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Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account , financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield.

A) Although not quite as liquid an investment as
B) Although it is not quite as liquid an investment as
C) While not being quite as liquid an investment as
D) While it is not quite as liquid as an investment
E) Although not quite liquid an investment as

I could not search this one. If this has already been discusses please provide the thread or else please explain your answers.
I have the OA but I am going nuts on that.

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08 Aug 2007, 21:25
ashkrs wrote:
Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account , financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield.

A) Although not quite as liquid an investment as
B) Although it is not quite as liquid an investment as
C) While not being quite as liquid an investment as
D) While it is not quite as liquid as an investment
E) Although not quite liquid an investment as

I could not search this one. If this has already been discusses please provide the thread or else please explain your answers.
I have the OA but I am going nuts on that.

The idiom that is being tested in this question is "as... as". Automatically we can eliminate E. B and C are out because they are passive. For D, "it" is ambiguous and "as" should follow investment.

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08 Aug 2007, 21:30
ashkrs wrote:
Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account , financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield.

A) Although not quite as liquid an investment as
B) Although it is not quite as liquid an investment as
C) While not being quite as liquid an investment as
D) While it is not quite as liquid as an investment
E) Although not quite liquid an investment as

I could not search this one. If this has already been discusses please provide the thread or else please explain your answers.
I have the OA but I am going nuts on that.

should be B because with "although" we need subject ("it") and "verb" (is). any clause that starts with although is dependent clause and should have SV.

"it" refers to certificate of deposit.

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08 Aug 2007, 21:31
ashkrs wrote:
Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account , financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield.

A) Although not quite as liquid an investment as
B) Although it is not quite as liquid an investment as
C) While not being quite as liquid an investment as
D) While it is not quite as liquid as an investment
E) Although not quite liquid an investment as

I could not search this one. If this has already been discusses please provide the thread or else please explain your answers.
I have the OA but I am going nuts on that.

B for me.
Some sort of subject is needed for the first half and only B and D fits. D is just wrong.

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08 Aug 2007, 23:30
I chose A initially. But after reading Himalayan's explanation I think B is the answer.

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09 Aug 2007, 02:12
I will go for B
Here is why:

(B) Although it is not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account , financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield.

"it" is referring to "a certificate of deposit".

Usage of "it" here is a MUST; since the subject of the independent clause is "financial experts", omitting "it", as it is done in A or E, would result dependent phrase modifying "financial experts". From the meaning of the sentence, we know that it is not true.

It is just a clever way of modifying the Object of the main clause!
Here is another way of representing the above sentence, albeit with different emphasis:

Financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield, though it is not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account.

ashkrs wrote:
Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account , financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield.

A) Although not quite as liquid an investment as
B) Although it is not quite as liquid an investment as
C) While not being quite as liquid an investment as
D) While it is not quite as liquid as an investment
E) Although not quite liquid an investment as

I could not search this one. If this has already been discusses please provide the thread or else please explain your answers.
I have the OA but I am going nuts on that.

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09 Aug 2007, 06:20
I would go for B. Lets wait for the OA.

I eliminated options D,E .
D,E -->"as...as" idiom not respected.

Now, A , B & C remain.

In A & C "financial experts" are being modified which is wrong..

Hence B

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09 Aug 2007, 11:17
fatal1ty wrote:
I would go for B. Lets wait for the OA.

I eliminated options D,E .
D,E -->"as...as" idiom not respected.

Now, A , B & C remain.

In A & C "financial experts" are being modified which is wrong..

Hence B

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09 Aug 2007, 19:00
OA is B.
Thanks Himalayan , BKK and Botirvoy for the explanation

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09 Aug 2007, 19:09
Himalayan wrote:
ashkrs wrote:
Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account , financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield.

A) Although not quite as liquid an investment as
B) Although it is not quite as liquid an investment as
C) While not being quite as liquid an investment as
D) While it is not quite as liquid as an investment
E) Although not quite liquid an investment as

I could not search this one. If this has already been discusses please provide the thread or else please explain your answers.
I have the OA but I am going nuts on that.

should be B because with "although" we need subject ("it") and "verb" (is). any clause that starts with although is dependent clause and should have SV.

"it" refers to certificate of deposit.

Great explanation!!!...B it is.
Although can only introduce a subordinate clause not phrase.

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09 Aug 2007, 21:13
Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account , financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield.

A) Although not quite as liquid an investment as
B) Although it is not quite as liquid an investment as
C) While not being quite as liquid an investment as
D) While it is not quite as liquid as an investment
E) Although not quite liquid an investment as

financial experts follows the first clause, however that's not the subject of the sentence, so we have to have a reference to the COD, ie it has to be either Bor D, since it can't refer to financial experts as it's plural, so the refference is singular

D is obviously wrong, While it is not quite as liquid as an investment a money market account, -- wrong.

B).

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10 Aug 2007, 06:52
ashkrs wrote:
Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account , financial experts recommend a certificate of deposit for its high yield.

A) Although not quite as liquid an investment as
B) Although it is not quite as liquid an investment as
C) While not being quite as liquid an investment as
D) While it is not quite as liquid as an investment
E) Although not quite liquid an investment as

I could not search this one. If this has already been discusses please provide the thread or else please explain your answers.
I have the OA but I am going nuts on that.

The difference between A and B, in my opinion, is A is a subject phrase and B is a clause. Now, if we pick A, we have a bad modifier 'financial experts' and if we pick B, the use of pronoun 'it' is misleading. A dilemma!!!

Even though not perfect 'B' is not wrong, while 'A' would be wrong.

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