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# Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market

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Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market [#permalink]

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23 Dec 2008, 13:00
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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

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23 Dec 2008, 16:08
A .

Correct comparison: not quite as liquid as money market
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24 Dec 2008, 01:57
Even i go with A....
can u please post the right OA
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24 Dec 2008, 03:04
Definitely not A,

subordinate clause (Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account) is wrongly modifying Financial experts

there is a 'its' in the following sentence, which has to refer back to a noun or pronoun in the preceding clause.

So between B and D, i will go with D

because money market account cannot be liquid. Only investments can be liquid.

Also the "its" should refer to investment not account.
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24 Dec 2008, 03:32
selvae wrote:
Definitely not A,

subordinate clause (Although not quite as liquid an investment as a money-market account) is wrongly modifying Financial experts

there is a 'its' in the following sentence, which has to refer back to a noun or pronoun in the preceding clause.

So between B and D, i will go with D

because money market account cannot be liquid. Only investments can be liquid.

Also the "its" should refer to investment not account.

Agree with you, A cannot be the OA. Anyway, D should not be the best. "while" do not introduce the contrast. B should be the best
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24 Dec 2008, 03:35
Can someone post the actual OA.........

instead of guessing or eliminating the choice it's best to know the answer
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24 Dec 2008, 08:42
The OA is B. I don't have my book here but I will post the detailed explanation in few hours when I get home
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24 Dec 2008, 13:39
Choices A, C and E do not have subjects and therefore can be eliminated immediately. Choices B and D each have a subject - in both cases, the word it turns the modifying phrase into an adverbial clause. However, choice D contains a new error: The word as has been moved, leaving money-market stranded in the middle of the sentence with no function. While it may sound atrocious, choice B is the 'best' answer
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25 Dec 2008, 10:17
Thanks for the answer cooljayce, keep posting such intellectual SC questions
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25 Dec 2008, 12:59
Good Q.

I fell for A as I did not review clearly

removed E because it has one as

Removed C & D as they used while

Between A & B, I picked A as I focused on the pronoun reference error.

As some one else pointed out A has a modifier error.

In B we know logically that it cannot refer to MMA and is referring to COD. Why is it unambiguous here? Just because the modifier is turned into an adverbial clause?
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25 Dec 2008, 15:05
gurpreet07 wrote:
Thanks for the answer cooljayce, keep posting such intellectual SC questions

I'd be happy to but kindly provide kudos for the effort ... I need to test myself against the GMAT Club test but don't have the money to do so, so I need kudos and posts! Thanks for understanding!
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27 Dec 2008, 10:08
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go with B

Although X, Y
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27 Dec 2008, 12:42
llcooljayce 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

B.

a) Subject is missing.
b) correct.
c) While not being .........?
d) incomplete comparision. And while?
e) Same as A.
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30 Dec 2008, 03:30
B/w B and D, B wins because of the usage of although

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Re: SC: Money Market   [#permalink] 30 Dec 2008, 03:30
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