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Although unhappy with the high rent her company was paying for its suburban office building, the chief executive recognized rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits.

(A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits
(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there
(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there
(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there
(E) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than those typically charged for property located within the city limits




A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits --- The use of present tense is an error.

(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there. ----There is a faulty comparison. The comparison seems to be between the urban rentals (had been) of some earlier period with the suburban rentals of some unspecified period.

(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there— a comparison using ‘lower’ entails than.

In addition, it is necessary to add the connector ‘that’ in reported speeches. So A, B and C are inappropriate


(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there --- wrong because of the superfluous ‘ being ‘

(E) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than those typically charged for property located within the city limits – Right choice

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Although unhappy with the high rent her company was paying for its suburban office building, the chief executive recognized rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits.

(A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits
(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there
(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there
(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there
(E) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than those typically charged for property located within the city limits


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+1 for E.

"That" is necessary. "recognize that" is right idiom.
Narrow down to D, E.
D is wrong because of "there" at the end of the sentence. It changes meaning.
E is correct.
Parallelism & Verb-modifier:
that rental rates........ lower than those typically charged................within the city limits

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I eliminated A,B and C based on the absence of "that while D on the presence of "there" (at the end). Can anybody tell me if my approach was correct or not?
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I eliminated A,B and C based on the absence of "that while D on the presence of "there" (at the end). Can anybody tell me if my approach was correct or not?


Are A, B and C incorrect only because of missing "that".
Can some expert help me to understand the structure of A, B and C
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IndianExpress wrote:
I eliminated A,B and C based on the absence of "that while D on the presence of "there" (at the end). Can anybody tell me if my approach was correct or not?


Are A, B and C incorrect only because of missing "that".
Can some expert help me to understand the structure of A, B and C


A, B and C are wrong. As far as I know, you want to know what's wrong with them, correct?

Although unhappy with the high rent her company was paying for its suburban office building, the chief executive recognized rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits.

(A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits

>>> Wrong. comparison "as...as", not "as .... than". "it" is incorrect, should be "rates" (plural) or "those for"


(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there

>>> Wrong. comparison "as...as", not "as .... than". Also "there" changes the meaning of the sentence. The use of "what" is redundant.


(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there.

>>> Wrong. "being charged" is wrong grammar. Wrong comparison "to be far lower as", doesn't make any sense. The structure should be "as...as" or "lower.... than", not "lower as"


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rakeshd347 wrote:
Although unhappy with the high rent her company was paying for its suburban office building, the chief executive recognized rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits.

(A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits
(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there
(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there
(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there
(E) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than those typically charged for property located within the city limits


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+1 for E.

"That" is necessary. "recognize that" is right idiom.
Narrow down to D, E.
D is wrong because of "there" at the end of the sentence. It changes meaning.
E is correct.
Parallelism & Verb-modifier:
that rental rates........ lower than those typically charged................within the city limits

Hope it helps.


But even if do not remember the idiom you can still reach and beat a 700 level question understanding completely the meaning

For instance I remember few idioms BUT if I read although bla bla...the subject THEN do WHAT --> THAT something bla bla bla

D is wrong structured

E must be the answer

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pqhai wrote:
rakeshd347 wrote:
Although unhappy with the high rent her company was paying for its suburban office building, the chief executive recognized rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits.

(A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits
(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there
(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there
(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there
(E) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than those typically charged for property located within the city limits


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+1 for E.

"That" is necessary. "recognize that" is right idiom.
Narrow down to D, E.
D is wrong because of "there" at the end of the sentence. It changes meaning.
E is correct.
Parallelism & Verb-modifier:
that rental rates........ lower than those typically charged................within the city limits

Hope it helps.


But even if do not remember the idion you can still reach and beat a 700 level question understanding completely the meaning

For instance I remeber few idioms BUT id I read although bla bla...the subject THEN do WHAT --> THAT something bla bla bla

D is wrong structured

E must be the answer

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Thank you so much. If you don't mind, can you provide a particular example of the structure you've just mentioned. It would help me a lot.
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Here we are..........this is the exact question above. Is a clear example of the words' usage "although" and "that"

Quote:
Although energy prices have tripled in the United States over the last two years, research indicates few people to
have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making
fuel efficiency a priority when
shopping for cars.

