrase and may be eliminated in order to check the usage more clearly. While the entire sentence is needed to understand the meaning, you can always ignore these prepositional phrases in order to quickly identify the usage.

Hope it clears your doubt.

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According to the 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 "that of" creates an incorrect comparison
(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 "one" and "it" don't match
(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 the overall wording is awkward
(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest
"that of" creates an incorrect comparison, the overall wording is awkward
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can anyone tell me why exactly A is wrong, I understood that it is wordy, but from a grammatical perspective what exactly is wrong with it?
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can anyone tell me why exactly A is wrong, I understood that it is wordy, but from a grammatical perspective what exactly is wrong with it?


Hi npin2,

According to Bureau, NOUN - is correct structure

in Choice A - According to Bureau, If you fail .... is not correct.

Pronoun "it" has no reference.

So choice A has modifier issue and pronoun reference issue.
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(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 --- use of 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 -- use of it

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

(D) failure to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as the lowest --- "as prominently the highest price in a range" awkward.

(E) failing to advertise as prominently the highest price in a range of prices for a service or products as that of the lowest --- that of ????
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[quote="vageesh"]According to the 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.

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

C sounds better than the rest, but how "failure ...violates"? Only person/company can violate. "Failure ... is violation" would be correct.
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vageesh wrote:
According to the 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.

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

C sounds better than the rest, but how "failure ...violates"? Only person/company can violate. "Failure ... is violation" would be correct.


Hi,

I think the subject here is 'failure to bla bla bla.....'

According to the Better Business Bureau, failure to advertise the highest price in a range of prices for a service or product as prominently as the lowest violates the New York Consumer Protection Law.


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