A. few people to have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor are they making
B. few people having significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made
C. that there are few people who have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do, nor having made
D. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do and are not making
E. that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made


Infact based on the meaning the OA is E....notice the structure

here the OE

Quote:
Indicates that… A, B out
C: not having made is not parallel to anything else.
Between D and E:
There's a problem of meaning here. Let me illustrate with an analogy.
Few of these animals eat or drink during the harsh daylight hours
--> this sentence would mean that the animals
do neither of these activities, in the main, during daylight hours.
few of these animals eat and avoid drinking during the harsh daylight hours
--> the sentence would mean that
there are few animals that do both of these things, but leaves open the possibility that many, or perhaps even a
majority, do one or the other. Also, this wording is hopelessly awkward, but it probably takes a native speaker's
ear to discern that fact.
the last two choices of the problem exhibit the same sort of issue. The intended meaning is that people are doing
either of these activities, so (e) is the only one of these two choices to correctly represent this meaning
E says: that few people have significantly reduced the amount of driving they do or made
Here…
“have significantly reduced” OR “(have significantly) MADE”… May not look parallel but are absolutely parallel.
“The amount of driving they do” is just a NOUN… so don’t try to make DO parallel to anything.
they're using it idiomatically here. you can "do a lot of driving", in the same way you can "do a lot of homework".
do notice that the identical construction appears in all five choices, so that it's actually irrelevant to the solution of
the problem.
yes, "do that amount of driving" is the idea here.


For reference see the following link

http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.it/2006/06 ... hough.html

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@Carcass.
Thanks so much for your help. I do get the idea of the structure "although". I doubt that many people will fall in this kind of trap. Structure is pivotal.
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Although unhappy with the high rent her company was paying for its suburban office building, the chief executive recognized rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits.

(A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits
(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there
(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there
(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there
(E) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than those typically charged for property located within the city limits


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+1 for E.

"That" is necessary. "recognize that" is right idiom.
Narrow down to D, E.
D is wrong because of "there" at the end of the sentence. It changes meaning.
E is correct.
Parallelism & Verb-modifier:
that rental rates........ lower than those typically charged................within the city limits

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I can clearly understand D is wrong because of the usage of being ... but could some one explain to me why the "there" in D changes the meaning ?
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In E, we have those typically charged for property.

"Those" is a pronoun used for noun "rates". We can have one rate for a property so shouldn't "property" be "properties"?
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A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits --- The use of present tense is an error.

(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there. ----There is a faulty comparison. The comparison seems to be between the urban rentals (had been) of some earlier period with the suburban rentals of some unspecified period.

(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there— a comparison using ‘lower’ entails than.

In addition, it is necessary to add the connector ‘that’ in reported speeches. So A, B and C are inappropriate


(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there --- wrong because of the superfluous ‘ being ‘

(E) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than those typically charged for property located within the city limits – Right choice


Did CEO recognise rental rates? Or CEO recognised fact that rental rates ..... etc. (meaning is important)
If CEO does not recognise rental rates, then recognised is not used as a verb but used as a modifier. However, if recognised is a modifier then what is the verb of the clause? There is no verb. Hence use of CEO recognised rental rates is wrong.

A – it (singular) – refers to rental rates (plural)

B – had been – it is used as if... then consustruciont. However, in that case, the clause should use would + have been form (which is absent here), hence, use of had been is wrong.

C & D correctly uses recognised with that.

C – being charged for property etc. Means it is an ongoing activity of charging rental. However, intended meaning is to showcase a fact which was observed in the past. Also use of property located there sounds wordy.

D – correct choice.
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Imo E
We need that because of reported speech , so A , B , C are out .
Out of D and E , D is wrong for using being
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Although unhappy with the high rent her company was paying for its suburban office building, the chief executive recognized rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits.

(A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits - that is needed; as far lower than is incorrect
(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there - same as A ; as being far lower than is incorrect
(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there - same as A
(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there -being and redundant
(E) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than those typically charged for property located within the city limits - Correct

Answer E
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Correct answer is E.

Thanks carcass for the explanation of the pattern. Also does anyone know the difficulty level of the question.
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Although unhappy with the high rent her company was paying for its suburban office building, the chief executive recognized rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits.

(A) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as far lower than it typically is for property that is located within the city limits - that is needed; as far lower than is incorrect
(B) rental rates for buildings in the suburbs as being far lower than what the rates typically charged within the city limits had been for property located there - same as A ; as being far lower than is incorrect
(C) rental rates typically being charged for property located within the city limits to be far lower as they typically were within the city limits for the property there - same as A
(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there -being and redundant
(E) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than those typically charged for property located within the city limits - Correct

Answer E



Hello Skywalker18,


You have presented a really good analysis of all the answer choices. Keep up the good work. :thumbup:


I just want to say that there is no redundancy error in Choice D. This choice is incorrect for using being as a modifier for rental rates. GMAT SC does not accept the use of being as a modifier.


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(D) that rental rates for buildings in the suburbs were far lower than rental rates typically being charged within the city limits for property located there

1. Being only correct in GMAT if it meants "in process of". Usage here, therefore, is incorrect
2. for clarify, the two portions marked in red need to be as close as possible to each other.

On another note, in my view, usage of "as" in some other options is incorrect because "as" is used to introduce a new clause and in this usage it means: because.
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